Green Orbs: 1972 Citroen SM

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We love the idea of driving a Maserati powered Citroen. That combination of power and cushy ride turned a bland car into a great grand tourer. The looks may take some getting used to, but once you drive an SM you will appreciate its Maser V6 and hydro-pneumatic suspension. You may change your mind though when the repair bills start coming in. Still, every SM that comes to market is worth a look because they are truly special cars. This one is located up in Mission, Canada and is listed here on eBay where bidding is currently at $103 with no reserve. Thanks goes to Jim S. for the tip! Read more »

Should We Save This Volvo?

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Not long ago I traded off all my classic stuff for a shiny new Mustang GT. It was hot outside and I was fed up with the lack of A/C and all the headaches that come with driving a 30+ year old car. I miss the gearbox of my Alfa Romeo, but I don’t miss that smell. I miss the convertible top of my Triumph, but I don’t miss the fear of dying on every excursion. My miss list goes on and on. It has been almost six months since I went modern and I am really getting an itch to buy something old and not so shiney. The fact that a few of you have suggested the idea of a BF project car hasn’t help matters either… Read more »

Pole Barn Full of Mopars

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The 1970 Plymouth Barracuda rolling shell is interesting, but we want to know what else is hidden in this pole barn. The seller has started their eBay auction at $1k with no reserve and they also have 1970 Dodge Challenger listed with a starting bid of $750. We just wanted to give you a heads up on this seller because it might be interesting to see what else comes out of their barn!

Pretend Ferraris: Two 1967 Fiat Dino Coupes

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After reading the tale of the Junkyard Ferrari, we keep dreaming of finding a long lost Ferrari, but even if we did happen to come across one, we would never be able to afford to buy and restore it. Reader Jim S. is always sending in great finds and this pair of 1967 Fiat Dino Coupes he sent in might not get the blood pumping like a Ferrari would, but they come close and are actually obtainable by most regular car guys. They have been sitting in this field in Utah for a number of years and are going to need complete restorations. The seller is selling them as a package deal here on eBay, with a BIN of $8k. Read more »

The Junkyard Ferrari

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The following is the story about how a very special Ferrari was discovered in a junkyard. Recounted by Rob Cotter, this tale was originally published in Tom Cotter’s The Corvette in the Barn. It is reprinted here with permission for you to enjoy. Be sure to signup for email updates because every week one lucky subscriber will win a copy of an In the Barn book. Also, dont forget to send in your own find stories because one is going to get into Tom’s upcoming book! Read more »

Mystery Rod: 1932 American Austin Special

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If you think it would be fun to build your own sports car, then you may want to take a look at this. Someone took a 1932 American Austin engine and frame, built a body around it, and stuck an MG grill out front. The seller claims that it is a 50s hot rod, but we think this build may have had more sporting intentions. It came from an estate sale, so the owner doesn’t know the history of the car. It is probably just a backyard build, but it would interesting if there was more too this special. What do you think? Take a look at the eBay auction here where bidding is just over $500 with less than a day left. Thanks goes to Carlos R. for the tip! Read more »

One Angry Catfish: 1961 Daimler SP250

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This 1961 Daimler SP250 supposedly sat on a repair shop rack for 10 years waiting to be restored. The owner ended up falling ill and passing away before the car could be finished. The brakes and engine are claimed to have been gone through, but we think it is safe to assume that this one is going to need a full restoration. These were very unique sports cars though so it deserves to be saved. The biggest challenge might be getting the Saint Louis based dealer who now owns the cars to let it go for a realistic amount of money. Find it here on eBay. A big thanks goes to Jim S. for the submission! Read more »

Power by Chrysler: 1974 Jensen Interceptor

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What do you get when you shove a big Chrysler V8 into a British GT body? The Jensen Interceptor probably came to mind. These were high speed cruisers for those who could care less about mpg. This 1974 example is an ambitious project, but it does run and includes a parts car. We just hope there is a four-speed in there instead of the more common auto-box. Either way, bidding is currently at $3,800 with only a day left. Find it here on eBay out of Worcester, Massachusetts. Thanks goes to Jim S. for the tip!

Pieced Together: 1964 Corvette Convertible

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This 1964 Corvette convertible has been parked in this garage for 30 years and has slowly been deteriorating. The seller inherited it from their father. It would seem their father either restored the car using whatever was available or was mixing different parts from their favorite years of the C2 Corvette to build their dream Vette. The rear clip and chassis are from 1964 and the front clip and interior are from 1967. Whatever the reason was, this Corvette has been pieced together and is going to need lots of work. Thankfully, the seller is throwing in all the parts they have plus a 1966 Corvette Coupe parts car. Both cars and the parts can be found here on eBay. Read more »