Mexico, Here We Come: 1966 VW Baja Bug

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After watching The Love Bug as a child, I thought there was nothing cooler than a “hopped up” VW Beetle!  One of the ways to modify Beetles in the late 60’s and 70’s was to replace the fenders and sometimes the hood with fiberglass components that allowed a lot more wheel and tire clearance.  This car has had that done at some point, and is available here on craigslist in Raleigh, NC for $600. Read more »

Holiday Hideaway: 1969 Hanomag F-25

1969 Hanomag F25

With the Holidays nearly here, many of us are either visiting family or have family coming to visit. Either way, housing yourself or the in-laws can be a bit of an issue. Rather than spending the Holidays pulling your hair out and avoiding those dreaded relatives, you could just buy this Hanomag F-25. It could be the perfect place to sleep or hide away in for the duration of the Holiday season. You could even stick those relatives you’d rather not have sleeping in your house in it. Of course it’s going to need some restoration work before it will be ready to accept any guests, but having it to work on would give you an excuse to spend the next couple of weeks out in the garage! Whether you’ve been looking for a camper or just love Hanomags, be sure to check this one out here on eBay. Read more »

Max Hoffman Special: 1974 BMW Bavaria

1974 BMW Bavaria

Like many European automotive manufacturers at the time, BMW worked with legendary auto importer Max Hoffman to sell models that would resonate with American buyers. Enter the Bavaria, a sedan that featured the best ingredients for a sports sedan, a torquey motor mated to a manual transmission without a lot of frills. A tip of the hat to Mr. Hoffman, as that formula influenced many of BMW’s eventual creations and began the lasting legacy of building desirable sporting vehicles. This 1974 BMW Bavaria in Cape Cod is a clean example of an E3, and looks practically ready to roll with minimal refreshing needed. For more information, find it here on craigslist. Read more »

Han’s Worldwide Sightings: Bulgaria

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It’s been a while since Barn Finds reader Han K has sent in any finds made during his travels around the world. Well, lucky for us, he just emailed me with some photos he took while on a recent trip to Bulgaria! I will let him explain them himself, but want to thank him for sharing. From Han – Hi guys, it has been a while since I posted anything, mainly because I have been traveling by plane and also often did not have my camera at hand… Read more »

Change of Pace: 1963 Triumph TR4

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With the cars we’ve seen on Barn Finds that have significant rust, and the discussions about the pros and cons about taking on such projects, it might be good to look at a barn find car that doesn’t look like it will collapse into a big pile of rusty red flakes any minute. This 1963 TR4 looks like it might be such a car, and it’s in sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It looks pretty good in the photos although the description only states that the engine turns by hand and doesn’t say anything about whether the car runs and drives. It’s available here on eBay and is bid to almost $3,000 with the reserve not yet met. Anyone interested? Read more »

Two-Tone Stylin’: 1962 Rambler Classic Wagon

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Ever since my parents brought home a pumpkin orange AMC Sportabout (Hornet-based wagon) I’ve had a soft spot for AMC products, and especially their wagons.  While not as… interesting… as a Pacer wagon, this Rambler captured my imagination. It’s said to run, but roughly, and it’s not terribly expensive at the moment either, with the no reserve bidding here on eBay at less than $3,000 as I write this. Read more »

Part of the Crowd: 1981 Chevrolet Corvette

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I’ll admit that with enough space and money, there is no shortage to the types of cars I would drag home. So many heaps would become potential projects, from ratty Porsche 928s to derelict Supras and fox body Mustangs on the verge of falling to pieces after years of clutch dumps. Fortunately for my abutters and my wife, I have very little real estate to work with – not that’s it’s stopping me as I find my daily driver parked on the street while the new project resides in the garage spot. For the seller of this 66k mile 1981 Chevy Corvette, space is not a problem, as it’s just one of 50 cars he’s unloading here on eBay in the coming weeks. Read more »

Reader Find: Euro Mercedes 230SL Pair

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From Bob G – Hi all, here are the photos of a pair of 1964 “garage find” Mercedes 230SLs that I purchased earlier this year. They were in a garage that belonged to a recluse-hoarder. He parked the first one in the garage in 1979 and the second one in 1980. According to the neighbors the garage door had not been opened for 25+ years! Read more »

Aussie Special: Cadillac Fleetwood Ute

Cadillac Fleetwood Ute

In my never ending pursuit of automotive oddballs, I’ve been hunting the globe for cars never seen before. While some are models that I simply haven’t ever seen, others are specials custom tailored to meet the needs of the market they were sold in. This Cadillac Fleetwood Ute is the perfect example of a car that was modified to meet the demands and style of Australia. If you didn’t already know, Australia is known for its love of all things utility. This Cadillac started life as a regular Fleetwood Brougham but had the back seats removed and a truck bed installed in the rear. Find this luxury ute here on eBay out of Melbourne, Australia. Read more »

It’s a Runner: 1971 Dodge Challenger R/T

Dodge Challenger RT

I’ve always loved the sight of a muscle car or some foreign exotic in slightly used-up, possibly neglected condition. I suppose it’s because so often you see these types of vehicles with body panels hand-polished to perfection and chrome that could blind someone on a sunny day. So when a car like this 1971 Challenger appears, I tend to warm up to it more quickly. Its stories are still there, present in the battle scars and blemishes. This is not so much about patina as it is about history and while the next owner will have their work cut out for them, this recently discovered R/T model in Oregon will come with lots of memories. Find it here on eBay or in Portland. Read more »