Massive Collection Features Pantera, Galaxie, And Others
Hidden just off a main road in North Carolina, this lot of cars, in varying conditions, is a lot to take in
Tom Cotter, host of _Hagerty’s web show, Barn Find Hunter, is one lucky guy. He has gotten tips to find some of the coolest hidden gems out there. This latest edition of his discovery is no different as he heads off a well-traveled road to find a collection of cars that have been hidden under the public’s nose for a very long time. After making a contact at a car show in North Carolina, he learned of this collection, and is eager to get cameras in to do some exploring.
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As Tom explains, he’s heading to out see some cars in a field behind a shop that are in the condition that he would consider to be “sculptures” instead of cars. What he’s really interested is what could be hidden amongst the massive lot of cars.
The host wasn’t kidding about the condition of the cars, in what we’d consider to be a graveyard, but there are some warm bodies amongst the chaos of rusting metal. Most of the some odd 80, or so, classic cars in the clearing are nowhere near salvageable or running. There’s a C3 Corvette body that pops out, and lots of pre-1960s American cars here.
Tom finds a very complete bodied K5 Chevy Blazer, and makes the interesting point that the classic SUV is a 2WD vehicle - not normally a selling point, but his point is that someone could lower it if they wanted, unlike with the four-wheel-drive variants. Another oddball, a Custom C/20 Deluxe with one door on the driver’s side, and two on the passenger’s side, is something not many people have ever seen. A lot of other cars in the open field are debatable, as far as what one would consider ‘salvageable’, but there are a lot of very rare cars.
Then there’s a Pantera that’s pretty well preserved under a carport on the lot. Although it’s solid by comparison of the other cars, Tom is quick to point out the inherit problems that plague the Panteras when they aren’t meticulously cared for, and this car shows signs that it needs a total teardown for restoration.
It’s not all gloom for this rainy day find, a 1963 R-code Galaxie 500 XL, 1969 Mustang, and classic Thunderbird are preserved in a storage unit.
Classic Cars for Sale
2000 `W` reg Ford Focus `Collection` 1.8 (petrol) manual 3 door. These are a rare limited edition Focus with a Ford body kit fitted at the factory. This one is a real one off, when it was delivered to the dealership, as and advertising medium it was fitted from brand new with the following extras: 17 alloys Lowering kit Morette headlights Ford decals Different exhaust Le
December 1963 built Lotus Cortina Pre-Aeroflow car registered 13th February 1964.A Frame rear suspension with adjustable shock absorbers, alloy panels, alloy castings, original registration number, steering wheel, gear knob and rubber mats.Totally restored some years ago but very little use since because car has been in a private collection.History known to the Lotus Cortina Register and a letter
ccording to the C1 registry, chassis number E57S102614 was sold new on March 1st 1957 and was built in St. Louis, Missouri. Factory options included the ultimate top-specification 283ci/283hp V8 with Rochester fuel-injection, heater, whitewall tyres, two-tone Polo White paint and even an elusive hard- top (supplied with this example) This extremely rare, Trophy Winning 1957 Corvette C1 `Fuelie` wa
The 1966 Ford Mustang was the car to have if you were looking to win over your neighbor or hit the road for fun and adventure. It was also a must-have for enthusiastic drivers and car enthusiasts who simply liked to drive. The introduction of the Mustang in 1964 created a new class of automobile known as the pony car. The Mustang`s styling, with its long hood and short deck, proved wildly popular