John Gilbert Staff Editor
March 23, 2016

There are barn finds and then there are rare barn finds. What we have here are ten of the rarest Mustang barn finds we’ve seen in a long time. And remember, not every old Mustang proclaimed to be a barn find was necessarily found in a barn. There are some Mustangs that were discovered in the garage of a mansion in Beverly Hills, or parked in front of a gas station with a for sale sign in the windshield. One reason that “barn find” has become such a popular title to describe discovering a long-neglected Mustang is that it fits nicely on the cover of a magazine. Think about how much room it would take on the cover of a magazine to print “Rare Old Abandoned Mansion Discovery,” or “Gas Station Parking Lot Rarities Revealed” in comparison to stacking two four letter words on the cover.

Not only does Barn Find fit on a cover nice and neat, the term Barn Find evokes nostalgic connotations. Think Springtime Yellow 1965 Mustang 2+2 fastback with a Pony interior at rest in a barn with hay bales on the floor, and an old 8N Ford tractor parked alongside of it. Imagine lifting the ‘65’s hood for its first time in many years and feeling the resistance of stiff rusted hinges mixed with the smell of aged engine oil and varnished gasoline. Next think about the excitement of discovering a K in the VIN code and black wrinkle-painted Cobra valve covers in place under a rat’s nest of hay and sleeping bag cotton. And without further ado, here’s our 10 Rarest Barn Finds.

1 Follow this link to a white 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 with slightly over 30,000 miles on the clock

http://www.mustangandfords.com/featured-vehicles/1505-rare-barn-find-1970-ford-mustang-boss-302/

2 Follow this link to this red 2+2 Ford Mustang 390 GT from North Carolina.

http://www.mustangandfords.com/featured-vehicles/1504-1967-ford-mustang-390-gt-fastback-barn-find/

3 Sadly the unrestored photos of this super fine 1969 Mustang Shelby

GT500 aren’t here in the story, but on the bright side checkout how nice the ‘69 looks after it underwent a nut and bolt restoration.

http://www.mustangandfords.com/featured-vehicles/1505-barn-find-1969-ford-mustang-shelby-g-t-500-is-a-diamond-in-the-rough/

4 Here’s a link to a Mach 1 found in a real old barn in the Missouri hills.

http://www.mustangandfords.com/featured-vehicles/1407-1969-ford-mustang-mach-1-rare-finds/photo-01.html

5 How many 1969 Sports Roof Mustangs came with a hood scoop and a 250-inch six-cylinder, this one did.

http://www.mustangandfords.com/featured-vehicles/1601-its-groovy-baby-rare-1969-mustang-sportsroof-barn-find/

6 Here’s the Holy Grail of Mustang barn finds a real 1967 Shelby G.T. 500 with all the right stuff.

http://www.mustangandfords.com/featured-vehicles/1967-ford-mustang-gt500-fastback-rare-find-at-the-ok-corral/

7 This one is a sad story of a man that filled many barns with a lot of great project cars and then fate took its toll. Would you call the light blue paint on this 351-powered Mustang, Production Blue?

http://www.mustangandfords.com/features/1501-barn-find-and-fast-fords/

8 How’s this for an early Mustang 2+2 barn find in Poppy Red? Also a gold 1970 Torino station wagon plus a plethora of Fox body Mustangs grazing in a field of dreams.

http://www.mustangandfords.com/features/1603-wow-huge-collection-of-ford-cars-trucks-and-parts/

9 Here’s a 1964 ½ Mustang convert with a D-code 289 under its hood.

http://www.mustangandfords.com/featured-vehicles/1411-1964-12-ford-mustang-convertible-rare-finds/

10 That’s got to be rare. This 1967 Mustang is a Lone Star Special complete with Ford stamping the wrong paint code into the VIN tag.

http://www.mustangandfords.com/featured-vehicles/1409-1967-ford-mustang-hardtop-rare-finds/