This Hudson listed on craigslist in Boise is very original and looks really nice. The paint is original with touch ups and some flaws. It’s said to run and drive as is. It would be great to know what the interior is like, but it’s said to be a “newer” interior. It could be worth the $12,000 asking if the interior is really nice and there is little or no rust. What a grand old car this would be for a driver! So would you make this your driver?
There have been numerous Crosleys on this site and each has been unique in its own way, well here’s another. This Crosley, listed on craigslist in New Hampshire, was turned into a dragster in the 1980s. It’s hard to imagine a Datsun 1600 truck engine being very fast, but this is a light little machine. The original engine wasn’t any powerhouse, so the Datsun engine should add some serious oomph. It’s got a straight front axle in front and four link suspension in the rear. It’s said to have no rust anywhere. They did the mechanicals to get it driving and had the body media blasted and painted. You would just need to clean out the gas tank and replumb it to have it drivable. The asking of $3,600 seems like a reasonable price for this, but what would you do with it? Would you hit the dragstrip in it or make it a daily driver?
Talk about a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I know that phrase is overused, but these Merkurs were notoriously fiddly when new and rarely are seen today in anything short of basket case status. Sure, there are devoted owners groups but that doesn’t change the fact it’s an affordable car to buy and a target for teenagers drunk on dreams of cheap speed. This 1988 model here on craigslist has fortunately escaped this fate and been owned by a mature enthusiasts all of its life, and with only 18,000 miles on the clock, it should continue to be preserved for a long time to come. This particular model is the hot ticket combo: turbocharged with the 5-speed manual. The basketweave alloys and black paint are nice bonuses, too. Although I personally like the bi-plane wing, this is a gem regardless of the spoiler. Thanks to Barn Finds reader Charles H for the find.
What’s really under the cover? This is supposed to be a real numbers matching, low miles GTO that has been there for 16 years. It’s listed on craigslist for $10,500. I wonder what someone will find when they pull it out and have a look. It’s in Houston, way south of the snow belt so it may not be bady rusted, but that is a dirt floor and if any of that fertilizer spilled it could be interesting. How do they know it’s numbers matching? They call it a “242”, the model number of the Pontaic assigned to the GTO in 1966 when it became a seperate model from the Tempest and not an option. The interior is all original, but rodents have no doubt been enjoying it for years. Wouldn’t it be great to know what they find under those rags? It’s probably a 2 barrel 245 HP car, but what if it’s the more valuable 4 barrel or even the 360 HP ram air? Anyone in the Houston area?
A while back we ran an exclusive for a split window Corvette that some of you thought seemed fishy. The photos weren’t the best and the story sounded too good to be true. The seller seemed legit to us though and they just sent in more photos of the other cars in their late father’s collection. All the cars are in storage so it’s difficult to get a good angle of each one. There’s a 1970 Chevelle SS454 that has been restored and a 1975 Cadillac with 33k miles on the clock. The most interesting of the bunch has got to the 7 mile Monte Carlo though! It still has the window sticker in place and could be quite the conversation piece for a Bowtie collector. Keep reading for more photos or contact Dennis through email if you are interested in purchasing any of the cars.
Well, I never thought I’d see a Geo Metro on these pages, but here it is! Most of these 3-cylinder econoboxes were driven into the ground long ago, so it was a shock to find one with so few miles. It could be the nicest Metro I’ve ever seen. The condition of the interior makes the the odometer figure believable, but rims did throw me off a bit. Luckily, the seller does have the full story on what was changed by the first owner. This Geo is located in Thurman, Ohio and is listed here on eBay. These cars were known for their excellent fuel economy, so it would be interesting to know if the people bidding are looking for a commuter or if there are actually Metro collectors out there. What do you think? Thanks goes to Jon for the tip!
As you know, most of these Willys have been made into dragsters and hot rods. This one, listed here on eBay, has been stored since 1960 and is in original condition. This one looks complete and there’s not much rust showing. With a BIN of $15,000 and bids starting at $9,000, perhaps the seller is asking too much. I hope someone buys this one and restores it, rather than the body being used for another project. It’s in Morganville, NJ. Oh and is that a Porsche 356 parked behind it?
The Fiat Dino has perpetually been a car that introduces a conflict: its undesirable affiliations with the Fiat brand, combined with the sonorous and valuable qualities of a Ferrari-derived powerplant, certainly can pull your brain in opposing directions. So, this 1967 Dino Coupe here on eBay reduces the struggle a bit by coming with no engine or transmission, as those have both been removed by the seller. The relative rarity of the Dino should keep this one from falling further into parts car status, but you would have to be a true brand fanatic to stick your neck out for this rough project car, filled with spiderwebs and God-knows-what-else. Do you see any potential here?
These Honda S600s always seem to be completely restored or completely taken apart. I’d say that’s due to the fact that finding parts for these cars is so difficult that it pays to keep up with the maintenance, or for the same reason, the car falls increasingly into disrepair. I don’t know what happened to this 1965 example Barn Finds reader Jim S found on eBay, but it definitely falls into the latter category. The interior is a mess, the body is rusty, and the motor and transmission are long-gone. Of course, if anyone has watched a recent episode of Jay Leno’s Garage where a guest swapped in a high-strung motorcycle engine, you might see this as a project with some serious potential as a rat-rod. What would you do?
I must be getting old but I love these big old sedans.. This Olds four door listed on craigslist near Minneapolis sure looks nice! And Brian found a gold treasure, this two door near Seattle can be found here on craigslist. They both have the 455 cid 365HP engine with a 4 barrel carb mated to a “jetway” aka hydra-matic transmission. They are loaded with all the amenities of a barge of the era, including a rear makeup station in the four door, and everything works. On the four door, the owner has done all the mechanicals including tuneup, coolant and a starter to get it roadworthy. $6,500 seems like a reasonable asking price to me for a four door with just 59,000 miles. The two door with only 31,000 miles is a bit more pricey at $95oo, but it is a two door. They both seem ready to cruise down the boulevard, burning up those dinosaurs! Which would you choose, what’s your style? Perhaps the green one with more doors, a makeup station, vinyl roof and cloth seats for a bit less money and a few more miles? Or perhaps you prefer Brian’s find, gold, fewer doors and lower miles for a few extra thousands.
This Chevy is listed on craigslist in Buchanan, NY. It’s been hidden away for 35 years. The seller only provided a few pictures, but they certainly make it look incredible. Are those rust spots on the paint though? If they are, I wonder what does the rest of the car looks like? The asking of $18,500 is a lot of money for a 4 door, but perhaps if it’s really this nice it might be worth it. Or, of course it could have a lot of rust hiding underneath. So do you think this one is worth a closer look?
There were a few Simcas imported into the States during the ’60s, but not many. I remember mostly boxy little compacts, but a few were smooth little coupes and convertibles. This rare Simca was purchased new in 1961 and after being driven just 44,000 miles, it was put away in 1976 in a garage in California’s dry central valley. It’s in St. Louis now and listed on eBay. It should be pretty peppy with it’s little 1.3 liter engine. The sale includes manuals and the service history. The bodywork and paint are far from perfect, but there’s no sign of rust. The top might need repair, but perhaps this little roadster could be driven and enjoyed just as it is. It will be interesting to see how high the bidding goes.