From Dan S – Hey there, I thought I’d share my recent find with you… I just purchased this rare 1962 356 S Cabriolet from its long time owner of 40+ years. He knew what he had and I paid a ton of money for it, but when will you find another one?! It is all numbers matching with original engine and tranny, totally complete, and runs and drives beautifully! Read more »
Much like Jarod R’s Lincoln that we featured yesterday, Ryan M recently inherited a car that’s been parked in a field. This 1948 Desoto Suburban belonged to Ryan’s Grandfather, who parked it on the family farm years ago. It has been parked out in this field for a long time and is starting to show it. It’s covered in rust, but actually appears to be quite solid. Ryan and his family are trying to decide what to do with his Grandfather’s collection and he decided he would turn to us for information about this Desoto. He is curious to know if there is any value or interest in this big Suburban. Read more »
From Jarod R – I am a 20 year old and found out my family left a 1959 Lincoln Capri abandoned in on a lot that quickly enveloped around the car. The Capri ran when parked and used to be owned by me deceased Great Grandpa before he passed away. The car was likely parked several years before I was born. By my estimates it was left there around 1990. Being an avid car lover I had to see this car when I found out about it. When I stumbled across it the car was covered in thorn bushes and surrounded by trees.
Mike C recently came across an interesting barn find and after seeing Bob’s military grade Powerwagon, thought he would see what we thought of his military issue Jeep! He wasn’t too sure if it was worthy of a feature, but I can assure him it is! Here is Mike’s story in his own words – Not sure if this is worthy of a Barn Finds story, but I’m happy with my find!
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Reader Bob B just emailed me asking for our help! You see he came across this 1942 Powerwagon that was sent to the recyclers to be scrapped. The owner of the recycling center decided it looked too good to just scrap, so they offered it to Bob for free. All he has to do is take it home. The problem is that he can’t decide if it is a project worth tackling or as he puts it “is a white elephant”. So he has turned to us for our opinion! Do you think this truck is worth restoring or is it going to cost more than it’s worth? Read more »
You probably noticed that we featured a lot more finds yesterday. We have been busy experimenting with the right combination of story length and quantity and just wanted to get your guys feedback on what we are doing. You are the ones who read and comment on these features so it only makes sense to cater it to what you like. We had tried the “Reader Finds”, but some of you mentioned that it was confusing and that there was no way to comment. We added that feature, but then thought, why don’t we just write them all up as short posts? We would be able to feature more cars, but most of the stories would be shorter and not as in depth. So, please let us know if you would rather see more finds or longer write ups!
After getting the engine in our 1964 Volvo 122 running again, it was time to turn my attention to the brakes. There is no sense in going if you can’t stop! Hoses, caliper seals, wheel cylinders, and a new master cylinder were all ordered from RockAuto. I anxiously awaited their arrival assuming that the task of going through the brakes would be a simple one. After a few long days the parts finally arrived and the schedule was cleared. But, as is often the case with a barn find, the job was not that simple… Read more »
So if you’ve been a long time Barn Finds follower, you have watched this site grow and change over the years. We have tried a lot of different designs and features in our never ending quest to make this site more enjoyable. The only changes that seem to stick are the ones that have made the site simpler and easier to use, but over the past few months we have been working on adding some new features that have the main goal of bringing you guys more finds everyday. Our latest addition, which has been around for a little while now, is the Reader’s Finds. I’m sure by now you’ve noticed them on the site and in our daily emails, but I thought I’d take some time to talk about this new feature and see what you think. Read more »
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 »
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 »