Lucky Auctions Fall Classic

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 »

Affordable Fun: 1965 Austin-Healey Sprite

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With classic car prices on the rise with no signs of stopping, it is always nice to find an affordable little project like this 1965 Sprite. The seller bought it back in 1970 and enjoyed it until about 10 years ago. They claim that the paint and interior are still original, but that it is going to need a little help to get back on the road. Unfortunately, they have Parkinsons now and would like get the car into someone’s hands who can enjoy it. Find it here on craigslist in Los Altos, California. Thanks for the tip Gil P! Read more »

Fish Face: 1962 Daimler SP250

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It may be an acquired taste, but I actually the looks of the Daimler SP250. Its awkward curves and fish-mouth grill make it stand out amongst a crowd of more aesthetically pleasing machines. I would love to have one, but current values and limited supply keep them just out of reach. This could be the chance to get into one on the cheap. Just don’t expect it to stay that way. Find this project here on eBay in Dallas, Texas with bidding is currently at $4,650. Read more »

Sport Wagon: 1976 Jensen Healey GT

1976 Jensen Healey GT

Wednesday might have come and passed, but when we spotted this 1976 Jensen Healey GT, we just had to feature it. Seeing as it’s more a shooting brake and less the typical “wagon” we figured you guys wouldn’t mind. Plus we know many of you are like us and appreciate oddballs! We have always been fascinated by the Jensen Healey and the GT just ups the oddball factor that much more. How can you get much more unique than a Healey designed Jensen shooting brake with a Lotus motor? It is the trifecta of fun, practicality and rarity. This one has spent the better part of 30 years parked and is in need of work. If you’ve been on the hunt for a Jensen project or want a British sports car that can also serve double duty as a junk hauler, have a look at this Jensen here on eBay, where it is being offered with an $8.5k BIN. Read more »

No Risk No Reward: 1957 Jaguar XK150

1957 Jaguar XK 150

The Jaguar XK series is one of the most iconic British sports cars of all time. These cars have always been desirable, but in recent times they have begun to climb in value massively. Buying even a cheaper project car can be a big gamble. There are so many unknown factors that could break the bank. When buying a car like this 1957 Jaguar XK 150 Roadster, you want to know as much about it and what pieces are and aren’t there as possible before putting out any cash. The seller of this one has it listed here on eBay and admits that some parts are missing, although they don’t know for sure all of what is missing. What they do know is that the previous owner had planned to restore it, but after getting it pulled apart they never finished. It has been in pieces for the past 20 years, so it’s hard to say what all is lost. Like they say though, the greater the risk, the greater the reward. Read more »

Cobra Alternative: 1963 Daimler SP250

1963 Daimler SP250

If we were to describe a sports car that was built on a European designed chassis and powered by a small block V8, most would instantly think of the Shelby Cobra. While it might be the most iconic of these European specials, it wasn’t the only one or even the first. Two years before Carroll Shelby worked with AC to create the Cobra, the people at Daimler were already building a hemi V8 powered roadster. Their SP250 didn’t have the great looks of the Cobra or the straight line performance, but it was still a great car with lots of potential. So, if you’ve been looking for a Cobra alternative that isn’t a Sunbeam Tiger, have a look at this 1963 Daimler SP250 here on eBay. Admittedly, the SP250 isn’t the best looking car, but if your main concern is driving a unique V8-powered roadster than this Daimler might just be the car for you. Read more »

Targa-Vertible: 1986 TVR Tasmin 280i

1986 TVR Tasmin 280i

You may have noticed that we don’t feature many cars built after the 70′s here on BarnFinds. It’s not that we don’t like them, as a matter of fact all of our project cars right now were built after 1970. We guess the reason we don’t see more on these pages has to do with the fact that there aren’t many of these later cars being pulled out of barns. We are sure there are plenty of them out there. They just haven’t aged enough to be worth dragging from the barn yet. As they grow a bit older, we have a feeling more and more will start to surface. At this point it seems only the rare and oddball ones are being pulled out, which we don’t mind one bit. We have always had an appreciation for the odd and uncommon, especially when it comes to our cars. That might be the reason we were attracted to this 1986 TVR Tasmin 28oi that we found here on eBay. The seller claims it was recently pulled from a barn and has seen just 7k miles. It might be reminiscent of another British built sports car of the era, the Triumph TR7, but we think it is a bit more interesting. Read more »

Behemoth British Stash – 23 MGs Plus More!

British Stash

When the British Invasion hit our shores, it brought with it more than just shaggy hair and groovy music. It brought with it the British Roadster. Alright that’s not completely true, they had already been on our shores for a number of years before the Beatles showed up, but the Invasion pushed the likes of the MGB, Mini, and Spitfire into the spotlight. These small, but fun cars gained considerable followings during the Invasion and went on to become classics. Of all the British cars to make it big here, few are as iconic as the MGB. With a production run that spanned nearly 20 years, it’s no wonder they are still plentiful. Richard in Palm Springs sent us a link to this stash of British cars he came across here on craigslist. The vast majority are MGBs, but there are also a few Triumphs, Jensen Healeys and even a couple of Volvos thrown into the mix. Read more »

French Garage Find: 1964 Jaguar E-Type

1964 Jaguar E-type in France

BarnFinds has become a truly global community, with readers all over the world. When we started this site, we had no idea we would make friends with people on every continent. We love to hear from all our BFF’s (Barn Finds Friends?) no matter where they are located. The language barrier can be a bit troublesome at times, but so far we have been lucky and been able to piece things together. We recently received a great submission from Thierry D for an amazing Jaguar that is set to go to auction in Fontainebleau, France. This was one of the times that we got lucky, as the listing is both in French and English. Even if you are thousands of miles from this 1964 Jaguar E-Type, it has some very interesting history and is definitely worth a look. Find it listed here on Auction.fr where is will hit the block on June 22. Read more »