The ’70s were an interesting time in the car world, but then again I guess it was just a crazy time in general. I don’t know if car manufacturers just weren’t building cars that appealed to everyone or if it was a matter of people wanting to customize and build their own creations, but there were a lot of interesting custom cars built during the era. This VW Transporter based Phoenix is one of the more unusual vehicles I’ve seen, but it definitely screams late ’70s! This was very much a DIY design, you could even order the plans from Popular Mechanics, but this one looks to have been built quite well and can be found here on eBay in Stafford Springs, Connecticut with a BIN of $6,999 and bidding under $3k. Special thanks to Paddy M for sending this unusual find it! Read more »
I don’t know why it’s the beige Japanese compacts that seem to survive in original condition. Maybe it’s reflective of the people that buy beige cars taking care of them? I’m not being judgmental, just wondering! This nice-looking Corona is located in Sackets Harbor, New York and is offered here on eBay with bidding at $1,500 but reserve not met. Read more »
This 1966 Mustang looks like it has been ridden hard and put away wet…many times over. It’s for sale here on eBay, after being donated to a charity located in Anaheim, California. Currently the bid is at only $1k and there’s no reserve! Make no mistake about it, this car is rough. There’s a lot of rust, especially in the rear quarters, which apparently were “fixed” with body filler at some point. The interior is especially ugly and I doubt any of the upholstered components are useable now. However, it does have that magic little “289” on the front fender and the engine is running, although the ad states that it’s misfiring. Other faults listed are a cracked windshield and tires that only have 30% of their life left; I think the tires would be the least of my worries. But it is an early Mustang with a V-8 and a clear title. Do you think this is a parts car or an ambitious restoration project?
As warm as it is here in Boise, it’s hard to imagine there being snow on the ground, but up in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada there is still lots of snow on the ground. This 1928 Chevy Roadster has been hiding in this barn in Brandon for the past 62 years, but the barn began to collapse so it has been pulled out. It is now covered in a light frosting of snow and needs to find a new home soon! The seller has it listed here on kijiji for $2,800. They want to find a good home for it soon and if they can’t they will part it out so it doesn’t completely go to waste. This could be used to make an awesome hot rod, or better yet a period race car! But what would you do with it?
We have been accused of overusing and even diluting the phrase “barn find”. Some people think it should only be used to describe… Well, I’m not really sure what they think it should be reserved for. Personally, I think a barn find is any old car that has been discovered after a long period of dormancy. Normally, they can be had cheap and normally they cost more to get running than the new owner expects. There is a thrill to the whole experience though and we do our best to recreate that feeling everyday for all of you here. Sometimes we do feature cars that aren’t really barn finds. Take this 1927 Lincoln for example. The dealer is trying to sell it as a “survivor”. I’m not sure if it earns any of the titles in question here, but I do know that it is an impressive machine. Find it here on eBay for $26k or best offer. Read more »
There is no doubt in my mind that the ’57 Chevy Nomad is one of the most recognizable American station wagon ever built, I would go as far as saying it is one of the most iconic cars of all time. The problem with being so iconic is that it has driven values up, it even drives up the prices of less desirable years. Take this 1955 Nomad, it has been in storage for nearly 30 years and is in need of a complete restoration, yet it is already bid up over $14k and is still climbing. Have a look at the auction here on eBay in Prince Frederick, Maryland. While it isn’t a ’57, I wouldn’t mind having a ’55 like this one. Would you make space for a 1955 Nomad in your garage?
When first viewing the photo of this 1964 Pontiac Bonneville, I thought someone may have stretched it out in Photoshop or something. Then upon closer inspection, it quickly became apparent that this was a coachbuilt people hauler. It attended drab affairs such as funerals, but I could picture it becoming someone’s personal limo. Sure, you could buy that new Lincoln Continental that was just announched, but after a full restoration this could be a serious luxury machine to rival even it! Find this long project here on eBay where bidding started at $200. The car is located in Olympia, Washington and has a clear title. It’s 20 feet long so transporting it is going to be a pain, but it might just hold the title of longest Pontiac ever built! Read more »
We have featured a lot of finds recently that have had some very interesting finds sitting the in backgrounds, well this find that Doug M sent in has more than just a couple interesting cars in the background and the four cars included in the auction are quite interesting too boot! The seller is offering up their four Triumph TR250s in one auction, which can be seen here on eBay in Potterville, Michigan with bidding currently at $12k. Just in the background of this photo, there are seven desirable European classics and that’s just the beginning! Read more »
The worn paint and bulbous fenders give this old Chevy truck a nice look, but it’s what’s under the hood that counts. The stock engine was replaced at some point with one from a 1956 Corvette! The largest engine available in the 3100 at the time was the 185 horsepower 283 V8, but the smaller and older 265 from the Corvette was good for at least 25 horses more! That had to give this old a truck a nice little upgrade in oomph. It was just listed here on eBay, but bidding is already taking off. I’d assume that a few people want it as an engine donor for their Corvette projects, but personally I would want to drive this old Apache around just the way it is!
I have always been a fan of Studebaker, especially the Hawk cars. They were a mixture of American reliability and European flash, with a bit of quirkiness thrown in for good measure. The Gran Tourismo Hawk is without a doubt my favorite Hawk, but they typically lacked a manual transmission. Well this one left the factory with an automatic, but at some point was converted to a 4 speed. It also have a supercharger, but it isn’t currently installed. I’m no Studebaker historian, but I don’t think they offered the R2 until ’63. Either this car is a very early example or has had the hood and supercharger from a later car added. Take a look at it here on eBay in Tucson, Arizona. If you know more about the history of the R2 and if any were built in ’62, please share!