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 »

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 »

1971 Porsche 914 for $2,500

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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 »

Fall Classic Auction – Time to Get Lucky!

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Back in May we ran a feature about Lucky Auctions and their spring sale. Well, summer is almost over so it is time for another auction. This is their big one though and there are some real gems scheduled to cross the block next weekend. You have probably noticed their banner ad at the top of the page. They were generous enough to sponsor the site for a week in return for a little publicity so please check them out. Lucky is a smaller venue than some of the big auction houses so you might be actually get lucky and snatch up something at a bargain price! Take a look at their site here and let us know which ones you would go for. I have included my top picks below. Read more »

Pre-A Project: 1955 Porsche 356 Continental

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If you want a classic to drive, get the Sprite. If you want a classic as an investment, get this. It is a pre-A 356 and although it looks bad in the photos, there is actually a lot to work with here. The paint was stripped back in the sixties by the seller’s uncle and it has sat in the family barn ever since. Things will get very expensive before it is all said and done, but the end result will likely be worth six figures! Find in here on eBay in Canton, Michigan. Read more »

Affordable Fun: 1965 Austin-Healey Sprite

1965-austin-healey-sprite

With classic car prices on the rise with no signs of stopping, it is always nice to find an affordable little project like this 1965 Sprite. The seller bought it back in 1970 and enjoyed it until about 10 years ago. They claim that the paint and interior are still original, but that it is going to need a little help to get back on the road. Unfortunately, they have Parkinsons now and would like get the car into someone’s hands who can enjoy it. Find it here on craigslist in Los Altos, California. Thanks for the tip Gil P! Read more »