Before I tell you about this amazing Billet Box REV 3 Barn Find, let me tell you what this reminds me of.
A couple of years ago, a friend of mine, who happens to be a Harley Davidson mechanic, found a true barn find. Literally, in a barn. He found a 1999 Harley Davidson FXR3, which is the 1st Harley Davidson CVO (Custom Vehicle Operations) model. A CVO is kind of like the Mustang “Cobra” in the Harley world. Anyhow, he found this bike with very few miles at a great price. It was pristine. It sat up for over 10 years in a dark barn. He trailered it home, cleaned out the fuel system, put a new battery in it, and it fired right up. It was a GEM!!!
Now, this Billet Box Rev 3 Barn find isn’t quite like that or finding a 69 Camaro in a barn, but it’s pretty special. This was a find by Stephen Douglas Nelson. He scored 8 NEVER FIRED Rev 3 Billet Boxes and a NEVER FIRED Blem RPG. Before I share the story, at least what I know, let me share the photos. Stunning find, as HB Corps called it, a Rev 3 Treasure Trove.
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE PHOTOS BELOW!!!
This a truly awesome find. There are plenty of people out there with collections of Billet Boxes, including Rev 3 collections, but EIGHT UNFIRED Rev 3s? Seriously. I can’t understand how someone can have all that without using them.
Apparently, the original owner was a collector and stored these away during a home renovation or a move, I am not completely sure, and forgot all about them until recently. They haven’t seen daylight in 4-5 years. They were stored in the original packaging material, untouched for all these years.
Billet Box Rev 3a
These Rev 3a models were introduced in May 2014 and they brought the anodizing into the lineup in June 2014. Check out our Billet Box History Timeline for more information. In addition to colors, special buttons started to become available during the Rev 3a era. The RRP for the stock Delrin buttons was $199 and the special buttons like Abalone and MOP jumped the price up to $234.
2016 Unicorn Poo Billet Box
2015 Clear Billet Box
2015 TMNBB Billet Box
2015 BX Billet Box
2016 Fawkes Billet Box w/ Brass Inners
This one has a brass button and brass inners. This one is super rare and is called the Iron Man Rev 3. RRP on this one back in the day was $264 as opposed to $199 for a Delrin button or $234 for the models with Abalone buttons.
2015 RNB Billet Box
2015 Rat Brass Billet Box w/ Brass Inners
This one has a brass button and brass inners. Like the Ironman Fawkes, this one was also rare and was called the Rat Brass Rev 3. It’s RRP was also $264.
2015 Fawkes Billet Box
This Billet Box REV 3 Barn Find is Amazing!
This find blows away my 2016 RNB and 2017 Rat find and my Dead Flipper finds. These are UNFIRED. While my finds were all in stellar shape, these are like new! I personally wouldn’t want these since they won’t run the types of builds I prefer, but for history, I’d love to have them. They would be wasted on a shelf with me though.
Congrats to Stephen for acquiring these and to whoever might end up with them. I hope they find the right hands to fall into. Someone that can appreciate the history of Billet Box.
I do not know what Stephen plans to do with them, but I wanted to showcase these before he does anything with them. Simply Awesome!
Update: These are going to be up for auction in Arran O’neill’s Rev3zee Billet Box group.