1967 Pontiac GTO barn find came with a rare surprise inside

  • A man has found a 1967 Pontiac GTO hidden away in a barn
  • The car is pretty good condition – aside from the odd bit of rust
  • The GTO has a ‘rare’ surprise tucked away inside

Published on May 31, 2024 at 12:06 PM (UTC+4)
by Claire Reid

Last updated on Jun 04, 2024 at 4:25 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

A man has rescued a 1967 Pontiac GTO that was rotting away in a barn in Mississippi – proving that sometimes stories do get the happy ending that they deserve.

Surprisingly, given the fact it’s been in a barn for who knows how long, the car is in pretty good condition. 

Hoping to sell the Pontiac on Craigslist, the lucky finder wrote: “The body is in excellent shape with just a little surface rust on the bottom. There are no dents and I have all the chrome trim.” Nice. 

Not only that but the engine isn’t doing too badly either, with the seller noting the ‘motor runs strong and the transmission shifts very smoothly’.

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He’s also put in a new gas tank, brake lines, master brake cylinder, alternator, and tires – so the car is all good to go. 

And tucked away inside the car there’s an 8-track cassette player, something the seller says is ‘rare’. It’s unclear how many of the 81,722 GTOs Pontiac produced in 1967 came with an 8-track cassette player – but it’s sure to be an interesting selling point for vintage lovers. 

If they’ve got any cassettes to play, that is.

The seller has set a price of  $22,500 – not a bad sum for a barn find.

If you fancy buying it for yourself the listing is here

While this ‘true barn find’ is an interesting and potentially profitable piece of luck for the seller, it’s nothing compared to what was found in Holland earlier this year. 

A Dutch businessman with a passion for high-end cars amassed a collection of 230 vehicles over the years

And kept his collection hidden away – first in a massive warehouse, then across two warehouses, then three, and finally the collector bought a deconsecrated church to store some of his vehicles.

The mammoth collection was also pretty diverse, alongside your usual luxury vehicles such as  Ferraris, Lambos, Alfas, and rare Mercedes models, the collection also includes Alpines, Tatras, and old Lincolns.

It even includes a Facel Vega – a long-forgotten obscure French brand that was only active for about 10 years between the 1950s and 1960s. 

I wonder if there’s a 1967 Pontiac GTO complete with 8-track in there?

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Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist who hails from the UK but is now living in New Zealand. She began her career after graduating with a degree in Journalism from Liverpool John Moore’s University and has more than a decade of experience, writing for both local newspapers and national news sites. Across her career she's covered a wide variety of topics, including celebrity, cryptocurrency, politics, true crime and just about everything in between.