This article wants to commend these rare, factory-built vehicles and bring them out into the spotlight they deserve. They were happy to do it, they said, and we were welcome back anytime. Musselwhite and business partner Darren Boychuk are selling most of the 40 barn find vehicles. The underbidder, also an American, had intended to restore the car. When I was in High School around '97 , I spotted a '69 Charger in a guys field on the way back from fishing.
The first one he bought was a rare 1965 Shelby that came from Edmonton. I had about five different people to choose from. Well-known southern California drag racer Jerry Mendes bought the car as a demonstrator from a Long Beach Ford dealership on Jan. And after some cleaning, you find out that something rare and unique, worth thousands of dollars, was hiding beneath the dust. Stuck in the corner, this 1965 Ford Mustang convertible was in rough shape when put away. That is, until three were found in a French barn in 1995, stored decades prior by a defiant group of workers who wanted to preserve them for their historical significance.
Even those cars bodied by the car's manufacturer would see evolution of the design from month to month. By being the local expert on fuel injection units and offering other mechanical services, Schlag became acquainted with cars in the area, which also helped him feed his collection. For Fisette, the hunt was more fun than the catch, and he wants to share that experience with fellow car collectors. We don't subscribe to the old newsroom adage of never letting the facts get in the way of a good story, but if even ten percent of Farouk mythology is true, the car should be worth a lot more than it will sell for. One hobbyist has already contacted Fisette to ask if he has the original engine to his Nova, which was sold to Schlag many years ago following an engine transplant.
If this car is a five who knows guess we will find out Sad pictures. The whole city of Milwaukee mourned when Wally past away. I had never seen a single one in all my travels, and here were two, sitting in an old chicken coop. Most tellingly though, the car was presented in Farouk's colours at that time and this snippet from from 1991 suggests the car is indeed Farouk's former wheels. Find a motor and you could go to a craftsman and have one manifested from scratch, but it wouldn't be a real one, and would not command any realistic value at auction but in the rarest of circumstances. He passed away more than a decade ago, leaving the collection and estate on which it was housed to his son Jacques, who died last year.
Right up front was the Lark convertible that had been built as a tribute to the original 1962 Studebaker Lark pace car. It was steep, but the car was really nice. He still has his '63 Vette he bought in '67. That's it above, and when I see one in its full glory, I am torn between hoping it is purchased and restored, or exhibited as a work of art in its current condition as suggested by Artcurial's Pierre Novikoff. The 1931 Renault emerges fter many decades in storage. Probably much like Lord Carrington and Howard Carter, on being the first person for centuries to enter Tutankhamun's tomb. In an effort to discover the value of the cars, they called Artcurial, best known as France's leading auctioneer of art and antiques.
I had traveled through Wisconsin many times over the years, unfortunately after a place called the Dells Auto Museum had closed its doors. These rare and highly prized Renaults were powered by purpose-built eight-cylinder engines. In addition to the Ventouz, there was the Galibier, Stelvio, and Atalante. Of course today it would be. That's it above, and when I see one in its full glory, I am torn between hoping it is purchased and restored, or exhibited as a work of art in its current condition as suggested by Artcurial's Pierre Novikoff. We got it to the point it had glass in it and was a rolling chasis. Matthieu Lamoure and Pierre Novikoff in front of their discovery © Artcurial Artcurial's Matthieu Lamoure and Pierre Novikoff came across the remarkable treasure trove of rare automobiles in a provincial farmhouse in the West of France © Artcurial A Panhard-Levassor Dynamic coupé possible an X76 or X77 from the the Baillon Collection.
With production numbers that low its gotta bring a pretty penny. All of the cars were the same: red with white interior, 390 V-8, automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, power top, and handling package. A cautionary tale of what happens to your precious, hoarded crap when you pass. It was pretty beat, but was restorable. Ask a restorer of rare automobiles if they'd rather restore a car for the second time or the first time and you can guess the answer.
It is Shelby number 47 out of only 519 built. Once the deal was made and the car was trailered home, it received a full tune-up and fluid change. You could barely make out what it was, but once you took in all the Shelby parts around it, and a few other pieces, well, I could not believe it. When the key was turned, the engine fired up like showroom new. The 1970 Dodge Super Bee 426 Hemi Fastback is the first rare vehicle we will look at today.