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The Corvette in the Barn : More Great Stories of Automotive Archaeology - Tom Cotter

The Corvette in the Barn

More Great Stories of Automotive Archaeology

By: Tom Cotter, Keith Martin (Foreword by)

Hardcover Published: 12th September 2010
ISBN: 9780760337974
Number Of Pages: 256

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It's every car-guy's fantasy--to casually peer into a long-forgotten garage or barn or warehouse and find the car he has searched for his whole life.

Corvette in the Barn is a collection of true, often amazing, stories and essays about car collectors and enthusiasts who have discovered unusual and desirable cars, forgotten in all manner of locations from barns, to old-school junkyards, to farmer's fields. These are the stories that fuel the dreams of car collectors everywhere.

About the Author

The title on Tom Cotter's business card reads: "Certified Car Geek." For the past 30 years, Cotter has worked on nearly every end of the car business: mechanic, car sales, automotive public relations and marketing executive, auto racing authority, historian, racer, collector, restorer, journalist, and author. He has authored 10 automotive books, including most of the popular In the Barn series for Motorbooks. He has written for the New York Times and Road & Track magazine. Whenever he sits down at his keyboard to write another book, you can be sure that he has grease under his fingernails. Official Website: www.cobrainthebarn.com

Acknowledgmentsp. 9
Forewordp. 11
Introductionp. 13
Dream Carsp. 15
The Silver Dollar in the Barnp. 16
The Twisted Tale of the Jeffries' Porschep. 20
Sniping a Mustang Prototypep. 26
The Enterprising Priest and His Bubble-Screened Boondogglep. 30
Hibernating Hot Rodsp. 41
The Belly Tank Tributep. 42
The Penny Saver Deuce Coupep. 46
The Swindler in the Alleyp. 52
Hollywood Machinesp. 57
The Green Hornet Strikes Againp. 58
A Gullwing for Big Dog Garagep. 63
The Producer's Imperialp. 66
International Intriguep. 69
The Price of Warp. 70
San Juan's Secretsp. 74
The Truth Behind the Barn-Find Hoax of the Centuryp. 76
The Fate of the Sleeping Beautiesp. 83
Prospectors and Fanaticsp. 93
The Corvette Sleuthp. 94
The Snipe Hunterp. 109
The Road to Preservationp. 116
The Lost Motor Trend Victress S1A Specialp. 122
A Healey in the Shadowsp. 127
The Luckiest Guy in the Roomp. 131
The Dynamic Duop. 140
The Father & Son Hunting Teamp. 150
Veterans of the Tarmac Warsp. 157
Coming to Grips with a Slippery Questionp. 158
The Sebring Alfa in the Chicken Coopp. 167
The Hog Farmers' Fuel-Injected Mouse Denp. 171
Uncle Eddie's Backyard Gasser Fordp. 177
The Twin-Engine Beer-Find Dragsterp. 182
40-Year Itch Trans-Am Mustangp. 186
The Junkyard Ferrarip. 190
Reunitedp. 195
The Snake and the Satellitep. 196
The Cornfield Hemi 'Cudap. 201
The Back-to-School Roadsterp. 209
Honest Mike's Lucky Dayp. 214
Striking Carerra Goldp. 218
The Topless Reunion Cobrap. 221
The Good, the Bad, and the Luckyp. 231
The Good Samaritan El Caminop. 232
Bad Luck Bluesp. 235
Pikeville Purgatoryp. 239
The Ratso Rizzo Giuliettap. 245
Appendix: Eleven More Barn-Finding Tipsp. 249
Indexp. 253
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ISBN: 9780760337974
ISBN-10: 0760337977
Series: In the Barn
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 12th September 2010
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 15.9 x 23.5  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.74