German Barn Finds

1981 BMW M1 – 8,000 original miles

Though not found in a barn, this 1981 BMW M1 (one of 430) has been stored somewhere (perhaps in a barn) most of its life and accumulated fewer than 8,000 original miles on its original tires!… more»

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Stampede to Montana—Cheap Project Car Auction!

Reader Tim K. tipped us off to this auction, currently ongoing in Miles City, Montana, and it is a veritable treasure trove of viable project cars! Few of these cars and trucks run (although several “ran… more»

Parked Since ’07: 1990 Audi Coupe Quattro

Finding modern barn finds happens rarely, but it’s so intriguing when it does. This 1990 Audi  Coupe Quattro is an enthusiast favorite, with a rowdy 5-cylinder and four-wheel drive. The seller claims it’s been parked since… more»

Mark’s Winter Project: 1959 BMW Isetta

As cold and brutal as winter can be, there’s one perk that comes with the cold and that’s having a reason to stay in the heated comfort of the garage (if your so lucky at least)!… more»

Easy Project? 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E

I know what you’re thinking: why? Bear with me here, as this 300E is actually in pretty good shape aside from the body damage. Not only is this car in decent condition, aside from the body… more»

Rush to Buy: 1978 Mercedes-Benz 280CE Project

This 1978 Mercedes-Benz 280CE is quite the project, but the seller is confident buyers will be rushing over with cash in hand to buy it. This is due to their opinion that they’ve priced this Mercedes… more»

German Driver: 1973 BMW 2002 Tii

On my bucket list of cars to drive is a BMW 2002 “roundie,” i.e. a 1973 year model or earlier 2002 with the round rear tail lights. When he was younger, my father imported a brand-new… more»

One County Convertible: 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL

So this car isn’t a one-owner vehicle, in fact it isn’t even one family! However, this car is a one-county vehicle. That’s right, across three different owners this  560SL has been in Fairfield County, CT its… more»

1967 & 1968 Opel Commodore Projects

Do you have a hankerin’ for a winter project? Do you have a lot of room and a lot of skill in restoring cars? Do you like unusual (at least in the US) German cars? If… more»

Canvas Roof Baja: 1963 VW Beetle

The seller of a Baja-ized air-cooled Beetle claims he knew of this car for 40 years and finally rescued it from the barn that fell in around it. Strange to see it get sold so quickly… more»

Stuck 16 Valve: 1988 VW Scirocco

VW’s Scirocco 16 valve is the one to buy if you’re hunting for the ultimate 80s hot hatch from Wolfsburg, and this one is dirt cheap. However, there’s a catch: the seller admits that the motor… more»

High Miler: $3,500 1982 Porsche 928

Buying a cheap Porsche is a risky move in any form, but bear with me here: this 1982 928 has close to 200,000 miles on the clock. I say you can’t get there without a fastidious… more»

Solid Barn Find E9: 1973 BMW 3.0CS

If you follow the sale history of project-grade BMW E9 coupes, you’ll likely notice these cars attract rust like fleas to a dog. On the flip side, when one is seemingly solid, bidders do not hesitate… more»