While hunting for a car for his daughter, Jay Russell of Langley stumbled upon the coolest barn-find I have heard of in years. Here’s the story:
Father and daughter went to a house to check out a car, and while she was giving it the once over, Jay was asking about the muscle car in the garage and telling the owner about a Camaro he used to own.
The fellow mentioned that the “lady down the street has a ’69 Camaro that has been sitting for years.” The pair drove down the street, knocked on the door, inquired about the classic and were told it was going to be restored and was not for sale.
A year later Jay went back and got a curt “not for sale,” and waited another year before going back.
Persistence paid off – perhaps the owner discovered how much a full restoration at a shop could cost – as she began talking about parting with her baby. She had owned it since it was a year old and parked it in 1996 because of a leak around the roof. Bargaining began, and while not robbing the lady, getting a numbers-matching all-original 1969 RS SS Camaro is sort of priceless.
via Barnfind 1969 Camaro RS SS is ‘patina perfect’.