It may be entertaining to drive around looking for old cars, but sometimes the best way to make a discovery is to search through old records. That’s exactly how reader Cynthia found this 1968 Mercedes Benz 280sl, which has been parked in this barn for the past 21 years. She called the last owner, found out the car was still parked in his barn, and made a trip to look at it. After buying it, digging it out, and moving it to storage, she has decided to sell it on.
We know what your thinking, “Jaguar and Healey never built a car together!” And your correct, they never did, but that didn’t stop reader Anthony’s father from taking this 1952 Nash-Healey and installing a Jaguar engine, making his own ‘Jag-Healey”. His creation has been parked in the garage for many years, but sadly Anthony’s father is suffering from Alzheimer and the car needs to go to help pay for his care.
When we opened this submission from fellow barn finder James, what we saw was not what we were expecting. We’ve seen plenty of cars and trucks with trees sprouting from them, but never have we seen such a sad sight as this. James believes this car to be a real 1967 Shelby GT500 and he and his father have known about this car since he was a kid.
UPDATE 7/11/12 - It has been relisted, but with the BIN lowered to $3,295.
We have found countless numbers of really amazing and interesting Corvettes over the past year, but few have confused and fascinated us more than the Corvette Sport Wagon. In the past year we have only come across one of these Corvette Sport Wagons and that one’s seller was asking an incredible $50,000. We just found another 1973 Corvette Sport Wagon and while this one is missing a lot of important parts, it’s being offered here on eBay with a BIN of $4,995.
In the ’60s and ’70s nearly all the Muscle car manufactures were in a race to build the fastest and most powerful car. The battle for bragging rights grew even more intense as NASCAR gained in popularity. Chrysler set out to be the fastest with the introduction of the Plymouth Road Runner Superbird in 1970, which had radical new aerodynamics. When these new aerodynamic features were paired with the a high output V8, it allowed for a top speed of 200 mph. This 1970 Plymouth Superbird is a well documented survivor car and is being offered here on eBay with a starting bid of $104,000
This 1973 DeTomaso Pantera is claimed to have covered just 8,315 miles since new. The seller also states that it has been in the possession of the same owner since 1974, but beyond that they do not give many details. There is a number listed though, so you had better give them a call if you are in the market for a Pantera. The car is located in Fort Worth, Texas and is listed here on eBay with bidding at $25,100. Read more »
Lagonda isn’t a name that we often hear in the States, but in Europe it used to be a big name in the Luxury car segment. Lagondas were produced in very limited numbers and few have survived. We stumbled across an upcoming auction in England that’s is going to feature three Lagondas that have been hidden away in a garage for who know how long. Its a long trip to the beautiful Rockingham Castle in Northamptonshire where the auction is going to be held on June 16th, but it may be worth it. All three cars are going to be offered without reserve by H&H auctions both on location and via the internet.
UPDATE 6/9/12 – The seller ended the auction early. Bidding was at $500k reserve not met.
Who the heck tries to sell a Gullwing on eBay? Well someone just listed one and bidding is already at half a million! It may seem fishy, but the story actually sounds realistic and if it is true, this could be one of the best survivors to hit the market this year. This 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL appears to be all original with only 31k miles on the odometer. It is still in the hands of the second owner and is currently located in Montreal, Canada. Take a look at the listing here on eBay. Read more »
Reader Carl V. just sent in his most recent discovery;
While on a Jeep tour of the old back roads of Bisbee, Arizona, I was surprised to see this 1959 Chevrolet sticking out of a shelter in the side of a hill. The tour guide said it had been there since he started giving tours in the early 1960′s. He had no idea of who owned it.
That means this car was parked only a few years after being purchased new. It has been sitting for a long time and may be too far gone to be worth saving, but the story is interesting nonetheless. Does anyone here know anything about this abandoned car? Read more »
UPDATE 6/4/12 – It has been re-listed!
There aren’t many car nuts out there that don’t dream of finding a C1 Corvette hidden in a little old ladies garage or barn. We know when we come across one it gets us pretty excited. There is just something about the way these early Corvettes look all covered in dust that gets the blood pumping. This 1961 Chevrolet Corvette is a two owner car and has been parked in the second owners garage for the last 44 years. They have finally decided to part with the car and are offering it here on eBay. This Vette is currently located in Las Vegas, so if any of you are in the area, give the seller a call and setup an appointment to check it out.