Unprecedented barn find uncovers one of the world’s finest classic car collections

  • As far as barn find car collections go, this one in the USA would be tough to beat
  • America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington has hundreds of classic cars on display
  • All the cars included were brought at auction or a private party

Published on Jul 11, 2024 at 9:03 PM (UTC+4)
by Ben Thompson

Last updated on Jul 12, 2024 at 2:38 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

This may be one of the world’s best car collections ever, sitting in a barn in the USA.

YouTuber Classic Car Rescue took his subscribers on a walking tour through a barn stacked with classic cars.

It was a real sight to behold.

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Is this one of the best barn find collections ever?

“Everything you see here was purchased, either at auction or at private parties,” the YouTuber explained, as he began walking through the collection.

Owned by the LeMay family, the America Car Museum is filled with hundreds of old cars, all kept in fine condition.

And when I say these cars are vintage, I mean it.

Several of these cars are older than films with sound – the 1919 REO Speedwagon Stackebed and the 1927 Mack Donkey Log Skidder Truck stand out as particularly old in the collection.

There are also trucks among the haul, of various different purposes.

There’s firetrucks, army trucks, delivery trucks and so much more.

Speaking of each car’s backstory, the YouTuber commented: “I could probably stop at any car and get a 15-minute story about it.”

The collection is classic Americana—it wouldn’t look out of place on the set of a 1950s movie.

American flags adorn every other vehicle, and the paint jobs have been immaculately preserved.

All types of manufacturers are represented, from Studebaker to General Motors to Ford.

The vlogger gushed: “I can’t get enough of this plan.”

If you’re as taken with the museum as he is, you can head on down to Tacoma, Washington to check it out.

The Museum is open Thursday to Monday from 10am to 5pm.

It’s a magnificent museum, and it looks as if you could get lost for hours wandering through all the vehicles on display.

A true car enthusiast needs to make this a must-visit spot if they ever find themselves in Washington state.

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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.