Dodge Charger for sale & and a field of project cars! | Barn Find Hunter – Ep. 38

(loud bell rings) (wind whistling) – Well we’re just driving down the road, and saw the shell of an
old Torino back here. And then see a Porsche up there. So there’s obviously a car
person that lives here. And I’m not sure how many car people there are in Midland, Texas. I know there’s a lot of truck people. So, I’m gonna in see if he
knows where any old cars are. Alright. Well, there is a car person here. And he’s got an interesting car or two to show us. One that may be available for sale that needs to be restored. (lively rock music) (car engine) Thanks. What’s your name? – [Ron M.] Ron Macintyre – [Tom C.] Ron, Ron
Tom Cotter. How are ya? So what do we have here? – [Tom C.] ’72 Dodge Charger, okay? Do you drive it? Is it a good driving car? – [Ron M.] It’ll drive. 318 engine. – [Tom] 318 and it’s got a TorqueFlite. And it’s got air, power steering, power brakes. – [Ron M.] Power steering, power brakes and air conditioning, yes. – [Tom C.] So you have a 318 in now but you got a 360. – [ Ron M.] Over that’s being, yeah, it’s about half done now. So the 360 would sit right in there. Not a problem. Everything would work. – [Tom C.] This is a
car you’d want to sell. – [Ron M.] This is a car
that I would sell, yeah. – [Tom C.] What are you ask for something like that? Throw the other engine in what would it cost for the whole thing? – [Ron M] Everything? Somewhere in the 8 to 10 I guess. – [Tom] 8 to 10 thousand. Now this car is a solid car? The floors are good on it? – [Ron M.] Everything
looks really, really good. – [Tom C.] For a ’70 car, that’s darn solid. – [ Ron M] It looks…even the trunk, even the trunk, really good. Solid. – [Tom] Yup. So how did you find this car? Was it on eBay or something? – [Ron M] My wife was driving up to see her mother. She was in Kansas, and
she’s driving through the a town called Nowata, Oklahoma and she drove through and she called me and said, “Hey I saw a car sittin on the side of the road.” So my brother lives nearby, probably about 15 miles from where she saw this car. So I called my brother
to go by and look at it. And he came down and he looked at it. He called me and says,
“It looks like a pretty decent car.” – [Tom C.] Let me tell
ya. That wife’s a keeper. If a wife calls you about old cars, you gotta gem. – [Ron M.] I know, I know. – [Tom C.] How many miles are in this? – [Ron M.] I think it’s like 57,000 or something like that. – [Tom C.] Yeah, 57,900 miles. Can you imagine that for a 1970? Do you have the key? – [Ron M.] Yes, you wanna start it? – [Tom C.] Yeah, that’d be cool. (engine stalling) – [Tom C.] It’s got that ole gear reduction starter… (engine starts) (revs engine) (engine stops) (engine starts) (engine running) – [Tom] How do you beat that? I mean, you got some Kreager Megs, it’s got killer exhaust, and it’s got a good body. (engine shuts off) – [Tom] I feel like buying it. (laughing) – [Ron M.] It is for sale. – [Tom C.] Yeah. So we
looked at this ’70 Charger but now we wanna take a look at a Torino in the back. There’s nothing scientific about finding old cars by the way. You just gotta keep your eye open and get ’em where you can. Now Ron tells me there’s rattle snakes out here but because it’s Winter time, February
when we’re filming this. We don’t have to worry about it but we probably don’t wanna walk back here in the Summer. Interestingly that Ron bought this car as a parts car. He’s restoring a 429,
4-speed, 1970 Torino. Bought this as a parts car and he said, “I can’t cut this car apart, it’s too solid.” And as a complete car, even though it’s disassembled here, the doors are off it, the trunk’s off it,
the grill is out of it, the scoop’s off it… All those parts come with it, comes with a complete interior. The seats look good. The door panels look good. It’s a 302, 2 barrel, automatic on the column, bench seat. It was most recently dark blue but if you look where some of the parts were taken off of, it was actually a powder blue car. This quarter panel has been kind of caved in but it comes with
another quarter panel. Lookin at a 48 year old car and a desirable body style. He wants 2 grand for it. It’s probably a fair buy. You’d have to roll up your sleeves and put some elbow grease into this thing. But, you could do worse than to start with a solid car like this. Sometimes car people who you would imagine would know where all the old cars are, it doesn’t register. They look for pretty cars at Cars and Coffees or pretty cars inside peoples garages. But they don’t pay attention to the stuff that’s lying in the back yard. So even car people could
be fooled sometimes. We were told yesterday, don’t expect to find any
cars in Middleton, Texas because they’re all gone. Well, we found a couple here, a nice Mopar and a Torino, both solid cars, both
at reasonable prices. So we’re gonna see how many more we can find and prove that guy wrong. (blues-rock music) – We’re having lunch at a deli, it’s one of the beauties about driving a car like this, is that it starts conversations. And so, guy came up to us and, “Is that you’re car?”, yeah. And we start talking cars, do you know of any old cars? So now we’re on our way to see a couple of guys, just a couple of miles from where we had lunch,
that are old car guys. I think it’s this road right here, we’ll see what it is. Apparently they have old cars that are in a field, and they buy, sell, restore, strip, sell parts, whatever. I don’t know if it’s it or not, it’s a dirt road. We’ll see. I just saw a Falcon Ranchero so we just turned around. Next to a bull, holy crap. So this turned out to probably a good lead. Hopefully somebody’s home. Knock, knock. This is cold calling, I might as well be selling Encyclopedia Botanicas here. We’re here, we just pulled off the road cause we saw some cars on the way to another place down there. And I said, oh look
there’s a Falcon Ranchero in the back. And I knock on the back door and Susan already came out the front door, and we met right in the middle. And Susan is the best
person I’ve ever met. – [Susan] Well, thank you very much. – She’s got all sorts of
cool cars and stories. So if we could start, you said the 40s truck is not for sale, but tell me about the Thunderbird. – [Susan] My husband does a lot of racing and with the Baker Boys here in Middleton. And they go locally and as you can tell by
the junk around here that he’s a collector. What ticks this guys knot, he came across this, which is really, really rare to find. It’s never been wrecked or anything like that. I had called him up and he said he wanted $1,000.00 for it. Which is really a good find because it’s not a kit. It is original. – [Tom C.] This is a fiberglass drag car, it’s gotta narrowed rear end. It’s gotta purposed filled frame. It looks like it’s got those big tires that are gonna fit in here, it’s all tubbed out. It’s got rack and pinion steering with a square boxed chasey. A thousand bucks. – [Susan] Hmm, hmm – [Tom C.] Such a deal – For a ’57 that’s not bad. – [Tom C.] Yeah, yeah. The (mumbling) we don’t need to see but the cars over here. So this is a ’40 Pontiac I think, right? And this is a hot rod. We take a look at the inside here, it’s got an automatic, it’s got bucket seats. It’s an unfinished symphony. Flat black, it’s got GM
V8, probably a Chevy. – [Susan] It’s got a $5,000 stereo in it. – [Tom] So it’ gotta,
probably a Chevy or, – [Susan] Yeah, I believe it is. It takes two keys to start it. My husband designed that himself, so nobody could steal it. – [Tom] No kidding? – [Susan] Yeah, he did all this himself. – [Tom] Wow. – [Susan] You know we couldn’t even go to the drive-in or go out to eat without somebody coming up and going, “Hey, I got laid in this car.” or “a car just like this” and you’d be like, What. Hey dude, you know, we’re at the movies. – [Tom] Oh man. It’s got American Racing Mags in the back. And how much are you asking for this? – [Susan] He said 12. – [Tom] $12,000 okay. – [Susan] Which is a very good price. – [Tom] Is that a driving car? – [Susan] Yes – [Tom] That’s a driver. – [Susan] The seal’s out of it right now from just being set up. That’s all. – [Tom] Okay. So these McLarens, let me talk about these McLaren’s for a second. These were Ford Mustang coupes that McLaren, a subsidiary
of McLaren race cars, or at least use to be, which is in somewhere outside Detroit. They would cut the roofs off the coupes and make convertibles out of them. And they were two seaters. This is a two seater, Mustang convertible, as opposed to the Mustangs you would be able to buy in a dealership with a four seaters. So this whole panel is
probably fiberglass. It would lift up and
the roof would go down so it would be a total, clean finish. And they had five liters with five speed transmissions. And they had suspension modifications done to them. So this was the Mustang convertible before Ford came out with
their own convertible. Interesting car. You know all this stuff, it’s amazing. – [Susan] Oh yes, I once hung out with Mickey Thompson, in San
Antonio, Don Garlits. At which I think is pretty awesome. – [Tom] Okay, so here’s
your private little yard, junk yard. – [Susan] I’m still laughing. – [Tom] Okay, so let’s
look at this Volkswagen. A Volkswagen drag car. – [Susan] I knew the year on this but I forgot. I’m sorry. – [Tom] Look at that. – [Susan] Oh yeah, he raced this over in Pinwheel. – [Tom] It’s still got
a Volkswagen fTomt end, but that’s a Ford motor. – [Susan] Yeah, he had
a Ford motor in there. – [Tom] It’s probably a 302 or something. – [Susan] Yeah but it was
board out and the hole – [Tom] It’s got a fiberglass fTomt end, it’s got a roll cage. How much is this? – [Susan] I’m pretty sure that he had $1,200 at this at one time. Because that is more than that in it. – [Tom] Oh, I’m sure. $1,200. – [Susan] People use to run up back when it was, and they’d say “The Volkswagen’s up
there, the Volkswagen’s up there.” And people
would bring their cars, because it was so light weight. And it would woop, woop, woom, they’d say, “Oh.. – [Tom] Could it do wheelies? – [Susan] It was just unbelievable. – [Tom] So we’ve gotta
MG midget over here. – [Susan] Yes, sir. When he was doing a tire job over in Saint Lawrence there was an old, rich farmer. And I told Rick, I said, no more cars, no more junk. And he said,
“Well, just this one.” And I’m like, Okay. – [Tom] So it’s gotta, can’t tell, but it’s probably a 1275, which is the largest engine you can get in this car. Could be a 1098, dual-side draft SU’s. It made great little race cars. – [Susan] I’ll tell you what, that ’79 right there. I gotta title to that. But this one you know, excellent body. – [Tom] At $1,000? – [Susan] At $1,000. – [Tom] And you gotta title? – [Susan] I gotta title. – [Tom] It’s got everything but an engine and transmission. Okay, now I see back here a Falcon? – [Susan] Yes, sir. A ’64 Falcon Futura. – [Tom] Okay, so this had a 260 V8 in it. – [Susan] Yes it did, but I had a 289 in it. – [ Tom] Did you really? – [Susan] Yes, I did. – [Tom] It had a floor shift? – [Susan] No, it was an automatic. And got pulled over several times. – [Tom] So this was your car? – [Susan] That was my very first car. – [Tom] You’re first car. – [Susan] Yeah. – [Tom] How old were you
when you got this car? – [Susan] 18 1/2 and
paid $150 bucks for it. – [Tom] What do you want for it now? – [Susan] I’d have to have at least 13. – [Tom] $1,300? – [Susan] Yeah – [Tom] You only paid $150. – [Susan] I know but it’s, you know, whatta you call it, sentimental value? – [Tom] Oh, okay. – [Susan] And I have the hood. I have everything for it. – [Tom] Do you have an engine for it? – [Susan] We got 25 motors. – [Tom] Okay. We got
wind picking up, right? – [Susan] Yes. – [Tom] We got another Ranchero here. – [Susan] Now that one I’ll let go pretty good. This one, I’ll let this one go for $600. – [Tom] $600 bucks, you
have a title for that? – [Susan] No. – [Tom] No Title. – [Susan] Are you kidding me? No that one somebody dumped on us. – [Tom] This is the incorrect hood. The correct hood’s back there. No engine, no transmission. Just 600 bucks, okay. – [Susan] Yeah, $600. I’ll go $500. – [Tom] $500. – [Susan] 500 dollars. Because you know, just the emblems alone, are worth 70 bucks. – [Tom] Well, let’s
look at this Econoline. – [Susan] Oh, we’re
saving the primo for last. – [Tom] So it’s got no fTomt end, no rear end. No engine. Well. – [Susan] Did you really
expect motors to be in these things? – [Tom] Well, you know it’s – [Susan] Oh it’s all in here, take all. – [Tom] What’s the story with this? What year is it? – [Susan] That’s a ’63 Econoline Van. – [Tom] Is he selling that or is that sentimental? – [Susan] No, I’d sell that one. – [Tom] It’s just a body. – [Susan] Yeah, but that one I’d have to have at least 15 for that one. – [Tom] 1990 was last… – [Susan] Yeah, that’s about right. – [Tom] Okay, so 1500 for that, good body if you wanted to have a Econoline project. The hardest part is to find a good body. The easy part is to find the fTomt ends, rear ends and engine. – [Susan] But you know, they have a thing called eBay and Yahoo. – [Tom] So last but not least, in the garage here we have a 19, I think 77 Chevy Blazer. This is a first gen Chevy Blazer and it had the removable hard top, and the rear part of
the body is fiberglass. This is a two-wheel drive car so you can drop this thing down. A lot of guys like love these cars cause they could slam it on the ground. And this car, it appears
to have new fenders. It’s got a V8 four barrel high rise, its got wire wheels. It’s a project for sure. It was last on the road in 2010. And it appears that these fenders are bowed out, kinda flared, customized. They have a title for the car and its 1800 bucks. I mean, that to me is a good deal. This is a project car that somebody could make it into a tow vehicle or just a cool ride the way it is. And it’s half done. There’s a great motor in there. And I think they have a lot of the pieces to finish this car. So 1800 bucks, how do you beat that? We say good-by to our
friends the Aubrey’s. And appreciate you letting us walk around your property for a while. Happy hunting. (blues-rock music)


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