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Imagine you’re a Corvette enthusiast who has stumbled upon a barn-find 1957 Corvette. The car is stashed in a Milwaukee garage with about eight feet of junk piled on top. You say to owner, “Hey that’s a ’57 Vette!” and his reply is “Yeah, there’s two more.”
That Corvette enthusiast was a tow-truck operator named “Mike P.” who made the three-car barn find discovery when he was summoned to an old garage in Milwaukee to pick up a junked pickup truck.
For years, the garage had held its secret well. Inside was the aforementioned 1957 Corvette which still had its original 283 V8 engine. The other Corvettes were another 1957 Corvette without an engine and a 1963 Corvette Convertible that was parked behind locked, but broken doors in another garage.
Mike says he mentioned to one of the family members on the property about what a great garage they had and right then it was offered for sale. The garage had been a body shop located in a residential neighborhood. Also included was an old house which also needed work. But most importantly, the contents of the garage – including the three Corvettes – was included in the sale. Mike recounts that had the Corvettes not been part of the sale, there would have been no deal for the property.
The family was able to give Mike a brief history of the cars. The 1963 Corvette was bought for the sister in the family when she turned 18. The car was involved in a fender-bender and was parked in the barn in 1973. The two 1957 Corvettes were bought at an auction in the mid-1960s and were parked in 1969 when the body shop was closed.
Check out these pictures showing the 1957 Corvette in the garage:
Mike says he found a cancelled check for the 1963 Corvette in the attic of the house. Also found was a roll of undeveloped film which cost him $60 to develop and make prints. Some of the pictures on that roll of film included a Corvette that looked a lot like the Mako Shark II concept car.
Read the full account of this three-car Barn Find from Milwaukee and check out all the pics at Super Chevy Magazine.
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