1967 Sunbeam Alpine

A Pair Of Them: 1967 Sunbeam Alpines

When you look up “under appreciated British roadster” in the mythical automotive dictionary, I’m sure the Sunbeam Alpine (second generation) has to be right there. When new, Alpines offered more creature comforts, better rides, and arguably better styling then many of their competitors, yet frequently they were branded with the “girl’s car” label and often suffered in comparison with their similar appearing Tiger brethren. This pair of Alpines is available here on eBay in Dayton, Maryland with a starting price of $5,000 and a Buy-It-Now of $6,500. Read more »

choke-handle

How To Fix A Sticky Choke

If you have been following this site for any length of time then you already know that I have been driving a 1972 Volvo 145 to the office for the past few months. Snow, rain, or shine - I head out to the garage every single morning and climb into that seat. Once inside, I pull out the choke, push in the clutch, and turn the key. On some days she fires right up, but on cold mornings it can be a bit of a struggle. Since we have been busy getting the 122 running, I haven't had much time to look into the problem, but the other day I decided to take an afternoon off to sort out a few annoyances. Read more »

1963 Volvo P1800

One Of 6,000: 1963 Volvo P1800

I’ve wondered for a long time exactly what logic led Volvo to have the first P1800 bodies built by Jensen in England. Don’t get me wrong; I love British cars. But generally they were and are known for their beauty and charm, not their craftsmanship. As it turns out, it’s a path filled with twists and turns almost as curvy as this Swedish sports car’s body. Jim S alerted us to this great find of a Jensen-bodied P1800 located in Corona, California and available here on eBay. Read more »

1961 Mercedes 190SL

More Than Parts: 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL

Throughout automotive history, there have been any number of cars that transition from throwaway projects to desirable specimens. Rarely does that phenomenon crystallize so perfectly than with the Mercedes-Benz 190SL, a car that recently has enjoyed a fast-rising tide after years of being cast aside in the shadow of the glorious 300SL. This 1961 example on eBay was actually purchased as a parts car and then left in the barn. Bidding is brisk with the reserve unmet at $27,400. Thanks to Barn Finds reader Jim S for spotting it! Read more »

1963 Ford Falcon

Rusty Bird Of Prey: 1963 Ford Falcon

If you are a Ford nut or just know your Ford history, you know the Falcon was one of the brand's most significant models. Ironically, it is also one of their most under-appreciated classics. The Falcon has gone mostly unnoticed, as it's flashier brother the Mustang is far more desirable. After seeing some racing success with the Falcon, Ford decided they should strap a sportier body onto the affordable Falcon chassis, which is how the Pony car was born. While the Mustang became an instant hit and went on to become an American icon, the Falcon was left in the dust to be forgotten. If you ask me, it's about time the Falcon gets the recognition it deserves. This 1963 Falcon needs a new home and lots of work before it will be ready to be in the spotlight. Find it Read more »

1968 AMC AMX

The Underdog: Two 1968 AMC Javelins

I've always been the type to cheer for the underdog. There's nothing better than seeing the weaker competitor rise to the challenge and conquer the superior force. Maybe that's why I've always had a soft spot for the AMC Javelin and it's more performance minded sibling the AMX. These weren't built by a company known for performance machines or even one with millions of dollars to spend on development. They came from a company better known for family cars and basic transportation, yet they were fun and fast machines. The 1968 AMX you see above was discovered in a barn with two Javelins. All three cars were pulled free and two of them are now being offered for sale. Find this AMX 390 here on eBay in Port Washington, Wisconsin. Read more »

1979 Pontiac Trans Am WS6

1979 Pontiac Trans Am WS6 Package Deal

That phrase, “Happy wife, happy life” didn’t come about by accident. Somewhere out there, a man learned that if his significant other was content with his behavior and actions, the quality of life that followed would be worth the price of obedience. However, project cars can often thwart even the most valiant attempt to maintain harmony at home, and the lack thereof is what has prompted this package deal sale of two 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Ams for $5,000 here on Maine’s craigslist. Be sure to read the ad for a lesson or two in spousal relations! Read more »

1977 BMW 630CSI

Will Someone Help This Desperate German?

I can remember the first time I paid serious attention to a BMW. It was in the late 1970’s, shortly after I moved to a new city where there was a BMW dealer that had just started up in a building that used to be a gas station. BMW was still trying to get a foothold in North America and they did what they had to do to get there. A halo car that helped build BMW's success in those early days was sitting in the small showroom and I fell in love with it, a 630CSI coupe. Find the one you see above for sale at a very reasonable price here on San Francisco’s craigslist for $2000 or offer. Read more »

1970 Mercedes 300SEL

35 Year Slumber: 1970 Mercedes 300 SEL

When we receive submissions from sellers of vehicles, it usually helps us paint a better picture of why a vintage vehicle is on the market. Those stories take many forms, and in the case of a 1970 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL, we learned from Barn Finds reader L.M.K. that the original owner began having vision problems in the 1980s and sadly parked his W109 in the garage, not to be moved again until recently when his son and widow put the car up for sale after his passing. We hope L.M.K. finds a worthy owner to pass this car along to as he doesn’t have the bandwidth for another project at the moment. Find it here on New York’s craigslist with an asking price of $2,800 or best offer. Read more »

1971 Lotus Europa

Ugly Duckling: 1971 Lotus Europa S2

The Europa really is the ugly duckling of the Lotus family, but even if it isn't the prettiest of the bunch, it still offered all the great handling one would expect from a Colin Chapman creation. If you can get over the looks and in the case of this particular example, all the needed repairs, the Europa can be a great choice for anyone wanting a classic they can race on the weekend. This 1971 Europa S2 was owned by a Former Lotus mechanic, but after their sudden passing, the car went into storage. It has recently been pulled from the barn and has been listed here on craigslist in Livonia, New York with a $5,500 asking price. Special thanks goes to Al H for the tip! Read more »