Moss Covered Classics in Oregon

Moss Covered Jaguars

How wet of an environment must a car be in to grow moss? Well the Cottage Grove area of Oregon has the perfect climate for turning any classic into a Chia Pet. All you have to do is park your classic out in the surrounding forest for a few years and your car can look just like one of these moss covered machines. If you just can’t wait that long, these ones are for sale and are already covered in the green stuff. Be sure to take a look at the craigslist ad here and if you’re near the Cottage Grove area be sure to stop and check them out. Special thanks to Chris G for sharing this with us! Read more »

Number 26: 1954 Arnolt Bristol

1954 Arnolt Bristol Racing

They say the best things come out of collaborative efforts and based on the 1954 Arnolt Bristol above, I’d have to agree. There are other great examples, like the De Tomaso Pantera and the Intermeccanica, but those cars were simple collaborations between Italy and America. The Arnolt Bristol took it to a new level, as it was an American car with an Italian body and a British drivetrain. Only someone as whacky as Stanley Arnolt could have ever envisioned something like the Arnolt Bristol and I’m just glad he was able to pull it off, even if only 142 were ever built. This one was used for racing almost from day one and was raced until ’59. Over 50 years later, it is back on the road with the number 26 still¬†emblazoned on its sides. Have a look at it here on eBay or see it in person in New Milford, Connecticut. Read more »

The First El Camino?

1948-el-camino-conversion

This 1948 Chevrolet may deserve the title of the world’s first El Camino. While it wasn’t a factory offering, it does look like someone did a decent job of converting it. This CUV (coupe utility vehicle) may have started life as a 1948 Chevrolet Business Coupe, but someone decided that it would much more useful with a truck bed grafted onto the back. Eventually it was abandoned in a field where the current owner found it in Montana. They dragged it home to Welches, Oregon with the intention of building a rat rod. That never happened though, so now it has been listed here on craigslist for $2,800. Read more »

Henney’s Nu-3-Way: 1953 Packard Hearse

1953 Packard Henney Hearse

As I was busy writing today, I realized something just felt off. As I was mulling the issue over, I realized what day of the week it is and that’s when it hit me. It’s Wagon Wednesday and we haven’t featured a wagon in a while. Thankfully during my daily hunt, I came across a rather unusual wagon on eBay that caught my attention. The wagon in question is this 1953 Packard Henney Hearse, which you can find here on eBay out of Durham, North Carolina. It may look odd, but it is exceptionally rare! Read more »

Oklahoma Field of Dreams

1974 MGC GT

I recently wrote a story about the large number of classic cars that seem to be hiding in the state of Oklahoma. Well Jim S has sent in even more evidence to support the claims that it is home to a treasure trove of classics in need of saving. Jim sent me a link to an MGC GT, which can be found here on eBay, with the suggestion that I look at the seller’s other auctions and the background of their photos. I’m not sure if the seller ran a salvage yard or if this is their own personal collection, but one thing is for sure, they have a lot of interesting cars in need of saving! Read more »

Ready For Fun: 1967 Abarth 1000 OT Spider

1967 Fiat Abarth Spider

With the reintroduction of the Abarth 500 to the States, interest in the Abarth brand has increased greatly. While it is nice to finally see the name back on American shores, the new Abarths aren’t anything like the ones from yesteryear. Sure they are fun little micro cars, but they lack some of what made the old ones so great. Whether it was on an all-out race car or a street going convertible, each modification served a purpose. In those days Abarths weren’t just about gaudy stripes and scorpion badges, but about handling and performance. If you don’t believe me, just have a look at this 1967 Fiat Abarth 1000 OT Spider here on eBay, which lacks all the flash associated with modern Abarths. Special thanks to Jim S for this tip! Read more »

35K Mile Survivor: 1966 Pontiac GTO

gto-stacked-headlights

The seller of this beautiful black GTO claims that it is a survivor car. They seem honest in their assessment of the car, but they are also a dealer who needs to turn a profit. There is nothing wrong with that, but don’t expect to score a bargain here. Then again, few GTOs show up in this kind of condition with such a long options list. Take a closer look here on eBay and let us know if you think it’s a legitimate survivor. The car is located in Columbus, Ohio and has a BIN price of $59,000. Thanks goes to Jeff A for the tip! Read more »

Barn Finds Mustang Is At Auction!

BF's Mustang Project

Update 10/13/14 – With only an hour left, bidding has stalled at $4,450. Do you think that is the end, or are we going to some last minute action?

From 10/8/14 – After announcing that our project Mustang was on the market, we received many emails from interested parties. The most serious ones were on the other side of the country though so transportation cost was a deterrent. That’s unfortunate too because a few of these potential buyers caught our vision for the car and even planned on entering it in a few rallies over in their neck of the woods. As I had mentioned before though, if we didn’t find a buyer among our readers within a week, I would go ahead and put the car up for auction. So, here it is on eBay with bidding starting at $200 and no reserve. The car will sell for whatever the market feels it is worth! This should be interesting… Read more »

Finds in Oklahoma

1955 Chevrolet Tree Find

I have heard stories of the incredible number of classic cars hiding all over the State of Oklahoma. They always seemed like reasonable enough stories, but having not spent much time in the State, I had no idea whether they were true or just rumors. Well Chuck F sent me this link to the Tulsa Oklahoma craigslist and if it is any indication of the rest of the State, it is a land full of classics waiting to be saved! Even if there isn’t anything particularly valuable or rare, it looks like this could be a good place to go to see some interesting sights (like this “three on the tree” Chevy) and to pick up some parts cars. Read more »