Iron Not So Giant: 1956 Lloyd LT600

1956 Lloyd LT600

My day job has me in Germany at the moment, and reader Markus R was kind enough to send us this intriguing Lloyd “bus” find located in Aschaffenburg , Germany. I can’t really decide what car it reminds me the most of, although I see a little original Mini wagon in the rear, and a little VW Beetle in the hood, but with the large wheels and a neutral facial expression the nose looks a lot like the Iron Giant from the Disney film! It’s available here on eBay Germany at 6550 Euro with reserve not yet met. Read more »

Samba Wannabe: 1960 Mercedes O319D

1960 Mercedes 0319D

I truly love odd and unusual vehicles, especially ones that you can actually afford to own and drive. The biggest problem with any oddball is finding parts, as most were never built in any significant numbers. If you can find an oddball that was built by a large company, restoring and keeping it on the road might be a bit cheaper and easier, plus when you tell people your odd looking vehicle wasn’t built by a small one-off company, but by a brand like Mercedes it tends to blow people’s minds. This 1960 Mercedes-Benz 0319D Panorama Bus is about as odd as they come, but is going to need lots of work. If you’re up for this challenge, you can find this oddball bus here on eBay in Portland, Oregon. Special thanks to Robert J for this tip! Read more »

Six Wheeled Party Bus: 1969 Alvis FV620 Stalwart

1969 Alvis Stalwart

Remember the Alvis we recently featured, well we have another Alvis for you! Alvis continued making commercial and military vehicles after automobile production ended. One of the vehicles that was quite successful with the British Army was the 6-wheeled amphibious Stalwart. This particular one has found its way to Raleigh, North Carolina and is for sale here on craigslist for $3,000. Read more »

4X4 With A View: 1982 AMC Eagle Sundancer

1982 AMC Eagle Sundancer

Ever since I drove my first miles in our family’s bright orange 1971 AMC Hornet Sportabout, I’ve had a soft spot for Hornets, Concords, and Eagles. This has to be the most exotic variant of the type, with both the Eagle 4×4 drivetrain and a Griffith (yes, Griffith, the same one responsible for V8 engined TVR’s) convertible conversion. Thanks to Robert M for finding this car that’s for sale here on craigslist in Cardiff, California for $6,000. Read more »

Treasure Island Hackney: 1957 Beardmore Taxi

1957 Beardmore Taxi

“Hackney Carriage” is the official term used for London’s famous taxis. From the 1950’s to the 80’s, these black retro-styled cabs made up much of London’s traffic, although almost all of them were Austin FX3’s and FX4’s. Over 75,000 FX4’s were made. A little-known competitor for Austin, Beardmore produced all of 650 Mk 7’s from 1954 to 1966, making this model quite rare. This barn find Mk 7 is available here on eBay in Blanchard, Michigan with an opening bid of $7,500 and no reserve. Read more »

Fearless Frenchie: 1961 Citroën ID-19

1961 Citroen ID-19

The cars that tend to catch our eyes often fall into two categories: specimens that are destined for curator-like care to ensure their history is preserved, and long-forgotten projects that neither run nor drive and often have more than a few rodents living inside them. Rarely do we find cars that are undoubtedly projects yet still see use as a daily driver. Rarer still is when that car is one of the more stylish forms of French machinery ever to grace these shores. Thanks to Barn Finds reader chevy55 for spotting this ’61 Citroen ID-19 on California’s craigslist for $3,500. Read more »

Blank Canvas: 1955 Citroen 2CV

1955 Citroen 2CV

The Citroen 2CV has long been a fascination of mine. Next door to my grandmother was a Lebanese family that owned a red one for many, many years. The car resided in the basement of the home in the winter, protecting its vintage body panels from the salt and road grime that plagued upstate New York in the winter. Then, like the arrival of the Easter Bunny, the car would return to its spot along the curb each spring, happily trucking about town. To say this 2CV for sale here on craigslist in California conjured up a few memories would be an understatement, and thanks to Barn Finds reader Paul G for sending it in. Read more »

Micro Machine: 1979 Lincoln Tomaso Versailles

1979 Lincoln Tomaso Versailles

No, this image is not altered. Honest. I promise! I hadn’t seen one of these before, and there’s not a lot of them around. Why, exactly, someone thought it was a good idea to take 20 inches out of a 1979 Lincoln Versailles, a car that many traditional brand customers thought was too small already is beyond me. Nevertheless, there’s one for sale right now located in Lady’s Island, South Carolina. It’s advertised on RacingJunk.com for the grand sum of $500. Read more »

Plaid Perfection: 1979 Ford Pinto Wagon

1979 Ford Pinto Wagon

I’m usually not a fan of late ’70s and early ’80s American cars. Strict bumper, safety, and emission regulations had taken a signification toll on styling and performance. But everyone once in a while I see a car from this era that I truly like. You guys should all know by now that I like oddballs and few things are as odd as a Ford Pinto Station Wagon. Slap some faux wood grain on the side and you suddenly have a car I can really appreciate. This 1979 Pinto Wagon has a lot going for it, including an amazing plaid interior! It can be found here on craigslist in Knoxville, Tennessee for $4,495. Special thanks to Chuck F for this tip! Read more »

Canadian Wedge: 1973 Brooklands Roadster

brooklands-roadster

Does anyone else remember seeing ads for these in the back of British Car many years ago? The idea was sound; take a relatively common and inexpensive sports car, an MGB in this case, and clothe it with a modern body evocative of a Miata, Alfa Spider, or Lotus. Canadian Barry Preston did this in the early 1990’s with his Brooklands and Barn Finds reader Joe P has discovered one for sale on Kijiji in Ontario, Canada for only $1,500! Read more »