911 Power: 1970 Porsche 914/6

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With so much platform sharing going on between brands these days, it’s anything but unusual to learn that a manufacturer is selling a car model under one name while another automaker sells virtually the same car with some special features sprinkled in. But when Volkswagen and Porsche did it in the 1970s, it may have been a bit less commonplace – especially when considering you could buy this tiny two seat 914 with the 2.0 liter flat-six engine from the 911 mounted mid-ship. This long-dormant example was spotted here on eBay by Barn Finds reader Jim S., and bidding is already quite active. Read more »

Survivor or Restored: 1967 VW Beetle

1967 VW Beetle

Now that I’ve been here in Boise for a little while, I’ve notice this town has a plethora of classic cars, but one car is more common than any other. Prior to moving here, if you had asked me to guess what the most common classic in the area would be I would have said something like Mustang or Camaro. And I would have been incredibly wrong, as the most common classic we see driving the streets of this town has to be the Volkswagen Beetle. They are literally everywhere and a day doesn’t go by that I don’t see at least 5 of them. I find new ones everyday, some are parked in alleys and in driveways, while others are spotted on the street. While it is great to see so many still on the road, I have yet to see one as clean as the one you see above. The seller claims it is barn find, but if it was it is either the best preserved Beetle I’ve seen in a while or it has already been fully restored. Have a look at it for yourself here on eBay with a BIN of $9,250 in Buena Park, California. Read more »

Rotary Powered Sedan: 1969 NSU Ro 80

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Some of you expect to only see rusty old heaps on this site, but every once in a while we like to feature something a little more usable right out of the box. The possibility of getting a bargain on a project car is tempting, but it sure is a heck of a lot easier to buy something that has already been sorted. Take this 1969 NSU Ro 80 that Barn Finds reader Wiley R. found here on eBay for example. It is being offered by a dealer so you’re not going to get it cheap, but I can guarantee that it will be a better experience than trying to restore a worn out example of one of these cars. Well, that is if you can even find one to begin with. Thanks for the tip Wiley! Read more »

1960 Porsche 356B – The Last Barn Find Roadster?

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“Barn find” Porsche 356s prices have shot up recently, and poor condition doesn’t seem to be holding them back. This 356B Roadster has already been bid to $85K and the reserve hasn’t been met. Sometimes it seems like people might be thinking that there just aren’t many barn find 356s left to save, but there always seem to be a few on the market. You can find this one here on eBay with time to go before the auction ends next week. Read more »

Greek Barn Find: 1961 Mercedes 190SL

1961 Mercedes 190sl

One of the amazing things about this community is that when we post a car, you guys typically send in a few more just like it. Sometimes they are similar and sometimes they are better. Well after featuring an incredibly rusty Mercedes 190SL, Dimitris K shared another one with us on Facebook. Finding a Mercedes 190SL barn find is no small task, but he managed to do it within mere moments of us posting the rust bucket 190sl. It really wouldn’t have taken much to be in better shape than that one, but this one is in considerably better condition. There is one major hurtle though, it is currently located in Athens, Greece. If you don’t mind doing all the paper work and waiting for it to be transported across the globe, you can take a look at it here on TooToo.gr. Read more »

Rusty Benz: 1960 Mercedes 190SL

Rusty Mercedes 190SL

I’m not bashful when it comes to my love for oddball cars, but there are a few mainstream cars out there that I lust after just as much as any oddball. The Mercedes 190sl just happens to be one of those cars, so when I came across this one on eBay, it definitely got my blood pumping. That was until I took a closer look at it and discovered just how rough it is. The seller discovered it hiding behind a barn in Massachusetts, which could explain all the rust. Given the desirability of these Mercedes, I have no doubt someone will save it from the crusher, especially since the seller is offering it without a reserve. Take a look at this 1960 Mercedes 190sl and the auction here on eBay or find it in Medford, Massachusetts. Read more »

Supposed ST: 1972 Porsche 911

1972 Porsche 911

Dedicated Porsche 911 fans might already know about the extremely rare high performance precursor to the incredible 911 RS. In 1970 Porsche introduced a rally and race ready version of the 911, but they only built a small handful of these special cars. Given how few were built, information is sparse and hard to come by. The modifications made to them were quite drastic, which helps to distinguish them from a standard 911, but most of the changes can be replicated. The seller of this 1972 Porsche 911 calls it an ST, but they also use the title 911E-ST, which quickly made me skeptical of what this car really is. Be sure to take a look at the seller’s listing here on eBay in Pomfret Center, Connecticut. Read more »

1961 Mercedes… Eh Monster Truck?

1961 Mercedes Monster Truck

For the past few weeks, Jesse has been on the hunt for a more practical and spacious daily driver. He’s been looking for something that can haul tons of stuff and a car seat. He’s talked about Volvo and Mercedes wagons and while both can be great cars, I keep telling him he needs something more unique, but still dependable for the coming winter. Well I think I’ve found him the perfect winter beater for hauling junk, heck it could even be used to pull our own finds out of barns. This 1961 Mercedes was converted into what can best be described as a luxury monster truck. Its chassis was borrowed from a 1978 Chevy Blazer 4×4, so it shouldn’t have any problems getting around this winter! Take a look at this monster Mercedes here on eBay out of Hardy, Arkansas. Read more »

Unusual VW Bus on Craigslist

Unknown Model of VW Bus

Robert J spotted this rather unusual VW Bus while surfing craigslist. At first I thought it was just a run of the mill ’80s Bus, but then I noticed the same thing Robert did. The front end just isn’t like any other VW Bus I had ever seen. Not being the type to leave any rocks unturned, I decided this bus deserved some investigation. Before we dig into it, be sure to have a look at the listing here on craigslist. Thanks for sending this in Robert! Read more »