For Sale: Authentic Barn Dust for your Classic Car

If you’re looking to get rid of an old car you got laying around, a Craiglist ad from Vancouver offers a foolproof way to increase your car’s value. We all know cars create more of a buzz when they’re “found” in a barn with some dust on them, and that buzz can get you more money on Bring a Trailer and a feature on YouTube. That’s where this Craiglist ad comes in…

What you get here, is original barn dust. Sprinkle liberally on car and instantly add $10-20,000 to the value of your heap parked in the garage or carport. For every 4 buckets you buy I will throw in the tire deflation kit at not extra cost. This completes the illusion , but wait, if you buy 6 or more buckets I will also give to you as a gift a story about an elderly person who used to own this car but passed away many years ago.

To take advantage of this incredible offer, check out the original posting here.
[Source: /r/cars]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The maximum upload file size: 64 MB. You can upload: image, audio, video. Links to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other services inserted in the comment text will be automatically embedded. Drop files here

18 responses to “For Sale: Authentic Barn Dust for your Classic Car”

  1. outback_ute Avatar

    There is a show here in Melbourne this weekend called the Survivor Car & Barn Find Show, featuring “MOTHBALL – The famous Falcon GT Barn Find will be on show! Removed from the garage tomb and displayed as found!!”
    Which was stuck in a shed for years after the owner built a swimming pool in front of it, and removed recently by crane. Its only claim to fame is some cultivated, cat-up-tree type news coverage a couple of weeks ago.
    I’m sure there will be some interesting stuff on show, but I won’t be going.

    1. Joel Strickland Avatar

      Its worth a look, just had a sneak preview

      1. outback_ute Avatar

        I don’t doubt that, but I’ve also got other stuff I should be doing

  2. mdharrell Avatar

    “…instantly add $10-20,000 to the value…”
    I’m no mathematician* but I believe this simplifies to -$19,990 in added value.
    *Obligatory disclaimer to preserve my license as a geologist.

    1. 0A5599 Avatar

      I thought you preserve your license by driving cars that won’t go fast enough to get your license revoked. Geology has nothing to do with it.

      1. mdharrell Avatar

        That’s my license to drive. I instead preserve my geologist’s license by steadfastly disavowing any quantitative ability or analytical skill and by never turning down a free drink.

        1. 0A5599 Avatar

          I preserve my artistic license by making distortions of facts.

          1. mdharrell Avatar

            Come on, that’s not tru… Oh. Good one.

          2. Victor Avatar

            Are you with CNN ?

        2. Victor Avatar

          Wise choices.

        3. Lokki Avatar

          And, of course and most obviously by driving only tiny cars that move at geologic speeds….
          I’ve heard tale of him trying to slide on of his cars into continental drift….

  3. Dabidoh_Sambone Avatar

    Some horrible killjoy(s) flagged the original post because apparently they were disgusted at such a flagrant disregard for patina.

  4. Rover 1 Avatar
    Rover 1

    What about the import duty from Canada on minerals?

    1. mdharrell Avatar

      You’d be lucky to have these classified as minerals at the border. The real trouble starts when something gets called dirt, soil, or any other term that alerts the USDA:
      I’ve known several geologists who have innocently tried to import perfectly reasonable rock samples (which are allowed) but said a single wrong word at the border, at which point the material was seized. If it’s important enough to go to the trouble, usually it can be retrieved after paying for an expensive year of storage in quarantine.

      1. Sjalabais Avatar

        Has any question ever not been answered skillfully at the ‘verse? Dang.

      2. Vairship Avatar

        I’d be more worried if it was classified as dust, and my name was Angel.