German Barn Finds

Turbo Car Concept: 1984 Mercedes 190E Callaway

Over the years, we have seen any number of hotted-up models released with the distinct touches of a company called Callaway. This connection seemingly always has a positive impact on value, as just the parts alone… more»

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3,800 Miles: 1979 BMW 733i 5-Speed

For a few months, I was hot on buying an old-school 7-Series. I even looked at a decent 1986 L7 up in New Hampshire, that I thankfully did not buy. Still, like an unrequited love, I… more»

Dependable Cleaners: 1963 VW Bus

Just when I think there can’t possibly be another old VW van languishing somewhere with vintage display advertising intact, someone has to go and prove me wrong. It really serves to demonstrate just how popular these German panel… more»

Two-Fer Sale: 1977 Volkswagen Iltis

Who doesn’t love a two-fer sale?! If you happen to have $16,000 lying around, and really who doesn’t.. (cough).. you could buy both of these unusual 1977 Volkswagen Iltis tough utility vehicles (TUVs?). Or, if you… more»

Foreign Affairs: 1990 Mercedes 560 Limo

Blame Hollywood. That’s what I say when faced with a wild imagination and a heavily-tinted Mercedes limo up for grabs. I can’t help but wander off to a place where ex-KGB agents use stretch Benzes to… more»

Chia Pet Bug: VW Beetle + Porsche 930 Kit

My in-laws moved to new abodes around Christmas last year, so some of the holiday gifting included re-gifted items that didn’t sell at the yard sale. One such item was a brand-new (some might say, new old… more»

Short Thing: 1974 Volkswagen Thing Shorty

If you have time for just one short thing, check out this 1974 Volkswagen Thing Shorty! This strangely appealing custom-chop looks like it was done well and just needs some finishing up, paint-wise and a few… more»

A Thorough Seller: 1979 Porsche 911 Targa

Ever hear of a stream-of-consiousness? Well, take a look at this listing for a 1979 Porsche 911 Targa and let me know if you think this listing qualifies. The seller’s run-on sentences not withstanding, what I… more»

German Drop Top: 1960 Mercedes 190SL

At first glance this Mercedes for sale on eBay might look like an easy project to get back on the road, but with a closer look it’s apparent it is not. It was perhaps already in… more»

Why, Oh Why? 1972 BMW 2002 Tii

Occasionally, a rare car pops up on Copart for auction that is worth a closer look. This 1972 BMW 2002 Tii is one example of such an oddity. Tii’s were unique – factory fuel injection made for… more»

You’re Kidding, Right? $115K Porsche 911 Barn Find

Older Porsches tend to polarize people. On the one hand, you have folks that say there’s something magical about them that just isn’t present in other mere automobiles. On the other hand, you have folks that… more»

Jeff in the Junkyard: Cold and Frozen

Because I value the Barn Finds community, I don’t let some snow and cold get in my way of exploring this nation’s great hidden junkyards. What does slow me down, however, is slipping on a sheet of ice… more»

Abandoned Shop Find: 1972 Mercedes 280SE

It doesn’t really matter what kind of car it is – finding a dusty, vintage automobile that’s been locked away in a shop for years will always be exiciting. The seller of this 1972 Mercedes-Benz 280SE… more»

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