What’s This 1960 Buick Electra 225 Worth?

1960 Buick Electra 225

After receiving an email from Peter K asking about what his car might be worth, we realized it has been a long while since we have done a “What’s My Car Worth?” post. Seeing as we haven’t seen many of these big Buicks, we thought it seemed like a great opportunity to present it to you guys for your opinions on what it might be worth. He’s already been in contact with a certain TV show that follows the exploits of two notorious car flippers, so any advice we can give him will be greatly appreciated! We don’t mean to step on any toes, we just want to make sure this car goes to a good home and that Peter is happy with the final deal. Now to make any kind of educated evaluation, we are going to need more information, so we will let Peter describe the car and its history in his own words right after the break. Read more »

Lots of Potential: 1932 Auburn Speedster

1932 Auburn Speedster

Looking at this pile of parts and rusty metal, you wouldn’t recognize that what you’re looking at is a rare and valuable gem with incredible potential. Seeing how little of the body is left, it might be hard to tell what exactly you are looking at, but at one time this was a beautifully crafted 1932 Auburn 8-100A Speedster. The seller doesn’t provide details on how it came to be in this sad condition or any of its history, but given how rare these are, we hope it turns out to be the real deal! Have a look at the seller’s listing here on eBay where bidding starts at $200. Read more »

Mystery Fiberglass: 1959 Corvette Clone

1959 Corvette Clone

We aren’t typically fans of replica cars, but when Richard B tipped us off to this fiberglass car pretending to be a 1959 Corvette, we took notice. At first we laughed but then we became curious as to its true heritage. Simply painting it like a Corvette and installing a few badges doesn’t change the fact that the body isn’t all that similar to the Corvette. Sure it has a few similar styling elements, but if this was meant to be a Corvette clone it was a very poor attempt. Truth is we don’t think this was originally built to be a copy. The body looks well too crafted to have been a home job and the styling is too far off for a Vette, which leaves us with the question of what this fiberglass bodied car really is. We have a few guesses as to what it might be, but nothing we can think of matches up perfectly to this one. Take a closer look at the seller’s listing here on craigslist and then let us know what you think it was before pretending to be a Corvette in the comments section below. Read more »

Chevrolet Wagons And Their Many Names

Wagon Wednesday's Chevys

Nomad, Yeoman, Townsman, Kingswood, Handyman… Throughout Chevrolet’s history, they have given their wagons many different special names. We aren’t sure if they simply felt their wagons deserved interesting names or if it was an attempt to change their image with each iteration. Some of the versions went on to become icons while others were quickly forgotten. While hunting through eBay for wagons, we noticed just how many different names Chevy gave their wagons, so we thought it would be fun to take a look at a few of them for Wagon Wednesday! Read more »

1967 Pontiac Firebird 400 Garage Find

1967-pontiac-firebird-400

UPDATE 6/13/14 – The seller, Marcus, reached out to us to let everyone know that he mistakenly listed the title as being a salvage title. It actually has a clear title and he has updated his listing to accordingly. This deal might have just gotten a lot more interesting!

FROM 6/11/14 – This 1967 Pontiac Firebird has been in the same family for a few generations now, but has been sitting for the past twenty years. The current caretaker did have it running about 8 years ago, but ended up parking it back in the garage soon after. With a 400 cubic inch V8 residing under the hood, we think it is time for this Firebird to see the light of day! Find it here on craigslist out of Caldwell, Idaho for $8,500. Read more »

Open Top Wagon: 1963 Studebaker Wagonaire

1963 Studebaker Lark Wagonaire

So what’s better than a Studebaker Wagon? How about one with a V8, three speed manual, A/C, and a retractable roof? If you’ve been on the hunt for a station wagon that checks off all these boxes, than this 1963 Studebaker Lark Wagonaire might just be the one for you. The seller claims it’s original and that it even runs and drives. It is going to need work, but we think it will be a worthwhile and fun project. Be sure to check it out here on eBay out of Mount Joy, Pennsylvania. Read more »

First Dibs: 1951 M.I. Special Roadster

MI Special in barn

Last June we featured a roadster that had been built using instructions and designs from the 1951 Mechanix Illustrated magazine. We haven’t seen or heard of another one since then, but recently John K got on and posted a comment about his. So we decided to see if he still had it and if he would send us photos. He quickly responded with these pictures and more information. He has a lot of other projects going on right now, so he has decided to let this one go. Since it’s a barn find, he thought our reader’s deserved to have the first chance to buy it. It needs some work, but comes with all the pieces to put it back together. He is asking $4,200 or best offer, so if you’re interested in having this interesting little roadster, you can get in touch with John by sending him an email here. Read more »

Big Dreams, Bad Idea: 1968 Ford Mustang

1968 Ford Mustang

We all have big dreams, if we didn’t we wouldn’t all be on the hunt for barn finds. Seeing the potential in a car that has been parked and left untouched for decades requires being a dreamer, but it also means being realistic and realizing when a dream has gotten to big. Jim S came across this 1968 Ford Mustang here on eBay that is going to require a dreamer to sell. It is going to take an even bigger dreamer to put it together the way the seller had hoped to. They dreamt of installing a 460 cui big block V8 in it, which wouldn’t be all that crazy if this car had originally come with a V8. Being a six cylinder car means this one will need most of the drivetrain, suspension, and brake system upgraded to handle the added weight and power, making this an expensive and unlikely dream. We have to give it to the seller though for dreaming big and for throwing the engine and transmission in this no reserve auction. Read more »

First Fuelie Corvette Factory Racer Hits the Market

1957 Corvette Fuelie Race Car

While surfing eBay recently, I came across a listing for the first fuel injected Corvette race car. The lack of photos made me question the authenticity of the listing, as the very car has graced the pages of this site in our In the Barn series. What really grabbed my attention though was the price. If you’re standing, you might want to take a seat. They are asking an astronomical $6.5 million for this historic race car. Now don’t get me wrong, I understand the historical significance of this particular car, but is it really worth that much? It’s a well-documented car that raced at Daytona and Sebring and it does have an interesting story as a barn find, but it is hard to fathom it being worth so much. The seller has since updated their listing with more photos and if you’d like to take a look for yourself, find it here on eBay. Read more »