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Barn Find Hunter 427 Cobra and Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy to cross the block at Gooding & Co. Amelia Island auction


#1

For 30 years, the world’s most valuable rodent real estate was in a garage in North Carolina. As seen on Hagerty’s Barn Find Hunter, the mice had put down roots inside a 427 Shelby Cobra and a Ferrari 275 GTB/2 Alloy, which are both finally seeing the light of day after an extended hibernation. The next challenge? Finding the cars a more proper home, of course.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/02/06/barn-find-cobra-and-ferrari-head-to-auction

#2

Lets not reward people for mistreating some of the most awesome cars in the world. I would slap him with a driving glove if I could.


#3

Yeah I’m thinking you would have to dig them up to take out your revenge.

Since you really have no clue on the back story who gives a s***. They owned them and could do with them as the f****** pleased.


#4

I would like to know what kind of trailer Tom was pulling. Looks light weight. I like it


#5

Great guys who are very passionate about the cars.
I towed cars and trucks for 36 years, they should have
brought a tow guy along, he would have saved them some trouble!

I’m glad it all went well


#6

Hey Kevin, this guy did not mistreat these cars, he actually preserved them. I just bought an ‘82 Honda CBX and had to evict a colony of mice out of the airbox on it. Keeping vehicles in a covered, dry location is not abuse, it’s preservation. And after all, we are just preserving these vehicles for future generations to enjoy.

I have a ‘59 Jag that the PO removed the cylinder head and left it sitting in his driveway for two years. That’s abuse.


#7

Just to have these cars and being kept in a garage is a good thing Ive seen so any left outside to the weather in the northeast with the bodys in the dirt that not much is left for salvage or you have to spend a fortune to fix to get back to usable condition so very glad this story will have a good ending hope who ever gets them at auction will love them forever and take care of them for future generations .


#8

To Phrogaircrew: so elegantly put. Now take this bar of soap…


#9

You have to give the owner credit for taste. He kept the Morgan!


#10

I hope any new owners just clean them up, make them safe to drive, but leave them as original as possible. I don’t think the world needs more over-restored Ferrari’s or Shelby Cobra’s. Historically they are more valuable as-is.

Bill D


#11

Let the new owner do what they please with their purchases. IMHO, Original conditioned cars are not that interesting." Let he that pays the piper call the tune" (unknown credit)


#12

I’m just hsppy they srill exist. Think of when they opened the doors to the Schlumph collection and realized that all of those cars they thought were lost forever weren’t. Finding thr Auto Union racing cars in a salt mine in Poland. Be happy they still exists!


#13

Do grown up words hurt your ears?


#14

You mean like “asshole” ?

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It’s not a dick don’t take it so hard.

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#16

I was the 2nd owner of the 275GTB (Vin# 8125) back in the '70’s. It was the one I shouldn’t have let get away. Foolish me!

I hope and pray it finds a good home.

Who ever the buyer is … let them know I still have the original Parts Manual that came with the car.

Jack