1965 Bizzarrini 5300GT Corsa

Track Monster: 1965 Bizzarrini 5300GT Corsa

For many of us, discovering a barn find remains a wish; discovering a car we covet in a barn requires an even greater stroke of luck. But discovering a forgotten classic with those two criteria intact and the added bonus of being an incredibly valuable and sought-after piece of history requires unfathomably good odds. While there’s little known as to how this enormously valuable Bizzarrini 5300GT A3C (the “C” standing for Corsa, or Competition) was found, one thing is clear: with four days left here on eBay and bidding over $95,000, this car remains as desirable as it was when it first lit up LeMans in the mid-60s. Read more »

1971 Lamborghini Espada II

An Italian In Texas: 1971 Lamborghini Espada

We all have different dream finds, some of us dream of finding an early Corvette while others fantasize of finding a rare French oddball. There is one genre of finds that I think all car nuts can appreciate though and that’s the Italian Sports car. You don’t have to be a fan of the genre to appreciate how rare and unusual it is to find a high strung Italian stallion in an old barn, shed, or garage. Italian cars that were built for brisk driving tend to quickly find their way into climate controlled and dust free collections, which make this 1971 Lamborghini Espada a surprising car to find parked in this Texas garage. It has just recently been pulled from the garage and is now being offered by Gullwing Motor Cars. Read more »

1975 Fiat X19

One Owner & 19k Miles: 1975 Fiat X1/9

The most unusual thing about this car is that it’s still there! By that, I mean that most 70’s Fiats I’ve seen have rusted beyond all recognition. I’ve heard all kinds of stories that they were rusty when unloaded from the boat; that Fiat used poor-grade Eastern-bloc sourced steel at the time; and that the paintwork was sub-par. To be honest, I don’t know the reasons for sure. I just know most of them have ended up very perforated! This low-mileage, almost rust-free example located in Northbrook, Illinois is up for auction here on eBay with the reserve not yet met. Read more »

1958 Alfa Romeo Veloce

Storage Unit Racer: 1958 Alfa Romeo Veloce Spider

Whether you are a fan of American Iron or European Roadsters, the appeal of a barn find is universal. Finding a classic outside your given field of interest might not get your heart racing the same way, but at the end of the day there is still something satisfying about pulling an old car from a barn, shed, or garage. This 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta might not be the car of your dreams, but anyone that loves old race cars can appreciate this find (especially if they are an Alfaholic). The seller claims it has been parked for 20 years, but prior to its days in storage it was used as a race car. You can now find it here on Kapaza in Vivegnis, Belgium. Special thanks to Michel S for this tip! Read more »

1967 Fiat Ghia 1500GT

1967 Fiat-Alfa Romeo Ghia 1500GT…Wait What?

Two famous Italian car makers names together for one vehicle. You might be asking yourself when Fiat and Alfa come together to build a car. These two car makers were close competitors for most of the last century, including the period when this car was built, so the likelihood that they would have collaborated on making a stylish sports coupe was absolutely zero. But that didn’t stop some creative car guys from doing what those car makers would not, and the result is the car you see for sale here. It looks good but has some significant needs. If getting your hands dirty doesn’t bother you or if you’re just curious to see what has been done to this beautiful machine, find it here on eBay with less than two days left to run. Read more »

1986 Alfa Romeo GTV6

Supreme Sounds: 1986 Alfa Romeo GTV6

I suspect it is safe to say that for any of us who describe ourselves as brand aficionados, there’s always that one car or marque that temps us to leave our familiar and friendly automotive allegiances. Although I love vintage BMWs, an Alfa Romeo like this 1986 GTV6 survivor is my ultimate weakness. While the BMWs may do a lot of things better, nothing sounds quite like an Alfa at full song. To learn more, check out this listing here on craigslist in Central Ohio for $6,500. Read more »

1967-intermeccanica-omega

1 Of 33: 1967 Intermeccanica Omega

UPDATE 1/9/15 – This Omega is back on eBay with a new seller and a higher starting bid. Thanks for the update 57Wayne!

FROM 9/12/15 – It may not look like much in the photo, but this 1967 Intermeccanica Omega is a very special car and with only 33 ever built, it deserves to be saved. It combines Italian style with American engineering, so it possesses many of the attributes of an exotic without the high maintenance costs. Unfortunately, after sitting in storage since 1977, it is still going to take a lot of money to get it back on the road. Some of us will see the potential here while others just won’t get it. Find it here on eBay in West Frankfort, Illinois. Thanks goes to Jim S for the tip! Read more »

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Salvage Spider: 1967 Alfa Romeo Spider

Everyone should own an Alfa at least once in their lifetime. The driving experience provided by these little Italians is hard to beat and the values just keep going up. So, if you haven’t done it already, I suggest you give one a try before all the good ones are out of reach. Just about any Alfa Romeo Spider can be fun, but I personally prefer the ones built between 1966-1969. This one obviously has some needs. There is some front end damage and the car has suffered a bad color change, but you might be able to pick it up for a fair price. It is currently at auction here on Copart where bidding is currently at $6,100 with only 2 hours left. Thanks for the tip James G! Read more »

1958 Lancia Flaminia

Roman Roadworthy: 1958 Lancia Flaminia

Lancia had a tradition of naming its models after Roman roads, and the Flaminia was no exception. The Via Flaminia is a country road from Rome to Rimini and still exists today. This 1958 Lancia Flaminia was spotted by Rick C and is for sale here on craigslist in Phoenix, Arizona for $3200. Read more »

1964 Fiat 600 Vignale

Rivieria Spider: 1964 Fiat 600 Vignale

For a long time I hid the fact that I was a sucker for Fiats. When I would admit to owning one I was usually greeted with a statement such as, “I owned one of those, worst car I ever had” or “those are beautiful cars, but you must be crazy”. Even with all the negative responses I received, I couldn’t imagine parting with my little beauty. There is just something about a drop top Fiat that is seductive and intriguing. Perhaps it is the Italian flare and quirky features that make them so enduring to me? I really don’t know and to be honest I don’t really care, because I love these budget Italians. This 1964 Fiat 600 Vignale Spider has all the great styling, but has an added measure of intrigue. If you know your Fiats, you know this isn’t your run of the mile Spider. Have a look at it here on eBay in Verdun, Quebec. Special thanks to Andrew B for this tip! Read more »