7 December 2016

Video: Barn Find Hunter - Detroit

Detroit is the heartbeat of American car culture. Ride along with Tom as he uncovers a Buick Caballero, a pair of Pontiac GTOs and many other American masterpieces, as well as a pair of Jaguar XK140s.

16 Reader Comments

  • 1
    Tim Badger Upstate N.Y. December 7, 2016 at 17:28
    Love the barn find hunter video's. Tom does a great job keep up the good work. How do I get a barn find tee shirt. Thanks Tim
  • 2
    Michael Missouri December 7, 2016 at 18:10
    Why does anyone assume low mileage on a 50+ year old car just because the 5 digit odometer reads ridiculously low? Wouldn't it be more likely the odometer has spun over at least once if not simply tampered or non-functional?
  • 3
    Jim Comer Gastonia, NC December 7, 2016 at 18:21
    Tom, Great one. Love the show. Find a great Mini Cooper for me.
  • 4
    Danny Saucier WA December 7, 2016 at 19:32
    Tom, once again I have to stop you at the first 5 cars. Will you PLEASE stop misleading your viewers? Please? Not one of the first 5 cars was worth restoring. Even if you loved one of the cars, there are literally hundred of turn key cars of each shown for sale. the 51 Chev you showed for example. All there? What little you showed us was NOT all there. It literally needed everything, and had HUGE rust repair issues issues SHOWING; forget about the frame/undercarriage. It needed the whole show. Those all done, according to NADA, are only worth MAYBE 20K. Tom, if he GAVE you the car AND 5K cash you couldn't do that car! C'mon man! You found your first car at 12; I was working at my old mans garage at 8 and I'm now 64. Your telling people to buy those cars in that condition is not right! Tell the people getting into the "hobby" what they really need to know!
  • 5
    Jimmy Osborne Niagara Falls Ontario Canada December 7, 2016 at 19:48
    Good Job Tom, Nice to see barn finds and keeping it Real stories,respect from a Haggerty Customer in🇨🇦
  • 6
    Gary Fresno, CA December 8, 2016 at 15:18
    The "Barn Find Hunter" 'show' has the video production down well...needs help with the audio side? A mic should be on any guest who is talking, as well...not just on the host. If only 'one' mic is available, put it on the guest. Generally, they talk lower than the host, and the host knows how to get close to the mic.
  • 7
    Jean Parisi New York December 8, 2016 at 08:19
    Excellent and so enjoyable....Keep them coming Tom!
  • 8
    John curler Dallas texas December 8, 2016 at 09:42
    Love the barn finds i have been a car guy since i was 12yrs. Old that was in 1967 when all the great cars were being made
  • 9
    PAUL CANTIN Massachusetts December 9, 2016 at 19:02
    Dan Saucier has a valid (if not a little harsh) point. The cost of restoration makes these cars economically unfeasible. Love the series and do not want it to stop ---but--- trying to restore some of these cars makes no financial sense. Thanks Don for having the courage for telling it like it really is.
  • 10
    Robert Ratliff Arlington, Texas December 9, 2016 at 10:35
    Love the series. When Tom mentioned, that GTO comercial when the actor Paul Richards hit the bumper with the crowbar, brought back memories of the early car commercial that influenced us all. We did the hot rod power tour this year in our barn find camaro keep searching
  • 11
    Tom WA December 10, 2016 at 13:38
    Tom, thanks for the journey. I think that the naysayers who previously posted are missing the point. For me, it's more about the dream or possibility of bringing an old car back to life, and once in a while the right car comes along.
  • 12
    Ray Montalbano Lake Worth, FL December 11, 2016 at 14:00
    Love the '56 Sedan de Ville! The convertible Invicta caught my eye, too! Both seem to be very reasonably priced... hmmm...
  • 13
    O.Vance Washington December 12, 2016 at 18:45
    I agree with the other people who are asking why you would assume only 20K miles when it is much more likely turned at least once,if not more.Danny is right too,those cars would not be candidates for restoration in that condition unless they were a good deal more valuable to start with.
  • 14
    Gary FL December 13, 2016 at 20:57
    I got my hopes up as he was looking at the Buick convertible. Not because of it but the Sunbeam sitting next to it. I really want to know if that was a Tiger.
  • 15
    Jim V. Anthem, AZ December 14, 2016 at 15:17
    Tom I too enjoy your videos. Always good to look at the mind candy you uncover. Good stuff. However you're really misleading viewers regarding initial purchase prices for these project cars. You refer to the Hagerty Price Guide as you throw out a number. None of the cars you show us are in #4 condition. They are far below that. Your enthusiasm is appreciated but you need to refresh your knowledge as to a #4 fair car. Upon establishing an acquisition price the vehicle must, at that moment, run, stop, have lights that work and maybe some minor dents/chips on the paint to be a #4. So pause a minute before quoting the Hagerty Price Guide for these neat cars that are in need of substantial work. And, keep on the hunt.
  • 16
    Allan Missouri December 18, 2016 at 20:39
    That rusty 4 door Chevy that was called a 1951 is either a 1952 or has a 1952 grill, parking lights, etc. Looks like a parts car to me, not worth $1000.

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