Ukraine Find: 1978 Mitsubishi Lambda

1978 Mitsubishi Lambada

Barn Finds has truly become an international community and we love seeing so many finds from all over the globe! Recently Alex (Aleksei in Russian) from Kiev, Ukraine shared his  find with us. It isn’t the most beautiful car in the world, but his little gem is quite rare. The tale of how he came across it is nearly as interesting as the car itself. Continue reading as Alex tells the story in his own words. Read more »

Cobras in Barns? Yep, They Are Still Out There!

Cobra by the Barn

Update 9/8/14 – Many of you thought this was a fake, but the supposed owner just commented and apparently our little discussion got him motivated enough to pull it out and get it running again! He also claims that it does in fact have a CSX COX number…

From 8/10/14 – Submitted by David Meyer – Nestled away in a rural back garden just 40 or so miles away from central London UK, I’ve found treasure! Yes, it’s aluminum. Yes, it has a FE engine. And yes, it has a CSX chassis number and registration. Does this qualify as a barn find? Read more »

Barn Cave In: 1965 Corvette Fuelie

1965 Corvette Rescue

Barns can be dangerous places for classic cars. They can be full of rodents, insects, and all manner of destructive critters. While they all might have some elements of danger, some barns are more treacherous than others though. Take the barn that this 1965 Corvette Fuelie was discovered in. It was nearly to the point of caving in on the car it housed when Stephen B found it. It went from protecting its occupant from serious danger to being this Corvette’s worst enemy. Thankfully, as soon as Stephen had made a deal with the owner, he got to the task of pulling it out. Read more »

Become A Barn Finds Contributor!

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About a month ago we asked for your suggestions of how we can make this site better. Since that time we have implemented many of your ideas. The comment editing feature has been turned back on and there a few other commenting tools that will be launching soon. Errors have gone down and updates on older posts have gone up. Josh and I have also kept our promise of posting at least one article every single day! It hasn’t been easy though and in order to maintain a reasonable level of sanity we have realized that we need some help. Barn Finds has always been a collaborative effort. We have always relied on our readers to help us locate the best finds and the site wouldn’t be what it is today without all of your great comments. So, it only makes sense to turn more of the actual writing over to all of you too! Read more »

Lost Scenicruisers and Found Memories

GM-Scenicruiser

From Sid Cannon – My wife and I were in Baker Oregon this past weekend for the Baker City Memorial Cruise. We were told that the best place to get a great meal was in Haines, Oregon so we headed that way. Haines is a very small town on Highway 30 about 10 miles north of Baker. When the interstate by-passed Haines many years ago the city went into decline like many other small towns that suffered the same fate. The steak house definitely survived and is still the best place to eat in the Baker Valley. That’s not the point of this story though. Read more »

Beater TR3 Sighting

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Back in July, I had planned on attending one of the biggest car shows held in Idaho. It was on a Saturday, so after mowing the lawn and doing a few things around the house, I headed down to the fairgrounds. The flyers all said that the gates were open until 5pm, so I figured there was plenty of time. Well, unfortunately the organizers decided to close up early so the best I could do was peek through the fence for a few minutes. As I sulked back to my car though, I spotted something blue at the far edge of the now emptying parking lot. So, I jumped in the Miata and headed that way. Read more »

Grocery Store Sighting: 1955 Porsche 356A

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From Sid Cannon – Stopped at a grocery store in a certain lake town in Idaho and this was in the parking lot! It’s a 1955 Porsche 356A and it has been the owner’s “resort car” for the past 20 years. Pine needles on the hood, lots of dust on the dash = barn find without the barn. I told the owner about an upcoming Oktoberfast event and then said, “Don’t wash it or dust off the dash”. He just scratched his head and said OK… Read more »

SAAB Project Update: The Dreaded Starter Swap

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After my gripe session the other day, I decided it was time to get the SAAB back on the road yet once again. After a few quick tests with my trusty multimeter, I determined that the starter was indeed bad. That multimeter has been my best friend when working on this SAAB by the way. It is always a good idea to test components before replacing them because it saves you time and money. Anyway, after picking up a replacement starter from the local auto parts store, I went online to get some pointers before starting the job. Most of the forums were filled with complaints about the task. Some even saying that SAABs were good cars, all except for the location of the starter. Can you spot it hidden under there? I don’t think it was that bad of a job, but it was definitely a challenge that I’d rather not undertake again. Read more »

Success Story: Teenage Dream Corvette

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It is always nice to receive updates on cars that we have featured over the years. Josh and I always wonder where they end up, but we very rarely hear from the new owners. Luckily, Brandon at RPM Restorations was kind enough to email us a few photos of a car that we featured back in 2012. It has undergone quite a transformation since then and I’m pretty sure it’s safe to say that this one has been saved. It has undergone a complete restoration and is now part of a large collection. Hopefully the previous owner will see this and feel good knowing that their teenage dream went to a good home. Thanks for sharing this with us Brandon!