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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  • Hagerty
    Hagerty  9 days ago +9

    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

    • Matt Smith
      Matt Smith 6 days ago

      Looks like you need to brush up on your suburban history. LoL👍😂🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

    • Cleveland Maker
      Cleveland Maker 7 days ago

      that's a shame....all those old cars are going to waste!.........
      such a shame

    • 76helterskelter
      76helterskelter 8 days ago +2

      +spider Can't know everything, if you watch the series he has great knowledge in cars, trucks not so much. The Suburban had the 71-72 grill , very cool truck.

    • spider
      spider 8 days ago

      72-74 what a fkn idiot they only made that body style 67-72 big time car hunter

  • Richard Raley
    Richard Raley 11 hours ago

    That Pantera is a 74 or newer. Those are the larger bumpers. 73 and older had chrome bumpers.

  • Garrett Hoehn
    Garrett Hoehn 17 hours ago

    Tom, for peets sakes, get a light for the camera man. Thank you.

  • david l
    david l 18 hours ago

    looked like he had a "Christine" 57 plymouth belvedere in the back ground too. 5:35 sweet find, thanks for sharing.

  • Fukur Mumzass
    Fukur Mumzass 21 hour ago

    More than likely that impala was a 396 not a 427. But u could get it in one tho

  • Robert Chapman
    Robert Chapman Day ago

    that R code 63 is worth more than 10.00 still had a rear bumber and other parts im sure .

  • Beefalo Bart
    Beefalo Bart Day ago

    Stingy owners like this hoarding stuff they will never part with, or when they do offer to part with want prices thru the roof for junk. Yet what starts as junk for one could be treasure for a lifetime for another. So why not part with these cars to people who want ot live the dream and not scalpers who just want to fix and flip. Let the dreams live to more people.

  • Peter Gplus
    Peter Gplus Day ago

    Why do people sit on these cars watching them deteriorate instead of selling them to people that care?

  • Matt Kustom Kostumes

    That would be kinda rad to adapt the old phone to modern electrics so that it worked.

  • 65elcamino283
    65elcamino283 2 days ago

    It always saddens me when I see so many rare cars rotting away due to a hoarder that refuses to sell

  • Oliver's World Of Wheels

    That De Tamaso pantera looks awesome! Really cool cars and place! Love the video like always!

  • Mopar 70
    Mopar 70 3 days ago

    The holes in the roof of that Panthera are obviously the mounting holes of a roof spoiler don't you think?

  • jaimegirl59
    jaimegirl59 4 days ago

    Why do people buy this cars and then let sit just turn to rust such a waste

  • Dave Lister
    Dave Lister 4 days ago

    Why keep the cars and let them rot in a field ? sell them and save them.

  • Zac Alleywalker Lowing

    Put a Voodoo in it

  • 331Grabber
    331Grabber 4 days ago

    My friend has a 72 Pantera rusting in his backyard for the last 15 years

  • Steve B
    Steve B 5 days ago

    If the cars aren't worth restoring then this video is a waste of time ! Next time call it what it is scrap iron.

  • tarstarkusz
    tarstarkusz 5 days ago

    Around 1985 when I was in HS, my friend had one of those Galaxy cars, but I don't think it was the giant engine, but it was fast as all hell. Maybe it was the 427?
    But the 80s was a terrible time to be a teenager. We were basically driving the very first cars with the emissions crap on them at the end of their lives. My first car was a Chevy with an oxygen pump a million vacuum lines and a very restrictive cat and a small 2 barrel. Those V8 engines were putting out about what a decent 4 cylinder could do by the mid 80s... around 150hp.

  • tarstarkusz
    tarstarkusz 5 days ago

    I have seen videos of the Ford plant in the 1960s using an electric (using charged particles for coating, very similar to how a laser printer works) rust prevention coating. The coating was on both the inside and the outside. They basically put a negative charge on the body and then submerged the body in a bath which is positively charged. Whatever they were using didn't work.

  • Joey Roman
    Joey Roman 5 days ago

    This guy is pissing me off saying not worth fixing...

  • tarstarkusz
    tarstarkusz 5 days ago

    There is no such thing as an unrepairable car. If nothing else, you have a VIN number and that alone is worth the cost of admission.

  • B-MAN
    B-MAN 5 days ago +1

    man this just hurts to watch this program at times, Why do some people hold these so much and let them just rod away? Oh well...

  • phillip stein
    phillip stein 5 days ago

    What a waste...

  • grandcalifornia
    grandcalifornia 5 days ago

    This is massacre!! This is a mass murder!!! Whoever owns this should be imprisoned!!!

  • TheCaskOf43
    TheCaskOf43 5 days ago +1

    Tom , you need to brush up your 62-72 C10/ C20 recognition... Seriously. I cant believe you guessed that Carry-All (Suburban) might have been a '74....and wasnt sure what C20 meant. SMH.

  • goldsilverandiamonds

    That phone in the Pantera looks like it is from the early to mid-ish 1970's (1972-1976) . Pretty rare and uncommon for that time. I had a neighbor who was a lawyer in the 1970's that had one like it in his 1970's Cadillac. It was set up in and to be used from his trunk when the car was parked.

  • lickymywicky
    lickymywicky 5 days ago

    When you said that 67 pala big block not worth restoring 🤔

  • lickymywicky
    lickymywicky 5 days ago

    The woody needs three coasts, of Thomson water seal lol.

  • Erik Lawaetz
    Erik Lawaetz 5 days ago

    just Amazing lots of Cars,just around the corner,true 4 britain ,in fact i saw an abandonned morris traveler.and a rotten rolls royce,yes rolls royce.unbelieveable.kindly Erik

  • Turd Burglar
    Turd Burglar 5 days ago

    It amazes me how little this guy knows about is profession.

  • o2boutdoors
    o2boutdoors 5 days ago

    Every time I see a yard like that I think, I want to take a lot of those cars home to save them! Then I also realize that they'd sit in my yard and rot away there too.

  • Darrin Curtis
    Darrin Curtis 6 days ago

    Your videos always make my heart hurt for these old cars. I’m in Washington and you can’t find places like this anymore I want a 63 fairlane to fix up.

  • Sean Graulau
    Sean Graulau 6 days ago

    It would be nice to “restore “ the Pantera with the era correct aftermarket turbos....a rocket ship for sure;)

  • iamrichrocker
    iamrichrocker 6 days ago

    the 'owner got it next to nothing'..well..now it is nothing...shame

  • Adam Weston
    Adam Weston 6 days ago

    The pantera could have been a gumball rally special or even a drug runner, anythings possible!

  • anthony stewart
    anthony stewart 6 days ago +1

    Whats the bet that the "R code" at 14 minutes has the engine and plates off the junker dumped in the field.

  • Justin S
    Justin S 6 days ago

    Older guys want to restore, but guys my age want yank the old motors out swap in an LS and keep the body rusty and hot rod them haha.

  • David Barnsley
    David Barnsley 6 days ago

    Another great video from you Tom with a lot of sad stories
    Being a ford person I love the 63 galaxies
    At least he keeps the good one inside

  • Quantum Plays
    Quantum Plays 6 days ago

    Where can I find places like these?

  • jolrug1
    jolrug1 6 days ago

    Gotta save the 427 66 Impala. Great collection. Thanks for bringing for our 'motor eye feast'.

  • Bryan Cannon
    Bryan Cannon 6 days ago

    I'm looking for a 1955/1956 buick special, comment below if you know one that needs restored. My grandfather had a tritone 1950's buick and from pictures i belive it is a 55. He has passed and the car is long gone (50+ years).. i'd like to restore one my way and i believe this car is beautiful Thanks!

  • RJ mi
    RJ mi 6 days ago

    What a waste to leave cars to rot AND LEAK chemicals into the ground. These are people witH OCD AND HOARDING ISSUES. THEY SHOULD HAVE been sold many years ago for whatever so they could have been something today. Mental illness and environmental madness. Collecting these is cool if you could have stacked them in a big outbuilding and protecting them in some way. No just crap boxes. Waste of time money , effort and land space.

  • slimjim75
    slimjim75 6 days ago

    Love the galaxies, got one in my garage. It's just a little 289 i've had it since 1990 .

    • Warren Pierce
      Warren Pierce 2 days ago

      Nothing wrong with a 289. Because they are lighter the car handles better than any of the big blocks. The small blocks can be breathed on with bolt on parts if not already a high output model, so they make a nice cruiser. Also decent gas mileage and reliable with maintenance.

  • Kirkland Gandy
    Kirkland Gandy 6 days ago


  • George Hodges
    George Hodges 6 days ago

    That pantera makes me sad

  • Admiral Sandwich
    Admiral Sandwich 6 days ago

    I jizzed in my pants when he opened that r-code hood

  • Undergroundracer Stone's garage Stone

    I would trade that guy my '87 Corvette, for that Pantera.

  • Ali Raza
    Ali Raza 6 days ago

    What was the name of the song in beginning ???

  • MrBreeze
    MrBreeze 6 days ago

    I can tell Tom is Ford guy. He got the years wrong on the '66 Impala and the '72 Suburban, then shows us a Pantera and two R Code Galaxies. Awesome man.

  • john dillinger
    john dillinger 6 days ago

    R code galaxies aren't really worth a lot anymore.
    That R code in the garage might sell for 20k.

  • Christopher Puls
    Christopher Puls 6 days ago

    Da freut sich Maria Josè de Thomaso wohl das ein Pathera weiter lebt . Wünsch euch noch ne Mangusta zu finden :) ggghhhaaarrr ;)

  • SCHITHEAD7 justice4usa

    all due respect to the land owner , and i truly do mean that ......... but , parking it all on wet grass and dirt , , , what a bummer ! that is a gold mine in my eye`s : )

  • Mister Cornulio
    Mister Cornulio 6 days ago

    I really need the 69 impala grille

  • Tattoo Ideas For You

    flex tape the roof, no more leaks

  • Branon Fontaine
    Branon Fontaine 7 days ago +1

    Well, at least the owner has the cars that're worth savin (the galaxy, thunderbird, and mustang) in the garage, so he's not a complete douchebag I guess...

  • J D
    J D 7 days ago

    cb radio not a phone

  • sarge242
    sarge242 7 days ago

    wasnt a mobile phone was an old 23 channel cb

  • jered andersen streamline glass

    4:39 what a joke standing next to a 69 camaro looking at a junk boat impala with a 427 thinking hmmm that motor would be killer in a nova. And news flash that 2wd 72 blazer has been valuable for 20 years and very desirable lol FORD guys what can you do?

  • honestguy77 !
    honestguy77 ! 7 days ago

    3:57. Make and model? looks like an european shooting brake

    • Andrew Martin
      Andrew Martin 5 days ago

      1970's Chevy Vega wagon -- the car that rusted before it left the dealership...

  • FORDboy357
    FORDboy357 7 days ago

    He should part that Pantera out and sell me the transmission. I'm in NC too

  • chikitabowow
    chikitabowow 7 days ago

    I bothers me when people have yards not unlike this one and refuse to sell anything because they'll "fix 'em up one day", sure it's their property but that doesn't make it right.

  • Michael Littlejohn
    Michael Littlejohn 7 days ago +1

    Why buy the vehicles if your not going to sell or fix them ?!? seems "SELFISH"... Just to let them ROT !!

  • VASailpwr
    VASailpwr 7 days ago +2

    Let’s all chip in and buy Tom a flashlight.

  • SZenery
    SZenery 7 days ago

    The Impala is a '66

  • Russian Bot
    Russian Bot 7 days ago

    So sad about that pantera.

  • bmh67wa
    bmh67wa 7 days ago

    That's not a mobile phone. It's a 23 channel CB with a phone handset.

  • nigelcarren
    nigelcarren 7 days ago

    I know a fellow English guy who whilst filling his Beautiful white Pantera with petrol at Northampton BMW England in 1985, one of the BMW salesman ran out and offered him a straight-swap for the new BMW 325i. He said yes... I would say I bet he regrets that now, but as he inherited an oil company at 18 I bet it meant nothing. But I still remember the sound of that thing... a total beast. I have been in love with them ever since.... I still dream of whipping one through the Swiss Alps. Nice video mate, Subscribed. (I though I was over cars, but obviously not... the thrill of the chase... Thats why I currently have 4 girlfriends). 🏆

  • Bud White
    Bud White 7 days ago

    When you say "not worth restoring", I mean, I have been viewing some car restoration/building of cars in England,...they are stuck there with what they got locally and what they can rebuild and what was popular, Ford Cortinas for instance, and when you say non restorable, I see less rust on that 427 Impala than what some of the vehicles that are getting rebuilt, sometimes with insertions of pieces of replacement metal even in the door posts, just everywhere and donor metal and replacment panels, and panels remade, etc etc. In America, so called restorers really have it good, where the best of the best junked cars are chosen to rebuild, due to minimal restoration work, like door skins, floor pans and quarter panels, fenders too, but imagine rusted out damaged firwalls and extremely damaged roofs, yeah, roofs, I mean, it changed my idea on what a goner car is, and I have minimally repaired hot rods and other cars in the past, so all I am saying is that maybe, just maybe, if a vehicle is around fifty percent rebuildable, then a person could in theory just put in a little more work, especially the costs of so called restoreable hulkks are reaching some rather crazy heights, I guess cause folks flip a restored vehicle as a business. Thirty years ago I had a 1970's firebird with a big block engine, and rust around the rear window, quarter panels, lower door skins, but strangely the floor pans were good as far as I ever knew, and I bought a lincoln sp100, I was fresh out of the army as a mechanic, and taking mechanic courses, and I kept on cutting out rot and rewelding in patch panels, even did some brazing to smooth things over, I mean, folks told me my car was not restoreable, and I hear its still in existence to this day, my repairs were solid and not noticeable, especially how I prepped the panels inside after I was done welding the repairs.

  • Christopher Harper
    Christopher Harper 7 days ago

    Nice work here! I wonder why you didn't comment on the Mustangs?

  • Over Opinionated Bogan

    So is this getting restored?

  • Kyle Barns
    Kyle Barns 7 days ago

    It's so sad to see all those cars wasting away n rotting. Too bad this old guy won't part with any of them..

  • Roger S
    Roger S 7 days ago

    smh.....what a waste.

  • Boyd W
    Boyd W 7 days ago

    3:15 is that an F600 in the back? I had a 71 Ford 600 around 2001 with a 300-6 and 4 speed. The single speed rear axle limited it to 50 mph on a flat road. It was my daily driver for about a month. A 4 wheel drive F700 would be a fun ride.

  • Kevin House
    Kevin House 7 days ago

    I love how the Fords are inside the garage

  • I Dig Ohio
    I Dig Ohio 7 days ago

    You really scolded these fellas!

  • sl33per1
    sl33per1 7 days ago

    I hope there's a part 2 to this location. Lots of cool stuff out there.

  • slowpos
    slowpos 7 days ago

    awesome cell phone lighting again......

  • Shift -Z
    Shift -Z 7 days ago +5

    im not a chevy guy, but a factory 4 speed 427 Impala is TOTALLY worth restoring

    • Fukur Mumzass
      Fukur Mumzass 21 hour ago

      They put very few 427s in a 66 but they did have it. And theyre rare as hens teeth

    • Oscar Mayer
      Oscar Mayer 6 days ago

      Yeah.. A big block car is worth it..

  • Sierra Classic
    Sierra Classic 7 days ago

    I know exactly where that place is at w/ all those cars. 😎

  • allen schmitz
    allen schmitz 7 days ago +1

    Rust never sleeps..and in 2019 no one dreams of rust..thanks for the night mare tour.

  • Island Aerial
    Island Aerial 7 days ago

    $10k? That is being generous...

  • yetiwampa
    yetiwampa 7 days ago +1

    The only way any of those cars will ever be rescued is when the owner dies.
    No respect for automotive history. Just wants to take everything to the grave with him.
    How greedy!

  • T C
    T C 7 days ago

    Like Tom, I am 61 years old. I saw my first Pantera around 1974 when I was a teenager and instantly fell in love with them. It has been my life long dream to own a Pantera. I have never been able to afford one, but if I could, I would treat it like it was one of my kids with tender loving care. It grinds me to see people fortunate enough to own one and just let it sit outside and rot away or park it in a shed and forget about it for 30 years. What a fricking waste.

  • humberto Pacheco amaya

    Deberían de ponerle subtítulos para Latinoamérica

  • Mark's Snakepit
    Mark's Snakepit 7 days ago

    Its sad people like this end up with these cars!!

  • John Gerken
    John Gerken 7 days ago

    Heck, I'd take that Pantera AND the sleigh in front of it. ;-)

  • Keith Coppage
    Keith Coppage 7 days ago

    The Suburban is a '71-'72, and all '67-'72 Subs were 3-doors (previous ones were 2-doors).

  • boltonky
    boltonky 7 days ago

    The world would be a better place, if these cars were restored or least parted out to good homes.
    Or as i always say give them to local schools as even as a training platform worth more than the scrap in bag yard.
    Love hoarding but learnt its better to do one car at a time, unless u really have the ability to hold onto and actually do something.
    Thanks again for another great but depressing video

  • ᠰᠣᠳᠣ ᠪᠡᠳᠣ

    Pizza planet in this video

  • Juno Boom
    Juno Boom 8 days ago

    How can I get in touch with the Pantera owner. I would love to restore it.

  • PoorBoy 313
    PoorBoy 313 8 days ago

    So sad

  • Tim Bowers
    Tim Bowers 8 days ago

    metal can be fixed anything fixing just how much u want to drop into they all man made

  • Jasper Klimbie
    Jasper Klimbie 8 days ago

    At around the 7 minute mark Tom's standing in front of two (?!) Jensen CV8's....or are they something else? I'm not sure..

  • situationmoney
    situationmoney 8 days ago

    Hmmm, $50-$75 an hour labor rate??? To be realistic, a competent resto shop would charge $150+ an hour in labor to restore a Pantera...

  • Ed Pazikas
    Ed Pazikas 8 days ago

    What happened with Woody? These series are not the same without the woody....

  • Dave Boyer
    Dave Boyer 8 days ago

    Oh man, another Pantera just sitting and rotting...:(

  • Jason Kocinski
    Jason Kocinski 8 days ago

    I want that Pantera. Send it my way.

  • CarSmarts Radio TV
    CarSmarts Radio TV 8 days ago

    That field is just sad.

  • Mike Wright
    Mike Wright 8 days ago

    imagine that pantera running! boosted v8 in a sleek body...daaaamn! 😍

  • Chris Blore
    Chris Blore 8 days ago +1

    I can’t help but be frustrated with guys that just hoard these cars and let them rot out. Pretty soon they will all be gone..
    Tom I love what you do and your show. Always waiting for the next one.