Barn Finds http://barnfinds.com Rescuing Forgotten Classics Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:24:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 Putting the S in Sport: 1967 Porsche 911S http://barnfinds.com/putting-the-s-in-sport-1967-porsche-911s/ http://barnfinds.com/putting-the-s-in-sport-1967-porsche-911s/#comments Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:00:40 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=21721 [Image]

In the Porsche world, the 1967 911S is the Holy Grail for aficionados. It might not be as rare as a Carrera RS, but without the 911S we might not have all the other high performance variations of the 911 that followed. It was the first factory upgraded 911 and set the bar for Porsche. Anyone who has driven one can tell you the extra 20 horses made it a wicked machine to drive and that it isn’t for the faint of heart. Reader Ralph S recently sent us photos of this ’67 911S that was discovered in this barn. It had been hiding there since 1987 and has only seen 39k miles in its entire life. Last month it was pulled from the barn and has since been cleaned up. Now we are just waiting to find out what is going to happen to it next.

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What’s in Glen’s Barn? http://barnfinds.com/whats-in-glens-barn/ http://barnfinds.com/whats-in-glens-barn/#comments Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:00:54 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=21707 [Image]

Some of the best barn finds we see are are the ones sitting in our reader’s barns and garages. Some are finds that you guys made years ago and have already restored, while others are cars that you have owned for years and are waiting to be restored. Well Reader Glen M has owned this car since it was brand new in 1965, of course it wasn’t a barn find at that point. Glen actually has a nice collection of cars, but he thought we might be interested in seeing his 1966 Corvette 427 Coupe the most. It is amazing to think that he has kept this car for all these years. Read

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Who Needs a Truck When You Have a SAAB? http://barnfinds.com/who-needs-a-truck-when-you-have-a-saab/ http://barnfinds.com/who-needs-a-truck-when-you-have-a-saab/#comments Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:20:44 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=21711 [Image]

The honeymoon is officially over. If you follow the site, then you know I had a lapse in judgment the other day and bought a 1987 SAAB 900 for $1,600. People warned me, but I didn’t listen. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate many of the car’s virtues. Being enclosed in a layer of armored-truck-thick steel does make you feel safe and you really can carry a wagon sized load in the back. With 6 feet of flat depth, this wagonback design has proven its utility on multiple occasions. Now if only I could keep her running…

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Compact Comparo: Swinger vs Grabber http://barnfinds.com/compact-comparo-swinger-vs-grabber/ http://barnfinds.com/compact-comparo-swinger-vs-grabber/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:30:12 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=21708 [Image]

When we stumbled across these two early ’70s compact muscle cars, one a Dodge and the other a Ford, we knew it was time to do another comparo. We will try to keep this comparison serious and classy, but that may be a challenge considering that the candidates have names like Swinger and Grabber! We know the ’70s was a crazy time and all, but how did either company expect us to take either cars seriously with names like that? Now this comparison will focus on what these cars would have been like when they were new, as these two particular cars are in vastly different conditions. Be sure to look at both listings for more detailed photos. The 1970 Dodge Dart Swinger can be found here on eBay and the 1972 Ford Maverick Grabber can be found here on eBay.

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Rusty Pony: 1969 Mustang Mach 1 http://barnfinds.com/rusty-pony-1969-mustang-mach-1/ http://barnfinds.com/rusty-pony-1969-mustang-mach-1/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:26:15 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=21701 [Image]

We have a very long list of cars we would love to find stashed in an old barn, but sometimes you have to pass on the barn find of your dreams. Perhaps it is too rusty to be saved, maybe life just doesn’t currently permit it, or any number of other reasons. Sometimes you are able to get that dream find home only to have to let it go before finishing it. Well that’s what happened to the owner of this 1969 Mustang Mach 1. After finding it in this Maine barn and getting it home, they are now having to move and can’t take it with. It is partially disassembled and is going to need a massive amount of work, but does come with lots of extra parts. Have a look at it here on eBay.

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Family Project: 1966 Corvette 427 Coupe http://barnfinds.com/family-project-1966-corvette-427-coupe/ http://barnfinds.com/family-project-1966-corvette-427-coupe/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:00:36 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=21686 [Image]

We have always loved the Corvette, but they seem so common place here in the states that we often overlook them when they are parked next to say a British Roadster. It’s not that they aren’t great cars, but they don’t fascinate us the way a foreign car might. We hadn’t really stopped to think about how we might feel about them if we lived anywhere else in the world though. That was until Nicki T sent us photos of her father’s Corvette. There weren’t many Vettes sent overseas, so finding one anywhere outside this continent can be tough. Nicki’s father had always dreamt of owning one, but living in the UK meant finding one he could afford would be rather difficult…

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Desert Lark: 1959 Studebaker 2-Door Wagon http://barnfinds.com/desert-lark-1959-studebaker-2-door-wagon/ http://barnfinds.com/desert-lark-1959-studebaker-2-door-wagon/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:00:08 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=21679 [Image]

So far this Wagon Wednesday is shaping up to be a great day! Just when we think it can’t get any better, it does. We have always been fans of the Studebaker Lark, so naturally this 2 door wagon version that OffShore64Guy sent us is going to make our day even better. With an asking price of just $800 we are seriously tempted to buy it for ourselves. If you have been on the lookout for a V8 powered 2 door wagon, but want something more unique than a Nomad, take a look at this 1959 Studebaker Lark Regal Wagon here on craigslist.

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Stoplight Sleeper: 1962 Ford Country Wagon http://barnfinds.com/stoplight-sleeper-1962-ford-country-wagon/ http://barnfinds.com/stoplight-sleeper-1962-ford-country-wagon/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:53:34 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=21672 [Image]

If the Checker Aerobus we featured earlier has too many doors for your tastes or is simply too long, you might be more interested in this 1962 Ford Country Wagon. Reader Richard B came across it here on craigslist and thought it would be a great candidate for Wagon Wednesday. This one looks rough on the outside, but has already had a lot of work done to it and is ready to drive. We aren’t sure about the rust… or patina as the seller calls it, but it could be a great project. Our thanks to Richard for the tip!

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Extra-Long Wagon: 1967 Checker Aerobus http://barnfinds.com/extra-long-wagon-1967-checker-aerobus/ http://barnfinds.com/extra-long-wagon-1967-checker-aerobus/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:06:13 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=21664 [Image]

Now that the weather is about perfect, sitting in the office all day can be rather difficult. We have all been there, trapped at a desk counting down the hours until Friday. Since we first started Wagon Wednesday nearly a year and a half ago, our weeks have gotten considerably better. Rather than dragging ourselves through the week, now we look forward to Wednesday almost as much as the weekend. Opening emails on Wednesday morning has become a time of anticipation and excitement. We always get at least one submission that leaves us fascinated and possibly a bit perplexed. Well today the award of most intriguing wagon goes to this 1967 Checker Aerobus that Jim S sent in! He came across it here on eBay and thought we might enjoy this extra-long wagon.

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America’s First Micro?: 1928 American Austin http://barnfinds.com/americas-first-micro-1928-american-austin/ http://barnfinds.com/americas-first-micro-1928-american-austin/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:00:25 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=21653 [Image]

At first glance you could easily mistake this 1928 American Austin as a full sized Chevrolet AB or a Ford Model A, but take a closer look at the wheels and overall proportions and you’ll notice that this car is entirely too small to be either. After seeing great success with the tiny Austin 7 in Europe, the Austin Motor Company decided to bring it to America. They couldn’t have entered the market at a worse time, as the Great Depression started just in time for them to launch the American Austin brand. Subsequently, there weren’t many of these made and very few remain today. Reader Richard B came across this 1928 American Austin here on craigslist and thought we might be interested.

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