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Hardcover by Tom Cotter.


Great Stories of Automotive Archaeology.

256 pages.


the cobra in the barn

Editorial Reviews.
Road & Track, December 2005.
"Tom Cotter tells fascinating tales of dream cars discovered everywhere...the stuff of every enthusiast's fantasy."

Philadelphia Inquirer, May 11, 2006 (circ.: 365,000).
Many of us have watched the Barrett-Jackson classic car auction with envy. Out rolls a mint-condition copy of the 1972 Plymouth Duster two-door hardtop where we stole our first kiss. Or the 1952 MG TD roadster that we always wanted. Then the bidding starts and these cars sell for $30,000 or more, well out of our price range for a weekend fun car.

Thanks to The Cobra in the Barn, we now know there's another way to get that historic car of our dreams without breaking the bank. North Carolina auto writer Tom Cotter has spent his life driving down dead-end dirt roads, peeking through smudged barn windows, and nosing around his old Long Island neighborhood. These cars are out there, just waiting to be rescued and restored.

SpeedTV.com, Jan. 24, 2006, (visitors per month: 98,000).
These suggestions alone are worth the price of this book, but were still only in the introduction  the hors doeuvres. The meat of the book is the stories. There are over 50 of them, dont be a glutton. You dont have to devour them all in one sitting. Snack  a story or two with your morning coffee. Take a Cobra to lunch. Dine with a Delahaye from Czechoslovakia. Savor the flavor."

Hemmings Classic Car, March 2006 (circ.: 30,000).
Cotter draws the reader in and holds tight. I could not put this book down, finishing it in one evening & This book is far more appealing than the silliness of Gilligans Island reruns.

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