I spent some time with one of our readers today. His name is Sid and he has been building cars his all life. We had a great time sharing stories and looking at photos. We did a feature on his 1959 Corvette back in March and he has since purchased a stalled Vette project that he is finishing up. He had some other fun cars in his shop too, but there was something shoved in the corner that really caught my eye… Read more »
We have seen some rather amazing finds over the years, but Henry L.’s find might be one of the most astounding sights we have ever seen. It’s not uncommon to find a tree growing out of an old car or truck, but this tree has actually grown around parts of the frame, steering column, and steering wheel. Henry left it up to us to identify and name this find, so be thinking of your best guesses for after the jump! Special thanks to Henry for sharing his tree find with us! Read more »
What’s better than getting one barn find? How about getting three barn finds for one price? These Saab 95 Wagons might not be every barn finder’s cup of tea, but for any Saabophile or even just the collector that loves the unusual, this bundle deal could be a dream come true or their significant others’ worst nightmare. This bundle is being offered here on eBay with no reserve. Thanks go to Jim S. for this tip! Read more »
Back in April we announced a collaboration between Tom Cotter and Barn Finds through the end of the year. Since then we have featured an In the Barn story every Sunday and have given away a free book every week. We also mentioned that the best reader submitted story would get published in Tom’s upcoming book. Well, the deadline is upon us so we wanted to give everyone a chance to vote on their favorite. Read more »
We are excited to announce that the new 2014 Barn Finds calendar is now finished and available to purchase! Every month features a photo and short description about a discovery that was made by one of our readers. Some of these stories have already been featured on the site, but many of them have yet to be told! This 12-month calendar is printed on high quality paper with spiral binding and a nail hole at the top to make hanging easy. Pick up a copy for your garage here on Lulu for $20.
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Grungy old barn finds are great, but sometimes you just want something that you can just get in and drive without getting your hands dirty. You do have to be careful though because some sellers attempt to pedal off restored cars as “survivors”. We are not sure where this one fits, but the seller claims that it is 100% original. It does look suspiciously wonderful, but with only 18k miles on the odometer, the claims could very well be true. This is one rare car too, so it is definitely worth a look! Find it here on eBay out of Moncalieri, Italy. Thanks goes to Jim S. for the tip! Read more »
UPDATE 11/29/13 – The owner of the huge stash of cars got spooked, so Liam has asked us to pull down all the photos. We have complied and included some of the cars Liam was able to rescue before this unfortunate turn of events.
FROM 11/13/13 – Barn Finds reader Liam W. has been very busy lately. He recently discovered a massive stash of cars in the UK and has been busy buying and selling them on to people who can save them. Like us, he wants to get as many old cars back on the road as possible. Many of the cars are outdoors and overgrown with vegetation, but some are parked inside. Sadly, the owner of the collection is reluctant to let many of them go. Liam has been able to convince him to let a few go though and is going to keep trying. Read more »
We have come to learn through our own mistakes, that when you have a chance to buy a great find, don’t hesitate and don’t delay. Reader Jim C. found that out for himself recently. For years he had seen this DeTomaso Pantera hiding under a cover in one of his neighbor’s driveway. He stopped on several occasions and knocked on the owner’s door, but never got an answer. Finally after all these years, he saw the owner out with the Pantera, so he stopped and talked to him about it. After having it for 15 years, he was finally thinking of selling it, but wouldn’t give Jim a price. Read more »
The Porsche 356 Speedster is an icon in the sports car world and as such deserves to be respected, if not for what it is, then for the impact it has had. This Speedster was wrecked and then left to the elements to decay and rot away. We doubt the previous owner knew the future value of the car when they left it outside, but thankfully someone has realized the value in it and has pulled it from its resting place. Let’s just hope that someone with the means to restore it can see the value in it as well and will give it a chance to be respected and lusted after once again. If that someone is you or you just want to take a closer look, it can be found here on eBay. Special thanks to Steve R. for tipping us off to this one! Read more »
Spridget fans have likely heard of or even seen a Lenham GT, but for the rest of us, the Lenham brand is likely unknown. The company started out building performance upgrades for the Austin-Healey Sprite and eventually built their own coupe body for the Sprite and the Midget. Much like the Sebring Sprite these coupes were successful in racing, but sadly there weren’t many built. Reader Angelo R. purchased this Lenham GT from a friend, who purchased it from the factory when it closed. It is one of two cars that were never finished, but Angelo is planning on finishing it and getting it on the road. Read more »