What a 'barn find' this is.

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    Jun 26, 2013 1:49 PM GMT
    http://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoramic/scores-chevys-hidden-50-years-finally-sale-160911547.html

    Plus all of the NOS parts. Used to be fairly common to find long closed small town dealerships, but not so much anymore.

    I wonder how well these 50 and 60 year old news cars will clean up from the accumulation of decades of dust? And the ones still on a MSO and never titled!
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    Jun 26, 2013 2:45 PM GMT
    The Corvair is mine! icon_evil.gif
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    Jun 26, 2013 2:53 PM GMT
    Scruffypup saidThe Corvair is mine! icon_evil.gif


    Auction is in September. Given that this was a small, rural, farm town, there are probably no Corsas or 409 PIMPalas or Z/28s or other items of great interest.
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    Jun 26, 2013 3:47 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    Scruffypup saidThe Corvair is mine! icon_evil.gif


    Auction is in September. Given that this was a small, rural, farm town, there are probably no Corsas or 409 PIMPalas or Z/28s or other items of great interest.



    Based on my experience of owning several Corvairs, I know that owning the much-sought-after turbo Corsa is less than enjoyable.

    The turbo engine is less than tractable and enjoyable unless your foot is "on the front bumper" and the small dashboard gauges are difficult to read for those of us needing "reading glasses"...when they work properly.

    IMO, the best Corvair is a LM ('65-'69) Monza, with the 95 or 110 hp engine and the powerglide automatic transmission. A much more enjoyable driver!
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    Jun 26, 2013 3:59 PM GMT
    Scruffypup saidThe Corvair is mine! icon_evil.gif


    unsafe at any speed.. lol
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    Jun 26, 2013 4:20 PM GMT
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    Scruffypup saidThe Corvair is mine! icon_evil.gif


    unsafe at any speed.. lol


    Bullshit. Especially with regards to the 65-69. As a former vintage 911 owner (1971 911 S), I can tell you that a Corvair was far more controllable at the limit. Trailing throttle oversteer was a bunch of fun !!!

    My off road excursions were always done ass first.
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    Jun 26, 2013 4:23 PM GMT
    rnch said
    freedomisntfree said
    Scruffypup saidThe Corvair is mine! icon_evil.gif


    Auction is in September. Given that this was a small, rural, farm town, there are probably no Corsas or 409 PIMPalas or Z/28s or other items of great interest.



    Based on my experience of owning several Corvairs, I know that owning the much-sought-after turbo Corsa is less than enjoyable.

    The turbo engine is less than tractable and enjoyable unless your foot is "on the front bumper" and the small dashboard gauges are difficult to read for those of us needing "reading glasses"...when they work properly.

    IMO, the best Corvair is a LM ('65-'69) Monza, with the 95 or 110 hp engine and the powerglide automatic transmission. A much more enjoyable driver!


    Next door neighbor who was the consummate tweak had a 65 corsa 180hp, 4 speed, vert red with black. Bought new. What a cool car!
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    Jun 26, 2013 9:52 PM GMT
    Remarkable. Reminds me of the showroom in Cyprus that ended up in no-man's land when the island was divided almost 40 years ago. The cars are still there.

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    Jun 27, 2013 2:41 AM GMT
    Wow. They'll get a fortune for those brand-new old cars, and all those NOS parts. Wish I could be there. AT least they had enough sense to store them above ground, instead of that crying shame in Tulsa, OK in 2007, where they had a brand new 57 Plymouth marinating in ground water for 50 years.
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    Jun 27, 2013 12:29 PM GMT
    Blakes7 saidWow. They'll get a fortune for those brand-new old cars, and all those NOS parts. Wish I could be there. AT least they had enough sense to store them above ground, instead of that crying shame in Tulsa, OK in 2007, where they had a brand new 57 Plymouth marinating in ground water for 50 years.


    I'm curious to see how well they clean up. After all, it's time for a little new car prep. Given the size of the town and that it's pretty rural, you won't likely see any performance versions of anything, which would be worth a bloody fortune. I noticed that the PIMPalas they were showing, the 63 and 64, were both 327s. Needless to say, a brand new, never titled, 4 speed, 409 - 425hp SS would be worth $150,000 - $175,000. A convertible even more.

    Another real treasure trove will be the parts department. A pair of NOS remote mirrors can bring upwards of $1,500 or a power seat mechanicals over a $1,000 ... and I'm not talking about the seat itself, but the power controls, motor, relays that go under it.
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    Jun 27, 2013 3:38 PM GMT
    It's hard to imagine why the old coot who owned the little dealership didn't have the cars washed once in awhile, and covered with a simple car cover. Instead of taking care of his cars, he just hoarded them, leaving them to just sit and rot. I didn't see anything in the collection I'd have wanted, really. Think of the reconditioning those cars need.
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    Jun 27, 2013 8:41 PM GMT
    It's just dust. And, no matter how it was stored, eventually gaskets and seals dry out and/or shrink over that much time. Being a stickler for all original condition, I think even the plain jane models with no options are incredibly cool. They don't have to be the ultra rare HP models to be valuable to me. These cars might be the only ones like them anywhere in the world, so I find it fascinating. Remember, they don't make them like that anymore.
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    Jun 27, 2013 9:44 PM GMT
    Some sweet finds in there!
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    Jun 28, 2013 2:33 PM GMT
    Here's the auction list

    http://www.vanderbrinkauctions.com/auction_images/135/documents/Inventory.pdf

    Happy shopping!
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    Jun 28, 2013 2:48 PM GMT
    A few Corvairs here for a couple of RYers, but no 427 Impalas for me icon_sad.gif
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    Jun 28, 2013 3:31 PM GMT
    wonder how many of those motors will actually turn over, they are prob all seized up due to the years of just sitting there. icon_sad.gif
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    Jun 28, 2013 4:53 PM GMT
    lookinforcars101 saidwonder how many of those motors will actually turn over, they are prob all seized up due to the years of just sitting there. icon_sad.gif


    Have to replace gaskets, fluids, etc., but they shouldn't be seized.
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    Jul 04, 2013 2:48 AM GMT
    Such a cool find!

    There was been many "abandoned" places and such discovered with older cars. Unfortunately, many are junk yard open to the elements and the cars have been buried in dirt.
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    MMickey saidSuch a cool find!

    There was been many "abandoned" places and such discovered with older cars. Unfortunately, many are junk yard open to the elements and the cars have been buried in dirt.


    Not saying that this will never happen again, but most of these small town dealership have been cleaned out and the parts department gone to ebay or swap meets at Hershey, etc.

    And the legendary high performance dealers such as Dana, Yenko, Motion, Nickey, Berger, Harrell, etc, Pontiac had Royal, Packer, etc., are now long gone.

    It's an era that's truly over and the participants are dying out fast.

    Some of my best young dewd memories are the Friday and Saturday nights hanging out with one of my big engine 421, 409, 427, 413, 440 beasts at Totem Pole, Bakers Square, Mavericks and Ted's or anyone of a hundred other places on Woodward with my girlfriend at my side or sometimes with just friends. Those were truly wonderful summers, but then early emission controls, gas shortages, insurance rates ended it all until about a decade ago.

    We're still out there as much as we can be given our advanced age, and still make our pilgrimage to our 'Mecca' (Woodward) for the third week of August to Dream Cruise, and frankly, in increasing numbers. But take a look around at the average age out there and you'll see that it's almost over. Kids just aren't interested much in cars period, let alone these beasts of the asphalt from five decades ago. My 41 yr old son could care less, and my grandson is a bit more interested, but with a $100,000 plus education ahead he has little time to be thinking about this.

    So at least for me, one more summer of it .... sitting here before gym time burning some CDs of Ten Year's After, Byrds (everyone remembers Roger McGuinn ... right?), Traffic, Canned Heat, etc., so I have tunes for cruisin' over the next couple of months.

    It's been kind of a rainy morning of the 4th so I spent it out in the garage polishing the stainless, knocking off one more item on my long to-do list, getting ready for show after hangout after cruise for the rest of the summer.

    I have one small victory though ... one of the kids I work out with wants to go to POCI nationals and Dream Cruise. At 18, and the typical American male these days, he's into rice, but at least he's into cars. He's savable though so I said hell yes he can go.
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    Jul 04, 2013 5:08 PM GMT
    I'm really curious to see how he reacts to a really stupendous event.





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    Jul 04, 2013 5:11 PM GMT
    lookinforcars101 saidwonder how many of those motors will actually turn over, they are prob all seized up due to the years of just sitting there. icon_sad.gif


    Pull out the spark plugs, soak the holes with some WD-40, let sit overnight, crank with the plugs still out....
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    Jul 04, 2013 8:29 PM GMT
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    MMickey saidSuch a cool find!

    There was been many "abandoned" places and such discovered with older cars. Unfortunately, many are junk yard open to the elements and the cars have been buried in dirt.


    Not saying that this will never happen again, but most of these small town dealership have been cleaned out and the parts department gone to ebay or swap meets at Hershey, etc.

    And the legendary high performance dealers such as Dana, Yenko, Motion, Nickey, Berger, Harrell, etc, Pontiac had Royal, Packer, etc., are now long gone.

    It's an era that's truly over and the participants are dying out fast.

    Some of my best young dewd memories are the Friday and Saturday nights hanging out with one of my big engine 421, 409, 427, 413, 440 beasts at Totem Pole, Bakers Square, Mavericks and Ted's or anyone of a hundred other places on Woodward with my girlfriend at my side or sometimes with just friends. Those were truly wonderful summers, but then early emission controls, gas shortages, insurance rates ended it all until about a decade ago.

    We're still out there as much as we can be given our advanced age, and still make our pilgrimage to our 'Mecca' (Woodward) for the third week of August to Dream Cruise, and frankly, in increasing numbers. But take a look around at the average age out there and you'll see that it's almost over. Kids just aren't interested much in cars period, let alone these beasts of the asphalt from five decades ago. My 41 yr old son could care less, and my grandson is a bit more interested, but with a $100,000 plus education ahead he has little time to be thinking about this.

    So at least for me, one more summer of it .... sitting here before gym time burning some CDs of Ten Year's After, Byrds (everyone remembers Roger McGuinn ... right?), Traffic, Canned Heat, etc., so I have tunes for cruisin' over the next couple of months.

    It's been kind of a rainy morning of the 4th so I spent it out in the garage polishing the stainless, knocking off one more item on my long to-do list, getting ready for show after hangout after cruise for the rest of the summer.

    I have one small victory though ... one of the kids I work out with wants to go to POCI nationals and Dream Cruise. At 18, and the typical American male these days, he's into rice, but at least he's into cars. He's savable though so I said hell yes he can go.


    I grew up hanging out on Deer Park Ave/RT 231 on Long Island, NY. Supposedly one of the best car cruise in/hang outs in the country, or so legend has it.
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    Jul 05, 2013 5:03 AM GMT
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    MMickey saidSuch a cool find!

    There was been many "abandoned" places and such discovered with older cars. Unfortunately, many are junk yard open to the elements and the cars have been buried in dirt.


    Not saying that this will never happen again, but most of these small town dealership have been cleaned out and the parts department gone to ebay or swap meets at Hershey, etc.

    And the legendary high performance dealers such as Dana, Yenko, Motion, Nickey, Berger, Harrell, etc, Pontiac had Royal, Packer, etc., are now long gone.

    It's an era that's truly over and the participants are dying out fast.

    Some of my best young dewd memories are the Friday and Saturday nights hanging out with one of my big engine 421, 409, 427, 413, 440 beasts at Totem Pole, Bakers Square, Mavericks and Ted's or anyone of a hundred other places on Woodward with my girlfriend at my side or sometimes with just friends. Those were truly wonderful summers, but then early emission controls, gas shortages, insurance rates ended it all until about a decade ago.

    We're still out there as much as we can be given our advanced age, and still make our pilgrimage to our 'Mecca' (Woodward) for the third week of August to Dream Cruise, and frankly, in increasing numbers. But take a look around at the average age out there and you'll see that it's almost over. Kids just aren't interested much in cars period, let alone these beasts of the asphalt from five decades ago. My 41 yr old son could care less, and my grandson is a bit more interested, but with a $100,000 plus education ahead he has little time to be thinking about this.

    So at least for me, one more summer of it .... sitting here before gym time burning some CDs of Ten Year's After, Byrds (everyone remembers Roger McGuinn ... right?), Traffic, Canned Heat, etc., so I have tunes for cruisin' over the next couple of months.

    It's been kind of a rainy morning of the 4th so I spent it out in the garage polishing the stainless, knocking off one more item on my long to-do list, getting ready for show after hangout after cruise for the rest of the summer.

    I have one small victory though ... one of the kids I work out with wants to go to POCI nationals and Dream Cruise. At 18, and the typical American male these days, he's into rice, but at least he's into cars. He's savable though so I said hell yes he can go.


    I grew up hanging out on Deer Park Ave/RT 231 on Long Island, NY. Supposedly one of the best car cruise in/hang outs in the country, or so legend has it.


    I was never there, but I heard there was plenty of action.
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    Jul 05, 2013 3:18 PM GMT
    It was fun in those days. Plenty of parking lots along the divided road for hanging out and cruising up and down the ave. 7-11 and fast food joints all over the place. "Down South" was a little used highway section where someone marked a flat 1/4 mile stretch, and people would go there and race, or time their car against the clock. Some time in the early 90s the police started harassing everyone, and it's not what it used to be. But that is thanks to the idiots with extremely loud music and doing burnouts all over the place.
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    Jul 05, 2013 3:24 PM GMT
    Blakes7 saidIt was fun in those days. Plenty of parking lots along the divided road for hanging out and cruising up and down the ave. 7-11 and fast food joints all over the place. "Down South" was a little used highway section where someone marked a flat 1/4 mile stretch, and people would go there and race, or time their car against the clock. Some time in the early 90s the police started harassing everyone, and it's not what it used to be. But that is thanks to the idiots with extremely loud music and doing burnouts all over the place.


    And you're far too young to have experienced the height of the hooliganism as most of this died out in the early 70s with the first energy crisis (Yom Kippur war) early emission controls, insurance rates, etc. By 1973 it was well on its way to being all done. We're trying to keep it going on Woodward, but the demographics aren't promising.