Barn Finds http://barnfinds.com Rescuing Forgotten Classics Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:12:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Roadside Find: 1966 Porsche 911 http://barnfinds.com/roadside-find-1966-porsche-911/ http://barnfinds.com/roadside-find-1966-porsche-911/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:26:44 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=24248 [Image]

Craigslist and eBay are great, but sometimes the best deals are found offline! Cars that are parked along the road with a “for sale” sign in the window are more likely to be bargain priced than those listed online. Now, I’m not saying whether this rusty 1966 Porsche 911 is a good buy or not, but Richard W thought we might like it. He spotted it at the Lime Rock Historics on August 30th. The cardboard sign says it is a barn find and since the last 3 digits of the VIN are 007, the seller clever refers to it as a James Bond car. Or is that James Bond-o? Richard was not able to find the owner to get more information, but was generous enough to share it with all of us. So please return the favor and keep those roadside finds coming! Thanks Richard!

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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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:08:27 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=24239 [Image]

When most of us hear “Jensen Interceptor” we probably think of the Chrysler powered GTs that were built in the sixties and seventies, but he model designation was actually first used by Jensen in 1950. Only 88 of the first generation cars were ever built though so very few of us have actually ever seen one. This particular car is currently in pieces, but the rarity and uniqueness make it tempting. Oh, and the price doesn’t hurt either. Find it here on craigslist in Albuquerque, New Mexico for $750. Thanks for the tip Mike R!

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Lost Scenicruisers and Found Memories http://barnfinds.com/lost-scenicruisers-and-found-memories/ http://barnfinds.com/lost-scenicruisers-and-found-memories/#comments Sun, 31 Aug 2014 14:00:39 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=24108 [Image]

From Sid Cannon – My wife and I were in Baker Oregon this past weekend for the Baker City Memorial Cruise. We were told that the best place to get a great meal was in Haines, Oregon so we headed that way. Haines is a very small town on Highway 30 about 10 miles north of Baker. When the interstate by-passed Haines many years ago the city went into decline like many other small towns that suffered the same fate. The steak house definitely survived and is still the best place to eat in the Baker Valley. That’s not the point of this story though.

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Beater TR3 Sighting http://barnfinds.com/beater-tr3-sighting/ http://barnfinds.com/beater-tr3-sighting/#comments Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:00:13 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=24173 [Image]

Back in July, I had planned on attending one of the biggest car shows held in Idaho. It was on a Saturday, so after mowing the lawn and doing a few things around the house, I headed down to the fairgrounds. The flyers all said that the gates were open until 5pm, so I figured there was plenty of time. Well, unfortunately the organizers decided to close up early so the best I could do was peek through the fence for a few minutes. As I sulked back to my car though, I spotted something blue at the far edge of the now emptying parking lot. So, I jumped in the Miata and headed that way.

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One Guy’s Personal Junkyard http://barnfinds.com/one-guys-personal-junkyard/ http://barnfinds.com/one-guys-personal-junkyard/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:28:21 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=24200 [Image]

Even though we all know that our homeowner’s association and our wives would never allow it, I bet every last one of us would love to have their own junkyard! Well, one man in South Carolina is lucky enough to his very own and he is ready to part ways with some of his treasures. I’m not sure if there is much worth saving in there, but the pictures are worth a look even if it is just to get some ideas for your own backyard landscaping. The proprietor is a Mopar man and is willing to consider trades. He likes to take long strolls through his junkyard on Sundays so that might be best day to catch him. Just remember, he doesn’t have good cell phone reception out there! Find the ad here on craigslist or continue reading for more photos. See how many of the cars you can identify! Thanks for the tip Dan H!

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CVT Pioneer: 1961 DAF 600 http://barnfinds.com/cvt-pioneer-1961-daf-600/ http://barnfinds.com/cvt-pioneer-1961-daf-600/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:23:38 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=24177 [Image]

Continuously variable transmissions may be commonplace today, but they were unheard of back in the sixties. You have probably never heard of DAF, but they were one of the first companies to employee such a system. They called it a Variomatic, but the concept is the same. This 1961 DAF 600 is fitted with one of these innovative transmissions and although it has been parked for many years, is claimed to run and drive. It is still going to need lots of work, but the quirky nature of the car and the $3,000 asking price make it a tempting proposition. Find it here on eBay in Dolgeville, New York. Thanks goes to Jim S for the tip!

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Grocery Store Sighting: 1955 Porsche 356A http://barnfinds.com/grocery-store-sigthing-1955-porsche-356a/ http://barnfinds.com/grocery-store-sigthing-1955-porsche-356a/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:13:52 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=24165 [Image]

From Sid Cannon – Stopped at a grocery store in a certain lake town in Idaho and this was in the parking lot! It’s a 1955 Porsche 356A and it has been the owner’s “resort car” for the past 20 years. Pine needles on the hood, lots of dust on the dash = barn find without the barn. I told the owner about an upcoming Oktoberfast event and then said, “Don’t wash it or dust off the dash”. He just scratched his head and said OK…

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Montana Flea Market Finds http://barnfinds.com/montana-flea-market-finds/ http://barnfinds.com/montana-flea-market-finds/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:57:42 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=24099 [Image]

Last September, Jesse posted a a Citroen DS that he spotted parked at a flea market in Montana. Well I was recently by there and stopped to take a look. Chance would have it that the owner was there working on his cars, so he let me in to have a look at the Citroen and some of the other cars he currently has on the lot. He was busy working, so I decided to not bother him too much, but I was able to get some prices and his phone number. I’m sad to report that the Citroen’s condition isn’t the best though. Most of his cars are in rough shape, but there are a few gems here and even a couple that run and drive!

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1964 Jaguar E-Type Barn Find http://barnfinds.com/1964-jaguar-e-type-barn-find/ http://barnfinds.com/1964-jaguar-e-type-barn-find/#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:50:57 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=24086 [Image]

Most of us would much rather purchase a car that has been sitting in a heated garage for a few years, but there is just something cool about a real deal barn find. This 1964 Jaguar E-Type is about as “real” as they come. That isn’t always a good thing though and in this case the barn didn’t do much to protect it during the last 33 years that it has been parked. This is a highly desirable Series I car though so undoubtedly it will be saved. Bidding is already heating up at $15k with the reserve not even met! Find it here on eBay in Charlotte, North Carolina. Thanks goes to Jim S for the tip!

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