Found a nice '27 Coupe that hasn't been out for ten years... Picking it up tomorrow morning. Stay tuned for more details
WOW. Nice looking car. Great find.
Beautiful T. Have fun with it. I wish there were barns in Bakersfield.
Well, it's actually a garage in Laguna with a BMW parked next to it...sort of a SoCal barn I guess
the term "barn find" comes from the cars parked during the ww2 rubber and gas shortage and later discovered in 60s 70s 80s etc. lately any thing thats ben parked 6 months in a tin pole barn is a barn find
In recent years, "barn find" has come to mean anything parked inside anywhere and not driven for at least a couple years. It used to mean a car that had never been restored (or as Clayton S says, parked since WWII). Now, it seems most so called "barn finds" are restorations from since 1970 and often even 2000.
Regardless, Bill H, that is a great find! Congratulations!
How are your folks?
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
That is one beautiful looking car! Heartiest congratulations!
Looks to me its a restored car that just set up for a few years.
I refound my 24 Coupe and finally restored it about 5 years ago. It set in a storage bldg. out behind my house for over 40 years on our farm. I inherited it when I was 12 years old.
I have to agree "barn find" has come to mean different things to different people.
It is nice to find a T that hasen't been run in a while. It is a nice 27 that probably needs a battery and not much more.
You're all correct. This is a restored car and not a real "barn find" I was just having some fun. We leave in about an hour to go get it. Very excited over here at the Harris household. This will be my wife Cindy's car.
By the way, mom & dad are doing fine. Thanks for asking
Nice car! I love the color and pinstriping, understated and elegant.
Nice Bill! Will there be room for it over at the doughnut shop or have they run out of room? ;)
Nice looking car, but does it run?
Now,you know what they say Ken..."ran when parked"!! Love that description. Bill that's a super nice looking "find". Dare I be nosey enough to ask what you gave for it? If you don't wanna divulge, I understand. Just helps a "still newbie" get an idea of how things are valued, as I still am always looking for "that last one"....
As I understand it, Language is defined by the culture in which it is used and by the usage of that culture. Who is to say definitively what a "Barn Find" is, was or should be. I disagree that it means or ever meant cars that were stored at a certain specific time and place or during any specific event.
All history and language is relevant in its own way and to its own constituency.
Nice Bill, Yesterday while shopping a guy was carrying a Garage sale sign. Thinking he was going to have a garage sale in our town I asked him what he was going to sell. He said you need a horse? Said no I was a T guy! He told me he has a 16 touring in his barn owned since he was 16 he just decided to sell after selling the car in front of it. The thrill of the hunt!
Got it home. Now the fun begins
Heh hey! What a beauty... Congrats on the find! I'm sure you'll have fun.
Nice car, I found out a few things from looking at yours. I couldn't think of what the little platform was for on mine against the firewall but I see it is to hold a oil can. Very ingenious. Also, I guess my intuition was right about these cars not having a air cleaner assembly of some kind. My carb setup is exactly as yours.
When you train your children well they do well.
Your right Frank, Tell your wife she did a good job.
I forgot to add...That's a beautiful car Bill.
Bill, I agree with all the compliments, very nice car.
I bought two barn finds last year that had been stored over 50 years. (two different barns)
Both the 24 coupe and the 24 touring were at the point, "Do I restore of use them for parts"
Your find looks like it might be ready to drive with almost not work.
Congratulations! Beautiful car-I'm envious. I've found lots of barns for they were all empty. Oh well, maybe someday.
Sorry for the big typo. Should be: BUT they were all empty.
Bill, It's Always a sunny day, in your little Ford Coo-Pay !! Now all ya need to do is become a Doctor, and call it a Dr's Coupe. Well done young man !! W
Dennis Seth, it was a joint venture, Mary taught him about cars and I taught him manners. ;~)
Well, the '27 is in the garage next to its older sibling and much younger Italian cousin. Found a few obstacles to a quick fire up. Gas tank full of crud Water pump locked up (going away?) and muffler falling off. Everything else looks good. I won't have time to dig in until Saturday. Cindy is VERY happy about her new car!
Got the car registered & insured. Polished up the nickel & cleaned the white walls. Put a new battery in today & the lights, horn and starter work great! Just for fun, I sprayed a little starter fluid in a few plug holes & hit the ignition. Pop, pop... it wants to go. Now I have to pull the fuel tank and clean out ten+ years of sludge to be able to take it out for the first time. Oh yes, when I pulled the seat cushion out to access the battery, I found a full factory tool kit & tire pump. Bonus
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Remember it's better to be born lucky than rich.
Looks great, want a u-tube of that coupe running.