Barn Find Daytona to Remain Barn Fresh

At the recent Mecum auction in Kissimmee, this still barn fresh 1969 Daytona crossed the block, fetching $99,000. (Yes, the “barn find” photos are staged). The new owner, in watching people at the auction walk past beautifully restored cars to examine this crusty old B body, has decided to keep the car as is and is not going to restore it. Find more info at Hot Rod. More pics after the jump.


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Ownerless Charger Daytona Barn Find

Automotive Archaeology began three years ago by featuring this 1969 Charger Daytona resting outside a Wisconsin barn. The editor, Ryan Brutt, had kept in contact with the family but sadly, he has now discovered that the car’s original owner has passed away. Here’s hoping his family finds a good home for the car. Find more info at Hot Rod. More pics after the jump.


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Incredible Winged Car Collection

Hot Rod’s Ryan Brutt visited an incredible winged warrior collection in AL. It seems the owner took a serious interest in Daytonas and Superbirds as well as Cyclones and Talladegas during that magical period known as the NASCAR Aero Wars. And we mean serious! Find more info at Hot Rod. More pics after the jump!


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Vintage Mopar NASCAR Photo of the Week: James Hylton’s 1965 Dodge Coronet at the 67 Daytona Firecracker 400

This shot of James Hylton’s 1965 Dodge Coronet is from the 1967 Daytona Firecracker 400. James was an independent back in the day and was amazingly successful considering his resources.  He finished second in points that year, losing only to Richard Petty who won 27 races that year.  James didn’t win a single race and still finished second in the points standings. James Hylton is now 79 years old and is still racing!

Also, isn’t it amazing how stock these cars were?  Compare it to what you see now.


All in the Family 1969 Chargers

These two beautiful Chargers, both sporting F8 Dark Green paint, share garage space in Ohio. The Charger was purchased new by the current owners father in 1969. Both father and son then fell hard for the new Charger Daytona but never did make the plunge. Over the years, the Charger received several upgrades and was restored. Then, in 2001, the son was able to fulfill the dream shared with his now departed father and found a Charger Daytona, also in F8 Dark Green! Read more detail here at Auto Enthusiast. More pictures after the jump!


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