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The Corvette in the Barn: More Great Stories of Automotive Archaeology (in the barn)

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It’s every car-guy’s fantasy—to casually peer into a long-forgotten garage or barn or warehouse and find the car he has searched for his whole life. Corvette in the Barn is a collection of true, often amazing, stories and essays about car collectors and enthusiasts who have discovered unusual and desirable cars, forgotten in all manner of locations from barns, to old-schoo ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published September 12th 2010 by Motorbooks (first published January 1st 2010)
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Matt Refior
Feb 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Imagine yourself walking into a barn and you have no idea whats inside. Only to uncover the archaeology of an old classic car. That certain car that you have dreamed about having your entire life. Throughout this book is talks about the different stories of restoration of classic cars. It talks about the 38 tales of the barn discoveries within the 8 chapters. The lesson learned is that you should never leave a car sitting. You should take care of the stuff that you have. This book is very intere ...more
Frederick Brock
Dec 01, 2010 rated it did not like it
When I bought this book I was very excited to get home and start reading it. Being a huge classic and antique care fan, I could not wait to read the various stories about automotive archeology.
About twenty pages into the book I realized that this book is less about automotive archeology and more concerning flipping cars for a profit. These stories all have a similar theme, research or chance upon someone’s old car, do anything you can to acquire it, and then resell it for a profit. Some of these
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Dave
Jan 11, 2015 rated it liked it
I read the Kindle edition of this collection of short stories of people finding interesting cars in interesting places. I found some of the stories quite fascinating, but as the stories come across as decent blogs or magazine articles. If you like old and special interest cars, you will probably find this book interesting and worth reading.
Mmouse15
Feb 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2011
Another In the Barn book, and just as good as the others.


I love this series of books and enjoy the automotive archeology that goes into finding these cars and motorcycles. The stories are fun to read.
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