Barn Finds Stories 

5 Cars Found in River…Corvette Stingray, Pontiac Grand Am GT…

On this episode of Adventures with Purpose, our intention was to hit a fun 100′ dive in Oregon City. Along the way, we turned the side-scan sonar on at a boat that looked super sketchy. It didn’t take more than a few minutes to identify at least 3 cars underwater. We first found a Mercury Cougar 30′ feet underwater. Thought for sure there would be a second car next to it, and maybe there still is, but the water was super murky. Then we found the motherload of cars in…

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T-34/76 Tank Pulled Out Of River

Tank produced at the Stalingrad Tractor Factory has been retrieved from the Don River in south Russia. Many people and journalists came to see this process. That’s a piece of history for sure, they should clean it up as good as they can, get the story behind it and put it into a museum for all to see. Stalin probably would be so proud of this T34 recovery, he would have everyone involved.

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1927 Packard Found in Abandoned Philadelphia Factory Sitting for Over 40 Years

Matt, Mike, and the team from Cabin Fever Auction Company travel to Northwest Philadelphia to help rescue a 1927 Packard sitting in a closed down Machine shop / Factory since the 1970’s and off the road since the 1950’s. John Paul’s Father has owned this building since the 1970’s and bought the Packard in approximately the 1940’s. The property is being sold and the family wanted help relocating the car to a proper garage so they can attempt to get it road worthy again. We tagged along to document removing…

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Barn Finds Classic Cars Muscle Cars 

1971 Camaro Z28 Has Been Hiding In SoCal Since ’78

By Josh Mortensen Hiding in a garage in Southern California is a highly optioned all original one family owned 1971 Camaro Z/28. It started life in Canada, traveled across Europe and then ended up parked in this California garage, where it still rests today waiting to be revived. If you were drive by the garage and see it with the cover and all that junk on it, you might not even give it a second look, but scroll down to see what you would have missed! I won’t lie, I’m beyond…

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Barn Finds Classic Cars 

1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing

By Jeff Lavery This is the 43rd 300SL ever made, and the new caretakers recently staged a photo shoot with an environment more fitting for a car that’s been laid up for decades. There’s a few good reasons why this 300SL has proven so captivating since its discovery. For one, as an early model, it boasts a number of features that give it “almost-prototype” status, in the words of Classic Driver. The eyebrows over the wheel arches being one of the them, and the elongated shifter extending out from the dash. The…

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Hidden Junkyard Stash

For Matt’s birthday this year he bought himself the only thing he really needed, three more rusty Fords. Earlier we put out a video showing off the hidden stash at a nearby junkyard, and Matt was able to purchase a few of the vehicles. The three cars Matt and crew are dragging home today are a 1932 Ford Model BB Truck, 1939 Ford Tudor Deluxe, and another 39 Tudor Deluxe with a Ford Y Block. The 32 Truck and one of the 39 Tudors are sunk down in the mud…

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Barn Finds Classic Cars 

Saving The 1939 Mercury Coupe From The Rust Lagoon

A few months back guys extracted a three cars from a local junkyards private stash, and in that video Matt mentioned he purchased 5 vehicles. After lots and lots of rain, the ground is hopefully firm enough to rip the 1939 Mercury from its current home in the swamp. They tried to remove it earlier in the summer and the large front end loader sunk into the mud and almost couldn’t get out! Let us know what you think Matt should do with the 1939 Merc. Turn it into another…

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1969 Jaguar E-Type Barn Find Uncovered In NY

By Josh Mortensen UPDATE – Not quite a year later and Victor finally has this E-Type done! It turned out beautifully, so if you’d love to see the finished product, you can see it below! FROM 11/09/2018 – Reader Victor L recently sent us the story of his barn find and it’s a cool one. While it’s not Shelby GT350H, it is a beautiful Jaguar E-Type Roadster! He found this car in a barn in Upstate New York with cardboard covering it back in 2004. The owner was interested in selling it then,…

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Found Jaguar MK2 Classic Car Underwater in River

Jaguar Mark 2 Classic Car Found in River while Scuba diving. Can you believe guys pulled 9 cars out of the river now? On this episode of Adventures with Purpose, we head back into the Willamette River to recover a 1960’s Jaguar Mark II underwater. Crazy… But we have no idea how long the car has been in the river. Good news is that we succeeded in pulling the sunken Jaguar car out of the river at the boat ramp. What’s our next underwater treasure hunting adventure going to find?

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