There are some people out there that we just don’t get. They own a highly respected musclecar, but instead of giving it the loving attention that it rightfully deserves, they choose to let it rot in their yard. Sometimes these cars hold sentimental value to their owners, but for whatever reason, they choose to let it disintegrate into the ground.
Some claim to “someday restore it” while others have no plans to do so, refuse to sell, and prefer it to let it decay. In some instances, it could be a result of an ugly divorce, a reminder of a loved one who passed away or is serving a life sentence in the clink. Whatever.
What we have for you today is a 1971 BOSS 351 Mustang that’s located in Maryland. According to the description submitted by “Paul” on CarsinBarns.com, the Mustang belongs to a friend that actually rescued it and restored it quite a long time ago. According to Paul, the story goes:
“The BOSS originally came from Hawaii before it lived a rough life Northern Virginia. At one point it had its engine, transmission and rear center section removed by thieves. The current owner, my friend who shall remain nameless, picked it up on a tow call and put it in storage. The insurance company settled with him and let him keep the car.”
“Several years went by, and one day someone stopped at his shop trying to unload a bunch of old Mustang parts. As it turns out, this guy peddling the parts actually had the original powertrain that went to this car! He bought the parts, restored the BOSS, and from there it sat letting the vines take over.”
“I took these pictures of it covered in weeds about 8 years ago. I told him that if he didn’t uncover it and put it in a barn that I was going to submit it to Cars In Barns with his phone number so he could get hate mail. He since built a barn and put the car into the barn. The car can be bought, but it’s not going to be cheap.”
For those of you living in Maryland who might be interested in this car you should attempt to contact Paul through the Cars in Barns website. We would like to see this car restored. Again.