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This 50-Car Barn Find Is Full of Your
Wildest American Muscle Car Dreams

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Posted By: StormCnter, 3/17/2020 1:34:42 PM

Cool barn finds can be one-in-a-million, so how does it feel to unearth dozens of collectible cars parked away for decades and ripe for the picking? To find out, just ask Matt Murray, a YouTuber who's helping to auction off 50 desirable slabs comprised of cold hard American steel in various states of condition and rarity. In 2018, avid car collector Larry Schroll passed away, leaving behind a treasure trove of keepsake automobiles that he had stashed away in a Pennsylvania barn. Schroll's family was overwhelmed by the sheer number of vehicles he had collected during his lifetime, the majority of which would now be eligible

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Reply 1 - Posted by: karo 3/17/2020 1:40:51 PM (No. 349046)
A treasure-trove! One small error, though. One of the cars listed is "1961 Mercury Comet." The Comet was not branded as a Mercury in 1960 (its debut year) and 1961. It was originally intended as the second car in the Edsel line (it was a sister to the new, smaller Ford Falcon), but that brand had a shortened 1960 run and was gone before the end of 1959. The orphaned Comet was sold at Mercury dealers and became an official Mercury in 1962.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: DVC 3/17/2020 2:46:27 PM (No. 349094)
Interesting collection. I hope that the auction isn't harmed by this Wuhan flu thing.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Safari Man 3/17/2020 3:27:31 PM (No. 349136)
Jay Leno call your office.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: happywarrior 3/17/2020 3:32:31 PM (No. 349144)
I've been watching Chasing Classic Cars for years and most collectors love a barn find and want the car in the condition it was found. Some don't even want it hosed off.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: chumley 3/17/2020 3:41:34 PM (No. 349159)
I hate articles like this! I can't afford another expensive hobby! But I want one!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: tom7 3/17/2020 4:21:25 PM (No. 349209)
Too bad the Iron trap guy is such a klutz.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Hugh Akston 3/17/2020 4:21:44 PM (No. 349210)
Cool find, but....the family was 'overwhelmed'? How could they not know he had all these cars? He had been collecting since the 60's at least and kept amazing records and photos documenting their purchase. He had a barn and a garage with 4 double doors. Did no one ever just 'check them out'? Kids? Grandkids? When I was a kid I snooped over every square inch of my grandparent's place.I would certainly know if my father had 50 cars stashed away. Heck, I'd be claiming dibs and a few if possible.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Calico Al 3/17/2020 4:35:21 PM (No. 349221)
You see places like this a lot on American Pickers TV show. On one show I saw a car like the first car I bought in 1950 a 1929 4 door dodge. The car was 2 yrs older then me and cost $50. The biggest trouble was finding rims. They were wooden spoked.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: thewarden 3/17/2020 6:49:46 PM (No. 349331)
Ah...I’d love to pick thru that barn! So cool. My son and I bonded over classic cars and UFC in his youth—unusual for a mom and son, I suppose. I love old cars! My son owns his great-grandpa’s ‘64 Fairlane 500 and enjoys the heck out of it. I’m happy these beauties will be loved.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: JediJerry 3/17/2020 7:18:30 PM (No. 349354)
OK sure, Wayne Carini does the same thing all the time. Pop into some farmers barn, get a dust-caked Stutz Rarefat for $500, and turn it around at the auction for $1.75M. Eat your heart out Gas Monkey.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Donna M 3/17/2020 8:10:57 PM (No. 349388)
Wayne Carini could be called into this, but frankly, with a few exceptions, the cars aren't major finds or originally big dollar cars. The 1954 Corvette without the right engine is not that valuable. Interesting and eclectic, but the writer has more 'vapors' than warranted.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: wildcat1 3/18/2020 12:56:01 AM (No. 349533)
#1 interesting comment on the 1961 Comet. https://auto.howstuffworks.com/1960-1963-mercury-comet2.htm
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