World class collection hidden in plain sight | Barn Find Hunter – Ep. 61 (Part 2/4)

(upbeat music) – We’re back in Midland, Texas, where we were about a year ago. This won’t be your normal
Barn Find Hunter episode. It was just a year ago
we were in this yard in Midland, Texas, looking at this field of pretty solid cars, and I actually really fell
in love with this one. And I kept on going back to that wagon, and there was somethin’ solid about it. You know, having spent time
buffing out this little piece of the fender, then having
spent time buffing out the complete front fender,
this car was talking to me. I couldn’t get it out of my mind. We decided we’ll just make
a project car out of this. Well, let’s show these people
what this has turned into. (rock music) There we go. (door slam) (engine revving) We’re just about to
leave Midland, Texas now. It’s been a wonderful adventure. Why did we choose Midland, Texas? Well, it’s just because I’ve
had a lifelong fascination with Chaparral race cars. This little town, at seven
miles by seven miles, produced some of the most
amazing race cars in the world. I encourage you to go on the internet and put in Chaparral race cars, built by a guy named Jim Hall. They were built in this
little town, aerodynamics, ground sucker cars, amazing engines, built right in this little town around the Can-Am series back in the 60s. But now we’re about to leave. We’re probably at the
city limits right now. So, we’ll say goodbye to Midland. I don’t know if we’ll ever be back, but I have to say that over
four years of Barn Find Hunting on this series, this is the
first time we’ve got to live, kind of the talk-the-talk
and walk-the-walk, not just walk through a
guy’s collection of old junk and say, “That’s good, that’s good.” We picked a car that we said, “That car’s got good bones in it.” And why not make a project car out of it over the course of a year. With a lot of volunteer help
and some people donating parts, and we built this car from
a shell that was ready, literally, for the scrap
heap, and we’re driving it. We’re gonna drive it
probably 600 or 700 miles into Kansas, and we’re gonna
donate it to a good cause. And you’ll be along for the ride. (banjo music) (laughs) Triple digits! We’re in Lubbock, Texas,
driving towards Kansas, and we passed this yard,
and it’s a Sunday afternoon, so it’s not the easiest day to find somebody around old cars, but Mike was mowing his lawn, so we caught him at the right time, and he’s got cars here that
you say they’re all for sale. – [Mike] Yes. – [Tom] They belong to your girlfriend. – [Mike] Uh-huh. – [Tom] And how much are they? – [Mike] $500 apiece. – $500 apiece. So keep that in mind as
we look at these cars. So, you’ll notice some similarities. Here’s a four-door wagon,
here’s a four-door sedan. But, they came probably
off the same assembly line. This one was sold in Morton,
Texas, by McCoy Ford Sales. As we know, this one comes
from Doug Burns in New Mexico. I wonder if there’s any parts
on here we need (laughs). – [Mike] So that’s a three hundred three. – I don’t know what
kind of motor it’s got. It doesn’t have a 390
because it doesn’t have an emblem on it, so we’ll
just work our way down to some of these cars here. So, our wagon, if you
remember from episode 34, didn’t look very different
than that car right there, Country Sedan. That’s a 55 or a 56, I guess? You know, it looks rough. That quarter panel is rough, but wagons are hard to get these days. This has still got a Y-block in it, which is probably a 252,
somethin’ like that. So, it’s got no grill, no hood, but otherwise it looks complete. No windshield. But, this is $500. So this, let’s see what
the other side looks like. Yeah, I mean, this is
a good starting point for a wagon project. Not very different than
that wagon was a year ago. I’ll repeat that again and again. (funky music) That’s a Big Block Chevy 454. (funky music) I mean, so what do you
do with these things? That ones, I mean, that needs body work. Too bad about this rust. I didn’t think things rusted in Texas. – [Mike] Well, it kinda
depends what part of Texas they come from. – All right, so here we have a Fairlane. Looks like a ’64 Fairlane. It’s got a 260 V8, automatic. It’s a four door. So, the 260 was the
predecessor to the 289. First Ford built the 221, then a 260, and ultimately a 289. This is a five-bolt bellhousing, and it was the first motor
available in a Cobra, believe it or not, AC Cobra. $500, complete with hubcaps. Here’s a first-generation Corvair, $500. All right, so, if I had
$500 in my pocket right now, which one would I buy? (classical music) Probably that Fairlane. V8, it’s a four door, but it’s solid. It looks complete. I’d pay $500 for that car. Well, Mike, you can go back
to your lawn mowing now. I appreciate it, man. – Thank you, guys. – Thanks for being here on a Sunday. – No problem.
(laughs) – We’re just leaving
Mike in Lubbock, Texas, who had a bunch of cars scattered around, and I have to say that some of them had more rust than I would like, however, now that I’m out of
there, I’m thinking about, if those cars were on the East Coast and they were 50 and 60 years old, they’d have much more rust than that. So, $500 apiece, there’s
some deals over there. Don’t discount that place. (banjo music) We just visited Mike on the, let’s see, the east side of the highway, and as we were looping
around to go back to Mikes, we saw another place on the
west side of the highway, so we’re going back there now. Looked like they had some
Chevelles, maybe GTO, maybe a Judge. I mean, it’s my imagination,
but I saw an orange Pontiac back there, so I’m saying it’s a Judge. So, we’ll see if anybody’s home. Sunday afternoon, it’s tough. We’ll see.
(birds chirping) (talking muffled) How do you like that? So it would be great if this guy says, “You’re the Barn Find Hunter, come on in!” It’s worked before.
(door shutting) We’re driving this Ford
station wagon northbound on 87 in Lubbock, and I
turn over to this side and I said there’s an
orange GTO back there. That could be a Judge. So, make a big loop come back here. Walk in the shop. I meet a man named Rick and Rick says, “If you wanna buy any
cars, get out of here, ’cause I don’t sell any cars.” I don’t want to buy
anything, I just wanna look. He said, “All right, come on back.” So, Rick, thanks for not kicking me out. – Okay. – And, I look forward to seeing
what you’ve got back here. – Okay, let’s start. – [Tom] There ya go. – [Rick] Let’s start with
the stuff outside, I guess. – [Tom] Okay. – [Rick] This is kinda my daily driver. – [Tom] Yep, yep, too nice, too nice. So, ’69? – [Rick] No, this is actually a ’72. – [Tom] Oh, 72. – [Rick] Yeah, the ‘6– – [Tom] Is that a parts
car or is that restored? – Uh, I got that. Oh, no, no, I’ve got several others. So, we bought it
basically because it’s got a Posi rear-end, that’s why we bought it. – Otherwise, it’s a parts car. – [Rick] Yeah, it’s a parts car. – Now, what about this Pontiac back here? – The Trans Am? – [Tom] Yep. – [Rick] Yeah, the Trans Am
actually belonged to my brother who lived in Oklahoma and
he was driving to El Paso, moving over there. – Really?
– And he said, do you like it? I said, “Yeah.” He said, “Do you want it?” And I said, “Yeah.” So we made a deal and
it never got to El Paso. Ended up here and here’s where it’s at. – [Tom] So, how long has
it been sittin’ here? – [Rick] Oh, probably about at least seven or eight years at least. ’56 Ford Cabover. – ’56, so this should
have a Y-block in it. Ah, motor still in there? – Oh yeah, yeah. Tree hit it, so it was part of the deal. We got a roof and another
hood to restore this. It’s truck body is original as it gets. (door screeches open) – Oh man. – [Rick] Yeah. – [Tom] So you’d put this like
a late model engine in there? – [Rick] We will, when the time comes. – [Tom] I mean, this is a
cat’s meow for a hot rodder. – [Rick] Oh yeah, oh yeah. That’s why I got it. – Would you make a hauler
out of it, like a flatbed? – That’s definitely, yeah. That was the plan. That was the plan.
– Wow. (door shutting) Can I open the hood? – [Rick] Sure, if you can open it. – Oh, okay. – [Rick] No, no, no, go ahead, go ahead. (hood screeching) Like I said, if you can open it. – [Tom] So, it’s probably like a 272, and it’s a two-barrel Holley. – [Rick] Holley, that was the coolest part about it (laughs). – [Tom] No kidding. – [Rick] Yeah, for a hot
rodder, you’re just like, “Oh, this is too cool!”. – [Tom] So, the Y-block, the
stock and exhaust manifolds had outlets up here and
there was a crossover pipe between the two that
equalized the cylinders. – [Rick] Exactly. – [Tom] Huh. – [Rick] Exactly. – And so, what will you do with this? – [Rick] Oh, the long run will be to put it on a different frame and use it to haul cars. – Like, get a dually frame or something? – Yeah, yeah, dually
frame, low on the ground. – Oh yeah.
– Yeah. – Air suspension? – Nah, I’m not, that’s too modern for me. – Okay, all right, well, we’ve
been doing this program now for four years and we’ve
yet to find a Judge. Now, tell me this is not a real Judge. – [Rick] It’s a real Judge. – It’s a real Judge. – [Rick] Yep. – [Tom] Holy crap, man. – Carousel Red, four
speed, white interior. I’d heard rumors about
this car being in Lubbock for many years, and nobody. You kind of hear about it,
but nobody’s ever seen it. Nobody has ever. And then I got a call and this guy said, the guy that owned it
hired him to start it up and get it going because he
and his son were supposed to build it, and so, it was
right around Thanksgiving. And he said, “I’m too old,
so I’m gonna tell my son. “And if he doesn’t want
the car, it’s for sale.” So the guy called me and he
said the kid didn’t want the car so it’s yours, and I said okay. – So, it’s a four speed, it was a 400? – Four, oh yeah, oh yeah. – Four hundred four-speed. – Yeah, yeah. – It looks like it was a
white fender to white hood. – No, no, that’s the primer. – [Tom] That’s primer. So, this is original paint on here. – [Rick] Yeah. – [Tom] Wow. – [Rick] That why this is,
I’ve got one that’s gonna be a perfect car. This one is gonna be
like, when you find it, and then the other one is
gonna be the shiny one. So, you know, I just got the matching set. – So, how long have you had this? – I’ve probably had this one
about five, six years now. – So these are, are these
original decals on here? How many miles are on this? – I don’t know. It’s been awhile. You know, when you first get
it, you really jump all over it and then you go to the next one. – [Tom] So listen, here’s what
the odometer says, 00002.4. Ha! – [Rick] I believe it, I believe it. (laughs) – [Tom] So, can I open the hood? – [Rick] Sure. You got, hold up, you gotta click and then when you pop it up. No, no, you gotta do it,
and then just hold it down. And then when it pops up, yeah. (metal screeching) It’s stuck. – Oh well, we tried.
– But, I can guarantee you it’s got a motor in there. – Okay, I believe it. It’s a six cylinder,
I know it is (laughs). – No, no, I drove it, I drove it. – Did you really? – Yeah, yeah. – [Tom] Runs well? – Oh yeah, yeah. – Well, that’s a first. We should do a Hagerty appraisal on this. This is the first Judge we’ve
found on Barn Find Hunter, so I feel pretty privileged. So, if we go to the
Hagerty Evaluation Guide to tell you what this car might be worth, in number four condition, which is fair, which they say is a daily driver, this is not a daily driver, is $38,900. And this is a 400 cubic
inch, 366 horse power, four-barrel Ram-Air III car. So, it’s a factory four speed. So in fair condition, it’s worth $38,900. In good condition, $56,000. In excellent condition, $92,000. And in Concours, $127,000 is
what this car would sell for. Now, Hagerty has the average
price for one of these cars across the board at $56,000. So, certainly one of the more
valuable cars we’ve found on this series, and one of
the more valuable muscle cars we’ve found on this series. We’re lucky to have found this. And I’ll just remind you, two things. Number one, Rick said
this car is not for sale. And number two, Rick said
this car is not for sale. All right, so we have more Craiggers here. You are a Craiggers.
– Oh yeah, oh yeah. – [Tom] So this is like
a Little Red Wagon. – [Rick] Yeah. – [Tom] Is it a V8? – [Rick] No, no, well, the
Little Red Wagon was a Dodge. This is the Ford version. – I know, I know, yeah. – [Rick] I’ve got the Little
Red Wagon at the other shop. – [Tom] Oh you have a Dodge? – [Rick] Yeah. – [Tom] So, this is, I
think, a Falcon Econoline. Didn’t they call it that? – [Rick] Um-hmm. – [Tom] Six cylinder,
three hundred three, yeah. – And this is the five window. This is really cool because
a friend of mine had it. I didn’t even know it. And then he sold it to me and
then when I went back up there I talked to this other guy, because I’ve got another one of these, and the guy, he knew more than I did, “Is it a five window or a three window?” And I said, “I didn’t even see.” It was in the car, I bought it. – [Tom] Yeah, yeah, yeah. – [Rick] And then when I went
over and I talked to Joe, and I said, “Joe, yours is a five window!” and he said, “What does that mean?” And I said, “That’s the rarest.” So we gotta renegotiate. He said, “No, no. It’s a done deal.” And he was a man of his word. I didn’t worry about Joe. Now, that one over there, the red one. – [Tom] The Camaro? – [Rick] Yeah, now that
one is a real ’70 Z28. – [Tom] A ’70 Z28, so did
’70s have a 302 or a 350? – [Rick] 350, ’69 was a 302. – [Tom] Yeah, okay. – [Rick] But that’s a real Z. – [Tom] Is it really? – [Rick] Yeah. – [Tom] The world loves
’69 and ’70 Camaros. – [Rick] Oh yeah. – Yeah, wow. All right, so then over here
we got Mustang number one. And what’s, again, stylized
wheels, you’re unbelievable. – [Rick] Well actually we’re
gonna take those wheels off ’cause I’ve got the Charger. Magnum 500s need to be on a Charger, so we’re taking those off and
puttin’ them on the Charger. – Same bolt pattern. – [Rick] Exactly. – [Tom] All right, so this building looks pretty appetizing here. Is there anything in there? – (laughs) Yeah, you’re
not gonna believe this one. Nobody believes it. – Really?
– Come on in. – [Tom] So you don’t give
tours here very often, I bet. – [Rick] Oh no, I run everybody off. I run everybody off. – Wow, geez. And this thing’s been
sitting here for how long? – [Rick] Oh, it’s been
sittin’ here for a while. ‘Cause I’ve got another one. We’re working on the other one right now. – [Tom] Oh man, this thing
looks solid as a rock. – [Rick] Oh it is. – [Tom] Geez, very nice. – [Rick] Yeah. – [Tom] So is this gonna
be hot rod or restored? – No, ’57s you don’t hot rod. Convertibles you don’t. This is gonna go back
more or less to original. Probably have mag wheels and stuff, but it’s got the little 283. We got a 283 in there. The problem is I got ahead of myself. I got so excited about this
one, I did the firewall, started putting all the
chrome and everything, and it was like I was
doing it the wrong way, and I said no, no, I’m
gettin’ ahead of myself, I’m gonna end up with a piece of junk. So I stopped and I said
when I get serious about it I’ll pull this one back out
and start working on it. – [Tom] So it’s a 283,
and it looks like it has a standard transmission on it, a 303. 283s, they’re such a good motor. – [Rick] Oh yeah, and this
is, you can tell the motor because of where you put
the oil and all that stuff, we didn’t even bother about
checking to make sure– – Is this the hood scoop? – No (laughs). – It’s custom, it ain’t that custom. It’s not that custom. – [Tom] That’s sweet,
so you painted over– – [Rick] I know, I know,
and I still got to do a lot of body work in the
back and I thought no. I just got too excited, you know. – [Tom] So how long have you owned this? – Oh, I’ve owned this one
for about 20-25 years. I can’t ever finish anything because as soon as I get started up on something somebody will call me
and a new car will pop up and it’s just like. – I have a rule, I don’t start another car until I finish one. – Oh, I’ve never finished anything. (laughs) Too many cars show up. But, I’ve got enough that I
feel at this point in time I kinda feel like it’s time
for other people to get some. So, I’m not a hoarder. I’ve got my ’57 convertible. Somebody else can get the
next one, it’s fine with me. I got no problem with it. – [Tom] I just walked by this Oldsmobile. I mean, I assumed it was
some kind of Cutlass Supreme or something.
– Correct. – But then there was
these four little digits that struck out at me here. And those digits are 442. – [Rick] That’s a true 442. – [Tom] Tell me about this car. – It’s a ’72. I actually got a call the guy had a ’71, an orange one with a white top, and so I went to go look at that one and he actually had two of them. And he knew the orange one
because he said he knew a guy from high school
when they bought it for. So, he knew about the
car all the way through. He bought that one to
restore with his son. His son didn’t want to
restore it, so he said, “And I can’t wait for my grandson.” So, he was gonna sell the orange one and this one was facing one
way when we went in the door in the barn, the 442 with
the wing was the other way, so he said, “What do you think about it?” And I said, “Oh the orange,
forget about the orange. “I’m already thinking
about taking both of them.” And so he said, “Okay,
I’ll make you a deal.” So I ended up with both
of them, an orange one and this blue one. – So, is that a his and hers shifter? It is, okay. Ha, geez. Now, is this still a solid car. I mean, to be with the
windshield out and stuff, it looks like– – No, in Texas, I mean nowadays, all this stuff can be redone. I mean, when we were
doing the media blast, you got to get a good guy that
knows how to weld and stuff, but all the body panels are available now. You know, when I started,
you had to buy a Cutlass and cut all the stuff out to put it. Now you can order everything. – So you’ve had this for how long? – I’ve probably had this one
about eight or nine years. – So is that like a 400 in here? Let’s see if I can open this hood. I tried the other one over
there again, I couldn’t do it. – [Rick] Well, that’s the Judge. We don’t want anybody
opening that hood anyway. That’s original as it gets. – [Tom] Boy, look at that. Air cleaner is on there and everything. – [Rick] Yeah, yeah. – [Tom] So, it’s probably a 400, wow. – [Rick] Yeah, the other one
was the one I was interested, this one it’s just cool
to have two of ’em. – So, you say you’ve got
more stuff in that building. – [Rick] Yeah, come on in. – All right. Oh, another ’57. – That’s the one, that’s really my big time project right now. Let me turn on the light. – So you got a big block in here, 427? – [Rick] A 454. – [Tom] 454, wow. What kind of front end is that? Is that like Speedway Motors? – [Rick] No, no, no, no, no. Oh yeah, this is original.
(laughs) This is an original deal. – Man, old school. – We used to take them off the Econolines and put ’em on there. – Oh yeah, this is old school, man. – [Rick] Yeah, that’s how we do it. – [Tom] What else have we got here? – This is an original ’69 Z28 Camaro. – Oh. – This is the real deal. – So what is that a DZ code? – Yeah. – So this is a restoration? – Uh yeah, kinda. It’s one of my son’s always liked Camaros, and so, I’m going to. I’ve actually got a ’69 Camaro
convertible that I’ve done. And that one, I got through with it. It’s a black, except
instead of white stripes I put gold stripes ’cause
I just liked it better. And so I want him to have that one, but I want to build him a Z28. – So what’s going on here? – This is a ’33 Ford. – [Tom] So is that Mopar engine? – [Rick] Yeah, yeah. – [Tom] It’s like a 440 or something? – (laughs) Yeah, nobody knows about it. – Well, I’m looking at the distributor and it can’t be GM and it can’t be Ford because it’s not at an angle (laughs). – [Rick] That’s exactly what it is. – [Tom] Wow. – [Rick] And so, it’s a fast little car. – [Tom] It’s a torqueflite in there? – [Rick] Yeah, it’s a fast little car. – I bet it is.
– We had a lot of fun in it. This is a ’29 Shay. It’s actually, uh, Ford
made these fiberglass. It’s kind of a reproduction. – [Tom] I know, it had
a Pinto motor in it. – Yeah. – So, these cars that you
could bought through a Ford dealership and they
had new car warranties. If you bought this, it basically had a Pinto drive train in it and Ford would warranty these cars. That’s interesting. – [Rick] This is what I love to do. – [Tom] Is that right, geez. All right, here’s your last chance to take us to the big building. Here’s your last chance. It’ll never come around again. – Well, you wouldn’t be able
to get into the building at my house ’cause I’ve
got so much stuff in there. But the building at my house that where the good, good stuff is. – I mean, it’s up to you. – You already ruined my afternoon. – We already ruined your day. – There goes my gas that I was gonna be– – All right, is it a deal. – Yeah, we’ll go over there. – All right (laughs). Now, this is where I’m wrong, see. I said you can’t find cars on Sundays, but this is the second this afternoon, on a Sunday afternoon, that we found guys at commercial establishments. Now we’re going to his house
to see some more cars he’s got. So we’re at part two of Rick’s wonderful
excellent car adventure. Oh, this is pretty darn good. – Yeah, I thought for your kind of deal. See, that was a parts car I bought. – I mean, that’s a restoration
project right there. – Oh yeah, yeah. It’s a complete car,
no motor, transmission, but other than that everything’s there. And the trunk was full of parts. Brand new stuff. – This was original,
it’s got a column shift. – [Rick] Oh yeah, yeah. (country music) – All right, ’57 two are hardtops. So, they made one like this
that was a Mark Donohue edition. – [Rick] That is a Mark Donohue edition. – Is it really?
– Yeah. (country music) – A Cushman, okay, with
mag wheels, of course. – Of course. If it doesn’t have mag wheels, then it doesn’t belong on my property. – So, of course, there’s
mag wheels on here. – [Rick] Of course. – So, here we have a ’57 Nomad. So, is this the first, no,
we found a couple Nomads in North Carolina. So, this is a ’57, looks like it was painted
copper more recently. But, I’d say it was
originally like a turquoise. – [Rick] Turquoise. – Okay, so ’55 convertibles, this is the second one we’ve seen today. – [Rick] Yeah. – One was at your shop and this one. – [Rick] I think this is one that the guy called me and said, “Do you want a ’55 instead of a ’57?” And I said, “I guess.” So he brought it over
and we made a deal on it. – So a ’57 Vette. I think this is a ’58. – [Rick] Yeah. – This is dual headlights. Yeah, okay, this is a ’58. – That’s the rarest car
I’ve got right there. – The white one. Don’t tell me what it is. Well, it’s a Charger. – [Rick] No. – [Tom] No? It’s got
an oracle in the front. – [Rick] Look at the front fenders. Look at what’s on top
of the front fenders. – [Tom] It’s a Superbird? – [Rick] Yeah. – [Tom] You got the wing for it? – [Rick] Yeah. – [Tom] The original aluminum wing? – [Rick] Yeah, I got it. – [Tom] Wow. Hi, horsies. – [Rick] A guy had it. He took it to a paint and body guy and it lasted there forever and then the guy’s wife called him and said, “Come pick up your car” ’cause he went out of business. He went over there, they
had stolen the motor and transmission out of it,
and they stole the hood. – [Tom] Was it 440? – It took me forever. That car, nobody has ever
figured out what it was. That’s why I took the wing off. Nobody’s ever stopped and said,
“Is that a real Superbird?” Never. See, and that one is a 1970 Boss. – That’s a Boss car? – [Rick] Yeah. – [Tom] No kidding. – [Rick] Yeah, it’s a real Boss. – [Tom] So, it’s a ’33-’34 Coupe? – [Rick] Yep. Actually, I bought this one
before I bought the red one, and then about three weeks
later I bought the red one. – [Tom] So, you’ve got a three
window and a five window? – [Rick] Correct. – [Tom] That’s a rare car. Three window, holy mackerel.
– Yeah, it is. – Well this is pretty cool. Is there anything in here worth seeing? – Yeah.
– Okay Well, if we’re asked
nicely, we’ll go inside. (laughs) – [Rick] You’re gonna stumble over stuff. – Oh, I like those kind of garages. – [Rick] No, you don’t understand. I’ve got people that are
collectors and they’re like, “I’ve never seen something like this.” And I say, “I know.” And I’m the guy that owns it. – [Tom] All right, we gotta go now, boys. Holy mackerel, geez. – Cobra kit car.
– Cobra kit car. – Oh, you gotta get the motorcycle. Easy Rider. – Not the real one, is it? – No, no, no, no, no. I’ve seen the real one, but no. – I just wanna soak all
this in for a few minutes. – This is my Chopper. – So you got a chop pickup
truck back there with (mumbles). – Yeah. And there’s another one back over there. – [Tom] Boy. – And, see the blue cover right there? – Yeah.
– ’37 Willys metal car. – [Tom] Not a coupe? – [Rick] A coupe. – Man, a metal Willys, holy crap. So, is that a Firebird
Lamborghini over there? – [Rick] Yeah, it’s a Fiero. – [Tom] Oh yeah, yeah,
that’s right, Fiero, yeah. – [Rick] Yeah, in the (mumbles). That’s my Corvette, and then that’s my Porsche 357 covered up. It’s got the big white tires. That’s my ’55 Gasser that I was building. Right next to it is another ’55. That was a race car. The wheel wells have
been cut out and stuff. – [Tom] I bet you know
where everything is in here. – [Rick] Yeah, and I know where I got it and I know when I got it. – So, that chopped truck,
is that like a ’56? – [Rick] It’s the only
Ford truck I like, the ’56. It’s chopped, it’s got electric
windows, electric doors. Back tires about 22 inches wide. – [Tom] What motor? – 350, it’s actually got a Ford. It’s actually got a Ford. – [Tom] Holy Mackerel. – The Willys is there. Right behind it there’s a Barracuda. There’s a Challenger back there. There’s a ’64 Impala. There’s a ’60 Impala. Then there’s a chopped ’49 Merc in back. – [Tom] I see that. – And then there’s a ’70 Charger RT. – [Tom] What’s that
convertible back there? – [Rick] Uh, which one? – [Tom] Behind the antique car. Behind that old sedan. Corvair or something? – [Rick] No, no, no, I
don’t have any Corvairs. – [Tom] Mustang? – Oh yeah, it’s a ’65 Mustang convertible. Yeah, I built that one for my son when he was in high school. And the Merc, you can kinda seen the Merc. – Yep, yep. – And then there’s a ’60 Impala
that I’ve got back there. Two door. – And this right here, is
this your Velle convertible? – No, if I really, really came down to it, this is probably my favorite car of all the cars I own. This is done and I haven’t driven it. – [Tom] Oh, black with gold
’69 Camaro convertible. Very nice. – [Rick] How the heck did
you get all this mess, I don’t know. – Yeah. Well Rick, thank you, man. – It was an interesting Sunday. – Thanks for allowing
us to come in your door and explain what we do, because you woulda just kicked us the Hell out, so. – Oh, I did, but you didn’t go, but– (laughs) But, you don’t get this much
stuff unless you’re persistent, so I know exactly what you mean. – That’s amazing. – Yeah, and a lot of this people will, other people’s junk is
somebody’s treasure. – I just want to tell viewers, okay, Rick looks like a regular guy. He lives in a regular house. You can’t see any of this from the road, but 100 feet in you’re in a
Heaven of muscle car parts here. It’s just amazing. Who would imagine this building. I mean, I see donkeys, I thought
this was donkeys in here. But we have horses in
here, it’s horse power. So listen man, thanks. What a blast. – Okay, next time you’re around there will probably be more stuff. Come on by, you’re welcome. – Thank you. – Just don’t ask if anything’s for sale. – I didn’t.
– You didn’t. – I won’t.
– Nope. (garage door screeching) Now, when my grandkids were little, they’d come over here,
“Grandpa, you got a lotta junk.” Now that they’re older, “Grandpa, you got a lotta cool stuff.” (country music)
(car engine revving) – This is our 27th state that
we’ve found an old car in. We don’t find many of these. See, one leads to another. Oh, it’s got a four speed in it. Oh, look at this. Holy mackerel. You have any compound and a rag. No, I’m only kidding. (laughs)

100 comments on “World class collection hidden in plain sight | Barn Find Hunter – Ep. 61 (Part 2/4)”

  1. Saxon Norman says:

    Rick, you're my hero man….live free. A true savant.

  2. Tyrone Bates Libra! says:

    As an truck driver I just happen to see this man vedios. I normally look at hip hop vedios but I appreciate when he do these vedios.

  3. Brenton Burbank says:

    67 Chevy pickup

  4. Brenton Burbank says:

    That guy need clean up his place

  5. Dutch Van Helsing says:

    It is worth 500

  6. Dutch Van Helsing says:

    Effin Pickeys…same all over the planet

  7. DarkChocolate325 says:

    "I'm not a Hoarder" 🤦🏼‍♂️
    Hoarders are NEVER aware they have a problem. It's kinda sad… Thankfully, he let you visit.

  8. eni xhafa says:

    oh yeah

  9. Steve Cuz says:

    Out here on the west coast we don't buy 1967 VW buses because this one guy buys all the '67 bus parts and stuffs them in a barn such as this. Impressive collection, but hard to imagine people that grab up all the iconic stuff and do nothing with it. Nice video, but painful to watch at the same time.

  10. Craig Denny says:

    Nice junkyard ya got there pal

  11. Wolffy93 says:

    Somebody wait till this dude kicks the bucket and his kids sell all these awesome cars. It's a shame he doesn't just liquidate some of his inventory and put it towards projects he'll actually finish.

  12. Swipe Up says:

    i think im gonna go in a corner and cry …. cuz' i know that all of those cars are gonna rot into the ground !!:((((((((

  13. Nate Minns says:

    I’ve passed this guys yard several times

  14. L&B Modelsport says:

    Empty the crap out of the building and get those cars inside ffs

  15. L&B Modelsport says:

    What a dream set of cars you have and you don’t care

  16. Ray Foster says:

    had a red 68 GTO 400HP with black vinyl with a custom 400HP engine, that is not its horse-power, its the model # of that custom paksage GTO …ity stood for "high performance" …my boss who was a certified college level auto mechanic who put a B&M 400 shift kit and 4:11's posi-track rear-end in it …and bored it 60th over with 11:1 high compression pistons and heads, and high high-rise manifold with holly 750 4 barrel and hooker headers and electric ignition and custom rims and black leather tuck and roll …it said 400 HP on car and inside on the doors and had a special shifter with a slider (separator) to swith to racing that said 400HP …in that mode the shifter only had gears 1, 2 and 3, no neutral or reverse, and gears read 123 instead of 321 …had it up to 160 ..turned 11's easy maybe high 10's on good day …a 440 Hemi Charger blew me out though

  17. hugoonex ok says:

    rip judge

  18. Тарас Дядечко says:

    Take dry trees from the machines😬

  19. John Lawson says:

    They'll never get done…the guys who finish them generally either do one at a time or they specialize in something…Chevys, Mopars, Fords or just one model. This guy just buys any classic he can and parks them in the weeds. I'd have more faith in him if he would gravel his yard and line the cars up with some form of organization. And that last building…"what's back there?"……""umm…I think that's a ……." c'mon man…… finally have some cars inside and your using them for shelves. The dude has $100,000 worth of signs in that building. Sell those and get that Superbird done….

  20. mike hogi says:

    why tell such a stingy hoarder what his cars r worth? ruins any chance of getting good deals if every episode u value th cars in front of these hoarders.

  21. RCMC says:

    That guy isn't going to do junk to those cars what a waste.!!

  22. Jason Cook says:

    Wonder what kind of job this guy had to afford all of this. I would be happy to have one of the old mopars let alone 50

  23. Luan Oliveira says:


  24. Iseewhat Youdid says:

    Just bought a 400 4speed GTO . Sitting in a garage for 8 years. 30 years in storage before that. You guys were an inspiration for me to go searching.

  25. Menkent Dk says:

    Why would you put a Boss and a Superbird in a horse fold?

  26. Noel Hernandez says:

    Guys a hoarder, he ain't going to finish none of those cars. A lot full of classic muscle cars and there all rotting away

  27. Jack Napier says:

    Total waste this oddball guy just keeps these cars to have them but let’s them rot and deteriorate.
    What a shame!

  28. Concerned Citizen says:


  29. M Z says:

    Hi there. Could you tell me where exactly that yard in Lubbock was ? The address…

  30. M Z says:

    Both addresses please…The one on teh EAST side and WEST side of the highway

  31. Scenic Idaho Daily Time Lapse says:

    "I'm not a hoarder"

  32. ganners09 says:

    You know whats going to happen? He's going to die some day and his wife/family will think these cars are all scrap and send them off to the scrap heap to be destroyed 🙁

  33. TheGearhead222 says:

    Nice cars, but that's a junkyard and not a collection…..

  34. Steve says:

    That guy needs help. All those cars are going to rust away and he's going to be laying in the hospital bed minutes from death still believing he's going to restore those cars…Please, someone, knock some sense into that guy.

  35. Stephen Demeter says:

    Serious wackadoodle

  36. Richard Penman says:

    This guy needs to spend his money on a shrink not buying cars he doesn't do anything with

  37. MrHassan1295 says:

    The judge needs a new home

  38. bassmaster1953 says:

    My guess is this hoarder is too lazy to finish anything. Pretty unimpressive.

  39. M Z says:

    Hi Pavel..Thx

  40. David Soltai says:

    Rick is a selfishhoarders

  41. Tim Mcdowell says:

    That dude with the judge should be knocked out or jailed, then in the garage he had been more good cars just rotting away like that, I hate hoarders, sell them gems to some body so they can get back on the road, what a idiot, people will kill for them cars n he has them wasting away like that wow wow wow.

  42. Patrick McKinney says:

    I wish when I was a kid I had a dad that restored cars and would have me help. I learned a little the short time I had with him. Rest In Peace pop. I wonder what it’s like though to take a rusted pile of parts and restore it to a thing of beauty? I wonder how people get the money to afford to do the work?

  43. Ron Dadofeighttired says:

    The guy Rick living his dream , No not a hoarder!! Great collection!!

  44. Erik Salter says:

    Another hoarder with grand plans and no motivation to do anything

  45. Erik Salter says:

    Observe the high weeds and junk everywhere. Single wide trailers. HOARDER

  46. Erik Salter says:

    We’re working on it. Cars are covered with dust…..

  47. Erik Salter says:

    “I’ve never finished anything “. BINGO

  48. Dennis Norkaitis says:

    That was not a superbird

  49. Dennis Norkaitis says:

    Wow so many bad Ass vehicles .and none on road. How sad !!!

  50. Morris Jord says:

    Amazing collection! Thanks Rick

  51. Wizzard033 says:

    I've had my eye on that TA for a long time lol I live not far from here

  52. shawn100011 says:

    why the hell would you leave a judge outside? people are nuts…

  53. jasmine wilson says:

    Lesile. Ptiddy. $200

  54. Larry Sunde says:

    Everything just wasting away. Sad

  55. Phillip zane says:

    not for sale..what a fucken waste..

  56. Ohm says:

    Sad to see such potential here and this guys watching 1/4 of it rotting away! FeelsBadMan.

  57. ckelley63 says:

    This guy has grandiose visions for these cars  but more than likely will never complete them.

  58. Roosevelt Robinson says:

    That 1970 Chevelle and GTO sitting 😢❤️

  59. tacobell5150 says:

    Umm the 67-68 mustang…

  60. tacobell5150 says:

    This fucker will be dead before he finishes one, his favorite was the black and gold Camaro THST WAS STILL BLOCKED OFF FROM MOVING, DIPSHIT DRIVES A NEWER CAMARO AS A DAILY DRIVER!!!!!

  61. Rick Allen says:

    I appreciate this show very much and I love the content. But at the beginning where you talk about making that car a project, you cut from the car sitting in that yard, to buffing a fender to putting gas in the tank. That is very deceptive to give the impression that is all that was necessary to put that car on the road. The amount of work and money needed to make that happen is significant.

  62. Yankee Inventions says:

    it's a sickness that his widow will set straight.

  63. mweedy1dad says:

    It makes me sick to my stomach watching these cars sit in a field and collect dust if it was me I would sell them to people that would enjoy them

  64. Grumpy cat says:

    These episodes are getting depressing…….

  65. AksiOnPc says:

    "I'm not a hoarder." ehhh… yeaaaah.. we can see that……

  66. James Matthews says:

    He maybe should complete some of his projects, jeez, nothing more than a hoarder. The whole lot will not even be worth $100 due to it all rusting away

  67. Adrian Hetmanski says:

    What a waste. Guy claims he is restoring the cars, but they got 30-40 years of dust and BS collected on them. ETA for builds finish year 2325.
    Could have at least cover them with plastic foil or tarp & some duct tape.
    It hurts to see all these great cars rotting away.

  68. Dav Vsqu3z says:

    Rick the most annoying and stupid person in Texas. “Oh yeah”

  69. Retro Ricks says:

    None of those cars will ever see the road again, They will rot to nothing.

  70. Bryan Young says:

    Man that guy is a millionaire even know what the second time he probably doesn't know it

  71. Kenneth Anderson says:

    This is sad

  72. gojoe283 says:

    What a ahame…he'll never even come close to finishing one tenth of his collection

  73. Ignacio Romero says:

    The earth is reclaiming those cars, he thinks he's going to live forever. Sell them or restore them, don't just hoard them… that dirt is eating the undercarriage til they're worthless, seriously a survivor "Judge" doesnt even have a tarp on it…Jesus!!!

  74. hanse81 says:

    Almost selfish to keep all those cars for so many years when he will never get around to restore them alot of them.

  75. Jack Walker says:

    He claimed, "I am not a hoarder". He lied !

  76. A A says:

    What rhymes with old farts?
    Old expensive parts! Sell sell sell!!!! It's a sickness. No no no why why why? can't can't can't why why why? …buy buy buy…hoard hoard hoard. Call 1800 car parts addiction.

  77. Czar Nicholas says:


  78. Ethan R says:

    “I’m not a hoarder”

  79. Float Isbell says:

    Sad to see all those amazing cars sit and waist in his yard

  80. Float Isbell says:

    If he hasn’t done anything in 25 years he will never fix that car

  81. Chris Joubert says:

    You gotta understand that this is a mental condition in which he is in total denial. Rather than selling most of them and having the Judge and a few others restored right, he rather relish in the dream of have them all to himself. They will never be restored, never sold to people who will do them justice, it's a sickness hard to be freed from.

  82. BA says:

    Sad episode. All of those amazing cars and the idiot doesn't DO anything anymore.

  83. jake86chev says:

    This dude has serious mental issues. He's candid about his laziness but stubborn about letting these gems rot. He could sell 80% of what he's got to fund the restoration of what he'd have left. Sell them to people that will appreciate them. Nuts!

  84. pieck panikabutr says:

    it's a gold mine. Oh my. GTO

  85. TheJess Ylleg says:

    Thank you for this great video brother! This shows the child inside of gown up men!! Rick was a treat too see too!!

  86. Douglas Hine says:

    How very very sad…

  87. aview askew says:

    I think his mom and dad were brother and sister

  88. cavtroopermunoz says:

    The best thing this guy, Rick, could do is find some kids that like cars and get them to work. Great experience for up and coming restorers and he'll finally be able to get to the projects he put off all those years. Sadly he just runs people off thinking he can do it alone when you can see the trees are growing around the cars. I hope he watches this and gets a wake up call.

  89. Multa says:

    Cheer up, everybody, these lovely cars are in a dry climate and this niwit won't last forever.

  90. Proskillz says:

    that guy is dumb! hes millionare and hes not sell anything

  91. Daniel Bardwell says:

    "I'm not a hoarder"… let me show you my 3 garages with 25 cars each with a walking path through the middle

  92. William Bush says:

    Well all the comments on here pretty much sum up how I feel, and how anyone who appreciates classic cars feel. This Rick guy is most definitely a horder, none of those cars will EVER see the outside of this guys property, let alone the road again. With the amount of cars this guy has, and the amount of work that needs to be done, if he worked 12 hour days non stop on doing nothing but fixing up these cars, he'd never get them all done before he dies.. it's a shame people are allowed to do this, when so many of us watching would put there heart and soul into their favorite car this man is letting rot.
    I'm completely heartbroken over this!

  93. Linden Village says:

    It's sad some day all these cars will be gone ,just love old American cars and trucks ,

  94. Bruce Carey says:

    "I'm not a hoarder or anything…" I don't think that word means what you think it means.

  95. Johnny Duplantis says:

    On second thought,
    "Is that you Toad? What a waste of Machinery." (1)
    (1) American Graffiti

  96. Casey Jones says:

    Revisit this place in 10 years. I Guarantee the cars are still parked in same place, with much more rot. Such a Shame.

  97. Casey Jones says:

    My man has some serious hoarding issues. Buys a rare car, with good intentions, starts to restore it, then stops mid way through the resto & then buys another. Over and Over and Over.

  98. Xelzaar says:

    Yep, hoarder.

  99. Joshua Luna says:

    Well when he passes his wife will be one very rich woman!

  100. ArthurAlcantara says:

    This was frustratingly interesting to watch.

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