1979 BMW 320i

Patience And Hard Work Prevails!

Back in December we featured a 1979 BMW 320i that Russell D had found, which you can read about here. Well after a couple months of hard work, he has his E21 back on the road. After getting so much feedback and support from everyone here, he promised to keep us updated on his progress and he has kept his word! He sent a complete list of everything he has done to the car, plus some recent photos! It looks like patience mixed with some hard work has prevailed! Read more »

1978 Triumph Spitfire

Never Break Your Own Rules!

Now that I have lived in Boise, Idaho for a few months, I have finally settled in and can say I feel at home in the Tree City. However, over the past few weeks I have been missing my Fiat 124 Spider (it’s still in Wyoming) and I have been really feeling the need to have a classic to work on, tinker with, and enjoy. The other day I was telling Jesse that I really needed a classic to park in my own drive. I’m still working my way through college, so I told him it needed to be something cheap. That’s when he recommended a certain car from his buddy Bruce’s collection that would fit even in my budget. So he got on the phone and before you knew it, we were off to meet up with Bruce to have a look at the car. Read more »

1987 BMW 535is

Jeff’s New Project: 1987 BMW 535is

I’ve made plenty of references to the newest project in my garage but hadn’t yet put together an update for the Barn Finds faithful: it’s time to introduce my 1987 BMW 535is. I bought this car sight-unseen from California and had it shipped to Rhode Island. So far, I’ve discovered some things were worse than expected, others were better and that I absolutely love driving this thing (after some much-needed mechanical refurbishment). The 535 joins my almost-finished 3-Series, a 1987 325is. Yes, I wanted a matching pair – they’re even both white! Read more »

1977 Mustang Cobra II

What’s This 1977 Mustang Cobra II Worth?

We get a lot of emails everyday, some days it is so overwhelming that I don’t get through them all. We’ve recently had several of you submit your own cars with questions about what they might be worth or even just to see what everyone thinks of them. Sadly, they keep getting pushed behind other projects and I haven’t had time to get them posted, so I decided to take a little time to post a few of our recent submissions. So be sure to get on, show your fellow car nuts a little love, and share your thoughts, opinions, and advice in the comments below. Today’s “What’s This Worth” feature comes from Hans D and he has a great question about his 1977 Mustang, which you can find after the break in his own words! Read more »

1977 Porsche 924

Tire Kicking: 1977 Porsche 924

I have been scheming a way to gain Porsche club membership on the cheap for a while now. Our local chapter does a lot of fun driving events during the year and I know that as long as I can prove that a Porsche resides in my garage that they have to let me tag along. 356s and vintage 911s have officially become out of reach, so I have focused my attention on the lesser models. 914s, 944s, and yes, even the lowly 924. So, when this one showed up craigslist for $1k, I wasted no time before contacting the seller! Read more »

choke-handle

How To Fix A Sticky Choke

If you have been following this site for any length of time then you already know that I have been driving a 1972 Volvo 145 to the office for the past few months. Snow, rain, or shine – I head out to the garage every single morning and climb into that seat. Once inside, I pull out the choke, push in the clutch, and turn the key. On some days she fires right up, but on cold mornings it can be a bit of a struggle. Since we have been busy getting the 122 running, I haven’t had much time to look into the problem, but the other day I decided to take an afternoon off to sort out a few annoyances. Read more »

1976-mg-midget

Tire Kicking: 1976 MG Midget

This is a new feature idea that we would like to give a shot. We are going to go out and look at cars that are listed for sale here locally and give you our opinion of them. “Tire kicking” may be frowned upon in our circle, but we will try to keep it to cars that we are actually interested in buying or that we think could find a buyer here on the site. We figure that it will provide a good opportunity to talk about what to look for when buying a classic car and heck, it might even be fun. Please let us know what you think. Read more »

1970 Mustang Boss 429

A Day Late: 1970 Mustang KK 429

Yesterday morning I received an email about a 1970 Mustang that had just purchased. The new owner had found it the day before, pulled it home, and decided to find a new home for it with someone who could restore it. Just hours prior to emailing us, they threw it on eBay just to see if there would be any interest. Well before I even had a chance to email them back, the eBay listing had ended. Now I’m the curious type, so I wanted to know why a rusted out Mustang that clearly has been neglected would sell so fast. It wasn’t that the car was being offered for an incredible price or that it had any desirable parts left on it. It sold so fast because it is an incredibly desirable KK code car, which is also known as the Boss 429 NASCAR. If you’d like to see the original listing, find it here on eBay. Read more »

It runs again

It Runs Again: 1964 Volvo 122S

So on Wednesday last week, we busily hurried to get everything done at the office so we could head to Jesse’s garage to work on the 1964 Volvo 122S that had made residence there since he purchased it a few months back. The Holidays and work had kept us from being able to invest much time into; in fact, we hadn’t done a single thing to it since cleaning it and pushing it into the garage. Finally, we were able to break away from work and put some much needed wrench time into it. And do we have some exciting news! Read more »

unexpected-find

Reader Find: 1951 A40 Austin Sports

From Fred H – I attended the monthly Saturday coffee of the Boise Idaho British Car Club in August and announced I had sold my MG and was looking for a new project. I was directed to a visitor who had a car for sale that belonged to his dad that was sitting in a barn near Sacramento, California. He told me the last time the car ran was 1972… Read more »