German Barn Finds

Worth Restoring? Wrecked Mercedes Unimog

This classic Mercedes-Benz Unimog had an unfortunate encounter of either the roll-over or low-hanging branch kind, resulting in an abrubt decapitation of its cabin. Hopefully, there was no one in the passegner seat or the bed,… more»

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Euro Delivery Survivor: 1980 BMW 320i

As many of you know, I own a Euro-market 1980 BMW 320 that is part of the E21 chassis family. This clean 1980 320i is an American-market model, complete with a fuel-injected four-cylinder and huge U.S.-mandated… more»

Aircraft Hangar Find: 1987 Porsche 930

Few cars scream ’80s excess louder than the original Porsche 930, the turbocharged supercar that frightened road test editors and track day enthusiasts from its introduction to the present day. Valued have been rising, and this… more»

The Costs of a Rebuild: Basketcase E30 M3

Similar to the aircooled Porsche 911, E30-chassis BMW M3s have enjoyed a rapid rise in price. Owners who bought them as weekend cars or track beaters in the late 90s and early 2000s likely netted themselves… more»

BF AUCTION: 1974 Mercedes Benz 280S

From Mason H. – Single family-owned Mercedes Benz 280S with sun roof. Stored in attached enclosed garage for 11 years, but fully functional prior to storage. Great project car! The car has dark blue original paint… more»

How Did I Get Here? 1983 BMW 745i

Do you ever see a once-exotic car in a sad state—or even just in an unexpected place—and ask: How did that get there? Such is the case for this 1983 BMW 745i, a not-for-U.S.-sale, ultra-expensive turbo supersedan… more»

Michigan Man Forced To Liquidate His Collection

While some wouldn’t classify Ron D’s car hoard as a collection, chances are he wouldn’t quite agree with them. He’s been buying interesting cars since he was 21 years old. Most of his cars are currently… more»

13,800 Miles: 1991 Mercedes 560 SEL

Long considered to be the most durable of Mercedes’ U.S. lineup, the W126 chassis cars are incredibly useful even today: handsome, stately and fantastic highway cruisers, finding one that’s simply been maintained is normally the only… more»

Grey Market Find: 1966 Mercedes 250SE

Bearing clues that it originated in an overseas market before being shipped stateside, this 1966 Mercedes-Benz 250SE is claimed to be a long-stored example that the seller knows very little about. It also is listed with… more»

Serial Number One: 1968 Porsche 912 Targa

Porshces sporting the soft-window Targa setup are generally a desirable specimen, given their relative obscurity. This 912 for sale in Connecticut is in restorable condition and sports the rare folding window. However, it’s made a touch… more»

One Southern Owner: 1974 Volkswagen Thing

Volkswagen’s memorable Thing allowed drivers to experience a little bit of what life was like driving a military-grade vehicle on the road. Ironically, it ended up as the vehicle of choice for beachgoers and outdoorsmen rather… more»

Not A VW: Maico 500 Microcar

The Maico name might be familiar to some. In the 1950s Maico built those fat German motor scooters, including the huge Maico Mobil, and in the 1970s they built great enduro motorcycles. In the 1950s they also purchased… more»

Luxury And Power: 1989 Mercedes 420SEL

I’m sure we all have heard of the mighty Mercedes 450SEL 6.9, which packed an incredible 6.9 liter V8. Sadly, Mercedes only built 7,380 of these mighty Autobahn cruisers. They however received so much acclaim and media… more»