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 »
When the Austin Healey 3000 was killed off in 1967, BMH needed a replacement. But, instead of updating the AH, they just shoved an inline-six into the MGB. With 50 more horsepower it may have seemed like a good idea, but the extra weight upfront threw the balance off a bit. MGCs are still good high speed cruisers though and there are not many around. This particular one was parked 12 years ago so it is going to need some work, but it does look like a worthwhile project. Find it here on eBay where bidding is already up to $4,000. What do you think?
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 »
This week’s In the Barn story is about how one of the world’s most famous collectors found a Mercedes Gullwing of his own. It comes from The Corvette in the Barn and you can pickup your own copy of the book from Motorbooks or Amazon. Be sure to send in your own find stories because one is going to get printed in Tom Cotter’s upcoming book. Now, enjoy the story! Read more »
Reader Pete M. sent us this unique little find that was hiding in a barn in the UK. From the front it looks like any other Austin Mini, but this isn’t your run of the mill Mini. This 1968 Austin is a Mini truck or utility coupe and is about as quirky as they come. We doubt it was real effective as a truck, but it certainly gave the owner more utility than a standard Mini. It is in need of a complete restoration and is not a project for the weak of heart. Have a look at this oddball here on eBay in the UK. 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 »