Airplane Hangars Hide the Coolest Car Collections

You'll never believe the stuff that's hiding under plane wings behind those hangar doors.


Road & Track's Peter Egan once wrote that if you want to find cool old cars, you should go to a small airport. The theory is, the wings of an airplane leave a lot of room underneath them, meaning lots of space to store vehicles. That's how Tom Cotter, host of Hagerty's Barn Find Hunter series , found this latest stash of sweet classics.

Cotter tracked down a couple of enthusiasts that store cars in airplane hangars to see just how right Egan's theory is. In his first visit, he discovers a 62,000-mile AMC Gremlin and a couple of lovely vintage work trucks. The second facility houses a more comprehensive collection that includes a 1957 Chevy two-door panel wagon with ultra-rare glass window option, as well as an original-paint Mustang Boss 302.

If you're on the hunt for hidden vintage cars, maybe pay a visit to your small local airport. You might be pleasantly surprised with what you find.

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