Barn Finds http://barnfinds.com Rescuing Forgotten Classics Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:59:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Affordable Fun: 1965 Austin-Healey Sprite http://barnfinds.com/affordable-fun-1965-austin-healey-sprite/ http://barnfinds.com/affordable-fun-1965-austin-healey-sprite/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:59:51 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=23958 [Image]

With classic car prices on the rise with no signs of stopping, it is always nice to find an affordable little project like this 1965 Sprite. The seller bought it back in 1970 and enjoyed it until about 10 years ago. They claim that the paint and interior are still original, but that it is going to need a little help to get back on the road. Unfortunately, they have Parkinsons now and would like get the car into someone’s hands who can enjoy it. Find it here on craigslist in Los Altos, California. Thanks for the tip Gil P!

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Another Collection Discovered in NC http://barnfinds.com/another-collection-discovered-in-nc/ http://barnfinds.com/another-collection-discovered-in-nc/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:17:00 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=23906 [Image]

UPDATE 8/22/14 –So Alan was finally able to get a hold of the owner of this collection and has gotten permission to release their phone number. We don’t want the seller to get overwhelmed with spam and phone calls, so if you are interested in buying something, just email us here and we will get you the number as soon as possible!

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Mystery Contractor’s Work Truck http://barnfinds.com/mystery-contractors-work-truck/ http://barnfinds.com/mystery-contractors-work-truck/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:39:46 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=23948 [Image]

Last week one of our readers emailed us about an International truck that they just purchased at an estate sale. Apparently it had been parked since 1968! It is solid though and has some interesting hand-painted lettering on the sides and tailgate. They have done some research in an attempt to find more information about the previous owner or the associated company, but haven’t had any luck. So, they hoped that we might be able to dig something up. Thanks for sharing this with us Sherry!

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Drag Pack: 1970 Ford Torino 429 SCJ http://barnfinds.com/drag-pack-1970-ford-torino-429-scj/ http://barnfinds.com/drag-pack-1970-ford-torino-429-scj/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:46:32 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=23933 [Image]

Some occupations are perfectly suitable for car hunters – delivery men, meter readers, electricians and the like all know where a few gems are stashed. For example, this 1970 Ford Torino was found while doing some electrical work. It hadn’t been registered since 1991, but the owner was not interested in selling. They did say that they would call if they ever changed their mind though. Well, they called about a month ago. A deal was obviously made and it is already listed for sale again online. It’s a shame that the new owner didn’t do more with it before moving on, but I’m still excited for the next owner when they are finally able to fire this beast up! Find it here on eBay in Canastota, New York.

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The Best Worst Car Ever: 1986 Yugo GV http://barnfinds.com/the-best-worst-car-ever-1986-yugo-gv/ http://barnfinds.com/the-best-worst-car-ever-1986-yugo-gv/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:11:44 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=23922 [Image]

The Yugo has been called many things over the years, but I highly doubt the words best and Yugo have ever been in the same sentence. I may be the first to ever include both words in one sentence, so here it goes! This 1986 Yugo GV is the best looking one I have ever seen! For all of its flaws and short comings the Yugo has soldiered on as basic transportation for countless masses across the globe. Most have been driven into the ground, resurrected, and driven into the ground once more. It is rare to find one in this immaculate and original of condition, so if you’re interested in owning or simply want to take a closer look at the Best Worst Car ever be sure to take a look at it here on eBay or find it in El Cajon, California.

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My Secret Dream Car: 1972 OTAS Grand Prix http://barnfinds.com/my-secret-dream-car-1972-otas-grand-prix/ http://barnfinds.com/my-secret-dream-car-1972-otas-grand-prix/#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:35:02 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=23897 [Image]

From the first time I drove a Fiat, I have been a fan of Italian company and all the oddball cars they have built over the years. I have since had the pleasure of driving a number of different Fiats, but there is one that I yearn to drive but so far has eluded me. That car isn’t one of their early cars or even one of the Abarth tuned rally cars, although these did come in Abarth flavor, it isn’t even really a Fiat. It is the OTAS Grand Prix 820, also known as the Abarth Scorpione and the Giannini Grand Prix, and while it might not be a true Fiat, it is based on the Fiat 850 chassis and drivetrain. This 1972 OTAS 820cc isn’t one of the highly desirable tuned versions, but is still quite desirable in my book. It has been in storage since the ’80s and has just recently pulled from storage. It is now located in Austin, Texas and can be found here on eBay. Special thanks to Jim S for the tip!

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The Anti-Concours: 1918 Stutz Hot Rod http://barnfinds.com/the-anti-concours-1918-stutz-hot-rod/ http://barnfinds.com/the-anti-concours-1918-stutz-hot-rod/#comments Sun, 17 Aug 2014 14:00:50 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=23873 [Image]

Sure wish I was at Pebble Beach right now… Back in 2011 Josh and I had the opportunity to attend many of the events that take place every August on the Monterey Peninsula. We sure had a great time. It seems that everyone else did too and they must have told all their friends about it. Hotel room prices have skyrocketed as a result so we will have to be content watching from a distance yet again this year. To honor all those fancy machines sitting on the manicured lawns this morning, I wanted to featured this 1918 Stutz. Now, this is not like any Stutz you are going to see at the concours. Some might call it a blasphemy, but I think it’s just plain cool. Find it here on eBay in Lansdale, Pennsylvania for $21,500 or best offer.

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Rhode Island Amazon: 1966 Volvo 122S http://barnfinds.com/rhode-island-amazon-1966-volvo-122s/ http://barnfinds.com/rhode-island-amazon-1966-volvo-122s/#comments Sat, 16 Aug 2014 15:00:31 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=23689 [Image]

Submitted by John M – Just recently while driving around northern Rhode Island my eyes were drawn to a Volvo that I had been curious about for several years now. So I finally decided to stop and ask about the car and to see if it was a simple elegant classic example of Swedish engineering worth saving or just too far gone. So upon pulling into the secluded yard, in which it had resided for many years, thoughts of what could be began to flow like the Mississippi through my mind.

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Muscle Wagon: 1961 Chevrolet Parkwood http://barnfinds.com/muscle-wagon-1961-chevrolet-parkwood/ http://barnfinds.com/muscle-wagon-1961-chevrolet-parkwood/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 21:35:01 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=23861 [Image]

The problem with wagons is that few were ever fitted with the good engine/transmission combinations. Most weren’t even offered with the performance options because the average wagon buyer was more concerned with things like fuel economy. Every dollar counts when you are raising a family! A few sleepers still slipped through the showrooms though and I find it even more exciting to find them today than their two-door siblings. The seller of this 1961 Chevrolet Parkwood suspects that it was originally fitted with a 409 and 4-speed! Find it here on eBay in Hamilton, Montana.

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