8 February 2017

Video: Barn Find Hunter - Denver

Did the British invade Colorado? We didn’t think so, but in the latest episode Tom Cotter discovers British armored recon vehicles along with Land Rovers baking in the suburban Denver sun. But it doesn’t end there – racks and racks of MG parts await the British car enthusiast. Which is all just primer for a lead that yields a sports car connected to Augie Pabst Jr.

17 Reader Comments

  • 1
    Don Brennan Hamburg, NY February 8, 2017 at 17:55
    Tom is a very pleasant guy to listen to and his knowledge of the automotive history is very impressive.
  • 2
    Jose Ferreira Braga Portugal February 8, 2017 at 17:59
    Very nice article.
  • 3
    Aloysius Wald Columbus, Ohio February 8, 2017 at 18:21
    Thanks Tom for a the most enjoyable barn find episode. American cars are alright, I suppose, but the unusual and the European sports cars are far more to my taste. Unlike American politics, the interest in cars is a 'big table' with room for everybody to enjoy their particular point of view and interest.
  • 4
    Chris Los Angeles February 8, 2017 at 19:19
    I think the blue Land Rover is actually a 1978-9 since its carrying a UK 'T' plate unless it went unregistered for a few years.
  • 5
    Jim Bair Denver, CO February 8, 2017 at 20:31
    Amazing Abarth - Just saw this on display at the Hagerty Denver Cars & Coffee this past Saturday morning! So cool to see it featured here, and see how it was stored for all these years.
  • 6
    Edward E Delaney Jr Ga February 8, 2017 at 20:56
    Nice car
  • 7
    PRP Photo Toronto, Ontario Canada February 9, 2017 at 16:01
    Tom's discoveries are amazing. Such a treat for us car guys. His knowledge and enthusiasm makes us want be there right with him. Enjoyed the entire episode. Thanks.
  • 8
    scott il February 9, 2017 at 07:54
    The Abarth is cool -sad it has sat so long and by the looks of it will continue to --so many people have projects that just molder away or they hold on to it thinking about the huge money they will one day get ----- usually doesn't happen until they are dead
  • 9
    Vince Chicago February 9, 2017 at 20:33
    Love your barn find expeditions; treasure hunting at its best!
  • 10
    jon R hastrom CA February 9, 2017 at 10:23
    Tom is the BEST His finds are great and interesting cars nice personality and is gracious to the people he works with! I enjoyed Tom barn find books too Two thumbs up Jon
  • 11
    John P. Leseganich Canfield, Ohio February 9, 2017 at 10:53
    Every time I watch these videos I get the "urge" to go work on my classic or look for others...very inspirational. In the last few years I've found, bought, fixed, drove enjoyed the following: 1964 Ford Galaxie 1975 Ford Maverick 19?? Pontiac Fiero 1965 VW Beetle and my latest find,purchase, soon to be on the road is my 1978 MGB Love the Hagerty emails, the magazine and mostly these videos. Keep up the good work!
  • 12
    Orlando J Woods IL February 9, 2017 at 23:43
    This guy is great, love to watch him uncover these barn finds and very knowledgeable .
  • 13
    Ron Cowley Santa Rosa CA February 9, 2017 at 12:16
    I would love to accompany Tom on his next trip. It was just fun to watch this video. Thanks
  • 14
    David Jimenez Sacramento CA February 9, 2017 at 00:26
    What a beautiful car. Love every bit of it. Thank you
  • 15
    Larry Palletti Atlanta February 10, 2017 at 02:35
    The Abarth segment brought back some sad memories. Franklin Roosevelt and his Team Abarth were, to me, the death of amateur sports car racing in the US. Weekend racers would drive their entries to the track, tape up the headlights, swap out the hot spark plugs for cold, and tape a number on the doors. Race their cars, then drive them home when the race was done. Winners got prizes like a new set of tires, or an engine rebuild. That was SCCA racing. Then one 1960 weekend at the Cumberland, MD track, a huge auto transporter showed up, bearing six (maybe eight) Fiat Abarths -- and a sign that said "Roosevelt Motors" (or something similar) on the cab door. The pros had arrived, and purely amateur racing took a shot in the gut.
  • 16
    Rob Cotter NC February 11, 2017 at 19:28
    Who doesn't love an Abarth Double Bubble? Awesome find!
  • 17
    tom stumph harrisonburg va. March 1, 2017 at 20:51
    Great vids and stories. Keeps my interest up on projects. Projects 85 porsche 944 chevy. 70 c10 and 68 ford f100.

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