50 Shades of Rust by Tom Cotter

By Tom Cotter

101 barn-find stories certain to attract any motor vehicle collector. in recent times, the hunt to discover and repair forgotten automobile gem stones has generated a cult-like following - a really huge cult-like following. So huge, in reality, that the topic of car archaeology has encouraged a complete style of tv courses, together with Counting automobiles, wasteland automobile Kings, Chasing vintage vehicles, one-of-a-kind, what is My vehicle Worth?, and various others. writer Tom Cotter is on the vanguard of this flow together with his within the Barn sequence, a line of books that encouraged a few of the above-mentioned tv courses. 50 colours of Rust collects 90-plus of the best-ever most sensible barn-find tales. every one tale is observed by way of images from the scenes of the unearths, making a seriously illustrated booklet in contrast to any barn-find e-book but released.

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Mice, and probably chipmunks, had taken residence in the car during its 36-year slumber. This is the same 914 after removing lots of acorns and the mouse hotel, installing new rings, and doing a good compound and polish. JOHN FORBES “The gas in the tank had turned to mud and the interior smelled really bad,” he says. ” He and friend Robert Fleischer bought the car, and finally Forbes realized his barn-find dream. “Acorns were everywhere—in the glove box, in the heater channels, and under the gas tank,” he says.

Jerry Smith was the person whom Tom had met, and it was his father who had built the car, back in the late ’50s. Cinnamon Girl sat on an Iowa farm field for many years. Only because it was visible from the road was it discovered. Makes you wonder how many cars are hiding that are not visible. GEOFF HACKER Sometimes I’m pleased to know that a car I was interested in has been rescued by someone else. I liked the styling of this car—swoopy fenders, low stance, hand-built with steel—very cool. So I smiled to myself that the car was not lost but “found” by another enthusiast, and I looked forward to seeing the car (hopefully sometime in the near future) restored and being appreciated for its history, design, and heritage.

To hot rod or to restore, now that is the question. “I’m in a quandary,” Laine says. ” The owner of the 1946 Chevrolet pickup truck was simply tired of every other car passing his home in China Grove, North Carolina, and stopping to inquire if it was for sale. Meanwhile, Dan Wampler, just 20 miles away in Concord, was looking for a Chevy truck just like this one. The truck had been pushed out of the shed when it started to fall down, so it sat for years just 15 feet from the road. And even though it wasn’t “For Sale,” Dan Wampler was able to purchase it.

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