As the automotive world hurtles at light speed toward electrification and autonomy and whatever else is around the corner, and the old ways of the previous century’s enthusiasts are supplanted one by one by a newer generation eager to create its own traditions, it’s understandable some folks may feel a ping of nostalgia when catching a fleeting glimpse of an antique machine rolling down the highway. With every passing year, sightings of muscle cars and other classics get rarer. As I try to make sense of the barn find phenomenon, I keep coming back to the hope that perhaps not as many of these old cars were crushed or rusted into the earth as previously thought. They aren’t on the road, but they’ve got to be somewhere, right?
What Is a Barn Find?
Although you might rightfully think a classic car being discovered in a barn is all that qualifies