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Josh Mortensen About Josh Mortensen

I have been hunting down barn finds since childhood and my passion for automobiles has only grown stronger through the years. When Jesse told me about his idea for this site, I was more than a little excited. Before he had even finished the site, I was already writing the very first posts! And it has been an amazing trip ever since!

Black Plate 1961 Porsche 356 Super 1600!

I recently had a reader ask why California Black Plates are so popular with collectors and why it’s so special. Well, that’s a good question! Besides looking so much cooler than modern license plates, they proved… more»

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One Dusty Project: 1977 Corvette

Saying this Corvette is dusty might be a bit of an understatement! It’s blanketed in a thick layer of dust and dirt, but I bet with a good cleaning it will look pretty good. There are… more»

Reader Find: Eduard’s 1974 Renault 12 L

  From Eduard P – Last year I received a message on my Facebook page (Renault 12 USA) from a guy asking me to identify the car. He purchased a big building about 8 years ago… more»

Alloy Bodied 1950 Jaguar XK120 Barn Find!

This is the kind of find many of us dream of. While you might not necessarily lust after a rare alloy bodied Jaguar XK120 drop head, this is such an interesting story that you can’t help… more»

Clift’s White Test Mule: 1954 Corvette

If you are a Corvette fan and historian, chances are you know who Robert Clift is. For the rest of us, Mr. Clift was the development engineer at the Corvette Division of GM during the early… more»

Canadian Beauty: 1951 Mercury M1

Some of the best looking trucks were designed and built in the early 1950s, obviously style is subjective, but just take a look at this 1951 Mercury M1 survivor. Now try and tell me it isn’t… more»

BF Auction: 1966 Austin Healey Sprite

Update 10/16/17 – After double checking the VIN, Alan discovered that while his Sprite was registered as a 1967, it is actually a 1966 Mark III model with the 1098 cc engine. If you’ve never experienced… more»

Hot Rod Lincoln And Custom Monte Carlo Auction

I don’t imagine this is quite like the car that Charlie Ryan envisioned in his song “Hot Rod Lincoln”, but it’s one cool custom all the same! Ryan’s song is one of my all time favorites,… more»

HO Drop Top: 1967 Plymouth Barracuda

While most people want the Barracudas built in the early ’70s, I’ve always had a soft spot for the ones built in the late ’60s. One of the major perks of buying a ’60s Mopar is… more»

Prepped For Paint: 1978 Pontiac Trans Am

It amazes me how often we come across finds that were parked because the owner planned on painting it, got it pulled apart and then never managed to finish the project. That’s the case with this… more»

Supercharged Garage Find Uncovered

Stashed away in this garage is a supercharged survivor that has been hidden away for a number of years. The seller doesn’t say just how long it sat in here under this car cover, but based… more»

Mark’s Winter Project: 1959 BMW Isetta

As cold and brutal as winter can be, there’s one perk that comes with the cold and that’s having a reason to stay in the heated comfort of the garage (if your so lucky at least)!… more»

V12 Flathead Project: 1940 Lincoln Zephyr

It’s a bit difficult to tell what this dusty old barn find is in this dimly lit barn, but it once was a luxurious cruiser. After a good detailing and some mechanical work, this Lincoln Zephyr… more»