Barn finds are pretty tragic. Whether they’re a Pontiac Firebird, AMC Javelin or even a Kaiser Henry J; seeing a dead and rotting car waste away is like seeing a beautiful painting or picture slowly erode as the years go by, without having the money or know-how to restore it.
But they’re still cars, and they still deserve the attention. Like this one, a lonely B-Body found by a guy named Denis in Quebec.
He took the photos back when he was a thirteen-year-old kid in 1981. Denis’ brother owned a ’69 Charger R/T at the time, but still had eyes for the big, bad blue Daytona out on the edge of town.
The car had belonged to a woman back in the day. She had to retire the vehicle after an accident involving a motorcyclist, but still wanted to sell it for the sum of $2,500. Funny, considering a car such as this would likely fetch several times that amount today.
Under the hood sat a 440, and the interior was white with power windows. Sadly, Denis lost track of the car and all contact with whomever happened to own it at the time, or afterwards.
One can only hope it found the right owner who fixed it up and gave it some sweet upgrades. Its spiritual successor today, developed by SRT, is a far cry and nowhere near the kind of car available back in 1969, which could reach 200mph and had a drag coefficient of just .28–for comparison, a Viper from 1992 had .5, and a 2005 Porsche Boxster had .29.