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 »
To the untrained eye, this may just look like a mountain of junk overflowing from a barn, but a barn finder will instantly recognize what’s actually hiding under all these boxes. If you haven’t spotted it yet, there is a 1966 Pontiac GTO convertible peeking out. After spending the last 30 years in this barn, it has finally been dug out and is now for sale here on eBay for $20k or best offer. Read more »
UPDATE: Sold for $4,300.
The Crosley Hotshot and Super Sports represented America’s first low-buck sports cars. They were small and crudely built, but they were lightweight and fun. Many were even raced around the country with some success. This particular example has seen better days, but we think it would make for a good project. The owner had a heart attack so they have decided to sell off their entire collection in order to focus on more important things. The sale includes a pair of engines and transmissions, but like Swedish furniture, some assembly is required. Find it here on eBay where bidding is at $3,950. Better hurry though as the auction only has two hours left!
What is it that makes classic cars so desirable and valuable to us? When we break it down, they are really just pieces of metal, oil, rubber, and glass assembled to transport us from one point to another. Yet they have so much more value than that. For some they represent freedom, for others they hold tokens of the past, or even hope for the future. One of the greatest values any car can hold is memories. Reader Scott J. has been given the opportunity to help a young man bring back a car that is filled with important memories for him and his family. Read more »
Reader P. Trout found this 1940 LaSalle Coupe here on the craigslist and thought the seller’s claim of complete originality seemed to good to be true, so he sent it in to us to get all of your opinions about the claims. The seller states that it is a barn find and has never been restored just cleaned up and polished. It looks nearly mint, which does seem rather unusual for a 70 year old car with 70k miles on it. We have seen older original cars in this kind of shape, so you never know… Read more »
This 1957 Chevy wagon was recently pulled out of a garage in Massachusetts and boy does it have a past. Steve Ames may be best known today for his business, Ames Performance Engineering, but before Steve started selling Pontiac parts, he was drag racing Chevys. He built this one in 1968 and it went on to light up the tree through the early seventies. There is rust and the engine is long gone, but the car’s past makes it an interesting prospect. Find it here on eBay where bidding is just over $2,000. Read more »
For those of us with families, the dream of restoring a classic car to share with our children is a special one. Sadly, we are starting to think that like many dreams, it rarely comes true. The owner of this 1963 Chevy Corvair Monza Convertible is more proof that it’s hard to make it happen. The seller had planned on restoring it so their daughters could drive it, but other things in life have gotten in the way, so they have decided to sell it here on craigslist for $1,000. A special thanks goes to Robert J. for the tip! Read more »
Every barn find has a story behind how it ended up parked. For most the tale is a simple one, something broke and was never repaired. Others have more tragic tales. This 1964.5 Mustang Convertible’s tale starts as a love story. A young man was secretly restoring it for his soon to be wife, but then things took a tragic turn and the relationship ended. The young man’s heart was broken and the symbol of his love was unfinished. After sitting for 30 years, it has pulled out of storage and is now listed here on eBay. Read more »
When reader Robert J. came across this 1964 Mercury Monterey on his local Craigslist he knew he needed to make a trip to see it. Upon taking a closer look he had to exercise some serious self-control so as to not buy it for himself. We know of the temptation that he was struggling with, as we would have been tempted to buy it too! With an asking price of $1,800, it had to be hard to pass it over. We know of a few individuals who would have bought it and flipped it, so we have to commend Robert for passing it along! Take a look at it here on craigslist in San Francisco. Read more »
The Chevy II or Nova, as it was more commonly known, was never meant to be anything but basic transportation. It wasn’t supposed to be a show stopper, a race car, or a trend setter. Its primary goal was to be functional and thrifty, which it more than excelled at. Somehow such a humble car has been everything from a family hauler to a winning drag racer. Perhaps its multitasking abilities are a result of its simplicity or maybe it’s a result of necessity, either way a Nova can be anything its owner needs it to be. This 1966 Nova Station wagon could be used as a sedate family wagon or the 327 V8 could be upgraded to make it a mean sleeper, it all depends on the next owner’s needs. If you think you’d like to make it yours, check it out here on eBay. Read more »