Moss Covered Classics in Oregon

Moss Covered Jaguars

How wet of an environment must a car be in to grow moss? Well the Cottage Grove area of Oregon has the perfect climate for turning any classic into a Chia Pet. All you have to do is park your classic out in the surrounding forest for a few years and your car can look just like one of these moss covered machines. If you just can’t wait that long, these ones are for sale and are already covered in the green stuff. Be sure to take a look at the craigslist ad here and if you’re near the Cottage Grove area be sure to stop and check them out. Special thanks to Chris G for sharing this with us! Read more »

Before and After: 1957 Morgan 4/4

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We all love to see before and after photos of project cars, so when Barn Finds reader Dan K sent in some shots of this┬á 1957 Morgan 4/4, I knew we had to share them. Here is what he had to say, This Morgan does not belong to me. It is a customers car. The Morgan was dug out of a storage building and the new owner sent the car in for a complete restoration. In the middle of the restoration the owner died and his wife hesitantly┬ádecided to finish restoration. I don’t have any other information that I can share other than that. I just thought you might be willing to show it on your site. Read more »

Rare Garage Find: 1948 Austin A90 Atlantic

Austin A90 Atlantic

Of all the millions of Austins built, the A90 Atlantic is probably the last car anyone would expect to find hiding in an old garage in Canada. The Atlantic was never built in any significant number and the lack of rust protection means that very few remain today. The garage you see above was full of European classics and in the center of them is the exceptionally rare Austin. This 1948 Austin A90 Atlantic Convertible has to be one of only a few remaining in North America that isn’t a pile of rust or that hasn’t been stripped of all of its vital parts. If you enjoy under-appreciated and rare oddballs, this might just be the car for you. Have a look at it here on eBay in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. Read more »

This May Be The Largest MG Barn Find Ever!

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Over a year ago we received an email from one of our readers about a huge collection of MGAs that was for sale. It contained this mysterious photo of As stacked to the roof. The sender claimed that there were around 35 roadsters and coupes and that it could easily be the largest collection of MGAs in the USA. They have all been sitting for over three decades and during that time the owner has amassed quite a collection of parts too. I excitedly replied requesting more photos and information, but never heard back. Well, I just received an email from a certain someone… Read more »

Lambos, Ferraris, and Astons, Oh My!

Dino and Urraco

For countless reasons, exotic cars have become the holy grails of barn finds. Nearly every car hunter out there dreams of discovering a Ferrari, an Aston Martin, or a Lamborghini hiding in an old barn or shop. People say that the days of finding a long lost exotic are gone, but Barn Finds reader Alexander A has proof that there are still ones out there waiting to be discovered. While exploring the streets of his hometown in Canada he came across an amazing find that includes not just one Ferrari, but two of them, plus an Aston Martin and a Lamborghini. Our thanks to Alex for sharing his find with us! Read more »

1960 MGA Tells its Tale!

1960 MGA Roadster

In my never ending search for great finds to share with you guys, I read an incredible amount of car listings. For the most part, every listing I read tends to essentially be the same thing. The seller presents their car, its condition, possibly a bit of history, and an asking price. While that might sound like the perfect way to present a car, I sometimes get tired of reading the same old catch phrases, attention getters, and factual statements, so the direction the seller of this 1960 MGA immediately grabbed my attention and made me care about what happened to it.. The seller actually wrote the listing from the first person perspective of the car and for some reason it tugs at your heart. Reading the story, you know the owner cares about what happens to their car in the future and for some reason it gives the car a personality. Read this MGA’s story here on eBay or view it in person in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Special thanks to Jim S for sharing this find with us! Read more »

Which Triumph TR3 Project?

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Every once in a while I get the itch to experience a new car. But instead of asking around and just borrowing one for the afternoon, I hunt until I find an example that needs a little work. My logic may be flawed, but there is just something exciting about the whole process. The Triumph TR3 has been on my mind lately so I have been keeping tabs on local offerings and have even found a few in various states of disrepair. One of them is in a similar dismantled state as this 1959 TR3 that is listed here craigslist for $4,500 in Panonia, Colorado. What do you think? Is it ever smart to buy a disassembled project? Thanks goes to Dustyn for the tip! Read more »

Rare 1956 Bristol 405 for $500!

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It may not look like much in the photo, but this is a 1956 Bristol 405. Don’t feel bad if you have never heard of this British built grand tourer. Only a couple hundred were ever produced and very few remain today. This one is obviously in bad shape, but when new this aluminum bodied four-door was a looker with its tail-fins and unique front end. Thrust was provided by an inline-six that was powerful enough to hit 110 mph! Shifts were made through a smooth four-speed equipped with overdrive (essentially five forward gears). Some of these cars were even fitted with disk brakes. All this may not sound that impressive today, but any car so-equipped in the fifties was something special. Find this one here on craigslist out of Novato, California. Thanks goes to Robert J for the tip! Read more »

Pint-Sized Project: 1962 Morris Mini Cooper

1962 Morris Mini Cooper

Looking at a Morris Mini, it is hard to imagine such a small car flying around Monte Carlo at speed, but after John Cooper was done tuning the Mini it became a force to be reckoned with. The Mini had impressive handling before Cooper got his hands on it, but he gave the Mini the one thing it needed to be competitive, more power. Minis have always been in demand, but the Cooper versions are without a doubt the most desirable of these tiny cars. This 1962 Morris Mini Cooper was discovered in Italy and is in need of a complete restoration. The seller literally provides no information about the car, other than the fact that it needs restored. Thankfully, they offer lots of photos, which can be seen here on AutoClassic.it and if any additional information comes to light, I’ll be sure to add it! Read more »