2012 EDIT: YES, we can still discuss abandoned cars and such, but lets post more pics, ok? ----------- As some of you know (mainly people that follow the DYSAGT thread), I freaking love rusted abandoned hulk and Im an avid searcher myself, even in my urban context; recently Ive been into a heavy spree of abandoned, neglected, and barn-find-esque websites that I thought were worth sharing with GTP, some of them maybe you know, some of them may be new, but all of them require strong stomachs because you may see your dream car decaying with bushes growing out of it. Others have incredible stories of barn finds that you will find hard to even swallow. Here we go. Click on the pictures to go to the website and be sure to read the stuff, its what legends are made of. First off, this thing some of you may have already seen, the collection of some guy in Portugal who had stored in a barn (with welded-shut doors, mind you) about 190 assorted collectible cars. Feast your eyes and extra points for how many can you ID. Next something similar but with American stuff , the full story is there but suffice it to say, Id kill to have that 56 Cadillac. Give it a read and cough up some cash if you want something in there, its all for sale. This is the one that gives me the most goosebumps, mainly because its muscle car heaven and my mind races only of imagining this place. Just read. It would seem impossible that such a place exists. Id so pay to be there. Not as many pictures but the read is good enough, and get this, the guy was auctioning it all off!!! Check the links bellow the image. Unfortunately, the e-bay auction is down -_- if anyone finds it relisted, please post it. http://jalopnik.com/cars/retro/a-mi...er-for-vermont-muscle-car-junkheap-224135.php Then this, a Vermont 40 acre household filled to the woods with rotting cars of the utmost variety, many of these are way beyond rescue but they make for beautiful sights; read this one also and if someone has the balls to rescue one, please do. This one is new even for me, I found it while searching for stuff to fill this in, just check out the kind of cars that came off this place in Maryland. I mean, a 1937 Packard V12 Roadster, that alone should tell you everything you need to know. There should be a good 10-15 millions there. Incredible. ¿Even better? There are vids. Go now. Then, the ever favorite, the eternal, the site I dont get tired of telling people to go visit. Click for Cars in Barns, the most incredible collection of american muscle cars, some very rare ones included, just abandoned in barns and garages across the world. If you like these cars, youll spend days in this place. Days. No image link to this because it is righ click and source code protected and Im too lazy to do something else, but believe me it is the best site Im posting. www.carsinbarns.com Also, the Canadian version of Cars in Barns featuring some incredibly rare Mopar muscle cars, but only Mopar products, the previous one has even an AMC section! A pictures-only site, its a virtual tour of the largest classic car scrap yard in America or so they say, incredibly rusted and picked out cars, LOTS of cars, very cool pictures, some of them have been my wallpaper for quite some time. Now this one wich is german and is in the proper language, and I cant understand a thing of what reads there (google translator, please), I could use some help from german GTPers to get some history of this place, but the pictures are A-MA-ZING, if your thin are euro cars, youll faint. This one is more of a photography site but a big section alsoc enters on abandoned classic cars, but Im saying photography because it is Lost America, the site of night photographer Troy Paiva who plays with abandoned rusted hulks that he light-paints and then shoots at night. Night. Just go check out this stuff, its killer, and if you happen to like photography, youll also faint. If there is one website you have to check out, its this one. Why? Even if you dont like to see abandoned cars, the photography is stunning. His Flickr, go there too, some unpublished work in his website is there. http://flickr.com/photos/lostamerica/ This guy tells us how he has found such cars as a 57 Cadoo ragtop, a pristine all original XKE, a ex-Ricardo Montalban Jag, and a 1943 Alfa, all California cars, all dug out of garages, and he has the pictures to prove it. The Alfa is way, way neat. And the stories about many of the cars are awesome, especially of the Alfa. A cool blog dedicated sorely to barn and garage finds, some of the cars shown there are pretty damn cool, and the stories that go with them are equally great. Another one along the same lines. http://projectcarbarnfinds.blogspot.com/ Another massive barn find, this time in the UK, all of them will be auctioned off. 40 years hauling in cars.. that should feel awesome. And yet ANOTHER one! In Australia, this. Almost 300 cars. 300, people. And check out the stash of parts. The hubcaps hanging from the roof are awesome. Now, lets get to the one-car stories, in here youll find lone cars that have been in barns for a while. As you can imagine, they are al pretty extraordinary First, a feature and drive test of an original, barn fresh 289 Cobra dig the patina. Now a stunning one, the last 1961 Chrysler 300F built, a Convertible, unearthed from a Barn in a shape that defies description. You just cant believe this car has been so well preserved. A very favorite of mine, this 1962 Dodge wagon drag car was recently found just as it was raced back in the day, with a big 413 inch beast under hood and 12 second capabilities. Check out those slicks and read on to discover the price! By now, Im almost sure everyone here is aware of this car, the 38 Bugatti Atalante found inside a barn, tucked there for decades, then going out and starring a BJ auction in where it sold for almost a million, as is, but its soooo awesome I just had to put it here. Greatest barn find ever? More pics of the car here, as well as finals ale price, remember, as is: http://www.classiccar.com/garage/blog/index.php?/archives/289-Update-Barn-Find-Bugatti-Sold.html OK, now for a unique Lambo, a long-lost prototype that surfaced in no less than Spain, the holly grail of Lambos came out of a barn. Read on. As cool as the others are, this one might be the most extraordinary, mainly because the guy had no idea of what he had in his hands and put it on e-bay thinking it was only a normal Pontiac. Turns out it was a factory super stock drag war Pontiac Catalina Super Duty. People realized that and the price reflects it. Read on. Ebay link. I would have loved to see the face of the guy when he realized he had won the lottery. This is why you have to check e-bay as often. OK, more serious stuff, what about a Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta? Yeah, THAT one. Read on, this may be the most expensive barn car ever. Enough already? What? You want more? OK. Go buy these, Ill order mine coming January. Both by tom cotter, a very, very good tin finder: As if that is not enough, check out these Flickr pools and accounts that are chockfull of abandoned cars and truck pictures, some of them pretty good. http://www.flickr.com/photos/cupdegrave/sets/72157603290548410/ http://flickr.com/photos/improbcat/sets/72157594354839455/ http://www.flickr.com/groups/784941@N24/ http://www.flickr.com/groups/499700@N21/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/jdmcfish/ http://www.flickr.com/groups/349087@N25/ http://www.flickr.com/groups/98378256@N00/pool/ http://www.flickr.com/groups/abandoned__neglected__weathered__rusty/pool/page3/ http://flickr.com/groups/deadmetal/pool/ http://www.flickr.com/groups/rotsquad/pool/ http://flickr.com/groups/rusty_old_cars/pool/ http://www.flickr.com/groups/backintime/pool/page4/ There it goes. Ive given you months of reading and picture watching worth of rust and dust, all you have to do now is enjoy, and of course, if you have any stuff along these lines that is worth sharing, please please do so, I know I have left out a number of notorious cars and stashes, so if you know any, of better yet, if you have found something like this, tell us!!!!!!