Ran into Tom Shaughnessey (I think when I first met him it was spelled in the true Irish version, O'Shaughnessey) the other day in San Clemente, California at Cars 'n Coffee and he said he is now living in New Hampshire with "ten or eleven cars, but nothing for sale." I like to hear about his barn finds but only know a couple. I am most interested in hearing tales on how he first came across a great car, not in what happened afterward. The fun is in the finding. I am completing a novel about an exotic car hunter, like to know what separates the lucky ones from the guys like me who don't have nearly so dramatic stories. Here's a few cars I read Tom barn found. Any others? --a 212 Europa Cabriolet . The car had by the late 1960s, migrated to the Detroit area, where its engine was replaced with a Corvette V8. In 1972, a car enthusiast spotted the Ferrari at a swap meet, paid $600 for it, and parked it in his garage in Grand Blanc, MI, where it remained hidden until 2011. Somehow Tom found it. -GT40 At a car show in Chino , CA Tom and his son were showing a GT40 when a guy walked up to Tom's son and said "I got one of those" and his son did not say "Yah, a replica by who?" but instead asked the SN, was told a real number and Tom ended up with the car, chassis P/1067) -1952 Ferrari 340 America Spider chassis in 2006 in a Frankfort, Illinois, garage sale. The sale was on eBay and Shaughnessy bought it for $26,912—less than one percent of the car’s estimated restored value. He was hoping nobody else would recognize what a treasure it was and scored the winning bid. -250 Europa , chassis 0313 EU owned by Philip Stanton of Los Angeles, who sold the car to Ferrari of Los Gatos in 1976. It was purchased there later that year by Constantine Baksheef and Alec Sokoloff of Palo Alto. Sometime thereafter, the 250 Europa was taken off the road, but it would remain in California. It was discovered in 2003 by Tom Shaughnessy but I haven't heard how. - 375 America 0337AL,Vignale bodied This "discovery" was on a TV show called something like Barn Find Hunters, Tom accompanied by Freeman Thomas, a famous car designer, and the old codger who owned the Ferrari smiling as Tom pulled the dusty old car out of the barn...each thinking they were coming out ahead on the deal So hope to hear more how-he-found-it stories as now it appears he's publicity shy (maybe he showed up at some places and the first words he was greeted with were "Oh, you're the fella I saw on TV...."