Barn Finds http://barnfinds.com Rescuing Forgotten Classics Fri, 28 Nov 2014 19:58:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Star Cruiser: 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL http://barnfinds.com/star-cruiser-1970-mercedes-benz-280sl/ http://barnfinds.com/star-cruiser-1970-mercedes-benz-280sl/#respond Fri, 28 Nov 2014 19:50:53 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=26204 [Image]

I love searching through auction listings online, but ideally I would rather stumble upon an unadvertised estate sale with rows of classics up for grabs (for a screaming bargain, of course!) I’m not sure if that’s what occurred for the seller of this and several other vintage Mercedes-Benz SLs, but it sounds like he scored quite a haul of these desirable soft-tops, even if they need a lot of work. Find out more here on eBay (and check out some great pictures!) from the seller located in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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1952 Jensen Interceptor for $750 http://barnfinds.com/1952-jensen-interceptor-body-for-750/ http://barnfinds.com/1952-jensen-interceptor-body-for-750/#comments Fri, 28 Nov 2014 19:28:27 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=24239 [Image]

Update 11/28/14 – Looks like someone scooped this one up cheap and is attempting to flip it here on eBay for $8,500 obo. Wow!

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Junior Workhourse: 1967 Toyota T100 Stout http://barnfinds.com/junior-workhourse-1967-toyota-t100-stout/ http://barnfinds.com/junior-workhourse-1967-toyota-t100-stout/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:30:03 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=26160 [Image]

These days, consumers can find a variety of options across the pickup truck segment. However, if you’re looking for a light-duty alternative to extra cabs and extended beds, you have limited options (though the new Chevy Colorado could be a sign of things to come!) But it wasn’t always that way, especially if you were hankering for an economical foreign-built hauler. While we may be accustomed to brands like Toyota churning out full-size trucks with V8s and impressive towing capacity as of late, this 1967 T100 Stout found here on eBay reminds us just how far they’ve come!

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Thick Dust: 1965 Lincoln Continental Convertible http://barnfinds.com/thick-dust-lincoln-continental-convertible/ http://barnfinds.com/thick-dust-lincoln-continental-convertible/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:00:43 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=26127 [Image]

Barn finds are known for their dusty and dirty look, especially when they are first discovered. I’ve seen some seriously dusty cars over the years, but I think this 1965 Lincoln Continental Convertible takes the cake. The thick coating of white dust makes it looks like it was parked in a cement factory. The seller claims that the car is in very solid and complete condition, but that is hard to judge when you can hardly see the car underneath! I guess it will make cleaning it off that much more exciting. Have a look at this massive convertible here on eBay in all of its dust covered glory.

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A-peeling Coupe: 1969 Triumph GT6+ http://barnfinds.com/a-peeling-coupe-1969-triumph-gt6/ http://barnfinds.com/a-peeling-coupe-1969-triumph-gt6/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:00:47 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=26176 [Image]

When the Triumph Spitfire debuted in 1962, the fact that it had the small 1147cc Herald-based engine didn’t matter to a market hungry for an Italian-styled pretty little sports car. Unlike its main competitors (the Austin-Healey Sprite/MG Midget tandem) the Spitfire featured wind up windows and independent rear suspension. Unfortunately, the swing-axle IRS came from the Herald and had some handling vices when pushed hard. Cries for more power came quickly. Happily, a smooth 6-cylinder, 2000cc version of the engine as used in the 2000 Mk. I sedan and estate was sitting on the Standard-Triumph shelf. Why not put the two together? The result could be yours from this ebay auction submitted by Barn Finds reader Jim S.

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Turkey Day Discovery: Volvo 122s http://barnfinds.com/turkey-day-discovery-volvo-122s/ http://barnfinds.com/turkey-day-discovery-volvo-122s/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:00:04 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=26186 [Image]

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you from all of us here at Barn Finds! There is so much to be grateful for – family, friends, and faith. The list could go on and on. We are grateful for you guys because without a few dedicated readers, there wouldn’t be any reason for us to keep writing. So, to say thanks we have a great lineup of finds scheduled throughout the day. To kick things off, we have this Volvo 122s project. The seller isn’t even sure of the year, but the emblems on the fenders tell us that it is newer than 1964. They supposedly have a clean title though and are only asking $1,000 here on craigslist in Huntsville, Alabama. Thanks goes to Chuck F. for the tip!

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Cobra Competitor: 1971 Marcos GT http://barnfinds.com/cobra-competitor-1971-marcos-gt/ http://barnfinds.com/cobra-competitor-1971-marcos-gt/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 06:46:37 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=26151 [Image]

We have featured only a small handful of Marcos GTs over the years. They are rare cars and I feel that every single one of them deserves to be saved so when Barn Finds reader Graham L. sent in a link to this one, I knew we had to feature it! These cars offered unique engineering, stunning good looks, and easy to maintain engines. This one has some issues, but it is a later model so the restoration shouldn’t be too complicated. The seller is asking $6,500 here on Kijiji in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. Thanks for the tip Graham!

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1971 Mustang Boss 351 Project http://barnfinds.com/1971-mustang-boss-351-project/ http://barnfinds.com/1971-mustang-boss-351-project/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:13:10 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=26129 [Image]

After Josh’s “pace car in pieces” Camaro story from the other day, I figured I’d better followup with something from the blue oval. This 1971 Mustang rivals that Camaro in more ways than one! It may be fully assembled and have a potent engine under the hood, but I have a feeling that its restoration may end up being just as painful. Take a closer look here on eBay to find out why. This Boss has been sitting for about 26 years and the elements have not been kind. Bidding is already over $6k, so obviously more than a few people think they can save it.

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Possible Lightning Project: 1949 Willys Jeepster http://barnfinds.com/possible-lightning-project-1949-willys-jeepster/ http://barnfinds.com/possible-lightning-project-1949-willys-jeepster/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:14:35 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=26112 [Image]

Editor Note: This story comes from our newest team member, Jamie Palmer! He is quite the car guy so we are excited to have him on board. Please make him feel welcome as he has lots of good stories and knowledge to share. We are still looking for another aspiring journalist or two, so please email us if you are interested in joining the team.

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