Pontiac GTO Graveyard in California

Pontiac GTO Graveyard

We get a lot of leads about supposedly incredible finds from around the globe. Most turn out to just be old rumors that have been passed around the internet for years, but every once in while we get one that looks credible. Well today we got a lead on what may be one of the largest collections of rusty Pontiac GTOs I’ve ever seen. The incredible part is that what you see in the photo above is only a small portion of the collection. Reader Donald W was tipped off to this muscle car graveyard by a friend, so he went hunting for it and was able to track it down for us. He was only able to grab a couple photos of the Pontiac section, as he didn’t want to trespass, so he wasn’t able to get any photos of the rest of the graveyard. A special thanks goes to Donald for sharing his discovery with us! Read more »

Factory Tuned: 1975 Chevy Cosworth Vega

Cosworth-Vega

From a very young age, the name “Cosworth” got my blood pumping. In most cases, it designated some form of a brawny rally car, thanks to Cosworth’s heavy involvement in Ford’s racing program in the 80s and early 90s (which was when my obsession over anything with 4 wheels was really coming into its own). But Cosworth was not solely a Ford UK exclusive, as it also partnered with marques like Mercedes-Benz to produce the Autobahn-storming legend that is the 190E 2.3-16, a shot across the bow to BMW’s E30 M3. With all that history, it begs the question why a 1975 Chevy Cosworth Vega found here on craigslist in Milwaukee is disassembled and awaiting a new owner to respect its rarity and limited production. Read more »

Condo Find: 1971 Ferrari Daytona

1971 Ferrari Daytona

For the most part, I prefer barn finds that I can actually afford to own. That’s the problem with finding ultra-rare exotics, even if you can afford to buy them they are going to cost serious money to restore. Of course that doesn’t mean that I don’t still enjoy fantasizing about discovering a long lost Ferrari or some other desirable Italian. When Graham L, we actually just featured his garage here earlier, sent me a link to an upcoming auction for a 1971 Ferrari Daytona I was rather curious to see the car and read its story. And does this Daytona have quite the story. Have a look at the listing here at RM Auctions and be sure to read the owner’s complete story! Read more »

Grace, Space, and Pace: 1964 Jaguar S-Type

1964 Jaguar S-Type

Jaguar’s famous slogan certainly applies to the S-Type! I have a soft spot for these big cats; one was our family car while I was growing up in England. I remember being upset when, in the middle of the 70’s oil crisis, we had to trade it and 300 pounds for a ’68 Ford Escort because we couldn’t afford to keep the Jag on the road. I also remember my father’s patience when 8-year-old me cross threaded a spark plug in the Jag’s aluminum head! This rust free one, according to the seller at least, is available here on Craigslist in Cary, NC for $5995. Read more »

What’s in Graham L’s Barn?

Graham L's Barn

While I love hunting for classics for myself, It’s also fun about getting to see what you guys have parked in your barns, sheds, and garages. It is actually a bit of an honor to be invited in for a peek, so we always enjoy getting the chance to see what you guys own and are into. It’s actually been a little while since the last time we featured a reader’s barn, but Graham L decided to slide back the doors to his barn and let us have a look around! Now I could list off everything he currently has in his collection, but where would the fun be in that? Be sure to take a look at all the photos below and good luck identifying all of his cars! Thanks for sharing it with us Graham! Read more »

Patience Prevails: 1979 BMW 320i

1979-bmw-320i

From Russell D. – Hello Barn Finds. I just love looking at the many finds from around the globe. I just had to tell you about my recent find. We moved to the Pacific Northwest about a year ago and have been on the lookout for a project car. Via craigslist, I just purchased a heck of a find. I located a 1979 BMW 320i in Spokane, Washington. One owner with 95,200 miles on the clock. Completely stock except for a aftermarket BMW steering wheel. The original wheel is in the trunk. Totally rust free. The car even has A/C. The car had been sitting in the garage covered up for 9 years I was told. But, when my wife went to title it today, she was told that the car has not have a valid tag since 1991. Read more »

British Belly Tank Racer

british-streamliner

One of my earliest memories of cars growing up was seeing Craig Breedlove’s Spirit of America, Sonic I – the Land Speed Record holder at the time, while it was on tour. I ducked under the rope to touch the sleek side and immediately fell in love with the idea of one person and one car against the clock. Tthe first people to try to set records immediately after WWII were using leftovers from that war, including belly tanks from airplanes, to build some truly unique streamliners. While I’ve seen a few of these special cars in the US, I’ve never seen one anywhere else. This one is currently being auctioned of here on eBay in the UK. Read more »

Dust Included: 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190B

1960 Mercedes 190B

If you’re going to take on a classic car restoration with unknown provenance or history, it’s hard to go wrong with a vintage Mercedes-Benz. They are known for their durability as much as they are celebrated for their style and luxury, and not terribly complicated to keep on the road. However, no matter what marque you invest in for your next project, taking one out of mothballs and feathering away the dust covering its fenders will require an expert amount of due diligence to ensure any refurbishment is done correctly. That’s what is needed on this 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190B, found in dusty isolation in a British basement. If you’re game, submit a bid via the eBay.co.uk listing here. Read more »

DIY Sports Car: 1954 Woodill Wildfire

1954-woodill-wildfire

We have featured a couple of Woodill Wildfires over the years, but haven’t seen any on the market recently. So, when Barn Finds reader Richard B sent over a link to this one I knew we had to present it for your consideration. These fiberglass cars are rare today since only 300 were ever produced. Only 15 of those were sold as complete cars while the rest were kits. The headlights and grill make me think this was built from a kit, but you never know. This could be a really fun project, but the asking price might be a little optimistic. Find it here on craigslist in El Paso, Texas for $15,000. Thanks for the tip Richard! Read more »