Here’s a case of a Barn Find that’s still in the barn, so to speak.
It seems Brian’s wife and two sons treated him to a special trip to Los Angeles for Father’s Day, complete with a couple of Dodgers’ games, a pro soccer matchup between the Whitecaps and the Galaxy, and a tremendous Fourth of July fireworks show looking out over L.A.
The real fireworks erupted the next morning, though, when Brian’s wife happened to notice a dust-covered split window coupe in the parking garage at the Beverly Hills condo where they were staying.
“My wife says to me – look isn’t that the car like your dad had… ‘Holy crap’ you’re right – I was hooked,” Brian wrote.
A little investigation found that the car’s last tag was dated 1972! The doors just happened to be unlocked, and a search through the glove box found some leads that he was able to use to track down the car’s owners – the daughters who had inherited it from their parents.
Brian managed to find them and made them a series of offers, starting at $25,000 and eventually rising all the way to $65,000, offers that were all turned down.
“It’s probably just as well as it probably will cost $80k to get it back to its original state,” Brian concluded.
Most of the other readers who have since commented on Brian’s story believe he was lucky that the offers were rejected as his emotions might have gotten the better of him. Some believe his story is a hoax.
What do you think? Check out barnfinds.com for all the photos of this forgotten 1963 Corvette Split Window Coupe.