Daytona in the Barn: Barn Two
Coming out of the first barn, our host and us made our way to the barn directly across from it. A bit smaller, but we didn't care.
I broke off from the group for a moment and snapped some pictures of the vehicles littering the immediate area. A 69 Charger, 66/67 Charger, a school bus FULL of parts. In front of the first barn was sitting a 87 Dodge Truck and a 69 Satellite 2-door. The truck had 500,000 miles on the body and had seen 2 engines in its lifetime. He hauled most of his stuff with that truck he said
Making my way into the second barn, it was just like the last. You walk through the door and you are welcomed by wonderful Mopars and parts! So many vintage signs and tools. An spark plug cleaner from the 50's it looked like and a Carter Carburetor little display. Everything that a gearhead would love to have! He had air cleaners piled up in the corner. Rare ones from 70 Big Blocks to 72 340's. All sorts of air cleaners!
Directly ahead of you is a 30's? Dodge Grain Truck with stake bed full of Mopar Hoods. Along the back of the barn is his A-Body collection. And it isn't “common” A-bodies either... they are BIG BLOCKS.
First one is a 1969 Dodge Dart GTS 440 Automatic car... Yeah, another UBER rare Mopar. This one had lead a very bad life and was in dire need of parts to fix it. He had bought a rust free 69 Dart 4-door just to fix this beast up. It must have been one heck of a car back in the day. Made for drag racing and little else.
Next to the 69 GTS Dart was ANOTHER GTS Dart, this time a 68. This one was a 383 with a 4-speed car. This one was in much better shape then the 69. It was complete head to toe. Interior was all there, it was rusty, but not bad. Another car that was made for drag racing. It looked like a raccoon had pooped on the hood of the car though (I'll save you from those pics).
Back behind the 68 was the 69 4-door Dart that was in really nice condition. It was a small block car, automatic I believe.
After drooling over the cars for a while, I made my way through some of the parts he had lying around. Original take off Dodge Step-side fenders, the hoods in the back of the grain truck, including a 69 Superbee dual scoop hood with Air Grabber setup still attached. Supposedly there was two in there, I couldn't see it though. There was five 4-speed sticks lying under the grain truck.
We all were chatting in the barn, learning the story of the parts that was in there. How he had driven the Darts and such. It was just incredible to think of what this guy had done in his life.
The group made our way back outside after a few more heart attacks and were talking outside. Then we all moved onto the third barn... no cars, but plenty of parts!