Barn Find Hunter: The cars are still out there - Hagerty Media
You might tell Tom Cotter “there are no cars left out there,” but he’ll just take that as a challenge. Still working his way around Midland, Texas, Tom follows a lead from a gentleman he met while taking a lunch break a few days earlier.
Having no idea what’s in store, Tom turns his Ford woodie wagon into the driveway of a shop full of custom metal. Parked side by side are a 1947 International fire truck and a ’30s rat-rod sedan. The fire truck body sits on a 1985 Ford E350 ambulance chassis, giving it a big-block powertrain along with power steering and brakes. Plans to turn the long utility box into a bar for relaxing at car shows are still in the works.
Out on the back portion of the property rest a handful of projects in waiting. A rough T-bucket project sits between the body and a new chassis. A 1940 Pontiac Silver Streak deluxe, purchased from an owner in a previous Barn Find Hunter episode, is still stock and could be purchased for the right price, according to the owner. There’s a lot of potential out there, if you know where to look, and the owner is loud and clear that everything is for sale.
Still uncovering cars, Tom has a lot more to share from his never-ending tales of discovery. A preview for the next Barn Find Hunter shows lots of custom metal and reveals Tom saying things like, “We’ve got to see the helicopter,” “I want to buy this one,” and, “Do you have any idea where this K-code is?” After all, there’s always more out there, no matter what you’re told.