Lucky Auctions Fall Classic

Ohio Estate Sale Stash

1957-chevy

Estate sales are always a good place to look for  projects. There is usually less competition come bidding time because fewer people know about it, but you also have to know what you are looking for. Barn Finds reader Bob P just sent in a link to a big sale coming up on September 6th in North Canton, Ohio. The ’57 Chevy looks interesting, but there are many other classic cars and old motorcycles on offer that might be more desirable. It looks like everything has been parked for years, but I’m sure there will be a few bargains to be had. Take look here on Kiko Auctions. Thanks for the tip Bob! Read more »

The Cheapest Marmon Sixteen!

1931 Marmon Sixteen

The seller of this 1931 Marmon V16 claims it is the cheapest of its kind in the entire world, but then again it is probably the roughest one too! These massive prewar machines are exceptionally rare and as the price would suggest, highly desired. I’m not sure if the seller’s claim is really the best sales tactic for a car like this, but it’s certainly an interesting strategy to take. I guess it caught my attention, but any prewar car with a V16 will do that. It is located in Apple Valley, California and appears to have been parked out in the elements here for a number of years. Find it here on eBay with an opening bid of $47k. Read more »

SAAB Project Update: The Dreaded Starter Swap

saab-900-stater-replacement

After my gripe session the other day, I decided it was time to get the SAAB back on the road yet once again. After a few quick tests with my trusty multimeter, I determined that the starter was indeed bad. That multimeter has been my best friend when working on this SAAB by the way. It is always a good idea to test components before replacing them because it saves you time and money. Anyway, after picking up a replacement starter from the local auto parts store, I went online to get some pointers before starting the job. Most of the forums were filled with complaints about the task. Some even saying that SAABs were good cars, all except for the location of the starter. Can you spot it hidden under there? I don’t think it was that bad of a job, but it was definitely a challenge that I’d rather not undertake again. Read more »

Success Story: Teenage Dream Corvette

restored-1957-corvette

It is always nice to receive updates on cars that we have featured over the years. Josh and I always wonder where they end up, but we very rarely hear from the new owners. Luckily, Brandon at RPM Restorations was kind enough to email us a few photos of a car that we featured back in 2012. It has undergone quite a transformation since then and I’m pretty sure it’s safe to say that this one has been saved. It has undergone a complete restoration and is now part of a large collection. Hopefully the previous owner will see this and feel good knowing that their teenage dream went to a good home. Thanks for sharing this with us Brandon!

Which One to Buy: Willys Jeepster Showdown

Willys Jeepsters

After getting a massive response from the North Carolina find, our inbox has been overloaded with emails asking about some of the cars in the pictures. There is one car in particular that many people were interested in that left me a little surprised. It isn’t that I have anything against it, I was just surprised to receive countless emails asking about the Willys Jeepster. I have always been intrigued by the Jeepster, but never done much research into them or their story. Seeing how many people wanted to know more about it, I decided to do some studying. I was able to dig up some interesting history, as well as two Jeepsters that are for sale right now! Both are barn finds, but one is in better condition. Take a look at each and let me know which one you would buy, but be sure to read about both before making a decision! Find the links to both auctions below. Read more »

1969 Citroen DS for $2,900

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I have secretly been lusting after a Citroen DS for a while now. Weird, I know, but there is just something about these quirky French cars that gets me going. Maybe it’s the adjustable hydro-pneumatic suspension? Or perhaps it’s the novel removable body panels? Whatever it is, I like ‘em and if this one wasn’t in Canada, I’d be hooking up the trailer right now. This one might even have the trick swiveling headlights! Find it here on eBay in Edmonton, Alberta for $2,900 or best offer. Read more »

Bargain or Basketcase? 1969 Corvette Convertible

1969 Corvette Convertible

The Corvette is one of America’s most loved cars and current prices reflect that fact.  The phrase “cheap Corvette” seems to be an oxymoron these days and although not really cheap, one of our readers thinks this 1969 Corvette Convertible might qualify for the title. It obviously needs some work, but with Hagerty valuing a #4 at $14k, this project might be worth a look. Find it here on craigslist in Santa Clara, California for $7,000. Thanks for the tip Robert J! Read more »

What’s in John’s Barn?

John Hs Barn

Reader John H likes to keep his cars as clean and safe as possible. Usually we would want the cars to be uncovered so we could bask in their full magnificence, but having them covered in plastic makes the game of guessing what they are that much more challenging. If you have a stash of interesting cars parked in your barn, garage, or shed please share! Thanks for opening your barn to us John! Read more »

1971 Porsche 914 for $2,500

1971-porsche-914

Wyoming is not a place you would expect to find many sports cars, but there are a few lurking around. The cold winters keep most rear wheel drive cars in their garages for the better part of the year so when they do appear, they usually have low mileage and clean bodies. This 1971 Porsche 914 is far from perfect, but is claimed to still be wearing its original paint and to have only covered 67k miles. Of course this will all need to be verified, but the $2,500 asking price does make it tempting. Find it here on eBay in Laramie, Wyoming. Read more »