In the ultimate barn find man uncovered a 1969 Plymouth GTX with a $10,000 surprise inside

  • This American YouTuber came across a Plymouth GTX whilst examining a barn find
  • He could never have predicted what he would find inside
  • The surprise could have made him $10,000 richer

Published on Jul 11, 2024 at 3:09 PM (UTC+4)
by Ben Thompson

Last updated on Jul 11, 2024 at 8:59 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

When American YouTuber Ryan Brutt stumbled across a 1969 Plymouth GTX that had been hidden away for years, he couldn’t have possibly anticipated what he’d find inside.

When it comes to barn finds, car hunters are always hoping to discover something that will surprise them.

Usually, you’d have to wait until you sell the car to see any money for it – but Brutt found $10,000 just sitting there underneath the seat.

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The $10,0000 surprise inside a Plymouth GTX

Brutt, who hosts a YouTube channel Auto Archaeology, explained how he came across the GTX.

“I went on a trip to Iowa to pick up my green ’71 Dodge Challenger from Noel Automotive of West Branch, Iowa,” Brutt said.

“While I was there, Noel was kind enough to take me on a little bit of a drive away to go check out a whole bunch of cool cars sitting in a field and a few in a barn and it’s on this adventure that we actually dug up $10,000 in the GTX.”

In the video, Brutt panned the camera over to the GTX and opened the door.

The blue upholstered seats were covered in piles of magazines.

It was among these discarded papers that Brutt and the Noel Automotive crew discovered the cash haul.

Brutt recalled: “What had occurred was the owner, over the last we don’t know who long, has been stashing envelopes full of about a thousand dollars underneath the front seat.

“It was really cool to uncover so much cash hidden without anyone knowing about.”

Fortunately, Brutt is an honest man and returned the cash to the owner of the barn.

If you want to see more of Brutt’s barn finds, head on over to the Auto Archaeology YouTube channel.


Ben Thompson

Ben got his start in journalism at Kennedy News and Media, writing stories for national newspapers, websites and magazines. Now working as a freelancer, he divides his time between teaching at News Associates and writing for news sites on all subjects.