1970 Chevelle

1970 Chevelle: Sleeper Potential?

For the past 20 years this Chevelle has been parked in the original owner’s Tennessee Barn. All those years of neglect left it looking a bit rough and it currently isn’t running. The seller purchased it from the original owner’s 93 year old widow and she wasn’t sure just how long it had been in the barn. It would seem the seller doesn’t know much about it either, as they didn’t provide any information on what engine it has, but it looks like a 307 V8 to me. The black and green interior is an interesting combo and with some new seat covers and a little polishing, could look really good together! This Chevelle could make for a great sleeper with the right upgrades, but I’m not sure about the seller’s asking price of $9,500. Take a look at it here on craigslist in Anamosa, Iowa and let us know what you would pay for it.

1962 Ford F-100

1962 Ford F100 For $1,750

This Ford F100 might not be in the best of condition, but it currently runs and drives! To make things even better, the seller is asking just $1,750. It does have some rust issues, but for this kind of money a few issues are to be expected. For a vehicle you could put to use right away, this seems like a great buy. Of course I would want to inspect the chassis for any serious structural issues, remember ’61 through ’63 these trucks were a unibody design. If the main structure is solid, this could be a great buy for a rolling project. If you are interested in owning this rather rare truck, you can find it here on eBay in Turbeville, South Carolina. Thanks go to Jim S for another great tip!

1976 Chevrolet Chevette

1976 Chevrolet Chevette: Rare Survivor

From David F – Here is your chance to own a rare, low mileage Chevette from the very first model year. It has only 87,000 miles on it. It’s somehow rust free and the owner has done lots of work since rescuing it, including new tires, clutch, timing belt, water pump and a tune up. Here’s your chance to own a fine example of Chevrolet’s 1970’s engineering for only $2000. Surely someone out there must love Chevetts. I have happy memories of them. The rental car company I worked for in LA had Chevetts. You can find this one here on craigslist in Minneapolis for only $2000!
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1946 Chevrolet Panel Truck

Baker’s Wagon: 1946 Chevy Panel Truck

Patina has become a controversial topic with lots of different opinions and views, but no matter your definition or taste for it, one thing’s for sure in my mind – this old bakery delivery truck looks awesome! It is wearing its original paint and hand painted signage, it is still even wearing its original 1946 license plate! This truck is going to need a lot of work, but I think if you are careful all that original patina and paint could be saved. The hot Hawthorne, Nevada sun has baked this truck inside and out, but thankfully there wasn’t much to these work trucks to begin with. You can take a closer look at it here on eBay where bidding is just over $2,500. So would you leave this truck looking sunburnt but original or do you think it deserves a shiny new coat of paint? And does anyone remember the Hawthorne Bakery?

1972 Opel GT

1972 Opel GT: Fun And Economical

From David F – Opel GTs have always had a following. They were fun to drive and economical. Perhaps someone wants a unique, cool looking car, that will hopefully be easily to make road worthy. The Opel GT is said to be styled after the 1968 Corvette. They were built in Germany and sold through Buick dealers. Opels were pretty good cars for their day – economical and reliable. This 1972 Opel GT was parked in a garage for 23 years and only has 58,000 miles on it. There is some rust in the usual places, but it’s said to be a solid car and the engine turns. It just needs the usual work after sitting so long. The paint even looks like it may be OK. Find it here on craigslist in Plattsmouth, Nebraska for $5,750. Special thanks to David for sharing this Opel with us and his thoughts on it! So would you drive this baby Vette?

1986 Porsche 944 Turbo

1986 Porsche 944 Turbo Barn Find

After reviving our little VW Rabbit GTI, I swore off all ’80s fuel injected German cars, but as I look at this Porsche 944 Turbo I’m sorely tempted to buy it. Just look at it there in the barn! It would make such a fun track car or a mean street machine, although getting it to either of those points could get pricy. I actually don’t see the fuel injection system being this cars biggest issue. I have a feeling it is going to have general wiring and electrical issues, especially if all the debris in the engine bay is what I think it is. It looks like several generation of mice have made this Porsche their home, so assume the wiring will be chewed up and the interior damaged beyond simple repair. If you aren’t intimidated by tracking down electrical problems, this could really make for a sweet track machine! Find it here on eBay in Sidney, Ohio with a BIN of $4,950 and the option to make an offer. So would you try to fix this Porsche or is it a lost cause?

1962 Cadillac Coupe DeVille

Collection Of Barn Finds For Sale

Reader Blake S came across a rather interesting ad here on craigslist in Nashville, Georgia. The listing includes nine American classics from the ’50s and ’60s. The seller has been accumulating barn finds for a number of years and has decided to start thinning the herd. Some are in solid shape, while others look to be rather rough. They claim some of the cars still run, but many haven’t been driven in 10+ years. The seller actually seems quite honest in their listing, but I’m not sure about their attitude. I guess when you own this many cars you don’t want tire kickers wasting your time. For the most part prices seem reasonable, although a few could be a bit lower given their condition. While I hope these cars all find good homes, I’m more interested in seeing what else is hiding in this collection and the story behind it! If anyone knows more, please share!

1969 Jaguar XKE

British Motoring Monday: 1969 Jaguar E-Type

As E-Types, especially early, covered headlamp cars, skyrocket in value, it’s nice to see there are some “reasonably” priced projects still out there. This one’s interesting for several reasons. It’s located in Reisterstown, Maryland and is for sale here on eBay with a buy-it-now of $25,000 but bidding is also open at $200 (reserve not met). And it’s NOT a 2+2, which to me personally can spoil the lines of what is a beautiful automotive shape. Read more »

1927 Ford Model T Tudor

Ranch Find: 1927 Ford Model T Tudor

This 1927 Model T was found on a ranch in Wyoming where it had been stored in a sheep shed since 1946! The previous owner built a temporary wall to seal it in and forgot about it. As they got on in years though they decided that they had better have a plan for their collection of old cars. So at 85 years old, they left their estate to the rancher next door and requested that the current owner of this car be contacted and given first dibs on any of the cars. Well, this is the first of a few that will be coming to market soon. After digging it out of the shed, it was dragged home. After cleaning up the engine and adding new tires, the car is now running and driving. It may be shabby, but it appears to be very original. The original sales invoice was even in the car! The seller’s name is Tracy and you can email him here if you’re interested in rustling this old ranch hand back into shape! He is asking $6,800. Read more »

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1969 Ford Boss 302 Garage Find

Update 5/4/15 – This Mustang has resurfaced once again, this time it can be found here on craigslist with a $25,000 asking price. This time the seller included photos of it while it was still in the garage, but with even less information than when it was previously offered. Special thanks to Robert R for the update!

From 10/22/12 – With only 1,628 Boss 302 Mustangs built in 1969, these cars are highly collectable and valuable. This one was found in a garage, where it had been stored for the past 32 years. It’s in rough shape, but if you are willing to tackle this project, it can be found here on eBay. Read more »