This rare British sedan is rarely seen on this side of the pond. It’s located in Costa Mesa, California and is for sale here on eBay for a buy-it-now price of $3,800 but the seller is taking offers. I guess this is the day for unusual British saloons. My wife is thankful that they are 3,000 miles away from me! Unfortunately the owner has lost storage space for the vehicle which is requiring the sale. A lot of work has already been completed on the car. Thanks to Jim S for the tip! Read more »
These two Triumph 2000’s are located with an enthusiast in Saint Helens, Oregon, and are offered here on craigslist for $500 for the pair! Full disclosure: not only am I a Triumph fan, I own an estate version of this car and love it. These were not particularly successful in the US market but sold well in the UK as a rival for the Rover P6 (2000/3500). The blue one is titled, but is an automatic. The white one is a little more solid and has a four-speed. Let me make this clear—I would be buying these instead of writing about them if they were not on the other side of the country from me. So I’d really like it if a Barn Finds reader would pick these up. I can help with a lot of parts contacts, and even some parts. They are great cars to drive and with the smooth 2000cc 6-cylinder are surprisingly modern feeling. Please let me know which one of you makes the trip to Saint Helens!
I don’t know what it is about old pickups, but they just age well. This 1935 Ford is definitely rusty and past the point of being called patina. I hate rust as much as the next guy, but boy does it give this truck an incredible look. I’m not sure you could make this safe to drive without fixing some of the rust, but if you could preserve the look while making it safe to drive, it would be a real eye catcher. I love the seller’s description, especially their statement about the “natural” rust! Find it here on eBay in Roscoe, Illinois for $3,250. So would you preserve the patina and “natural” rust or would you give it a complete restoration?
If you had half a million to spend on a car, what would you get? I’d probably fill up a building with affordable classics so I could experience a different car everyday. Then again, it would be fun to have something really special like this 1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage. I know how some of you feel about the business practices over at Gullwing Motors, but this is quite a discovery! Supposedly the car went into long term storage, presumably in this barn, 20 years ago. It has only covered 44k miles and has been in the care of the same family for almost 40 years. I’d like to get the full story from them before assuming that all as fact, but even if it isn’t, this is a beautiful British machine. Read more »
We have all heard about the famous Portugal find. Many versions of the story have been circulated over the years. The tales were all scrutinized by the “experts” and more believable versions were released by them. Well, the truth is now going theard revealed because the cars are going to auction! As the original story goes, a New York business man purchased some land in Portugal and found this barn on the property. The door was padlocked tight, but after he cut off the lock, he was greeted by hundreds of rare classics. Well, it took a while to get all the paperwork in order, but he now has permission to sell them all. Someone is really going to cash out big time on this one! Keep reading for more photos and details. Read more »
This tiny little French microcar looks like you could put it in a large closet for storage! It’s located in Hopatcong, New Jersey and is for sale here on eBay with a buy-it-now of $5,000 but inviting offers. Short of a Peel, I haven’t seen many cars this small ever. The body appears to be relatively solid and minor spots of rust have been treated to prevent them getting worse. The motor will turn freely and the auction even includes a spare tire and wheel. However, the buyer is going to have to source a carburetor and figure out what to do about a title (although the importation paperwork is present). I’m not even sure I would fit in this car—would you? And do you want to?
Our readers have sent in a lot of these over the years, but we have yet to feature one. Kit cars are not everyone’s cup of tea, but I thought this Bradley GT project looked clean enough and the price seemed right too. With the ever rising values of traditional classics, something like this presents a bargain for those of us who are more interesting in wrenching and having a good time. You will need to source an engine before any fun can be had, but that shouldn’t be a problem because this is a Beetle based kit. Find it here on craigslist in Caseyville, Illinois for $700 as a roller or $400 for just the body. Thanks goes to Robert R. for the tip! Read more »
Old car hunting may seem like the trendy thing to do these days, but the activity has actually been around for quite some time. Back in 1950 Mechanix Illustrated ran an article about a man named Barney Pollard, who they claimed was the “World’s Champion Old-Car Collector”. It all began when he took an old Cadillac as payment and it turned into a lifelong obsession. He would go on day long journeys peeking into barns and scouring fields for old cars. He acquired so many of them that, after greasing them up, he would stake them vertically to save space! I’m not sure if this 1924 Cadillac was ever stored in that manner, but it supposedly belonged to him. It looks pretty rough, but its past does make it interesting. Find it here on eBay where bidding starts at $2,000. Thanks goes to Tim S. for the tip! Could this be the very car that started it all? Read more »
The owner of what appears to be a salvage yard in the Tri-Cities, Washington area has decided it’s time to retire, so they are selling off over 150 cars and trucks. They have everything from Camaros to Cadillac Limos and just about everything in between! They claim to be in the dry desert, but it looks pretty damp in the photos, so I would come prepared to inspect the underside of any cars you might be interested in buying! Even if they are a little rusty, I see a lot of good projects here. If any of you are in the area, be sure to stop by and let us know how it looks! Find the listing here on craigslist. Special thanks to Jamie P for the tip! So do you see anything here you’d like to have?
Our buddies over at Broom recently featured a story about a Rolls Royce that was found in a barn in Norway. When they sent me a link to the story, I quickly asked if they could get me a translation, as I don’t speak Norwegian. Well they finally got a translated copy of the story to me, so I thought I would share it with you guys (seeing as it isn’t everyday that a Rolls Royce Barn find surfaces and all)! You can find the original and untranslated version here on tv2.no/broom or continue reading below to find the translated version! Read more »