Johnny Dark’s Woodill Wildfire

1953 Woodill Wildfire

We have seen a few Woodill Wildfire kit cars, but this is the first confirmed factory built Wildfire we have ever come across. There were only about 15 complete cars to leave the Woodill facility, with another 200 or so as kits. Not only is this one of the original 15, but it is also one of the 3 used in the classic movie Johnny Dark. It has been in storage for a number of years and the seller claims it is all original and unrestored. Be sure to take a look at the listing here on eBay where bidding is getting close to $20k. Read more »

Assembly Required: 1953 Singer 4AD Roadster

1953 Singer 4AD

We love the rare, unusual, and odd cars that are often overlooked by mainstream collectors. If we weren’t so into oddballs, we would have likely overlooked this interesting little roadster. Of all the British cars we have featured over the years, we don’t think we have ever featured a Singer. This 1953 Singer 4AD is rather rare, but sadly a previous owner disassembled it for restoration in the ’70s and it has been sitting in pieces ever since. Putting it back together could be a challenge, but the seller has the previous owner’s disassembly notes and a couple of Singer manuals. As an added bonus, they have a number of extra parts that go along with the car. Have a look at this Singer project here on eBay. Read more »

V8-Powered Bugeye Sprite

v8-bugeye

We have been tempted to join the Nasty Boys before and this 1959 Austin Healey that Jim S just sent in has rekindled the flame. We know it goes against everything we stand for. The concept of preservation goes out the door when you shove a big V8 in a car that was originally designed to house much more humble propulsion. Hey, if Carroll Shelby could do it with a British car, why can’t we? Take a look at this project Sprite here on eBay out of┬áCollegeville, Pennsylvania for $4,000 obo. Thanks for the tip Jim! Read more »

These Goats Need a Bath!

Dusty 1965 GTO

Buying any car online can be a daunting task. You have to trust the seller’s description, photos, and intentions. It’s even more difficult when you are buying a barn find online. We all love the pictures of a classics parked in barns still wearing years of dust and dirt, but one major issue we see with buying a dirty old car is judging its condition. We came across this 1965 Pontiac GTO barn find here on eBay, and while the seller seems to be honest about its condition, it’s hard to tell what all it will really need. That isn’t to say it couldn’t turn out to be a great project, it’s just hard to tell when the car is covered with this much filth. Jim S happened to send us a link to another ’65 GTO and we thought it would be a good chance to do a comparison. Have a look at the other GTO after the break. Read more »

Convertible Fuelie: 1963 Corvette Stingray L84

1963 Corvette Fuelie

If seeing all those Corvettes in the North Carolina find left you needing to save a Corvette from an old barn, we have the car for you. It isn’t part of the NC collection, but instead located in Florida. It has been in storage since 1972 and is covered in decades of dust and dirt. It needs a new home and owner, so take a look at this 1963 Corvette Stingray Convertible here on eBay. Oh and did we mention this one is the 360 horsepower fuel injected model? Special thanks to Jim S for this tip! Read more »

1969 Camaro Z28 VS. Bulldozer

bulldozed Camaro

There isn’t much of a question as to who would win in a collision between a Camaro Z28 and a bulldozer, but what the resulting carnage would look like? Well, the 1969 Camaro Z28 above had a run in with a disgruntled bulldozer and as you can see, the results are as catastrophic as one would imagine. This is a heart wrenching train wreck, you don’t want to look at it, but you just can’t take your eyes off it. The current owner believes that someone out there might be interested in trying to save it, but we don’t see it being used for much other than the coveted X33 VIN plate. If you are as captivated by this terrible sight as we are, be sure to take a look at the listing here on eBay. Read more »

Basement Cat: 1965 Sunbeam Tiger

Basement Sunbeam Tiger

Update 3/19/2014 – Tom Cotter left a comment about this Tiger below and it seems this seller is trying to pull a fast one. Tom believes this was his car, which he sold this past summer, and as far as he knows it was never stored in a basement. Read in the comments section below for more information. Our thanks to Tom for letting us know.

The simple fact that this Sunbeam is a mighty V8 powered Tiger makes it worth a closer look, but what really makes this one interesting is the fact that it was stored in a basement for 31 years. We have come across a few basement finds, but it certainly isn’t a common occurrence and that just adds to this Tiger’s story. The seller claims it is an original survivor that is ready for carving up the back roads. Have a look at it here on eBay and is currently located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Read more »

WWII Army Staff Car: 1939 Chevy Master Deluxe

1939 Chevy Master Deluxe

Reader Liam W has founded a number of interesting finds over in the UK and it seems he has come across another one. This time he came across this 1939 Chevrolet Master Deluxe and while he thinks it would make a great hot rod, we think its possible history as a US Army staff car during WWII makes it a better candidate for a restoration. While the market for hot rods might be bigger than the Army staff car market, cars like this are an important part of our history and should be preserved for generations to come. The real challenge though, is proving it was a staff car and whether it was involved in any important missions. Liam hopes to find a good home for this Chevy regardless of its history, so if you’re interested in it, click here to send him an email. Read more »

S-Code Project: 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1

1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1

Some of the cars we find are desirable because of what they are, but sometimes the most desirable car is a tough sale. Condition can really keep a car from being a tempting proposition, but sometimes these cars are worth checking out just because of how cool they look. Take this 1969 Mustang Mach 1 390 we discovered here on eBay, it is a highly desirable model, but its condition keeps it from being a realistic project for us. While it might not be realistic, that doesn’t stop us from wanting it simply because of how fascinating it is to look at. We aren’t sure what exactly is going on with the paint job, but it certainly has us intrigued. If it was cheaper and we had money to spare, we would be tempted to buy it simply for curiosities sake. Read more »