Credit Card Classic: 1964 Dodge Dart GT

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It’s fun to dream about Cobras, Superbirds, and Aston Martins, but when it comes time to actually buy a classic, most of us have to settle for something a little less extravagant. That’s where cars like this 1964 Dodge Dart GT come into play. It’s not rare or exotic, but could still make a fun project for any of us. Find it here on eBay in Dayton, Ohio where bidding starts at $500 with the option to buy it now at $3,200. Thanks goes to Jim S for tip! Read more »

Shelbys Uncovered In France

1967 Shelby GT 350

I recently wrote about an Aston Martin discovered in a barn in France. While the Aston was quite fascinating, there were other interesting cars in the background. The seller didn’t provide any information about any of them and since I don’t know French, I wasn’t able to scour leboncoin.fr for more details. There was a lot of speculation as to what other cars were parked in the barn, but thankfully reader Jo G was able to do some digging and discovered that the owner has listed some of them for sale as well. It looks like some of the speculation was spot on, so be sure to take a look at the other cars here on Leboncoin. Thanks Jo Read more »

Cobras in Barns? Yep, They Are Still Out There!

Cobra by the Barn

Update 9/8/14 – Many of you thought this was a fake, but the supposed owner just commented and apparently our little discussion got him motivated enough to pull it out and get it running again! He also claims that it does in fact have a CSX COX number…

From 8/10/14 – Submitted by David Meyer – Nestled away in a rural back garden just 40 or so miles away from central London UK, I’ve found treasure! Yes, it’s aluminum. Yes, it has a FE engine. And yes, it has a CSX chassis number and registration. Does this qualify as a barn find? Read more »

Retirement Plan: 1964 Cadillac DeVille

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While browsing ebay, I happened on this sad ’64 Cadillac DeVille. The owner had done a mechanical restoration and had just retired. This was the car that he “was going to take to (his) retirement home in California”, and he was actually driving to California when he had a big tire failure. The rear tire blew out with such force that the fender skirt was blown off the car. Somehow a fire took hold and despite the help of a state trooper and two fire extinguishers the car burned and was a total loss. Find it here on eBay in Cleveland, Ohio. Read more »

Barn Cave In: 1965 Corvette Fuelie

1965 Corvette Rescue

Barns can be dangerous places for classic cars. They can be full of rodents, insects, and all manner of destructive critters. While they all might have some elements of danger, some barns are more treacherous than others though. Take the barn that this 1965 Corvette Fuelie was discovered in. It was nearly to the point of caving in on the car it housed when Stephen B found it. It went from protecting its occupant from serious danger to being this Corvette’s worst enemy. Thankfully, as soon as Stephen had made a deal with the owner, he got to the task of pulling it out. Read more »

Herclean Find: 1940 Pirsch Fire Truck

1940 Pirsch Fire Engine

Many of us probably haven’t ever heard of Peter Pirsch or his company Pirsch and Sons. If you are a fan of vintage fire engine, than chance are you have heard the name. The rest of us might not know the name, but I’m sure we all would recognize many of the innovations that Pirsch developed. This 1940 Pirsch Ladder Truck features one of the company’s most iconic pieces of technology, their aerial ladder on a rotating platform. Not only is this a great piece of history, this fire engine is just plain cool. If I had a barn big enough to house it, I would be tempted to give it a new home. If you want to own a piece of firefighting history or simply love big red trucks, be sure to check it out here on eBay. It is currently located in Spring, Texas and the seller is asking $7,500 or best offer. Special thanks to Conner B for this tip! Read more »

The Four Door Ranchero

1959 Mercury Truck Wagon

You might be saying to yourself that Ford never built a four door version of the Ranchero and truth is you would be correct. That might also lead you to ask why someone would need a Ranchero with seating for four, but apparently the owner of this 1959 Mercury Colony Park Wagon asked that question and decided they had a need for one. They took this massive wagon, cut the rear roof section off and turned it into a truck bed. It is obviously going to need considerable work, but could be a fun project. It would certainly turn heads and you wouldn’t see another one like it anywhere. Take a closer look at it here on Craigslist or find it in Roseville, California with a $7,500 asking price. Special thanks to Mike J for this tip! Read more »

Siamese Oddball in Ohio

Siamese Oddball

Everyday our inbox is filled with interesting finds you guys have come across. Some are interesting because of the car’s story or its rarity, while others are interesting simply because of how odd they are. Well, I think the find you see above has to be one of the more interesting ones I have ever seen. While traveling through Ohio, Heidi and Gary W spotted this oddball alongside the road outside of Newark, Ohio. They hadn’t ever seen anything like it before and thought it might be something everyone here would enjoy seeing. After the initial shock and laughter had subsided, I inspected it more closely and I have to say, the craftsmanship that went into creating this two headed curiosity is actually quite impressive. I just want to thank Gary and Heidi for sharing this with us! Read more »

Ohio Estate Sale Stash

1957-chevy

Estate sales are always a good place to look for  projects. There is usually less competition come bidding time because fewer people know about it, but you also have to know what you are looking for. Barn Finds reader Bob P just sent in a link to a big sale coming up on September 6th in North Canton, Ohio. The ’57 Chevy looks interesting, but there are many other classic cars and old motorcycles on offer that might be more desirable. It looks like everything has been parked for years, but I’m sure there will be a few bargains to be had. Take look here on Kiko Auctions. Thanks for the tip Bob! Read more »