Fiery Phoenix: 1972 Pontiac Firebird Formula

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What makes a barn find so interesting? Is it the possibility of discovering some long lost gem? Maybe it’s the idea of finding an affordable and solid project? Or is it the story of the car and the possible mysteries it might hold? Everyone has their own reasons, but for many hunting down the history of their barn find is almost as much fun as driving it. However, digging up some of the history before you buy can pay off big time. This 1972 Pontiac Firebird Formula barn find looks to be a good buy, but looking into its history could payoff. Take a look at it for yourself here on eBay. Read more »

The First ’55 Vette

The first 55 Corvette

For at least four decades, Steve McCain has had a one-track mind for Corvettes. He decided early on that Chevrolet’s fiberglass sports car was just his style, and he bought his first one—a 1965 model—while still in high school. While most of us would have been more than thrilled to impress our friends in the school parking lot with a (then) late-model Vette, McCain discovered his true automotive love. Read more »

Chevy Power: 1971 Triumph Stag

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This 1971 Triumph Stag has been in dry storage for many years in California. It appears to be solid, but is going to need to be gone through before it can be driven safely. The engine has been swapped out to improve reliability and we bet it doesn’t hurt the performance either. If a Stag is good enough for James, it’s good enough for us. Find it here in eBay where bidding is currently at $459. Read more »

$1,500 Maserati Biturbo

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Almost a year ago we featured an $850 Quattroporte and today we have this $1,500 Biturbo. We are not sure which project is scarier, but the prospect of owning a Maser on the cheap is tempting. The Biturbo maintains a “love it, or hate it” relationship with enthusiasts, but we would much rather have it than the Chrysler TC. Find it here on Des Moines’ craigslist. A special thanks goes to Dennis F. for the submission!

Ferrari Sitting In The Weeds

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Here’s one for our readers located in the UK. This 1981 Ferrari 400i has been parked since 2000 with only 60k miles on the odometer. The seller claims to have documented history and it does run. It is going to take a lot of money to get this one back into top shape though. So if you like the idea of having a front-engined V12 Ferrari in the garage and you also have some money to burn, take a look here on eBay where bidding is currently at £5,000. Thanks goes to Simon W. for the tip. Read more »

Second Chance: 1970 Renault R10

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You may have missed out on the Simca, but we doubt you could get any closer with this one. It’s a 1970 Renault R10 and we assume the driving experience will be very similar. It’s also a rear-engined French sedan that’s located in Ohio, albeit by a different seller. It runs and drives, but could use a little sorting. Find it here on eBay where bidding is currently at $1,775. Thanks goes to Jim S. for the tip.

Boring Barn Find: 1968 Volvo 144S

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A four-door Volvo may not sound exciting, but these 144s are popular among road rallyists in Europe. They are well-built and the engine is bulletproof, making them ideal for endurance events. This particular example has been parked in this garage for over 30 years, but is claimed to be complete and rust-free. That is quite a statement considering the cars location. Find it here on craigslist in Ana Maria Island, Florida with an asking price of $2,500. Read more »

33k Mile 1966 Simca 1000

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This 1966 Simca is claimed to have only covered 33k miles before being stashed away in a garage sometime in the eighties. The current owner has since freshened up the engine and gotten it running again, but it still needs some brake work. The engine may not produce much power, but considering that it’s  rear-mounted and connected to a four-speed, we think it could still be fun. Abarth even thought they were good enough to build a hopped-up version of his own. So if you like the idea of a little French car with a pendulum out back, you had better move quick because the eBay auction ends in 7 hours. Thanks goes to Jim S. for the tip. Read more »

Assembly Required: 1969 Austin Mini

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Minis are not complicated cars, but they are still complicated enough that we have seen quite a few unfinished projects on the market. This particular one looks promising. The dirty tasks of bodywork and paint are done and a rebuilt 1275 is included. Reassembly is the “only” thing required. We just hope that the included restoration manual is detailed enough to figure out where everything goes. So if you’re up for a big-mini project, this one can be found here on craigslist in Oak Harbor, Washington for $6,500.