Jamie Palmer

About Jamie Palmer

I've been a car nut ever since I can remember, loving all cars but having a special affinity for eclectic British ones, starting with an Austin-Healey Sprite when I was 12. I've been lucky enough to collect some and drive the heck out of them, including autocrossing and racing them. There's nothing more fun than poking around an old car that hasn't been disturbed in years and getting it to run and drive again!

Under 37K Miles! 1974 Corvette

Yes, it’s another C3, but this one has some truly nice points. As usual, I’m very skeptical of ultra-low mileage claims. However, this one has some merit, although I have no idea how they have certified… more»

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Black Beauty! 1965 Imperial Coupe

This somewhat menacing 1965 Imperial (note, not a Chrysler; Imperial was a separate brand at this point) should look basically familiar to fans of the Green Hornet TV show and movie, as it was used as… more»

Sunset Boulevard: 1950 Packard Deluxe Eight Sedan

Looking at this sadly rusting but still recognizable 1950 Packard Deluxe Eight Sedan, I’m reminded of Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard¬†thinking she’s ready for her close up at the end of the movie. I can’t really… more»

Save My Life–Buy This Car! $0.99 No Reserve!

I’m writing this post in an effort to save my life. If you have read any of the posts I’ve written about sad and unloved British cars, you know that I have a weird affection (some… more»

Ordered That Way! 1979 4-Speed Malibu With AC

Visually, this 1979 Malibu is almost identical to the the one I took driver training in back in 1979 (no, it didn’t have rally wheels, it had some of the ugliest wheel covers of all time)…. more»

Mystery Pagoda — Less Than 15,000 Miles?

Imagine uncovering a 1971 Mercedes 280 SL in a garage to find it only has 14,600 miles! Great surprise, right? What I don’t understand is why the seller is excited enough to ask a super high… more»

Only Needs 2 Percent? 1972 Corvette

The seller describes this 1972 Corvette as “98% restored.” This reminds me of how my definition of rust differs from some sellers’ definitions. Submitted by Barn Finds reader Streamliner, this disassembled Corvette might be a project… more»

Mom Wants The Garage Back! 1970 Dodge Challenger

Well, we don’t know a lot about this 1970 Dodge Challenger other than their Mom wants her garage back! The seller had it on eBay before and the sale fell through. They tell us that they’ve… more»

1974 Lotus Elite: This One’s A Surprise!

The mid 1970s Lotus Elite has generally been an unloved classic, probably due both to Lotus legendary poor build quality (at the time) and its polarizing styling. Actually, it might not even be polarizing as I’ve… more»

1959 Plymouth Fury/Leichner Camper Combo

I’ve never seen a camper like this up close that wasn’t a homebuilt conversion, but apparently the Leichner Manufacturing Company of Champaign, Illinois made these conversions for normal sedans. This one happens to be mounted on… more»

The C3 I Want: 1973 Corvette

Right off the bat, if you’ve read Barn Finds for a while you know I think C3 Corvettes are a bargain. What you don’t know is that¬†unlike most commenters (and I suspect staff members), I actually… more»

Do You Feel The Need–The Need For Speed?

Top Gun fans, we have your vehicle! I have to thank Barn Finds reader Pat L. for giving me the laugh of my night by sending in this “Air Car” based on a jet airplane fuselage…. more»

Winged Wonder: 1970 Superbird Hemi 4-Speed!

Hemi. Four speed. Superbird. Three sets of words that don’t appear together very often. To be exact, exactly 58 1970 Plymouth Superbirds were produced with this particular combination. I don’t know how many are left, but… more»