It appears that someone started building this 1967 Ford Mustang for drag racing, but was never able to finish it and it ended up parked in this Ottawa, Canada barn for many years. Special thanks to reader Gord L for tipping us off to this barn dragster. Find it here on Kijiji, with an asking price of $3,000. Read more »
When Jack Turner founded his sports car manufacturing company in 1950, he had one goal in mind and that was to build race cars. This 1959 Turner 950S is one of only 670 cars built before the company closed its doors. The seller has pieces of its provenance, some of which dates back to when it was new. Someone started restoring it, but never finished it. The current owner has accumulated many parts for it, but has decided to part ways with it. Find it here on eBay.
The seller of this 1965 Mercury Comet claims it was found in a barn just 40 miles from the Woodburn, Oregon Drag Strip. Someone had started building it for drag racing, but never finished it. After the seller found it, they replaced the floors and got the engine running. It looks to be period correct, but will need some work to be driven or raced. It can now be found in Portland, Oregon or here on eBay.
If you wanted a high performance car back in the fifties and couldn’t afford a sports car from Europe, you could just build your own. Parts were easy to source at local scrapyards and there were even companies producing fiberglass bodies. Many people tried their hand at their own home-brew racers, but few were successful. We have featured a couple of specials over the years, but this one really intrigues us. It was supposedly built in the fifties and has stayed in the same family for over 50 years. The current owner purchased the car from them and has now listed it here on eBay where bidding is already over $15k.
This 1966 Sunbeam Imp started the process of becoming a race car, but the previous owners were never able to finish the task. A roll cage has already been fitted and it has been painted, but all the mechanicals still need finishing. It may take a lot of work, but the fun you will have with this rear-mount rear-wheel-drive toy should make it all worth it. Find this project here on eBay out of Seattle, Washington with bidding currently at $355 and no reserve. Thanks goes to Jim S. for this submission!
The owner of this 1952 Oldsmobile claims that it was once a drag car and that it even holds the 1974 AHRA Record in X SuperStock. Reader P. Trout sent this in after doing some research, but he was not able to find anything confirming the seller’s statements. Does anyone here remember OldsTimer? It can be found here on craigslist for $5,400. This could end up being a bargain if its colorful history can be proven.
This 1970 Ford Boss 302 was raced until ’76s and was in storage off and on until 1997 when it was parked in a barn. After being pulled from the barn, the seller cleaned it up and did a mechanical refresh to the engine and drivetrain. It’s currently in Romeo, Michigan, but can also be found here on eBay without a reserve, but with the starting bid at $30,000.
We all know about Mercedes’ Gullwing, but how many of us have heard of the Marcos Gullwing? Or even Marcos for that matter? Well, dont feel bad, there were only 13 of these ever built and most were used for racing. This one has been in storage since 1986 and the previous owner has since passed away so it is time to find someone who can tackle the restoration it deserves.
This derelict Devin has seen better days. The current owner has been in possession of the car since 1976 and they claim is was pretty fast back then. With a 283 V8 mounted in a tubular chassis and fiberglass body, we bet it was. Unfortunately, the car was left outside in the backyard and has since fallen into disrepair. It may still be worth saving though. A special thanks goes to Mike B for sending this one in.
It didn’t take long for early cars to be used for racing and over the years, racing has played a very important role in the progression of the automobile. Racing, in a variety of forms has taken place all across America. One of the more affordable types of racing is dirt track racing and it has been for a long time. This 1927 Ford Model T was built for racing sometime in the ’30s. After 60 years of being parked in a barn, it can now be found here on eBay.