Oddball Truck: 1957 Tempo Matador

1957 Tempo Matador

There is nothing like discovering a vehicle that you previously didn’t know existed. Well this 1957 Tempo Matador is the first I’ve ever seen, as a matter of fact I’ve never even heard of the German manufacture Tempo. This one is in need of a complete restoration, but the seller is asking just $1,400 or best offer. This could be a really interesting and fun project, so find it here on craigslist in San Francisco, California. Special thanks to Robert J for the tip! Read more »

Fish Face: 1962 Daimler SP250


It may be an acquired taste, but I actually the looks of the Daimler SP250. Its awkward curves and fish-mouth grill make it stand out amongst a crowd of more aesthetically pleasing machines. I would love to have one, but current values and limited supply keep them just out of reach. This could be the chance to get into one on the cheap. Just don’t expect it to stay that way. Find this project here on eBay in Dallas, Texas with bidding is currently at $4,650. Read more »

Truckloads of Parts: 1962 Sunbeam Alpine

1962 Sunbeam Alpine S2

Buying someone else’s unfinished project can be a bit scary, but sometimes these stalled they can prove to be great buys. Obviously there are a lot of factors to consider, but this 1962 Sunbeam Alpine S2 might be one if them. This car looks to be solid, but it does have some rust. The seller has a lot of extra parts they are throwing in though. But before it can be called a true bargain, it will need a closer look and a more detailed description of what all is included. It is currently located somewhere in Maryland. The seller put their phone number in the listing, which can be found here on eBay. Read more »

SAAB Project Update: Ready To Move On


Can you even spot the SAAB tucked back there in the corner? Well, that is where it has sat for the past few weeks and it’s not just because I have been having more fun with the Mustang and the Miata. After fixing a bunch of small irritants and actually getting her running pretty well, a¬†intermittent no-start has pushed the 900 to the back of the garage once again. I really want to love this¬†much-maligned car, but man, it’s been hard work. Anyone want to take over the job? Read more »

The Hot Rod Known As Barbecue Stove Bolt!

The Barbecue Stove Bolt

Admittedly, I’ve never been much for hot rods. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate all the work and energy that goes into a nice rod, but they just have never really been my style. Anything that’s been cut apart, resized, and welded back together tends to make me a bit nervous. But I like to encourage other car nuts to explore and learn more about the car genres outside their normal tastes though, so I decided I needed to do the same. And I have to say, I have seen some amazing cars, especially some of the period built hot rods. I had noticed this 1921 Dodge based hot rod when it came to market a while back, but didn’t give it much thought. Well it has surfaced again and can now be found here on eBay and in Portland, Oregon and I have to say, now that I have taken some time to look it over more closely, it is actually really cool! Read more »

Big & Odd: 1968 Cadillac Park Row Ambulance

1968 Cadillac Park Row Ambulance

When it comes to wagons, the bigger and odder, the better in my book. Few wagons are as unique or as large as this 1968 Cadillac S&S Park Row Ambulance. A Cadillac seems like a strange choice for an ambulance, giving their luxurious nature, but I can see where a smooth ride would be important for an emergency medical vehicle. This one has been gone over already and is in fantastic condition. It even comes with all the correct vintage medical equipment and radios! If you are like me and love oddball wagons, be sure to check it out here on eBay in Saint James, Missouri. Read more »

Roadside Rat Rod For $1,595


While driving home from work yesterday, I spotted the top of a windshield poking up behind an embankment along the road. After pulling a quick u-turn, I was surprised to find this little bucket of bolts sitting on a trailer with a for sale sign stuck to it. Normally, we don’t feature rat rods on Barn Finds, but I thought this was interesting enough to give it some space. The $1,595 asking price didn’t hurt either. It is located in Boise, Idaho and you can email us to get the seller’s number if you’re actually interested. It may not be your thing, but I bet there is a good conversation to be had here. Read more »

1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale

1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia SS

Alfa Romeo is known for introducing some interesting and unique designs, some of which are probably best enjoyed by fans of the quirkier Italian cars. You don’t have to be a fan of Italian cars or oddballs to appreciate the exercise of style and aerodynamics you see above though. Having seen a similar Giulia Sprint Speciale in person at the NW Classic Rally, I can attest to the beauty of these cars. Alfa only built about 1,400 of them and it seems few are still on the road. The seller of this 1966 Giulia SS 1600 found it parked in a garage, where it was on jack stands. They were able to make a deal with the previous owner’s widow and after purchasing it, actually drove it the 70 miles back to their own home without having to do any significant repairs. They are now parting ways with it and have listed it here on eBay in Midway, Utah. Read more »

The Worst Porsche 912 Ever!

1966 Porsche 912

I’ve seen a lot of rust buckets over the years, but this could possibly be the worst I’ve ever seen! It certainly is the worst Porsche 912 and one of the rustiest Porsches. Yet there is something terribly fascinating about it, like a train wreck, I just can’t look away. You know a car is a true rust bucket when even the seller admits that it is beyond saving. There might be a few parts still worth saving though, so the seller’s asking price might not be a bad deal… If you’re looking for a few odds and ends to finish up a project or just want to read the seller’s wonderful description, be sure to take a look here on eBay where bidding starts at $500. Read more »