This Guy Found 40 Amazing American Cars Hidden On A Canadian Farm

Three Ford GTs, six Corvettes, a plethora of Mustangs and Thunderbirds and more hidden gems were just uncovered by one very lucky individual in a place doesn't exactly spring to mind right away when we think of American muscle: Canada.

Canada's Driving reports that 40 fairly recent American performance cars were just located in a hut on an Alberta dairy farm. They were purchased by homebuilder, Shelby collector and one-time lottery winner named Lawayne Musselwhite, the website reports. (Some people have all the luck.)

Musselwhite's discovery is being described as Canada's ultimate barn find, a collection of performance machines left to collect dust but with barely any miles on their odometers. They were purchased several years ago by a farmer who expected them all to go up in value.

There are some strange folks out there. Anyway, the farmer apparently sold the lot due to some unfortunate health issues, but he hung onto 10 of them. Musselwhite said he doesn't know what the missing cars are.

As Musselwhite explains it, the wealthy owner of the dairy farm had years ago gone to his local Ford dealer with $1 million to spend, and asked a salesman to buy cars that would go up in value starting in 1999. Left inside the dirt-floor storage were rows of exotic sports cars, low production factory muscle cars and Harley Davidson Special Edition Ford pickups. The vehicles were new or had hardly any miles on them. Some still wore window stickers.

"It was disgusting the way they were left, covered in dust, overrun with mice and parked on dirt," Musselwhite says. "It was unbelievable what the farmhands were doing to these vehicles — running new special edition pickups through the mud and across fields."

Musselwhite and a friend paid just $1.1 million for the lot sight unseen, which is a steal for everything they got. The lot includes the Ford GTs (Awesome!), a Thunderbird Turbo Coupe (Sweet!), a 1979 Mustang GT Pace Car (Hell yeah!) and four Plymouth Prowlers (Um, okay.) Not bad at all.

Check out Driving for loads of pictures. The full list of cars is below. Which would you take home if you could?

Ford

1979 Mustang GT Pace Car, grey
1988 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe, silver
1990 Mustang GT Convertible, green on white
1990 Thunderbird, black on grey
1990 Thunderbird S,
1994 Thunderbird S Coupe, white

1996 Lincoln Mark 8, silver
1997 F-150 Flairside
1998 Lincoln Mark 8 LSC, black
2000 F-150, Harley-Davidson, black
2000 Lincoln LS, white
2001 Mustang GT Bullitt, black
2005 Mustang, yellow
2006 Ford GT, red
2006 Ford GT, blue
2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition
2007 Shelby GT500 Convertible, red
2008 Ford F-150, Harley-Davidson, black
2008 Ford F-150, Harley-Davidson, black
2008 Ford F-350, Harley-Davidson, black
2010 Ford F-150, Harley-Davidson, purple
2010 Ford Raptor, orange
2012 Mustang GT/CS, yellow

Chrysler

1999 Plymouth Prowler, purple
2000 Plymouth Prowler, yellow
2001 Plymouth Prowler, black on silver
2001 Plymouth Prowler, blue
2006 Chrysler 300 SRT-8, silver
2008 Dodge Charger SRT-8, orange
2010 Dodge Ram 1500

GM

2001 Chevrolet Corvette, silver
2002 Chevrolet Corvette Targa, silver
2002 Camaro Z/28 SS, red
2003 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, black
2006 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, silver on black
2007 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, silver on black
2007 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, orange on tan
2008 Pontiac Solstice Convertible, red

Hat tip to thebigbossyboss in Oppo!

Update: Reader Luc Allain has photos of some of the cars here.