American Barn Finds

Buy One Get One: 1962 Dodge Darts

There aren’t many more distinctive designs than Virgil Exner’s early 1960’s Mopar products. This pair of 1962 Dodge Darts is being offered by auction here on eBay, both for one price. While the bidding is starting at… more»

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Drop-Top Cat: Car Craft Cougar Conversion

The list of vehicles that left Ford and GM factories and went straight to the likes of ASC or Car Craft for conversion is long. But some of these factory-backed roof chops resulted in only small… more»

Bargain Convertible: 1963 Plymouth Valiant

The original family is the current owner of this 1963 Plymouth Valiant convertible, although there’s no telling if they’ve been the only owners (I have bought back a TR6 that I owned in high school, although it… more»

2,710 Mile Green Giant! 1977 Ford Granada

I’m usually the first one to gripe about automakers making every successive generation of vehicle bigger, fatter, wider, and more complicated than the previous generation was. Of course, the old joke is that as humans, we’re… more»

Honest Truck Find: 1965 Ford F250

A while back on Barn Finds, we did a series of posts on “Honest Trucks.” You probably can guess what I’m talking about, an old truck with nothing hidden by body filler, a reasonable price and probably… more»

Parts Car To Project: 1968 AMX

I was very surprised after my initial look at this 1968 American Motors AMX project car, which was sent to us by reader Clarke B. It sure looks like more car in this view than you… more»

Time In A Rocket Bottle: 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass

I suppose it’s not a barn find when it’s this clean and has been garage stored its whole life. However, for those of you wishing to recapture the late 1980’s, reader Clarke B. has sent in… more»

Yup, It’s Green! 1974 Oldsmobile Omega

Do you agree with Kermit that “it’s not easy being green?” I’m not so sure it’s not easy because we certainly seem to see a lot of green survivor, restovivor and other decent condition collector cars, especially… more»

Thumbs Up Wherever It Goes: 1970 Ford F250 Ranger XLT

Sometimes an old truck cleans up nicely, doesn’t it? Presumably it was the seller (and possibly only owner) that cleaned it up so nicely, but whoever it was did a great job. The truck is for… more»

Four On the Floor: 1984 Ford E-150 Van

There’s rarely a vehicle that tells you so much about what consumers wanted in a work truck than this stick-shift 1984 Ford E150 van. In an era where the manual transmission is quickly disappearing from even… more»

Childs Play: 1966 Dodge A100 Pickup

Radio Flyer, Western Flyer, or whatever brand you may have owned, most of us had a little red wagon in our youth, or knew someone who did. As kids we lived care free, although there are… more»

Trade for Cabin: 1987 Shelby Charger GLH-S

While the roster of Shelby-branded vehicles sold by Chrysler Corp. in the 80s ran quite deep, there were a few models that were a touch more special than the others. Of course, I’m talking about the… more»

6,200 Miles From New: 1997 Ford Taurus

Are you looking to get into a comfortable daily driver that has time capsule written all over it? Do you think today’s mainstream sedans have gotten too boring, with their swept-back headlights and gaping bumpers, stuffed with heavy… more»