Preserved By Dust: 1941 Hudson Coupe

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After featuring a 1941 Studebaker, I stumbled upon this 1941 Hudson. It too has just been pulled out of long term storage. The seller claims that it ran when parked 15 years ago and that the royal blue paint has been “preserved by the dust”… I have never heard that one before! Not sure how dust can preserve anything, but you never know. The claims of originality could be questioned here, but these prewar Hudsons are interesting enough that this one deserves a look even if it is just to learn what made these special. Find it here on eBay in Agra, Oklahoma. Read more »

Pantera Barn Finds Still Exist!

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From Dave C. - In May of 2014 I found a true barn find up in Northern New York. A guy had a stored 1973 Pantera sitting under an inch of dust for over 19 years. The car was beautiful so I purchased her and shipped her home 9 hours away. Barn finds do still happen and I can attest to that. Here is a picture of her found with the previous owner and now sitting in my driveway! Thank god for barn finds! Read more »

Rare Garage Find: 1948 Austin A90 Atlantic

Austin A90 Atlantic

Of all the millions of Austins built, the A90 Atlantic is probably the last car anyone would expect to find hiding in an old garage in Canada. The Atlantic was never built in any significant number and the lack of rust protection means that very few remain today. The garage you see above was full of European classics and in the center of them is the exceptionally rare Austin. This 1948 Austin A90 Atlantic Convertible has to be one of only a few remaining in North America that isn’t a pile of rust or that hasn’t been stripped of all of its vital parts. If you enjoy under-appreciated and rare oddballs, this might just be the car for you. Have a look at it here on eBay in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. Read more »

Unusual VW Bus on Craigslist

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Robert J spotted this rather unusual VW Bus while surfing craigslist. At first I thought it was just a run of the mill ’80s Bus, but then I noticed the same thing Robert did. The front end just isn’t like any other VW Bus I had ever seen. Not being the type to leave any rocks unturned, I decided this bus deserved some investigation. Before we dig into it, be sure to have a look at the listing here on craigslist. Thanks for sending this in Robert! Read more »

1941 Studebaker Commander Skyway Land Cruiser

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From Paul B – This Commander is from the apex of Raymond Loewy’s prewar design work for Studebaker.  Many of us fans consider the ’41s to present an especially refined, elegant look with delicate grills, restrained trim and slim fenders.  The seller states the car was driven until being put into storage in 1994.  The seller also says the car needs a complete restoration, but I’m not so sure.  I think a mechanical and partial interior refurbishment are what’s needed, and this survivor could roll down the highway again carrying evidence of its long and useful life! Sounds good to us Paul! Find it here on eBay in Belton, Texas.
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Ready to Go: 1969 AMC AMX

1969 AMC AMX

American performance cars can be broken into two basic groups, muscle car and pony cars. These two groups shared some traits, but for the most part, they didn’t mingle. Shortly after joining the pony car war, AMC decided it was time to try to bridge that gap. To be a Pony car their car would have to handle well in the curves, but like a muscle car it also had to offer blistering straight line performance. The car that AMC ended up building was called the AMX and it wasn’t the best at either things, but did both well enough to be a mean machine. This 1969 AMC has been in storage since 1990, but is now cleaned up, back on the road, and listed for sale here on eBay. Thanks goes to Jim S for the tip! Read more »

This May Be The Largest MG Barn Find Ever!

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Over a year ago we received an email from one of our readers about a huge collection of MGAs that was for sale. It contained this mysterious photo of As stacked to the roof. The sender claimed that there were around 35 roadsters and coupes and that it could easily be the largest collection of MGAs in the USA. They have all been sitting for over three decades and during that time the owner has amassed quite a collection of parts too. I excitedly replied requesting more photos and information, but never heard back. Well, I just received an email from a certain someone… Read more »

French Oddity: 1960 Panhard PL 17

1960 Panhard PL 17

If you’re the type who is always on the hunt for oddball cars, boy do I have one for you! The French brand Panhard is likely best known for the odd looking, but advanced Dyna Z. If the Dyna just isn’t odd enough for your tastes, Panhard offered another car that was even more unusual. This 1960 Panhard PL-17 is without a doubt one of the oddest cars I have seen in a while and I absolutely love it! This one needs a complete restoration and could prove to be a difficult project, but if you’re up for the task you can find it here on eBay in McMinnville, Oregon. Special thanks goes to Jim S for the tip! Read more »

Lambos, Ferraris, and Astons, Oh My!

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For countless reasons, exotic cars have become the holy grails of barn finds. Nearly every car hunter out there dreams of discovering a Ferrari, an Aston Martin, or a Lamborghini hiding in an old barn or shop. People say that the days of finding a long lost exotic are gone, but Barn Finds reader Alexander A has proof that there are still ones out there waiting to be discovered. While exploring the streets of his hometown in Canada he came across an amazing find that includes not just one Ferrari, but two of them, plus an Aston Martin and a Lamborghini. Our thanks to Alex for sharing his find with us! Read more »