‘One-in-a-million’ barn find includes Corvettes with under 100 miles on clock

  • A man has shared his million dollar barn find
  • The 23-car collection includes several low-milage Corvettes
  • The lucky finder called it a ‘one-in-a-million’ find

Published on Jun 21, 2024 at 12:47 PM (UTC+4)
by Claire Reid

Last updated on Jun 22, 2024 at 5:13 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

A man uncovered an incredible ‘one-in-a-million’ barn find of more than 20 vehicles, including Corvettes, a Porsche, and a 1965 Ford Mustang convertible. 

Even more incredibly, six of the cars have less than 100 miles on the clock, with a 1990 Chevrolet 454 SS having done just 19 miles and a 1988 35th Anniversary Corvette sitting on only 25 miles. 

John Clay Wolfe, CEO and founder of GiveMeTheVin, hailed it as the ‘biggest find’ of his career. 

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The barn find included several low-milage Corvettes

The complete collection was shared by Wolfe on his YouTube channel.

It includes a 1990 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 with only 25 miles under its belt that is valued at over a million dollars.

Wolfe explained: “It was in a tiny little barn in Alabama that looked ridiculous like you’d never expect there were a million dollars worth of cars in there. 

Chances are that washing them was pretty satisfying, like the satisfyingly ASMR moment the ‘rarest’ Mercedes got its first wash after being in a basement for 60 years.

“I don’t know what to do. I know they’re not going down in value, so we’re good there. I may be like the crazy guy that bought them.

“I may die and the next time you hear about them is when I die and people come to scoop them out of my barn. I’m very happy to have them and this is by far the biggest find of my career.”

The collection, which has 10 Corvettes, was amassed across many decades by Alabama businessman, Earl Trammel, who sadly passed away in 2022. 

If you’re a fan of Corvettes, this 1962 Chevy Corvette looks as good as new but comes with a twist.

Following Trammel’s death, the collection ended up with his ex-wife who called in Wolfe. 

In a press release, Wolfe said: “This is a one-in-a-million barn find. 

“I buy and sell more than fifty thousand vehicles a year and hold the world record for selling 1,500 cars in one day but I’ve never accomplished anything like this.

“The diversity of the collection – from the brand new ZR1 to the limited edition 35th Anniversary Corvette that still has the plastic on the interior – is sure to make car junkies salivate when these classics go on display in a few months.” 

What was in the collection?

Keen to find out what Wolfe got his hands on? Here’s the full list: 

  • 1990 454 SS (19 miles/31 km) 
  • 1988 35th Anniversary Corvette (25 miles/40 km)
  • 1996 Porsche C4S manual (600 miles/965 lm) 
  • 1971 Corvette Stingray Coupe (1,600 miles/2,575 km)
  • 2001 Trans Am Firebird w/ S6 TA Coupe (247 miles/398 km) 
  • 1990 Corvette Corvette ZR1 (25 miles/40 km)
  • 1968 Camaro 396 SS Coup (60,500 miles/97,365) 
  • 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible (90,000 miles/144,840 km) 
  • 1998 Corvette Convertible Indy Pace Car (23 miles/37 km) 
  • 1987 Buick Grand National (13,800 miles/22,208 km)  
  • 1973 Lincoln Continental MK IV (830 miles/1,335 km) 
  • 2003 Mustang Cobra Coup (4,900/7,886 km) 
  • 1999 F-150 Reg Cab SVT Lightning (46 miles/74 km) 
  • 2010 Camaro 2dr Coupe ZSS w/ RS Pkg (47 miles/76 km) 
  • 1979 Corvette Stingray Coupe (41 miles/66 km) 
  • 1981 Corvette Coupe (2,400 miles/3,862 km) 
  • 1974 Corvette Stingray Coupe (30,000/48,280 km) 
  • 1976 Corvette Stingray Coupe (103 miles/166 km) 
  • 1976 Corvette Stingray Coupe (28,000 miles/45,062 km) 
  • 1963 Cadillac Coupe Deville (29,300 miles/47,154 km) 
  • 1956 Chevrolet 210 Sedan (64,000 miles/102,998 km) 
  • 1966 Chevrolet C10 (9,000 miles/14,484 km) 
  • 1997 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe (200 miles/322 km)

As barn finds go, it’s pretty epic – but it’s still not quite as large as the 230-car collection found stashed away in a Dutch barn.

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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.