It is amazing how many of us car nuts share the dream of one day finding our perfect barn find. While some dream of finding a Ferrari or a Bugatti in the barn, many would be happy to find a Corvette. Like many of us, Reader Mark W dreamed of finding a Corvette barn find someday, but what he ended up finding was anything but, although it is a Chevy. Mark already has the joy of owning a Corvette, so he decided to go on the hunt for something different, something he already had a connection with. For him, the perfect barn find turned out to be a 1949 Chevrolet Advanced Design Truck. Read the rest of Mark’s story of finding this truck and getting it back on the road after the jump. Read more »
UPDATE 1/13/14 – Jim S. just tipped us off that this Goat has been relisted here on eBay. This is the same seller, so they must have decided to do some work to it since it was last for sale. The engine and brakes have been gone through and the car is now running and driving. Instead of the previous $20k asking price, it is now being offered for $24k with the option to make an offer. Special thanks to Jim for the tip!
To the untrained eye, this may just look like a mountain of junk overflowing from a barn, but a barn finder will instantly recognize what’s actually hiding under all these boxes. If you haven’t spotted it yet, there is a 1966 Pontiac GTO convertible peeking out. After spending the last 30 years in this barn, it has finally been dug out and is now for sale
here on eBay for $20k or best offer. Read more »
When we think of Roswell, New Mexico our first thought is of UFOs and aliens, but in reality this town is just like every other South Western town, albeit with more alien memorabilia. And just like any town, it has salvage yards, car collectors, and hoarders. Recently, reader Quinton B stumbled upon a Facebook post about a collection of cars in Roswell looking for a new home. While this collection might be better described as a salvage yard, there appear to be a number of cars worth saving! Read more »
It took the owner of this collection nearly 30 years to accumulate all these Triumphs, but now that they have passed it on to their son, it’s time for the whole lot to go to a new home. The son would like to sell the entire collection of cars and parts as a package deal, but may be willing to sell it off in pieces too. There are 6 TR3s and a single TR4A. The amounts of spares is impressive too. Take a look at the complete list of parts and cars for sale here on craigslist in Oakland, California. Special thanks to Robert J for this tip! Read more »
With Christmas come and passed, we are still feeling like there were a few gifts that never made it under the tree. We know there wasn’t much hope of finding a set of keys on Christmas morning, but boy would have it been amazing to find a Mach 1 parked in the driveway with a big red bow on it. If you didn’t get the gift you were hoping for or just want a Mustang out in the driveway for the New Year, this might be the one for you. The seller found a pair of 1969 Mustang Mach 1s parked in an old barn. They already sold the blue one, but this cream one can be found here on eBay. It looks solid, but the seller might be dreaming a little themselves! Read more »
We have all enjoyed Dolphin’s insightful comments and now we get to see what is parked in his garage! He has managed to cram four cars in there and this photo makes it somewhat difficult to see each one, but it also makes this more of a challenge. Can you identify them all? Year, make, and model! We will let Dolphin chime in later to tell us who won and to share a little more about each of his vehicles. It’s always good to put a car to the name. Thanks for sharing!
While being parked out in the elements isn’t the best thing for a car, some of the most interesting finds we see are simply parked along the road. Sure a barn full of cars is an incredible sight, but the lack of light, all the dirt and dust, and the confined spaces make it a challenge to take good photos. When Bob H sent us an email stating he had found several Mustangs, amongst other cars, parked alongside old highway SR 36 in Western Indiana, we were a little disappointed that he didn’t send us any photos of his find. We love to see the things our readers spot, so we emailed him to see if he had any photos. When he finally responded, we found these great photos he snapped of his sighting. We want to thank Bob for taking these great shots and for sharing them with us! Read more »
It’s no secret that Italian built cars tend to suffer from rust issues. The steel that Alfa Romeo and other Italian manufactures used was highly prone to rust, leaving many of these great cars off the road. Finding a solid example is key to having a car that can be driven and fully enjoyed. With pricing climbing though, it can be difficult to find solid examples one can afford. This 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV might not look like a great candidate for a project, but after a closer examination, you might find that it has potential. Take a closer look at it here on eBay, with bidding still under $500. Special thanks To Jim S. for this tip! Read more »
We love to hear from our readers, especially about their own rides. Reader Neil H. sent us the tale of this 1950 Dodge Special Deluxe. As he puts it, it isn’t a “Barn Find”, but it’s a neat story about a car staying in the family and how a car can bring a family together, even when it’s the in-laws. Neil did a great job sharing the story, so we are going to let him share it with you in his own words… Read more »
Reader Steve L. sent in some photos of his most recent acquisition. Here is the description in his own words: To go along with the 68 Torino GT I posted, this is my other toy I picked up last month. It was sitting at a shop with two other 60’s Econoline vans. My friend bought the vans and I bought the pick-up. Previous owner had put new tires, brake cylinders, and sorted out the fuel system. Put a new starter and battery in it and drove it home. Needs a clutch, new grill and sorting the lights out but it will be a solid driver. Mostly surface rust, this should be an easy restoration. With a 6 Cylinder with a 3 speed it should get fair gas mileage too! Gave $1100 for it!!! Read more »