Barn finds are often equal parts tragic and intriguing, with this ’69 Daytona being one of the coolest, saddest finds we’ve seen in a long time.
We all dream of checking out a barn one day, only to find some automotive treasure hidden within its hay-filled confines. Whoever stumbled upon this particular barn find certainly must have felt like they were in a dreamworld; this 1969 Dodge Daytona, in all its battered, rusting glory.
This car was one of only 503 produced, and has only had two owners in all of its life. Perhaps most importantly for the price, it has a “matching numbers 440 CI engine” and an awesome custom flame paint job. The 440 (7.2-litres) Magnum engine was only offered in the Daytona and R/T versions of the ‘69 Charger, and it is believed the car has only done 20,553 miles.
It’s a hell of a lot of cash for something in this condition, but considering its Nascar heritage – it was so good that regulators banned it from competing – one rich motorsport fan is going to have a very special project car soon.
While expected to sell for between $150,000 and $180,000, the Daytona went for the low, low price of only $90,000.