Barn Find Hunter is Hagerty’s web series about Tom Cotter going across America, only to find cars ranging from total trash to rarities you wouldn’t believe. And I’m talking about more than a 1980 Eagle 4×4 Turbodiesel.
In North Georgia, Cotter’s walk started with a Rambler Marlin, a rare fastback with a 292 V8, a four-speed, power brakes, and not much else. When was the last time you saw one of those? Probably never, because AMC only built them for two years, sort of as a halo car. The owner wants $3000 for it, and that’s a pretty tempting proposition if you’re into oddities.
And that’s the thing. What may appear as a boring rust collection from across the fence can turn out to be a yard full of American classics, all for sale at a good price due to relocation, or any other personal reason. It’s always worth asking.
This particular North Georgian lot also has a 1960 Chevrolet Impala Convertible with a 348 cubic inch four-barrel V8 and a 4-speed manual. Next to it is a pre-V8 1954 C1 Corvette with the more powerful straight-six, as well as an empty ’57 Bel Air two-door hardtop body for $5000, a 1978 Pontiac Firebird for $6000 with a 350 in it, a matching-numbers ’68 Chevelle SS 396 4-speed for $7500, and a lowered Impala four-door from 1963, all yours for $4500.
The icing on the cake is a 1970 Buick GS 455 Stage 1 Convertible, one of only 232 made in that year. These are so rare in fact that Hagerty estimates them to be worth $63,600 even in just fair condition.
Now, if you want to see what sort of Zagatos, Abarths, ASAs, Fiats, Alfa Romeos and Berkeleys (of all things!) Sam’s garage hides back in South Carolina, start at 12:45: