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Thursday, 29 October 2020 21:38

On The Lighter Side: Top 5 First Time Barn Find Washes

Written by Elizabeth Puckett, Motorious

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Watch these cars get spiffy after years of hiding!

There's something so deeply satisfying about watching a car being washed, especially one with tons of grime that's transformed into a show car in front of our eyes. Now imagine the satisfaction in knowing that the car is coming back to life after a long hibernation. The cars in this story are getting their extreme makeover after sitting dormant for a long time.

 

#5 - 1969 Mercedes 280SL

 

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After sitting neglected in a garage for 37 years, the Ammo NYC detail crew was tasked with cleaning this 1969 Mercedes 280SL in preparation for a restoration. The cool part of this story is that it wasn't the owner of the car who commissioned the detail crew with rescuing the car; it was the owner's son. He did it as a surprise to his father who was the car's second owner after purchasing it in 1972. The Mercedes was used as a daily driver until 1982 when it was unceremoniously parked in the garage with more than 100,000 miles on the odometer.

 

#4 - 1994 GMC Sierra 1500

 

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Stored for two decades, this Sierra wasn’t just caked in dirt like when you drive off-road for hours. Once it was cleaned up the oxidation in the paint was obvious, so Stauffer Garage polished it up to make the body look like it was new. That’s not some crazy black magic, we know, but it’s still great to see the process and end results.


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