What’s in Max’s Barn?

Max's Beetle in the barn

Reader Max S recently sent in his most recent barn find and while it is in very rough shape, we think he got a great deal on it! Given how rusty his find is we don’t know if this VW Beetle would be our first choice of projects, but if we could have gotten it for what he did, we would probably have taken it too. We will let Max tell you more about his find and what it cost him in his own words. Read his story right after the break. Read more »

Parting Ways With An Old Friend

My 1996 Audi A4 Quattro

So there have been several posts lately about a beloved car making its way back home after being parted with a loving owner. Well today I part with a long time friend or dare I say family member, my old daily driver and she hasn’t even left my ownership and I’m already regretting the decision to sell. This is my 1996 Audi A4 Quattro and she has been with me for the last 9 years. She got me through more years of school than I care to acknowledge. She has been more than a car, she has a personality and a drive to keep going that I haven’t experienced in any other car I’ve ever owned. We don’t normally talk about our daily drivers around here, but she has been such an amazing car and a huge part of my life that I felt I needed to write a tribute to her and all she has been through. Read more »

Parked Since ’75: 1966 Glas GT 1700

1966-glas-gt-1700

This 1966 Glas GT 1700 was supposedly parked in 1975. It is still wearing California black plates and only has 47k miles on the odometer. It is also listed here on eBay with no reserve. Sounds almost too good to be true. If it’s legit though, this could be one heck of a find for a Glas enthusiast. There are a few of you out there, right? Thanks for the tip Jim S! Read more »

The Porsche Paradox

1959 Porsche 356a Cabriolet

We have featured a surprising number of Porsche 356s over the years and while we have heard mixed viewpoints of them, one sentiment always seems to make an appearance. That sentiment is that they are usually overpriced. A few we have seen have even left us wondering if the seller just made up a random number to see if someone would actually pay it. Well Mandy T sent us a tip about this 1959 Porsche 356A 1600 Super Cabriolet that was recently listed here on eBay and we think it is proof that some of these sellers really are picking numbers just to throw out there. This one is rare, but after you take a closer look at its condition we think you’ll agree that the $99,356 asking price is a tad much. Read more »

As Original as they Come: 1965 Porsche 356C

Original 1965 Porche 356C

We talk about originality and what it means to be original quite often, but we know that many times these claims aren’t completely accurate. A find might be somewhat original, but things are going to wear out on a car that is driven. It isn’t uncommon for a car to have been restored once, even two times before going into storage. Knowing a car is truly original takes a keen eye, lots of knowledge, and some modern technology. Brian P, from Motoring Investments recently sent us a find he discovered hiding in a garage. On closer inspection of this 1965 Porsche 356C, he discovered it was completely original. Read more »

Putting the S in Sport: 1967 Porsche 911S

1967 Porsche 911S Discovered

In the Porsche world, the 1967 911S is the Holy Grail for aficionados. It might not be as rare as a Carrera RS, but without the 911S we might not have all the other high performance variations of the 911 that followed. It was the first factory upgraded 911 and set the bar for Porsche. Anyone who has driven one can tell you the extra 20 horses made it a wicked machine to drive and that it isn’t for the faint of heart. Reader Ralph S recently sent us photos of this ’67 911S that was discovered in this barn. It had been hiding there since 1987 and has only seen 39k miles in its entire life. Last month it was pulled from the barn and has since been cleaned up. Now we are just waiting to find out what is going to happen to it next. Read more »

Rusty Bus: 1966 VW Samba 21 Window

1966 VW Samba Bus

In the world of Microbuses, none are more desired by collectors than the VW Samba. The Samba or Deluxe Microbus, was a special edition designed for touring scenic mountain roads. Early ones had 23 windows, but later models came with just 21. These early models are the most sought after, but even the 21 window models are fetching top dollar. When we saw this 1966 Samba 21 Window project that Fred W found here on eBay, we couldn’t believe how high bidding had already gotten. That left us wondering why these could be worth so much money? Our thanks to Fred W for sharing his find with us! Read more »

VW Beetle Lot with Bonus Squareback

VW Lot

We love package deals. It can be a great way to buy a project because you will start out with plenty of spares. At the same time, transporting two or three cars, or in this case four, can get costly. But, if you live near White City, Oregon and love old VWs, this could be a great chance to buy yourself a lot of three Beetles and one Squareback. These cars aren’t all that big, so transporting them a short distance could be done relatively easily and without having to make too many trips. Take a look at this lot here on eBay. Our thanks to Jim S for the tip! Read more »

1969 Porsche 912 to 911 Conversion

1969 Porsche 912

We have seen a lot of engine swaps over the years and if done properly they are typically a worthwhile upgrade. There are however certain cars that are better left alone. Take upgrading a six cylinder Mustang to a V8, sure it can be done, but the cost of doing it right would exceed the cost of buying a car that originally came with a V8. So what about upgrading a Porsche 912 with a 911 six cylinder? Unlike a Mustang, a 912 doesn’t need the brakes and suspension upgraded to keep it safe after the swap. But just because it’s a relatively easy swap, does that make it a good choice? Well a previous owner of this 1969 Porsche 912 decided to find out and installed a 911 engine in it. It has been parked for a while, but the seller claims the motor was run about a year ago. Take a look at it here on eBay. Thanks to Jim S for this tip! Read more »