Shark Nosed Six: 1939 Graham Model 97

1939 Graham Town and Country

We have all heard the names of Henry Ford, Harley Earl, and the Dodge Brothers. All were notable figures in automotive history, but there were three brothers who had an incredible impact on the automobile, yet there names are almost completely forgotten today. The Graham brothers (Joseph, Robert, and Ray to be exact) founded the company originally to provide Model T truck conversions, but quickly saw potential as a car manufacturer. They pioneered a number of innovations and some of the most beautiful cars ever built. This 1939 Model 97 Town and Country showcases both their style and innovative ideas. Have a look at it here on eBay in Quakertown, Pennsylvania. Read more »

Grace without Pace: 1984 Mercedes-Benz 190E

Mercedes 190E

Full disclosure: the car you see above is one of my all-time favorite cars. I owned a 1991 Mercedes 190E with the 2.3 gas four-cylinder and an automatic. I used it to drive back and forth to school primarily, which consisted of a 3 hour drive up the Mass Pike. It delivered the driving quality of an S-Class with the fuel efficiency you’d expect from a compact sedan and miserly inline-four motor. To this day, I haven’t driven a better highway car for the money, and wish I kept mine. Barn Finds reader Jim S found this rare 5-speed example here on eBay in dry New Mexico, with a few bids already on the board but the reserve unmet. Read more »

Stately Diplomat: 1966 AMC Ambassador


My grandfather was pretty tough on cars, although he maintained them well. He had a slighter newer Ambassador than this one growing up, but I don’t remember it looking this nice even then. This clean looking 1966 AMC was brought to our attention by Ricky M, and is at auction here on eBay. Wearing original ivory paint and tan interior, this Ambassador appears to be a low mileage survivor, with 44k on the odometer. Unusually, the car has factory air and power steering but manual brakes. The seller states that not only is the paint original, there is little rust or body repairs, and that it was kept in a barn in western Oklahoma. Read more »

Possible Salt Flat Racer: 1954 Corvette


The seller of this 1954 Corvette is assisting with the sale of a huge stash of cars and parts that have been sitting in a barn since the 70s. This appears to be the first car to come out of hiding and boy, is it a good one! Sure, it has holes cut in the body and most of the parts are missing, but there is some evidence here that this may have been a race car that could have even run at Bonneville. The car is located in Irvington, Alabama and bidding starts at $1,000 here on eBay. Take a look and let us know if you think it’s authentic. Read more »

Luxury Wagon: 1963 Cadillac Vista Cruiser


When was the last time you saw one of these? I bet the answer was never because this seems to be the only one in existence. The seller claims that it is the holy grail of Cadillacs! I’m not so sure about that, but the combination of a Vista Cruiser’s roof line with the plush accommodations of a Cadillac make this one worth a look. You won’t be able to experience it for cheap though. The seller is asking $38k here on eBay in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. That seemed high to me, but Cadillac wagons are always intriguing so I did a little digging… Read more »

Galactic Wagon: 1964 Ford Country Squire

1964 Ford Galaxie Country Squire

This 1964 Ford Country Squire isn’t the cleanest or nicest example of Ford’s big wagon, but there is something about this particular car that grabs my attention. Maybe it’s the unusual rust patterns and patina. Or perhaps it is the fact that it’s the top of the line Galaxy wagon with the 390 V8 and just about every feature you could option these with. I’m not sure what is so appealing about an old wagon that has seen 128k miles, but there is just something truly honest about it. If like me, you find this station wagon strangely appealing, you can find it here on eBay in Gig Harbor, Washington. Happy Wagon Wednesday! Read more »

The 272 Mile Miata!


Back in October we featured a 6,686 mile Miata and it surprised everyone when it sold for $9,000! Well, another low mileage example has popped up so I figured it was worth a mention. Jim S found this one back in November, but it is still on the market so it might be worth making an offer if you are interested. It’s going to take a collector with some serious foresight though because the seller is asking $15,990 here on Hemmings. That may seem crazy, but remember, this car sold for only slightly more when new, yet with only a claimed 272 miles covered, this one is basically still brand new! Read more »

Muscle and Style: 1973 AMX Pierre Cardin Edition

1973 AMX Piere Cardin

Have you ever been bitten by the “Special Edition” bug? I know I have, after owning two cars with that exact designation. I felt like I was the smartest guy in the room, getting a vehicle with a mixture of extra features and colors for the same price as a base model! Little did I know it was merely a manufacturer’s ploy to move some end-of-lifecycle models off the lot. The worst part is none of those cars was as intriguing as this 1973 AMX Pierre Cardin edition spotted here on North Carolina’s craigslist with an asking price of $10,000. Thanks to Barn Finds reader Traner K for the find! Read more »

The Perfect Christmas: 1942 Packard 180 Touring

1942 Packard 180

Christmas is nearly upon us and it’s time to get those wish lists in to Santa, or your signification other! I’d say I’d like to find this 1942 Packard 180 Touring Limo under the tree this Christmas, but truth is I want this one to come a bit early. Hopefully Santa can get it to me in time to take the sleigh above it out for a Christmas Eve sleigh ride. If he can get it to me early enough, I might even have time to load up the entire family to go cut down a tree! Alright, so maybe I’m dreaming a little too much, but seeing this Packard with the sleigh, wagon, and artificial tree conjures images of a ’40s Christmas. This Packard can be found here on Hemmings with an asking price of $7,500. Thanks goes to Mark E for the tip! Read more »