R-Code Ford Galaxie 500, De Tomaso Pantera and MORE! | Barn Find Hunter - Ep. 49

  • Published on Feb 6, 2019
  • Hidden behind a lush tree line, off a well-traveled road, lies a collection of cars that has flown under Tom Cotter’s radar for years. Among the stash is a pair of desirable K5 Chevy Blazers and an early-model De Tomaso Pantera. But the real gem is hidden inside a warehouse, buried in the corner, under a couple decades’ worth pile of dust and junk.
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Comments • 531

  • Hagerty
    Hagerty  10 months ago +12

    More details on Tom's finds: www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/02/06/barn-find-hunter-time-capsule-pantera-r-code-galaxie-500

    • billy biker
      billy biker Month ago

      @spider look who's calling people names and where's your car show and where is your show cars??? That's right your a nobody internet troll 😂😂😂😂

    • billy biker
      billy biker Month ago

      That three door was a 71 the body style changed in 73

    • Cindy Sue
      Cindy Sue 3 months ago

      That phone is to cool my Husbands old boss had one of them in his Continental Mach 5 in 1977.

    • David Upton
      David Upton 3 months ago

      I had a Chrysler Camander? Or Camondo? TWO four barrel carbs out over the wheel wells. I think a 392 Hemi. Am I remembering right? Got the car for a song and I can't carry a tune in a bucket, but it was cheap. It smoked like a tar keal but was a great looking car and rode like you were on a cloud. I also remember the fins out back. Could you, OR any one show a few pictures of that car?

    • luther joyce
      luther joyce 6 months ago


  • Jarrod Hukill
    Jarrod Hukill 2 days ago

    Hoarders are disgustingly wasteful🤬
    Really a shame.

  • Charles De Francisco

    You are wrong the yellow car is a l model as can be verified by he one piece rear bumper

  • Anthony Chapman
    Anthony Chapman 4 days ago

    Please go on the hunt for some International Scouts which predated blazers and broncos.

  • gerard collier
    gerard collier 9 days ago

    Looks like small town junkyards that aren't in business anymore thank goodness they didn't own a crusher

  • Omar Tinoco
    Omar Tinoco 19 days ago

    Nothing wrong with the yellow Pantera body here since it was stored on concrete without salt or snow. Interior looks good and body panel fit is perfect. Original Campagnolo rims but needs tires to roll it out properly.

  • 289pinto
    289pinto Month ago

    Imagine the value if they were all stored properly

  • John McDiarmid
    John McDiarmid 2 months ago +1

    On the yellow pantera, the line of rust holes is where the roof panel welded. Seen it where a guy had on in resto.

  • John McDiarmid
    John McDiarmid 2 months ago +1

    Okay the Pantera was never built to replace the cobra. It was sold through Lincoln Mercury dealers. The car before it was the Mangusta, which styling wise was amazing. The engine was a 302, but the frame wasn’t built for an American v8. But when one went by you took notice.

  • SidewaysBurnouts
    SidewaysBurnouts 2 months ago

    was that a cockroach scurrying away 11:54

  • superbeeblaze
    superbeeblaze 2 months ago

    I hear a bit of disgust in Toms voice. I love it. Because it IS sad those cars are all rotting away. We all KNOW they wont be fixed or rescued. I mean how hard would it have been to spend a couple days throwing blocks under the cars back in the day, not like people didnt know metal rusted back then.

  • Teddy Nurdian Trisna
    Teddy Nurdian Trisna 2 months ago

    A lot of Treasure

  • Internet Internet
    Internet Internet 2 months ago

    I’d buy that Pantera for 10k

  • John Monte
    John Monte 3 months ago

    How do these car hoarders always have so much money to waste?

  • Ryan Ladd
    Ryan Ladd 3 months ago

    It's 2wd 3/4 ton Suburban and yes they're rare

  • F8TL Attraction
    F8TL Attraction 3 months ago

    A guy out here in CA is was asking 9k for his black drivable pantera

  • fullthrotel games
    fullthrotel games 3 months ago

    Walks past a Pontiac judge

  • Morning star Garage
    Morning star Garage 3 months ago

    I truly believe me 1980 cutlass Calais will be worth quite a bit. Came with all the good options that you could get. It's worth more than the average cutlass but still not too much. Give it a while longer and itll get there

  • Sean Harris
    Sean Harris 3 months ago

    Suburbans were ridiculous back then. They were ALL 3 doors from '67 - '72. It made absolutely no sense. Finally, the Chevy and GMC Suburban and 4 doors in 1973 with the new body style.

  • MUSTANG 5.0
    MUSTANG 5.0 3 months ago


  • C.S.S.
    C.S.S. 3 months ago

    I think that the PHONE there was actually a C.B. radio possibly. Looks a lot like one my dad had around that time with that type of handset. Hard to believe it- I know.....

  • PlymouthVT
    PlymouthVT 3 months ago

    To let a Pantera just sit and rot should be a felony lol. I don't get it. Chevy big blocks rotting away. Wtf is that all about? But love this show.

  • David Upton
    David Upton 3 months ago

    I miss my 59 El Comino, 327(replaced) with a turbo 400 (also replaced) worked great till the rug rats started to happen. Sometimes LIFE SUX! 😁 But wouldn't change a thing.

  • jimmyjackass
    jimmyjackass 4 months ago

    Kid I went to High school with had a twin turbo Pantera. I got drive it for buying him beer. It ended up catching fire if memory. serves me.

  • Tee pom
    Tee pom 4 months ago

    Isnt that illegal to do take the r or k codeplate and put on another car

  • Morgan Adair
    Morgan Adair 4 months ago +1

    Here I've been in Alaska for around forty + years and I have friends who live in north pole and you find them and I have never even heard of them. I don't think my health would let me travel to Fairbanks anymore. I live in Wasilla and I do know a guy they call mr International because he has the largest collection of the international trucks including a diamond t that was almost a mirror image of the international. He also has some rolls royces and there twin the bentley I believe. I do know its made in england and in the rolls factory so I might have the name wrong plus a harley sportster with like twenty miles on it. H e drove it from the show room to his house. I used to work for John L. as he may not want his name on her but he is a spirited near eighty year old man who can sing like elvis his voice is that good and he loves to sing.

  • Scott Willi
    Scott Willi 4 months ago

    I love the K5 Blazer. They don't make them like that anymore, I grew up loving them and the new "Blazer" is horrible. I would love to
    own a K5.

  • Steven Dunaway
    Steven Dunaway 4 months ago

    Please do not refer to rust as(cancer) that is such a terrible ugly word. Enjoy your segments

  • Vini Terranova
    Vini Terranova 4 months ago

    so sorry for all those abandoned cars...

  • Lester Miller
    Lester Miller 5 months ago

    I have met so many stupid people like that over the years. They rather see it rust into the ground than sell the cars for a cheap price just to move them out to someone who would be glad to restore the car.

  • Marky mark and the bunky funch

    That 3 door suburban is cool..

  • Jason Parker
    Jason Parker 5 months ago

    looks like Morrisons junk yard .

  • Mike Wasfaret
    Mike Wasfaret 5 months ago

    When I was two my dad bought a 63 Galaxy 500 XL convertible with the R code 427 4 speed two 4 barrels. Of course I don't remember it, but love the stories.

  • Methane
    Methane 5 months ago

    That Pantera needs a restoration seriously, it really does.

  • Adam Button
    Adam Button 5 months ago

    3 door custom chev possibly ambulance

  • Curtis Hopkins
    Curtis Hopkins 6 months ago

    The Pantera is a 73-74 model.

    SUNIKI 6 months ago

    Walk on home boooy.

  • Keith Clark
    Keith Clark 6 months ago

    The phone in the Panthers is actually a CB radio designed to look like a phone, popular around 1974-76

      THRASH METAL & FUN RIFFS 6 months ago

      NAh, it's a radio phone... there were operators you'd ring up and they'd connect you to landlines

  • tyler amburg
    tyler amburg 6 months ago

    OMG when you was looking at that 427 impala all i could see was that 59 Caddy what a shame really really for some reason LOVE those cars!

  • Anthony Ruiz
    Anthony Ruiz 6 months ago

    What a shame

  • Stephen Riley
    Stephen Riley 6 months ago

    Ah! Tom. Graveyards are good! Regards Stephen.

  • Racer 67
    Racer 67 6 months ago

    I want that 427 out of that 65 impala for my 67 impala!!

  • James Sullivan
    James Sullivan 7 months ago

    Just a shame

  • Gary Johnston
    Gary Johnston 7 months ago

    Ashes to ashes dust to dust.This is what happens when you let them rust.

  • volcano hi
    volcano hi 7 months ago

    When I was a kid I got a bit of mail that said I could win one of 5 prizes. One of them was a used pantera. I won it and crashed it= just kidding. But they were honest enough to send me a pen.

  • todd lecher
    todd lecher 7 months ago

    i love pantera's

  • taketimeout2
    taketimeout2 7 months ago

    Good for you. The Woody does not get driven in the rain whenever avoidable. The stupidest thing about the automobile? Most are made out of metal.
    For something to be used outdoors that is dumb. But hey, no one perfect.

  • Duke of Haphazard
    Duke of Haphazard 7 months ago

    The rear end in that thumbnail!!!! 😍

  • crxdelsolsir
    crxdelsolsir 8 months ago

    Problem with classic cars is STORAGE.
    You may want to save it, keep it or repair it but with poor or little to no storage, the constant weathering effects may claim a car before the owner can get to fixing it or is the last cost that breaks the camels back (or budget).

  • todd lecher
    todd lecher 8 months ago


  • Kevin S
    Kevin S 8 months ago

    An honest shame.. all these beauties just rotting away...

  • Kevin S
    Kevin S 8 months ago

    All that rot that could easily be removed.. :/

  • Mike Buxbaum
    Mike Buxbaum 8 months ago

    Panthera for $10,000??? He is a dreamer! The yellow car will go for $20=30 thousand dollars.

  • cut
    cut 8 months ago

    Almost every episode has hoarders putting wonderful cars in a field to rot. Not my business obviously, but it really has me shaking my head. "NOT FOR SALE" ugh.

  • Peace Frog
    Peace Frog 8 months ago

    A Pantera has always been a dream car of mine. I should have bought one when they were still affordable.

  • deepfreezevideo
    deepfreezevideo 8 months ago

    LOL that is not a mobile phone, it's a CB radio which made to LOOK LIKE a mobile phone.

  • Michael Souza
    Michael Souza 8 months ago

    Yellow Pantera brings back memories. Drove it from San Jose to San Francisco on the 280 had to take my Frye boots off to work the pedals. 1973 and the car belonged to Nick Dallis.

  • Alex Mason
    Alex Mason 8 months ago

    Nice ones are stupid expensive now...

  • Tyler M19
    Tyler M19 8 months ago

    "I just met em' 10 or 12 years ago"

  • kutzbill
    kutzbill 9 months ago +1

    I am not sure what my Pantera was, but I bought it from a dealer in 1975, but the title said it was a 1973, and a new title. The dealer was known to do some strange things to cars, but still it had a new title. The engine was a SCJ 428. I've had some people tell me that they never put 428's in this car, and I have had Ford guys tell me they made very few of them. Does anyone know for sure? I am thinking the dealer did it just to see if it could be done, but just not sure.
    I bought it in 1975 for $13,000.00 and sold it in 1976 for $14,000.00 (USD). I thought I was pretty smart, driving the car a year, and selling it for more than I bought it for.
    Out of all the cars I have had over the years, I miss my 1970 Olds 442 W-30 the most. I was an automatic, but it was a lot of fun.

    • E
      E 7 months ago

      All factory Panteras were 351 Clevelands. All.