Find of the Year: The Baillon Collection

Looks like the car world is going to end the year with a bang! We have seen some amazing discoveries this past year, but I think it is safe to say that this one takes the cake. Outside of a small village in France there are a couple of unassuming structures that are full of classic cars. These are not just any old cars though. Some of the world's finest vehicles are housed within these dilapidated garages and collapsing tin sheds. Cars that you may have never even heard of, but many of which are worth unfathomable amounts of money. Cars from the likes of Bugatti, Ferrari, Delahaye, Hispano Suiza, and Talbot Lago are all represented here and although covered in rust and moss they are an astonishing sight to behold. Read more »

Mustang SSP

Four-Eyed Justice: 1986 Ford Mustang SSP

There are cars that I like and there are cars that I believe should be in every enthusiast collection. The Special Service Package Ford Mustangs fall into the latter category, as it rubs me the right way on multiple levels: it’s rare, it’s a four-eye Fox Body notchback (personal preference), and it represents a time when state police departments cruised the highways in some of the most powerful cars America had to offer. It’s almost like a glimpse into a bygone era, when even the bean counters wanted to let their hair down and live a little. That’s why you should check out this 1986 Mustang SSP, formerly of the Nevada Highway Patrol, here on Craigslist, complete with an authentic Jesus fish on the rear end! Read more »


Ol’ Blue: 1965 International D1100 Pickup

One thing you can say about the 60’s International pickups and Travelalls is that they have a very distinctive style (which I happen to like). They have the reputation for being very tough, but not very luxurious. Some even had 266 cubic inch V-8’s, like this one found on eBay in Wilmington, North Carolina at auction with bidding starting at $3,900 with no reserve. And to top it off, the engine’s just been rebuilt! Read more »

1969 Charger Daytona

Tragic History: 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona

If you're a Mopar nut or simply love NASCAR and its history, than there is no doubt that you have at least heard of the Dodge Charger Daytona. These odd looking race cars were designed and built to dominate the oval track. There special aerodynamic features and high performance engines allowed for impressive speeds, but sadly there weren't many built. Of the 30 or so built, it is believed that only 6 of the original race cars exist today. Recently another one of these rare cars was discovered rusting away in South Carolina, but it is in less than great shape. Paul G came across this Daytona here on eBay, where it is already bid up well over $50k. Then again, I guess Read more »

1983 Dodge Charger Shelby

Just a Name: 1983 Shelby Charger

How many of you have recently purchased a brand-new car for the sole purpose of mothballing it for future sale? None of you? I’m shocked. Perhaps it was a generational thing, as the lackluster performance cars of the '80s seem to pop up in almost unused condition with greater frequency than any other era of vehicles. With the exception of the Buick Grand National and perhaps a Saleen Mustang, there aren’t a ton of cars from the Malaise era that are worth much more than they were when new. That doesn’t make them any less fun to reminisce over, especially when graced with the signature of someone like Carroll Shelby. Check out this heirloom quality ’83 Dodge Charger Shelby edition Read more »

1973 Jensen Interceptor

Triple Intercept: Three Jensen Interceptors!

Being an oddball British car lover, it shouldn’t surprise you that a Jensen Interceptor has long been on my most wanted list. I’ve almost bought one twice, but been scared off both times by rust issues. The big Jensen tends to rust even more than most British iron, and based on the pictures, these three aren’t any exception. That being said, the combination of a big honking Chrysler V-8 combined with a body that I love the looks of, has made them barely resistible. The fact that these three are in my hometown and available for less than $1500 each is not helping my itchy wallet. Find them here on craigslist in Raleigh, NC. Read more »

1965 Sunbeam Tiger MKI

Rare Cat: Mk 1 Sunbeam Tiger Project Car

Today's cars are expected to be good right out of the box, with looks, performance, and reliability, all at a reasonable price. Years ago it wasn't easy to get that combination, especially with sports cars. I don't know about reliability issues with this car, as I have never owned one, but for great looks, performance, and affordability the Sunbeam Tiger was hard to beat back in 1965. Along with the TR8 that was featured here on Barn Finds, this is the second British factory hot rod with an American V8 to appear here recently. This is a project car that will need some parts and serious work, but it seems to have the credentials as a genuine Tiger, so it's worth a look. Find it Read more »

1978 Mini Midas

Orange Gold:  1978 Mini Midas

When I was little, my father used to bring me back 1/43 scale die-cast cars from his business travels.  My favorite was a metallic burgundy Mini Marcos. What’s a Mini Marcos, you ask?   First sold in 1965, the Mini Marcos was a British kit car designed to take the mechanical bits from the simple original Mini and put them into a somewhat swoopy…ok…cute, lightweight fiberglass body. Believe it or not, in 1966, a Mini Marcos was the only British car to finish the 24 Hours of LeMans. Over the years, the design and molds were sold several times, but by the mid-1970’s, the design was starting to look dated and it was updated into the Mini Midas. Eagle-eyed reader Jim S found this one here on eBay where you can buy it now for $8,000. Read more »


Chasing Snowflakes: 1982 Jeep Wagoneer

Obviously, I'm a bit of a car guy. Specifically, I like vehicles with a low center of gravity and excellent handling characteristics. But every now and again, I wonder if I’m missing out. Coming from a long line of cars not designed for winter use (at least not since my Subaru Legacy which had a manual transmission and snow tires, making it quite the foul-weather beast), I've yet to fill my enthusiast cup with a burly off-roader that has “Go anywhere” capabilities ingrained in its DNA. That’s why this 1982 Jeep Wagoneer here on eBay caught my eye – lots of potential for winter-time shenanigans like only a Jeep can offer. It's located in Atkins, Virginia for $2,000 or best offer. Read more »


The Original Hot Hatch: 1973 AMC Gremlin X

We have featured a few Gremlins over the years, but every time we have wished that they had a V8/manual in place of the more common inline-six/automatic combo. Well, I just found our dream Gremlin! This one not only has a 304 V8 and a 3-speed, but it has also only covered 22k miles and is claimed to be all original. Wow! This could be one of the best ones left out there and the only problem I can foresee here is the price of entry. Bidding is already very active here on eBay with 4 days left. Looks like there are people besides me who want this yellow ugly duckling very badly. Read more »