Chances of Finding C-body/Imperial Cars are Diminishing!

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  1. Wile E Coyote

    Wile E Coyote Super Genius

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    Just a little northwest of Milwaukee, a small highway stretches through the town of Auburn, Wisconsin. A few decades ago, when the documentary filmmaker Kelly Rundle was a child, the road was lined with farms that members of his family had owned for generations; barns punctuated the open fields and woodlands. Now, he says, almost all of the barns are gone.

    In 1935, 6.8 million farms operated across the United States, most with at least one barn. Now, just around 650,000 barns remain standing.

    An Ode to the American Barn; An Ode to the American C-body/Imperial Car…
     
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  2. polara71

    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    That's a lot of barns.

    The general question around here about five years ago was where are all these barns?
    Still an awful lot of barn finds out there.
     
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  3. commando1

    commando1 Old Man With a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    My dispatcher told me to make a pickup at some company in rural Vermont.
    I ask the dispatcher for directions.
    He said, "blah blah blah, ... When you come to the 'big red barn', take a right, blah blah blah..."
    Hours later after going in circles, I called the dispatcher and said, "Do you even have a F*****g clue on how many red barns are in rural Vermont????????".
    :BangHead:
     
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    Seems there's more 78 NYB's for sale now than at any point since about 1980!
     
  5. Newport 66

    Newport 66 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    In our neck of the woods unfortunately many barns are in severe or some disrepair. We talk about the reasons all the time. Whether it's the farm economy, age of the barns (and owners) or corporate farming taking over small family farms. Whatever the reason(s), it is truly a shame.
     
  6. bluefury361

    bluefury361 Old Man with a Hat

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    "Barn finds" aren't just country things. Older city neighborhoods are a bonanza for cars stashed in back ally garages. I've found several city "barn finds" including a 19K mile V code 70 Cuda, a Fairlane thunderbolt, A 71 V code Challenger, a 7K mile Camaro Z28, and a 70 U code Road Runner. Not to mention my current "barn find", my 67 Polara 500 convertible.
     
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