By Tom Cotter
101 barn-find stories guaranteed to attract any automobile collector. in recent times, the hunt to discover and repair forgotten automobile gemstones has generated a cult-like following - a truly huge cult-like following. So huge, actually, that the topic of car archaeology has encouraged a whole style of tv courses, together with Counting automobiles, desolate tract vehicle Kings, Chasing vintage automobiles, unique, what is My vehicle Worth?, and various others. writer Tom Cotter is on the vanguard of this circulate 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 top barn-find tales. each one tale is observed through images from the scenes of the reveals, making a seriously illustrated booklet in contrast to any barn-find publication but released.
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Maybe the one most appreciated by rodents, too. CHAPTER 4 Clapped-Out Mexican Lotus When Bruce Gross bought the clapped-out Lotus Formula Junior from an El Paso backyard, he had no idea of the car’s early history. His first exposure to the car was in the mid-1970s, when he raced an MGB in an autocross event in the El Paso area. He was a Lotus enthusiast and couldn’t help but take notice when an early Lotus 18 began showing up at the events. He was young, though, and could only afford to admire the car from a distance.
That is, until, Dennis Garyson of West Covina, California, contacted us. Geoff Hacker followed up a lead about an unusual sports car in California. Turns out it was a Siebler Special, exactly what Hacker had been researching. GEOFF HACKER Gary sent us photos of a car he found at a local body shop. It had been removed from behind a house where it had sat outside for more than 40 years. In fact, the black California license plate still showed the 1963 registration. To our amazement we found that virtually nothing had been removed from the car since that time; the handmade air cleaner was still in place, and the chain-drive steering was fully functional.
Looking like a pile of so many car parts, actually two disassembled SS, or Jaguar, Airline Coupes are mixed up with other Jaguar parts. Hector Castro will assemble one or both of the gorgeous cars, but his waiting list is years long. 5 liter push-rod engines that breathed through two SU carburetors, generating 70 horsepower. They were capable of achieving about 100 miles per hour. The two cars Castro purchased have a particularly interesting and tragic story. Originally imported from New Zealand to California, they were purchased by two friends, a doctor and a restorer.