Truck Thursday? 1962 Studebaker Champ

1962 Studebaker Champ Truck

So now that we are finally recovered from our amazing journey to Oregon and back, it’s time to get back to work! We have hundreds of emails to go through and many of those are great submissions. We are doing our best to get through them all and hopefully we will be able to get as many posted as possible, so if you haven’t seen your submission posted yet or haven’t heard back from us, please bear with us! We absolutely love getting submissions from you guys and it is a blast to see what type of stuff everyone is interested in. One of our most dedicated submitters, Jim S, seems to enjoy a little bit of everything and we love to see what oddball finds he digs up. Recently he sent in a number of truck submissions and in his last one he suggested we turn Thursday into Truck Thursday. We think it sounds like an interesting idea, so here is the first Truck Thursday! Check out the 1962 Studebaker Champ Truck that Jim spotted here on eBay, with a $6,500 BIN! Read more »

Northwest Classic Rally 2014: Back Home

Mustang back in Boise

In case you were wondering, we made it back home! The drive from the Oregon coast to Boise on Sunday may have been the biggest challenge of our whole adventure. The triple digit temperatures made things a little uncomfortable at times, but the worst part of the trip was the hot exhaust blowing directly into the cabin right behind the passenger’s seat. I had questioned the location of that muffler when the guy in the shop started welding things up, but he assured me that it wasn’t too close to the shock. Well, unfortunately I was right. Read more »

High Output: 1975 Pontiac Trans Am 455 H.O.

1975 Pontiac Trans Am 455

Anytime you see an American car with the big letters HO, it means one thing. High Output! In most cases it also means you’re going to find a big block V8 hiding under the hood. This 1975 Pontiac Trans Am has 455 HO on the hood scoop and that means this car is packing the massive 455 big block V8 and about 500 lbs. of torque. It was pulled from a barn about 10 years ago and has had some work done to it over the years, but was never finished. The seller claims it runs and drives, but has decided it’s time to part ways with it, so they have listed the car here on eBay with a $15,500 BIN. Read more »

Northwest Classic Rally 2014: Day 3

BF Mustang in the Oregon Forest

What a day! Josh and I just finished our second day of rallying. We were up bright and early after a good night’s rest¬†feeling refreshed and focused. Yesterday’s results were less than stellar, so we¬†were determined to improve upon our score and boy did we ever! We still don’t know the official rankings, so we can’t share our times yet, but we can say that we cut our penalties by 60 percent. The most astonishing part though is that our old Mustang is still kicking around after covering nearly 1,000 miles in three days! Read more »

Northwest Classic Rally 2014: Day 2

NWCR - Start of Day 2

Well day 2 is finally over. It was our first day of actually rally time and we have to say, it was far more intense and challenging than expected. We also discovered that while our Mustang was a bit out of place among all the other beautiful pristine cars we were competing against, it is able to keep up with the best of them! Throughout the day, we saw a number of areas and a wide variety of roads, from deep forest valleys to mountainous logging roads. We pushed our little Mustang to her limits and in return she gave us one amazing day! Read more »

Northwest Classic Rally: Day 1

NW Classic Rally - Day 1

Today BarnFinds comes to you from the passenger seat of our 1965 Mustang. We’ve spent the past three weeks in a frantic dash to get her put together and ready to take on the Northwest Classic Rally. Well after many long days and sleepless nights, we are underway. We started out in Boise, Idaho and just left the small town of Bakers, Oregon without so much add a hiccup. Even averaging 18 mpg so far. We haven’t done an update on what all has been done to her in the past few days and so this seemed like the perfect time to take a look at what all has been completed! Read more »

Micro Work Van: 1960 LLoyd LT 600

1960 Lloyd LT 600

As we have been gathering up parts and transporting them to the shop for our Mustang, we have been thinking about how great it would be to have a dedicated parts hauler. The SAAB is more than capable of hauling just about anything we throw at it, but it would be nice to have something that got the job done in a bit more style. It isn’t that we don’t enjoy the SAAB, but how great would it be to roll up in something that looks like it just came out of a barn? We don’t really have the budget to buy it right now, but we think this 1960 Lloyd LT 600 would make a perfect BF parts car! Not only is it barn fresh, but it is one of those oddballs that would leave every other driver on the road scratching their head. Have a look at it for yourself here on eBay, where it is being offered with a BIN of $8,900. Read more »

Sport Wagon: 1976 Jensen Healey GT

1976 Jensen Healey GT

Wednesday might have come and passed, but when we spotted this 1976 Jensen Healey GT, we just had to feature it. Seeing as it’s more a shooting brake and less the typical “wagon” we figured you guys wouldn’t mind. Plus we know many of you are like us and appreciate oddballs! We have always been fascinated by the Jensen Healey and the GT just ups the oddball factor that much more. How can you get much more unique than a Healey designed Jensen shooting brake with a Lotus motor? It is the trifecta of fun, practicality and rarity. This one has spent the better part of 30 years parked and is in need of work. If you’ve been on the hunt for a Jensen project or want a British sports car that can also serve double duty as a junk hauler, have a look at this Jensen here on eBay, where it is being offered with an $8.5k BIN. Read more »

Tin Woody: 1953 Pontiac Chieftain Deluxe Wagon

1953 Pontiac Chieftain Deluxe

Things have been a bit crazy lately here at BarnFinds. Jesse has been busy getting the Mustang ready for the rally and I’ve been in Wyoming finishing up some other projects. Time has been a bit short and getting posts done on top of everything else has been a challenge, but the moment I realized it was Wednesday, I knew I had to break away from everything else and get a wagon posted! What would Wednesday be without Wagon Wednesday? Well in my search for a great wagon, I came across this 1953 Pontiac Chieftain Deluxe Tin Woody here on eBay and something about it just caught my eye. It needs a lot of work, but the rough and rusty look makes it rather interesting to stare at! Read more »