German Barn Finds

The Last Ride: 1953 German Hearse Trailer

As I found from some reading, for a long time if you were to be buried in Germany , your family had the choice of a powered hearse (more money) or one of these trailer hearses,… more»

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Crazy Colors: 1971 Porsche 911 Targa

I’m not necessarily a Porsche fan, however I am a fan of impeccable survivors, and cars that are blue. This 1971 Porsche 911 is all three of those things, and I can’t find anything about it… more»

Needs A Home: 800-Mile 1978 Sachs Balboa

The great thing about my family is like me, they are always looking for classic cars, trucks, and bikes. This 1978 Sachs Balboa moped was discovered by my dad a few years ago, and it has… more»

Belgian Twin-Grille: 1962 Porsche 356 D’leteren Roadster

Though I’m an American car guy, there are certain foreign cars that catch my fancy. One of those cars is the Porsche 356; I remember reading an article on a black 356 Speedster in Car and… more»

Rüsselsheim Riviera: 1974 Opel Manta

If the Opel GT is a mini Corvette, some have said the contemporary Manta coupe is kind of like a mini Camaro—but I think it’s more like a pint-size Riviera, considering that its character leans more… more»

Army Brat: 1968 VW Double Cab Bus

Among the varieties of air-cooled VW Buses we see for sale, the double-cab pickup body is a rare one. This example is for sale in New Jersey and is well-traveled, having been sold new in Washington… more»

Magnificent MKI: 1981 Volkswagen Scirocco S

Although sharing many parts, including the drivetrain, with the somewhat common MKI Rabbit/Golf, the first generation Sciroccos are much harder to come by.  Being the last year for this body style, this example sports a 5… more»

Lovable Bug: 1979 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet

Who doesn’t love a VW Beetle? For all their (many, well-documented) flaws, they are charm on wheels, and if you want to slather charm on top of charm, it’s hard to beat a Karmann cabriolet. Here’s… more»

Two Worn Triumphs And A Rusty Benz!

Have you ever read an ad and just felt like whomever wrote it is a pretty interesting guy?  When I read this ad, I immediately felt that Kenny, the owner of these three lost souls, was… more»

Second One Built: 1951 VW Samba

The quest to find historically-significant vehicles isn’t bound by marque or country of origin; rather, low production-number vehicles of any kind will forever be popular among collectors. However, an early example of a particularly iconic model… more»

Little Prince: 1961 NSU Prinz

Quick, what does the tiny little car you see here have in common with a Porsche 944 and an Audi R8? All three came from the same plant, in Neckarsulm, Germany! In fact the name of… more»

Tulip Mania: 1979 Porsche 911

Do you remember “tulip mania” from your history classes in school?  If you were sleeping that day, then I’ll help you.  Basically, in 1637, a new type of tulip bulb hit the market, and demand rapidly… more»

What Lies Beneath: 1972 Porsche 911

Like so many other classics, the Porsche 911 has, at one point in its depreciation curve, approached throwaway car status – especially among early air-cooled models. This 1972 911 has the unfortunate fate of not only… more»