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World class collection hidden in plain sight | Barn Find Hunter - Ep. 61 (Part 2/4)

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  • (upbeat music)
  • - We're back in Midland, Texas,
  • where we were about a year ago.
  • This won't be your normal Barn Find Hunter episode.
  • It was just a year ago we were in this yard
  • in Midland, Texas, looking at this field
  • of pretty solid cars,
  • and I actually really fell in love with this one.
  • And I kept on going back to that wagon,
  • and there was somethin' solid about it.
  • You know, having spent time buffing out this little piece
  • of the fender, then having spent time buffing out
  • the complete front fender, this car was talking to me.
  • I couldn't get it out of my mind.
  • We decided we'll just make a project car out of this.
  • Well, let's show these people what this has turned into.
  • (rock music)
  • There we go.
  • (door slam)
  • (engine revving)
  • We're just about to leave Midland, Texas now.
  • It's been a wonderful adventure.
  • Why did we choose Midland, Texas?
  • Well, it's just because I've had a lifelong fascination
  • with Chaparral race cars.
  • This little town, at seven miles by seven miles,
  • produced some of the most amazing race cars in the world.
  • I encourage you to go on the internet
  • and put in Chaparral race cars,
  • built by a guy named Jim Hall.
  • They were built in this little town, aerodynamics,
  • ground sucker cars, amazing engines,
  • built right in this little town around
  • the Can-Am series back in the 60s.
  • But now we're about to leave.
  • We're probably at the city limits right now.
  • So, we'll say goodbye to Midland.
  • I don't know if we'll ever be back,
  • but I have to say that over four years of Barn Find Hunting
  • on this series, this is the first time we've got to live,
  • kind of the talk-the-talk and walk-the-walk,
  • not just walk through a guy's collection of old junk
  • and say, "That's good, that's good."
  • We picked a car that we said,
  • "That car's got good bones in it."
  • And why not make a project car out of it
  • over the course of a year.
  • With a lot of volunteer help and some people donating parts,
  • and we built this car from a shell that was ready,
  • literally, for the scrap heap, and we're driving it.
  • We're gonna drive it probably 600 or 700 miles
  • into Kansas, and we're gonna donate it to a good cause.
  • And you'll be along for the ride.
  • (banjo music)
  • (laughs) Triple digits!
  • We're in Lubbock, Texas, driving towards Kansas,
  • and we passed this yard, and it's a Sunday afternoon,
  • so it's not the easiest day
  • to find somebody around old cars,
  • but Mike was mowing his lawn,
  • so we caught him at the right time,
  • and he's got cars here that you say they're all for sale.
  • - [Mike] Yes.
  • - [Tom] They belong to your girlfriend.
  • - [Mike] Uh-huh.
  • - [Tom] And how much are they?
  • - [Mike] $500 apiece.
  • - $500 apiece.
  • So keep that in mind as we look at these cars.
  • So, you'll notice some similarities.
  • Here's a four-door wagon, here's a four-door sedan.
  • But, they came probably off the same assembly line.
  • This one was sold in Morton, Texas, by McCoy Ford Sales.
  • As we know, this one comes from Doug Burns in New Mexico.
  • I wonder if there's any parts on here we need (laughs).
  • - [Mike] So that's a three hundred three.
  • - I don't know what kind of motor it's got.
  • It doesn't have a 390 because it doesn't have
  • an emblem on it, so we'll just work our way down
  • to some of these cars here.
  • So, our wagon, if you remember from episode 34,
  • didn't look very different than that car right there,
  • Country Sedan.
  • That's a 55 or a 56, I guess?
  • You know, it looks rough.
  • That quarter panel is rough,
  • but wagons are hard to get these days.
  • This has still got a Y-block in it,
  • which is probably a 252, somethin' like that.
  • So, it's got no grill, no hood,
  • but otherwise it looks complete.
  • No windshield.
  • But, this is $500.
  • So this, let's see what the other side looks like.
  • Yeah, I mean, this is a good starting point
  • for a wagon project.
  • Not very different than that wagon was a year ago.
  • I'll repeat that again and again.
  • (funky music)
  • That's a Big Block Chevy 454.
  • (funky music)
  • I mean, so what do you do with these things?
  • That ones, I mean, that needs body work.
  • Too bad about this rust.
  • I didn't think things rusted in Texas.
  • - [Mike] Well, it kinda depends what part of Texas
  • they come from.
  • - All right, so here we have a Fairlane.
  • Looks like a '64 Fairlane.
  • It's got a 260 V8, automatic.
  • It's a four door.
  • So, the 260 was the predecessor to the 289.
  • First Ford built the 221, then a 260,
  • and ultimately a 289.
  • This is a five-bolt bellhousing,
  • and it was the first motor available in a Cobra,
  • believe it or not, AC Cobra.
  • $500, complete with hubcaps.
  • Here's a first-generation Corvair, $500.
  • All right, so, if I had $500 in my pocket right now,
  • which one would I buy?
  • (classical music)
  • Probably that Fairlane.
  • V8, it's a four door, but it's solid.
  • It looks complete.
  • I'd pay $500 for that car.
  • Well, Mike, you can go back to your lawn mowing now.
  • I appreciate it, man.
  • - Thank you, guys.
  • - Thanks for being here on a Sunday.
  • - No problem. (laughs)
  • - We're just leaving Mike in Lubbock, Texas,
  • who had a bunch of cars scattered around,
  • and I have to say that some of them
  • had more rust than I would like,
  • however, now that I'm out of there, I'm thinking about,
  • if those cars were on the East Coast
  • and they were 50 and 60 years old,
  • they'd have much more rust than that.
  • So, $500 apiece, there's some deals over there.
  • Don't discount that place.
  • (banjo music)
  • We just visited Mike on the, let's see,
  • the east side of the highway,
  • and as we were looping around to go back to Mikes,
  • we saw another place on the west side of the highway,
  • so we're going back there now.
  • Looked like they had some Chevelles, maybe GTO,
  • maybe a Judge.
  • I mean, it's my imagination, but I saw an orange Pontiac
  • back there, so I'm saying it's a Judge.
  • So, we'll see if anybody's home.
  • Sunday afternoon, it's tough.
  • We'll see. (birds chirping)
  • (talking muffled)
  • How do you like that?
  • So it would be great if this guy says,
  • "You're the Barn Find Hunter, come on in!"
  • It's worked before. (door shutting)
  • We're driving this Ford station wagon northbound
  • on 87 in Lubbock, and I turn over to this side
  • and I said there's an orange GTO back there.
  • That could be a Judge.
  • So, make a big loop come back here.
  • Walk in the shop.
  • I meet a man named Rick and Rick says,
  • "If you wanna buy any cars, get out of here,
  • 'cause I don't sell any cars."
  • I don't want to buy anything, I just wanna look.
  • He said, "All right, come on back."
  • So, Rick, thanks for not kicking me out.
  • - Okay.
  • - And, I look forward to seeing what you've got back here.
  • - Okay, let's start.
  • - [Tom] There ya go.
  • - [Rick] Let's start with the stuff outside, I guess.
  • - [Tom] Okay.
  • - [Rick] This is kinda my daily driver.
  • - [Tom] Yep, yep, too nice, too nice.
  • So, '69?
  • - [Rick] No, this is actually a '72.
  • - [Tom] Oh, 72.
  • - [Rick] Yeah, the '6--
  • - [Tom] Is that a parts car or is that restored?
  • - Uh, I got that.
  • Oh, no, no, I've got several others.
  • So, we bought it basically because it's got
  • a Posi rear-end, that's why we bought it.
  • - Otherwise, it's a parts car.
  • - [Rick] Yeah, it's a parts car.
  • - Now, what about this Pontiac back here?
  • - The Trans Am?
  • - [Tom] Yep.
  • - [Rick] Yeah, the Trans Am actually belonged to my brother
  • who lived in Oklahoma and he was driving to El Paso,
  • moving over there.
  • - Really? - And he said, do you like it?
  • I said, "Yeah."
  • He said, "Do you want it?"
  • And I said, "Yeah."
  • So we made a deal and it never got to El Paso.
  • Ended up here and here's where it's at.
  • - [Tom] So, how long has it been sittin' here?
  • - [Rick] Oh, probably about at least seven
  • or eight years at least.
  • '56 Ford Cabover.
  • - '56, so this should have a Y-block in it.
  • Ah, motor still in there?
  • - Oh yeah, yeah.
  • Tree hit it, so it was part of the deal.
  • We got a roof and another hood to restore this.
  • It's truck body is original as it gets.
  • (door screeches open)
  • - Oh man.
  • - [Rick] Yeah.
  • - [Tom] So you'd put this like a late model engine in there?
  • - [Rick] We will, when the time comes.
  • - [Tom] I mean, this is a cat's meow for a hot rodder.
  • - [Rick] Oh yeah, oh yeah.
  • That's why I got it.
  • - Would you make a hauler out of it, like a flatbed?
  • - That's definitely, yeah.
  • That was the plan.
  • That was the plan. - Wow.
  • (door shutting)
  • Can I open the hood?
  • - [Rick] Sure, if you can open it.
  • - Oh, okay.
  • - [Rick] No, no, no, go ahead, go ahead.
  • (hood screeching)
  • Like I said, if you can open it.
  • - [Tom] So, it's probably like a 272,
  • and it's a two-barrel Holley.
  • - [Rick] Holley, that was the coolest part
  • about it (laughs).
  • - [Tom] No kidding.
  • - [Rick] Yeah, for a hot rodder, you're just like,
  • "Oh, this is too cool!".
  • - [Tom] So, the Y-block, the stock and exhaust manifolds
  • had outlets up here and there was a crossover pipe
  • between the two that equalized the cylinders.
  • - [Rick] Exactly.
  • - [Tom] Huh.
  • - [Rick] Exactly.
  • - And so, what will you do with this?
  • - [Rick] Oh, the long run will be
  • to put it on a different frame
  • and use it to haul cars.
  • - Like, get a dually frame or something?
  • - Yeah, yeah, dually frame, low on the ground.
  • - Oh yeah. - Yeah.
  • - Air suspension?
  • - Nah, I'm not, that's too modern for me.
  • - Okay, all right, well, we've been doing this program now
  • for four years and we've yet to find a Judge.
  • Now, tell me this is not a real Judge.
  • - [Rick] It's a real Judge.
  • - It's a real Judge.
  • - [Rick] Yep.
  • - [Tom] Holy crap, man.
  • - Carousel Red, four speed, white interior.
  • I'd heard rumors about this car being in Lubbock
  • for many years, and nobody.
  • You kind of hear about it, but nobody's ever seen it.
  • Nobody has ever.
  • And then I got a call and this guy said,
  • the guy that owned it hired him to start it up
  • and get it going because he and his son were supposed
  • to build it, and so, it was right around Thanksgiving.
  • And he said, "I'm too old, so I'm gonna tell my son.
  • "And if he doesn't want the car, it's for sale."
  • So the guy called me and he said the kid didn't want the car
  • so it's yours, and I said okay.
  • - So, it's a four speed, it was a 400?
  • - Four, oh yeah, oh yeah.
  • - Four hundred four-speed.
  • - Yeah, yeah.
  • - It looks like it was a white fender to white hood.
  • - No, no, that's the primer.
  • - [Tom] That's primer.
  • So, this is original paint on here.
  • - [Rick] Yeah.
  • - [Tom] Wow.
  • - [Rick] That why this is, I've got one that's gonna be
  • a perfect car.
  • This one is gonna be like, when you find it,
  • and then the other one is gonna be the shiny one.
  • So, you know, I just got the matching set.
  • - So, how long have you had this?
  • - I've probably had this one about five, six years now.
  • - So these are, are these original decals on here?
  • How many miles are on this?
  • - I don't know.
  • It's been awhile.
  • You know, when you first get it, you really jump all over it
  • and then you go to the next one.
  • - [Tom] So listen, here's what the odometer says, 00002.4.
  • Ha!
  • - [Rick] I believe it, I believe it.
  • (laughs)
  • - [Tom] So, can I open the hood?
  • - [Rick] Sure.
  • You got, hold up, you gotta click
  • and then when you pop it up.
  • No, no, you gotta do it, and then just hold it down.
  • And then when it pops up, yeah.
  • (metal screeching)
  • It's stuck.
  • - Oh well, we tried. - But, I can guarantee you
  • it's got a motor in there.
  • - Okay, I believe it.
  • It's a six cylinder, I know it is (laughs).
  • - No, no, I drove it, I drove it.
  • - Did you really?
  • - Yeah, yeah.
  • - [Tom] Runs well?
  • - Oh yeah, yeah.
  • - Well, that's a first.
  • We should do a Hagerty appraisal on this.
  • This is the first Judge we've found on Barn Find Hunter,
  • so I feel pretty privileged.
  • So, if we go to the Hagerty Evaluation Guide
  • to tell you what this car might be worth,
  • in number four condition, which is fair,
  • which they say is a daily driver,
  • this is not a daily driver, is $38,900.
  • And this is a 400 cubic inch, 366 horse power,
  • four-barrel Ram-Air III car.
  • So, it's a factory four speed.
  • So in fair condition, it's worth $38,900.
  • In good condition, $56,000.
  • In excellent condition, $92,000.
  • And in Concours, $127,000 is what this car would sell for.
  • Now, Hagerty has the average price for one of these cars
  • across the board at $56,000.
  • So, certainly one of the more valuable cars we've found
  • on this series, and one of the more valuable muscle cars
  • we've found on this series.
  • We're lucky to have found this.
  • And I'll just remind you, two things.
  • Number one, Rick said this car is not for sale.
  • And number two, Rick said this car is not for sale.
  • All right, so we have more Craiggers here.
  • You are a Craiggers. - Oh yeah, oh yeah.
  • - [Tom] So this is like a Little Red Wagon.
  • - [Rick] Yeah.
  • - [Tom] Is it a V8?
  • - [Rick] No, no, well, the Little Red Wagon was a Dodge.
  • This is the Ford version.
  • - I know, I know, yeah.
  • - [Rick] I've got the Little Red Wagon at the other shop.
  • - [Tom] Oh you have a Dodge?
  • - [Rick] Yeah.
  • - [Tom] So, this is, I think, a Falcon Econoline.
  • Didn't they call it that?
  • - [Rick] Um-hmm.
  • - [Tom] Six cylinder, three hundred three, yeah.
  • - And this is the five window.
  • This is really cool because a friend of mine had it.
  • I didn't even know it.
  • And then he sold it to me and then when I went back up there
  • I talked to this other guy,
  • because I've got another one of these,
  • and the guy, he knew more than I did,
  • "Is it a five window or a three window?"
  • And I said, "I didn't even see."
  • It was in the car, I bought it.
  • - [Tom] Yeah, yeah, yeah.
  • - [Rick] And then when I went over and I talked to Joe,
  • and I said, "Joe, yours is a five window!"
  • and he said, "What does that mean?"
  • And I said, "That's the rarest."
  • So we gotta renegotiate.
  • He said, "No, no. It's a done deal."
  • And he was a man of his word.
  • I didn't worry about Joe.
  • Now, that one over there, the red one.
  • - [Tom] The Camaro?
  • - [Rick] Yeah, now that one is a real '70 Z28.
  • - [Tom] A '70 Z28, so did '70s have a 302 or a 350?
  • - [Rick] 350, '69 was a 302.
  • - [Tom] Yeah, okay.
  • - [Rick] But that's a real Z.
  • - [Tom] Is it really?
  • - [Rick] Yeah.
  • - [Tom] The world loves '69 and '70 Camaros.
  • - [Rick] Oh yeah.
  • - Yeah, wow.
  • All right, so then over here we got Mustang number one.
  • And what's, again, stylized wheels, you're unbelievable.
  • - [Rick] Well actually we're gonna take those wheels off
  • 'cause I've got the Charger.
  • Magnum 500s need to be on a Charger,
  • so we're taking those off and puttin' them on the Charger.
  • - Same bolt pattern.
  • - [Rick] Exactly.
  • - [Tom] All right, so this building
  • looks pretty appetizing here.
  • Is there anything in there?
  • - (laughs) Yeah, you're not gonna believe this one.
  • Nobody believes it.
  • - Really? - Come on in.
  • - [Tom] So you don't give tours here very often, I bet.
  • - [Rick] Oh no, I run everybody off.
  • I run everybody off.
  • - Wow, geez.
  • And this thing's been sitting here for how long?
  • - [Rick] Oh, it's been sittin' here for a while.
  • 'Cause I've got another one.
  • We're working on the other one right now.
  • - [Tom] Oh man, this thing looks solid as a rock.
  • - [Rick] Oh it is.
  • - [Tom] Geez, very nice.
  • - [Rick] Yeah.
  • - [Tom] So is this gonna be hot rod or restored?
  • - No, '57s you don't hot rod.
  • Convertibles you don't.
  • This is gonna go back more or less to original.
  • Probably have mag wheels and stuff,
  • but it's got the little 283.
  • We got a 283 in there.
  • The problem is I got ahead of myself.
  • I got so excited about this one, I did the firewall,
  • started putting all the chrome and everything,
  • and it was like I was doing it the wrong way,
  • and I said no, no, I'm gettin' ahead of myself,
  • I'm gonna end up with a piece of junk.
  • So I stopped and I said when I get serious about it
  • I'll pull this one back out and start working on it.
  • - [Tom] So it's a 283, and it looks like it has
  • a standard transmission on it, a 303.
  • 283s, they're such a good motor.
  • - [Rick] Oh yeah, and this is, you can tell the motor
  • because of where you put the oil and all that stuff,
  • we didn't even bother about checking to make sure--
  • - Is this the hood scoop?
  • - No (laughs).
  • - It's custom, it ain't that custom.
  • It's not that custom.
  • - [Tom] That's sweet, so you painted over--
  • - [Rick] I know, I know, and I still got to do
  • a lot of body work in the back and I thought no.
  • I just got too excited, you know.
  • - [Tom] So how long have you owned this?
  • - Oh, I've owned this one for about 20-25 years.
  • I can't ever finish anything because
  • as soon as I get started up on something
  • somebody will call me and a new car will pop up
  • and it's just like.
  • - I have a rule, I don't start another car
  • until I finish one.
  • - Oh, I've never finished anything.
  • (laughs)
  • Too many cars show up.
  • But, I've got enough that I feel at this point in time
  • I kinda feel like it's time for other people to get some.
  • So, I'm not a hoarder.
  • I've got my '57 convertible.
  • Somebody else can get the next one, it's fine with me.
  • I got no problem with it.
  • - [Tom] I just walked by this Oldsmobile.
  • I mean, I assumed it was some kind of Cutlass Supreme
  • or something. - Correct.
  • - But then there was these four little digits
  • that struck out at me here.
  • And those digits are 442.
  • - [Rick] That's a true 442.
  • - [Tom] Tell me about this car.
  • - It's a '72.
  • I actually got a call the guy had a '71,
  • an orange one with a white top,
  • and so I went to go look at that one
  • and he actually had two of them.
  • And he knew the orange one because he said he knew
  • a guy from high school when they bought it for.
  • So, he knew about the car all the way through.
  • He bought that one to restore with his son.
  • His son didn't want to restore it, so he said,
  • "And I can't wait for my grandson."
  • So, he was gonna sell the orange one
  • and this one was facing one way when we went in the door
  • in the barn, the 442 with the wing was the other way,
  • so he said, "What do you think about it?"
  • And I said, "Oh the orange, forget about the orange.
  • "I'm already thinking about taking both of them."
  • And so he said, "Okay, I'll make you a deal."
  • So I ended up with both of them, an orange one
  • and this blue one.
  • - So, is that a his and hers shifter?
  • It is, okay.
  • Ha, geez.
  • Now, is this still a solid car.
  • I mean, to be with the windshield out and stuff,
  • it looks like--
  • - No, in Texas, I mean nowadays,
  • all this stuff can be redone.
  • I mean, when we were doing the media blast,
  • you got to get a good guy that knows how to weld and stuff,
  • but all the body panels are available now.
  • You know, when I started, you had to buy a Cutlass
  • and cut all the stuff out to put it.
  • Now you can order everything.
  • - So you've had this for how long?
  • - I've probably had this one about eight or nine years.
  • - So is that like a 400 in here?
  • Let's see if I can open this hood.
  • I tried the other one over there again, I couldn't do it.
  • - [Rick] Well, that's the Judge.
  • We don't want anybody opening that hood anyway.
  • That's original as it gets.
  • - [Tom] Boy, look at that.
  • Air cleaner is on there and everything.
  • - [Rick] Yeah, yeah.
  • - [Tom] So, it's probably a 400, wow.
  • - [Rick] Yeah, the other one was the one I was interested,
  • this one it's just cool to have two of 'em.
  • - So, you say you've got more stuff in that building.
  • - [Rick] Yeah, come on in.
  • - All right.
  • Oh, another '57.
  • - That's the one, that's really
  • my big time project right now.
  • Let me turn on the light.
  • - So you got a big block in here, 427?
  • - [Rick] A 454.
  • - [Tom] 454, wow.
  • What kind of front end is that?
  • Is that like Speedway Motors?
  • - [Rick] No, no, no, no, no.
  • Oh yeah, this is original. (laughs)
  • This is an original deal.
  • - Man, old school.
  • - We used to take them off the Econolines
  • and put 'em on there.
  • - Oh yeah, this is old school, man.
  • - [Rick] Yeah, that's how we do it.
  • - [Tom] What else have we got here?
  • - This is an original '69 Z28 Camaro.
  • - Oh.
  • - This is the real deal.
  • - So what is that a DZ code?
  • - Yeah.
  • - So this is a restoration?
  • - Uh yeah, kinda.
  • It's one of my son's always liked Camaros,
  • and so, I'm going to.
  • I've actually got a '69 Camaro convertible that I've done.
  • And that one, I got through with it.
  • It's a black, except instead of white stripes
  • I put gold stripes 'cause I just liked it better.
  • And so I want him to have that one,
  • but I want to build him a Z28.
  • - So what's going on here?
  • - This is a '33 Ford.
  • - [Tom] So is that Mopar engine?
  • - [Rick] Yeah, yeah.
  • - [Tom] It's like a 440 or something?
  • - (laughs) Yeah, nobody knows about it.
  • - Well, I'm looking at the distributor
  • and it can't be GM and it can't be Ford
  • because it's not at an angle (laughs).
  • - [Rick] That's exactly what it is.
  • - [Tom] Wow.
  • - [Rick] And so, it's a fast little car.
  • - [Tom] It's a torqueflite in there?
  • - [Rick] Yeah, it's a fast little car.
  • - I bet it is. - We had a lot of fun in it.
  • This is a '29 Shay.
  • It's actually, uh, Ford made these fiberglass.
  • It's kind of a reproduction.
  • - [Tom] I know, it had a Pinto motor in it.
  • - Yeah.
  • - So, these cars that you could bought through a Ford
  • dealership and they had new car warranties.
  • If you bought this, it basically
  • had a Pinto drive train in it
  • and Ford would warranty these cars.
  • That's interesting.
  • - [Rick] This is what I love to do.
  • - [Tom] Is that right, geez.
  • All right, here's your last chance
  • to take us to the big building.
  • Here's your last chance.
  • It'll never come around again.
  • - Well, you wouldn't be able to get into the building
  • at my house 'cause I've got so much stuff in there.
  • But the building at my house
  • that where the good, good stuff is.
  • - I mean, it's up to you.
  • - You already ruined my afternoon.
  • - We already ruined your day.
  • - There goes my gas that I was gonna be--
  • - All right, is it a deal.
  • - Yeah, we'll go over there.
  • - All right (laughs).
  • Now, this is where I'm wrong, see.
  • I said you can't find cars on Sundays,
  • but this is the second this afternoon,
  • on a Sunday afternoon, that we found guys
  • at commercial establishments.
  • Now we're going to his house to see some more cars he's got.
  • So we're at part two
  • of Rick's wonderful excellent car adventure.
  • Oh, this is pretty darn good.
  • - Yeah, I thought for your kind of deal.
  • See, that was a parts car I bought.
  • - I mean, that's a restoration project right there.
  • - Oh yeah, yeah.
  • It's a complete car, no motor, transmission,
  • but other than that everything's there.
  • And the trunk was full of parts.
  • Brand new stuff.
  • - This was original, it's got a column shift.
  • - [Rick] Oh yeah, yeah.
  • (country music)
  • - All right, '57 two are hardtops.
  • So, they made one like this that was a Mark Donohue edition.
  • - [Rick] That is a Mark Donohue edition.
  • - Is it really? - Yeah.
  • (country music)
  • - A Cushman, okay, with mag wheels, of course.
  • - Of course.
  • If it doesn't have mag wheels,
  • then it doesn't belong on my property.
  • - So, of course, there's mag wheels on here.
  • - [Rick] Of course.
  • - So, here we have a '57 Nomad.
  • So, is this the first, no, we found a couple Nomads
  • in North Carolina.
  • So, this is a '57,
  • looks like it was painted copper more recently.
  • But, I'd say it was originally like a turquoise.
  • - [Rick] Turquoise.
  • - Okay, so '55 convertibles,
  • this is the second one we've seen today.
  • - [Rick] Yeah.
  • - One was at your shop and this one.
  • - [Rick] I think this is one
  • that the guy called me and said,
  • "Do you want a '55 instead of a '57?"
  • And I said, "I guess."
  • So he brought it over and we made a deal on it.
  • - So a '57 Vette.
  • I think this is a '58.
  • - [Rick] Yeah.
  • - This is dual headlights.
  • Yeah, okay, this is a '58.
  • - That's the rarest car I've got right there.
  • - The white one.
  • Don't tell me what it is.
  • Well, it's a Charger.
  • - [Rick] No.
  • - [Tom] No? It's got an oracle in the front.
  • - [Rick] Look at the front fenders.
  • Look at what's on top of the front fenders.
  • - [Tom] It's a Superbird?
  • - [Rick] Yeah.
  • - [Tom] You got the wing for it?
  • - [Rick] Yeah.
  • - [Tom] The original aluminum wing?
  • - [Rick] Yeah, I got it.
  • - [Tom] Wow.
  • Hi, horsies.
  • - [Rick] A guy had it.
  • He took it to a paint and body guy
  • and it lasted there forever
  • and then the guy's wife called him
  • and said, "Come pick up your car"
  • 'cause he went out of business.
  • He went over there, they had stolen the motor
  • and transmission out of it, and they stole the hood.
  • - [Tom] Was it 440?
  • - It took me forever.
  • That car, nobody has ever figured out what it was.
  • That's why I took the wing off.
  • Nobody's ever stopped and said, "Is that a real Superbird?"
  • Never.
  • See, and that one is a 1970 Boss.
  • - That's a Boss car?
  • - [Rick] Yeah.
  • - [Tom] No kidding.
  • - [Rick] Yeah, it's a real Boss.
  • - [Tom] So, it's a '33-'34 Coupe?
  • - [Rick] Yep.
  • Actually, I bought this one before I bought the red one,
  • and then about three weeks later I bought the red one.
  • - [Tom] So, you've got a three window and a five window?
  • - [Rick] Correct.
  • - [Tom] That's a rare car.
  • Three window, holy mackerel. - Yeah, it is.
  • - Well this is pretty cool.
  • Is there anything in here worth seeing?
  • - Yeah. - Okay
  • Well, if we're asked nicely, we'll go inside.
  • (laughs)
  • - [Rick] You're gonna stumble over stuff.
  • - Oh, I like those kind of garages.
  • - [Rick] No, you don't understand.
  • I've got people that are collectors and they're like,
  • "I've never seen something like this."
  • And I say, "I know."
  • And I'm the guy that owns it.
  • - [Tom] All right, we gotta go now, boys.
  • Holy mackerel, geez.
  • - Cobra kit car. - Cobra kit car.
  • - Oh, you gotta get the motorcycle.
  • Easy Rider.
  • - Not the real one, is it?
  • - No, no, no, no, no.
  • I've seen the real one, but no.
  • - I just wanna soak all this in for a few minutes.
  • - This is my Chopper.
  • - So you got a chop pickup truck back there with (mumbles).
  • - Yeah.
  • And there's another one back over there.
  • - [Tom] Boy.
  • - And, see the blue cover right there?
  • - Yeah. - '37 Willys metal car.
  • - [Tom] Not a coupe?
  • - [Rick] A coupe.
  • - Man, a metal Willys, holy crap.
  • So, is that a Firebird Lamborghini over there?
  • - [Rick] Yeah, it's a Fiero.
  • - [Tom] Oh yeah, yeah, that's right, Fiero, yeah.
  • - [Rick] Yeah, in the (mumbles).
  • That's my Corvette,
  • and then that's my Porsche 357 covered up.
  • It's got the big white tires.
  • That's my '55 Gasser that I was building.
  • Right next to it is another '55.
  • That was a race car.
  • The wheel wells have been cut out and stuff.
  • - [Tom] I bet you know where everything is in here.
  • - [Rick] Yeah, and I know where I got it
  • and I know when I got it.
  • - So, that chopped truck, is that like a '56?
  • - [Rick] It's the only Ford truck I like, the '56.
  • It's chopped, it's got electric windows, electric doors.
  • Back tires about 22 inches wide.
  • - [Tom] What motor?
  • - 350, it's actually got a Ford.
  • It's actually got a Ford.
  • - [Tom] Holy Mackerel.
  • - The Willys is there.
  • Right behind it there's a Barracuda.
  • There's a Challenger back there.
  • There's a '64 Impala.
  • There's a '60 Impala.
  • Then there's a chopped '49 Merc in back.
  • - [Tom] I see that.
  • - And then there's a '70 Charger RT.
  • - [Tom] What's that convertible back there?
  • - [Rick] Uh, which one?
  • - [Tom] Behind the antique car.
  • Behind that old sedan.
  • Corvair or something?
  • - [Rick] No, no, no, I don't have any Corvairs.
  • - [Tom] Mustang?
  • - Oh yeah, it's a '65 Mustang convertible.
  • Yeah, I built that one for my son
  • when he was in high school.
  • And the Merc, you can kinda seen the Merc.
  • - Yep, yep.
  • - And then there's a '60 Impala that I've got back there.
  • Two door.
  • - And this right here, is this your Velle convertible?
  • - No, if I really, really came down to it,
  • this is probably my favorite car
  • of all the cars I own.
  • This is done and I haven't driven it.
  • - [Tom] Oh, black with gold '69 Camaro convertible.
  • Very nice.
  • - [Rick] How the heck did you get all this mess,
  • I don't know.
  • - Yeah.
  • Well Rick, thank you, man.
  • - It was an interesting Sunday.
  • - Thanks for allowing us to come in your door
  • and explain what we do, because you woulda
  • just kicked us the Hell out, so.
  • - Oh, I did, but you didn't go, but--
  • (laughs)
  • But, you don't get this much stuff unless you're persistent,
  • so I know exactly what you mean.
  • - That's amazing.
  • - Yeah, and a lot of this people will,
  • other people's junk is somebody's treasure.
  • - I just want to tell viewers, okay,
  • Rick looks like a regular guy.
  • He lives in a regular house.
  • You can't see any of this from the road,
  • but 100 feet in you're in a Heaven of muscle car parts here.
  • It's just amazing.
  • Who would imagine this building.
  • I mean, I see donkeys, I thought this was donkeys in here.
  • But we have horses in here, it's horse power.
  • So listen man, thanks.
  • What a blast.
  • - Okay, next time you're around
  • there will probably be more stuff.
  • Come on by, you're welcome.
  • - Thank you.
  • - Just don't ask if anything's for sale.
  • - I didn't. - You didn't.
  • - I won't. - Nope.
  • (garage door screeching)
  • Now, when my grandkids were little,
  • they'd come over here, "Grandpa, you got a lotta junk."
  • Now that they're older,
  • "Grandpa, you got a lotta cool stuff."
  • (country music) (car engine revving)
  • - This is our 27th state that we've found an old car in.
  • We don't find many of these.
  • See, one leads to another.
  • Oh, it's got a four speed in it.
  • Oh, look at this.
  • Holy mackerel.
  • You have any compound and a rag.
  • No, I'm only kidding.
  • (laughs)

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It's day one of the road trip from Midland, Texas, to McPherson, Kansas, and Tom has already struck gold. Hidden just outside of Lubbock, TX, lies a yard chock-full of desirable muscle cars that normally would make Tom go wild. But in this case they were all overshadowed by a particular orange Pontiac. Follow along as Tom checks another rare and desirable car off his barn find bucket list with the discovery of a GTO Judge.

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