For months we’ve shared with you all of the interesting cars we have found that had been left forgotten. Some of these cars rusted away into something that was beyond repair, others sank in the ground and needed to be yanked out with a wrecker and a couple of good shovels. The common response that we have seen from people all across the nation has been “why, why, why?”
We’ve shared cars that were highly popular cars just sitting on a lawn, like this Shelby, some that were literally kept in a barn where they were somewhat preserved, like this Malibu, and cars that were just interesting, like these cars that were found with the help of an internet map.
Some of these cars get saved by someone who has grand plans, and some sit forever more, melding with the ground beneath them until the earth and underbrush swallow them up whole. More times than not, it’s the latter and it makes for a sad, disappointing story.
But then there are those people who see something they want and through persistence they get the cars they have coveted, like these Mustangs that were given to the owner after 20 years of asking. It makes for a happy ending to a long, sad story.
Another happy ending that we came across on Cars in Barns was the story of this 1963 Galaxie convertible that had been sitting for years in a garage. “Mark” convinced his high school friend’s mother to part with it and after sitting alone in a garage since 1980 she finally turned the keys over to Mark.
While this Galaxie is pretty cool to begin with, what’s even cooler is that it’s a factory 4 speed Z code 390. When Mark opened up the hood, there he saw a pair of carburetors sitting atop a 427 low rise intake manifold, a find within a find. Once again, a car left to rot has been rescued, and we hope Mark has great plans… and that he will share his progress with us!