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steved033
steved033
12/16/07 4:49 p.m.

Hey gang, I just ran into and purchased the newest barn find.

1957 Austin Healey 100-6. 1 owner, Primrose Yellow with black interior, hard and soft tops. Here's a pic on the flatbed after we gave it a little scrub. it seems to be mostly surface rust.

Keith
Keith None
12/16/07 5:07 p.m.

Nice!

Do you have any pictures of it in the barn?

sideache
sideache None
12/16/07 5:08 p.m.

Outstanding!!!!!

steved033
steved033 None
12/16/07 6:45 p.m.

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/showthread.php?t=163514

see it in the background?

steved033
steved033 None
12/16/07 6:51 p.m.

It's not really a barn, more of a carport, but it didn't move for 37 years. barn find.

sjd

Keith
Keith None
12/16/07 8:04 p.m.

I say you call it the Hebmuller :)

We'll be kept up to date on this car, right? This could be really fun to watch.

Nick_95_6sp
Nick_95_6sp None
12/16/07 10:44 p.m.

damn, that looks very nice. I love the 100-6's. Good luck restoring it and show us some progress report pics.

KaptKaos
KaptKaos None
12/17/07 1:19 a.m.

LOL - I just read that thread at PP today. The other guy got the 356. Two time capsules for the price of one!

Here's my latest:

It's no where near as cool as a AH 100-6, but it has a 2.7 CIS motor and was free. So I got that going for me :)

steved033
steved033 None
12/17/07 6:33 a.m.

Keith,of course I'll keep you apprised of the situation. Maybe CMM wants to come along for the ride? I'll be photographing and documenting everything. I need to sell a couple MGB's and the porscharu first (capital and space constraints)

Lists will be kept and a (probably 5") binder will go with the car wherever it goes.

Note the Florida badge and the SCCA badge on the grille. more clues.

I've never really had a desire to do a "correct" car, until now. I've even priced tires out at Coker...There's a Michelin X in the boot with raised white letters, that's totally the direction I want to go in.

sjd

Dave
Dave None
12/17/07 6:02 p.m.

What a great looking project car. There is a guy in my local club who has got that looks about the same condition but drivable. He takes ti to all the shows - wonderful!

pete240z
pete240z
12/17/07 6:41 p.m.

Nice! I am looking at a junker 240Z that really spent 9 years in a barn. Parts car only, but the story is great.

cherokee
cherokee
12/19/07 3:30 p.m.

My 850 Spider came from a climate controlled barn. Story goes that the woman left it with the guy I bought it from to be fixed, then she had some problems and vanashed. He left it sit in the back corner for over 20years. He finally decided to try to get the title in his name and after about a year of dealing with that he got a good title, then I bought the car. I don't have pics of the car in the barn posted yet.

Pics can be seen at: http://www.gt-actionphotos.com/fiat/fiat1.htm

steved033
steved033 None
12/27/07 5:15 p.m.

Some cleaning has revealed the following list of items still contained in the car.

a USAA Auto Kit with the GA registration, and associated insurance documents.

two issues of "Aquarium" magazine from 1966.

a 1960 SCCA Membership guide

A pair of grease stained coveralls

DAsh plaques from SCCA races and rallies dated 1958

A very jaunty plaid driving cap

a map of Atlanta, GA, dated 1960

An Opossum skull (in what looks like a nest in the engine compartment...ewww.)

SLOroadster
SLOroadster
12/27/07 9:20 p.m.

I have a barn find, its now my daily driver. I found a '69 Alfa Romeo GTV in a barn last year. It sat for 30 years. I had it back on the road in about a month and a half.It hasn't missed a beat in the past 16000 miles. Its original and unrestored.

Will

steved033
steved033 None
12/27/07 10:53 p.m.

wow!!! sweet.

sjd

steved033
steved033 None
2/29/08 8:44 p.m.

just an update that I got the healey to crank under it's own battery tonight.

There will be a fresh battery (as the one I had was just laying around, the fuel system will get an overhaul, and the ignition will get an overhaul (plugs, wires, cap, etc) a fresh oil change and filter, and we'll try to fire it up now that the weather is looking better.

sjd

thebear54
thebear54 None
3/8/08 6:46 a.m.

Man....you gotta love these "barn finds" :grin: Love that AH.

Up here in the "ticky-weeds" there are many such classics hiding out but you gotta have time to find them.

Tim Baxter
Tim Baxter Online Editor
3/8/08 11:55 a.m.

When you do, submit them to Ran When Parked.

steved033
steved033 None
4/28/08 8:43 p.m.

UPDATE: front brakes work after full master/slave rebuilds.

rear rebuild coming soon.

40 year old brake fluid has the consistency of grease.

sjd

Trev98
Trev98 None
4/29/08 12:16 a.m.

That's awesome. :)

steved033
steved033 None
5/4/08 9:09 p.m.

Brakes working! Clutch slave on the rebuild list.

I got it to cough over on starting fluid tonight. Fuel system rebuild coming.

sjd

gordon lawson
gordon lawson None
5/6/08 7:46 p.m.

Love those barn finds....

gordon lawson
gordon lawson None
5/6/08 7:53 p.m.

26 years in a dusty old barn and where do I rebuild it?

steved033
steved033 None
5/6/08 8:26 p.m.

WOW Gordon!! Sweet!. Where did you find it?

There's a TR6 on Atlanta's craigslist right now...20 years in a barn, includes 14 ft dual axle trailer.

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/car/662809799.html still up as of 5.6.08

sjd

Tim Baxter
Tim Baxter Online Editor
5/6/08 8:35 p.m.

Gordon, you gotta add that one to "ran when parked", or Reader Rides (or both)

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