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 »

Driver Quality: 1962 Triumph TR3

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Yellow is my least favorite color, so normally I would pass on any car sporting this obnoxious hue. I think I could live with it on this old Triumph though. The swooping lines of the TR3 are already so eye catching that you might as well accept the fact that you are going to draw attention everywhere you go. This one has been sitting in a warehouse for the past 20 years, but the seller has since cleaned it up and made it safe to drive. Sounds good to me. Find it here on eBay in Jonesboro, Indiana where bidding is at $6,000 with no reserve. Thanks goes to Jim S for the tip! Read more »

What’s in Alexander’s Barn?

Alexander's Barn

Alexander A has quite the interesting finds parked in his garage right now and I have to say, his barn is worth envying! Not only does he have two great finds hiding in there, he also has all kinds of collectables stashed in there. It looks to be a dream come true for any nostalgia buff or gear head! Since he just finished putting together his exceptionally rare Jensen CV8, he thought he better share it and his garage with us. I will let him tell you about his Jensen in his own words below. Read more »

Alpine Find: 1957 Aston Martin DB2/4

1957 Aston Martin DB2-4

I’ll be the first to admit that at times I think there can’t be many great finds left out there, but then I get an email about something amazing that has just been uncovered and I regain my hope. If you’re been doubts and need some hope of discovering something incredible, just take a look at the find reader Ab B came across as some inspiration. Ab found this 1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 here on LebonCoin.fr. It was recently discovered in a barn in Sillingy, France and is now up for grabs. The seller didn’t provide much information other than what it is and an asking price. And they are asking a lot for this find. They have this listed at an incredible 150k Euros or about $192k. Read more »

Still For Sale: 1965 Austin-Healey 3000

1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MK III

When Andrew M sent in information about an upcoming auction for a barn find Austin Healey 3000, I was driving through the middle of Montana and writing about it while driving just didn’t seem like a safe idea. When I finally had a chance to get to it, the auction was nearly over. I couldn’t find any information about how much it sold for so I just assumed it had sold and was off to a new home. It turned out that this barn find didn’t end up selling though and thankfully, Andrew sent us another email letting us know it still was still on the market. I haven’t been able to find the reason this 3000 didn’t sell at this past weekend’s auction, but Auctions America has updated the listing with new information about making an offer. They don’t offer much information, but the listing can be found here at Auctions America. Thanks for the tip Andrew! Read more »

1952 Jensen Interceptor for $750

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When most of us hear “Jensen Interceptor” we probably think of the Chrysler powered GTs that were built in the sixties and seventies, but he model designation was actually first used by Jensen in 1950. Only 88 of the first generation cars were ever built though so very few of us have actually ever seen one. This particular car is currently in pieces, but the rarity and uniqueness make it tempting. Oh, and the price doesn’t hurt either. Find it here on craigslist in Albuquerque, New Mexico for $750. Thanks for the tip Mike R! Read more »

Beater TR3 Sighting

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Back in July, I had planned on attending one of the biggest car shows held in Idaho. It was on a Saturday, so after mowing the lawn and doing a few things around the house, I headed down to the fairgrounds. The flyers all said that the gates were open until 5pm, so I figured there was plenty of time. Well, unfortunately the organizers decided to close up early so the best I could do was peek through the fence for a few minutes. As I sulked back to my car though, I spotted something blue at the far edge of the now emptying parking lot. So, I jumped in the Miata and headed that way. Read more »

1964 Jaguar E-Type Barn Find

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Most of us would much rather purchase a car that has been sitting in a heated garage for a few years, but there is just something cool about a real deal barn find. This 1964 Jaguar E-Type is about as “real” as they come. That isn’t always a good thing though and in this case the barn didn’t do much to protect it during the last 33 years that it has been parked. This is a highly desirable Series I car though so undoubtedly it will be saved. Bidding is already heating up at $15k with the reserve not even met! Find it here on eBay in Charlotte, North Carolina. Thanks goes to Jim S for the tip! Read more »