Tire Kicking: 1976 MG Midget

1976-mg-midget

This is a new feature idea that we would like to give a shot. We are going to go out and look at cars that are listed for sale here locally and give you our opinion of them. “Tire kicking” may be frowned upon in our circle, but we will try to keep it to cars that we are actually interested in buying or that we think could find a buyer here on the site. We figure that it will provide a good opportunity to talk about what to look for when buying a classic car and heck, it might even be fun. Please let us know what you think. Read more »

Storage Unit Racer: 1958 Alfa Romeo Veloce Spider

1958 Alfa Romeo Veloce

Whether you are a fan of American Iron or European Roadsters, the appeal of a barn find is universal. Finding a classic outside your given field of interest might not get your heart racing the same way, but at the end of the day there is still something satisfying about pulling an old car from a barn, shed, or garage. This 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta might not be the car of your dreams, but anyone that loves old race cars can appreciate this find (especially if they are an Alfaholic). The seller claims it has been parked for 20 years, but prior to its days in storage it was used as a race car. You can now find it here on Kapaza in Vivegnis, Belgium. Special thanks to Michel S for this tip! Read more »

Executive Suite: 1967 Imperial Mobile Director

1967 Chrysler Mobile Director

One of my favorite things to do is collect vintage accessories. Obviously, I’m biased towards BMW parts, but I still grab nifty baubles as I see them if for no other reason than to save them from being scrapped with the rest of the hulk of a junkyard car. From CB radios to Becker head-units, or sheepskin seat covers and retro license plate frames, I like holding onto vestiges of automotive options catalogs. That’s why the Chrysler Imperial Mobile Director is one of my favorite Mopar products, and how it’s hard to not jump on the first flight to Tennessee and buy this long-hidden ’67 Imperial listed here on craigslist for an undisclosed sum. Read more »

Beauty On A Budget: 1961 Devin Special

1961 Devin Special

It usually isn’t too difficult for a seller to list the make and model of the car they are selling, but once in a while I can make an exception for a seller not knowing the exact model of their car. This Devin is one of those few exceptions, as the title won’t denote what model it is and I doubt there is a VIN plate or some other type of identification tag. Thankfully, we have featured a number of Devins over the years so identifying the model was as simple as comparing the seller’s poor quality photos to a few of the other Devins we have featured in the past. After some careful examination, I believe this to be a Devin Special. Find it here on craigslist in Graham, Washington for $6,500. Read more »

Fleet Of Finds In Modesto California

1954 Chevy 210 Wagon

As Josh related in a recent post, vintage car finds can be loners or come in groups. There’s a very large assemblage of them for sale here on craigslist in Modesto, California that was brought to our attention by Gary E. I think there’s something for just about everyone in this ad! Maybe this 1954 Chevrolet 210 wagon with vintage California license plates trips your trigger? Read more »

Special Delivery: 1930 Ford Model A

1930 Ford Model A Mail Car

As those of us in the northeast hunker down for quite the winter blast, it seemed fitting to write up a vehicle that was designed to withstand the harshest of climates and terrains. I’ve noticed this oddball 1930 Ford Model A kicking around the internet for a while now (we even did a short feature on it here several years ago), and I fear it falls into a category of vehicles that is almost like a purgatory for the truly unusual and noteworthy. It was converted into a high-riding mail truck to traverse the rugged terrain of rural Montana, and still wears its utilitarian charm proudly. But will it ever find a buyer? Check it out here on eBay in Bozeman, Montana, with bidding a tick above $5,000. Thanks to Barn Finds reader Mike B for sending this along. Read more »

A Falcon, A Bronco, And An Airstream

1960 Ford Falcon

The barn find is an unusual animal. Most creatures tend to be found either in large groups or as solitary individuals. Barn finds on the other hand seem to have no preference for sociability. They might be found as a single individual or in vast congregations, although they do seem to have a slight preference for smaller groups. This “family” (if you will) of barn finds were all pulled from the same old barn, but they come in markedly different forms. We have this 1960 Ford Falcon Futura, a 1974 Ford Bronco, and the most unusual of finds a 1966 Airstream Camper. They are each being offered in separate listing, but you can find the Falcon here on eBay in Winnetka, Illinois with bidding at $500. Be sure to read more to find the links to the other two! Read more »

Open Your Eyes: 1965 Buick Riviera

1965 Buick Riviera

I don’t claim to be much of a hot-rodder, but one of my favorite car designs of all times remains to be the iconic Buick Riviera. From the hideaway headlights to a surprisingly handsome interior, I’ve always considered the first generation a stunner. There’s one for sale on craigslist in Dallas for $3,595, along with a host of other classics. While I wish it had the larger 7.0 liter motor, seeing that snout poking out of a barn is hard to ignore. Check out the photos below and let us know which one you’d take home! Read more »

Bargain Bus: 1974 Mercedes 309D

1974 Mercedes 309D Camper

I love a good deal, there is nothing better than finding a great deal on a great classic. Sadly, it is getting harder and harder to find good deals. Thankfully, we have some dedicated readers who try to send us the best deals as soon as they hit the internet. Well Robert J just found this 1974 Mercedes 309D Camper moments after it was posted and at just $1,000 seems like a great buy, it’s such a great buy that Robert is begging one of you to buy it before he does! Find it here on craigslist in the San Francisco Bay area and you better act quick! If any of you are able to snag it, please keep us posted and be sure to send in photos! Special thanks to Robert for this quick submission! Read more »

It’s A Car! It’s A Truck! It’s A 1957 Ford Ranchero!

1957 Ford Ranchero

Normally I check out the local craigslist ads at least once a day. Unfortunately I didn’t get my daily craigslist fix in as early as usual, so I didn’t spot this find as early as I would have liked to and I’m sure it has a new home by now. I’m planning on calling the seller shortly just in case it is still around. As I write this article, this 1957 Ford Ranchero is for sale here on craigslist in Fuquay Varina, North Carolina for $1,000. And if you happen to beat me to it, I’m fine with that! Read more »