German Barn Finds

Never This Nice: 1968 VW Karmann Ghia

One thing that drives me nuts about Karmann Ghias is this: they are such pretty, graceful cars, and possess the best combinations of style and character with dirt-cheap mechanical components. However, that last part tends to… more»

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Ready To Camp: 1981 VW Vanagon Westfalia

While I’ve never been a huge van fan, I can honestly understand the appeal of owning a camper van. While you might not arrive to you¬†destination in a record setting time, when you do get there… more»

Green With EV: 1968 Karmann Ghia

This has got to be one of the coolest electric car conversion I have seen. It’s a 1968 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia, a very lightweight and fun-to-drive car to begin with, and as an electric vehicle is… more»

Bertone Beauty: 1960 NSU Sport Prinz

This zoomy little thing is a 1960 NSU Sport Prinz and it’s on eBay with¬†no takers on an opening bid of $1,900. This two-seater is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Unicorn of Unicorns? 1989 BMW 325ix Wagon

Thanks to reader Chuck for this very unique find! I present to you, one of my personal unicorns, a 1989 BMW E30 Touring in 325ix trim and a factory 5 speed. Allow me to break that… more»

You Donated What?! Charitable Copart Classics

It’s been a while since we visited Copart’s classic selections, and I tend to like to add the “Donation” filter just to see what people have let go of that one of us might have snatched… more»

How’s About A Schwimm? 1944 Volkswagen Schwimmwagen

Although drawn and built upon dark times, this Volkswagen Schwimmwagon was an ingeniously designed amphibious vehicle used in World War II. Based off of Ferdinand Porsches Volkswagen designs, this Schwimmwagen shares a resemblance to a Victorian… more»

11-Second Quarter Mile? 1970 Opel GT EV

You’re right, there is something different about this 1970 Open GT, this one is an EV! It’s on Craigslist with three asking prices: $2,500 for the car and $2,000 for a crazy “new” electric motor that’ll… more»

Classy Convertible: 1964 Mercedes 230SL

When Mercedes introduced the “Pagoda” type SL roadster in 1963, it was a major departure from the preceding 190SL and 300SL models. Featuring distinctive styling, sedan-based reliable mechanicals and an extremely ridgid (for the time) body… more»

10 Hours Left! Garage-Sale Find ’63 Beetle

I’ve always held out hope that I’d stumble upon a garage sale wherein a vintage car in the garage would be half-heartedly for sale by the longtime owner. Perhaps they’re downsizing, and the spouse doesn’t want… more»

Over 200 Classics California Estate Sale!

With 212 classics for sale in this estate find sent in by reader Doug M., I’ll bet everyone can find something they are interested in! The vehicles are located in Merced, California, and are listed both… more»

Buggy with Doors: 1977 Maxi Taxi

We’ve all seen or heard of the Meyers Manx VW-based dune buggy kits that were all the rage in the 60s and 70s, and today command a premium if its heritage can be proven. Lots of… more»

Widebody, Big Budget: Mercedes 450SL Koenig

In addition to the cars that were produced and sold in the 1980s, I’m also partial to the era due to the wide range of tuners and aftermarket companies that seemed to spring up daily. In… more»


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