Lots of Potential: 1932 Auburn Speedster

1932 Auburn Speedster

Looking at this pile of parts and rusty metal, you wouldn’t recognize that what you’re looking at is a rare and valuable gem with incredible potential. Seeing how little of the body is left, it might be hard to tell what exactly you are looking at, but at one time this was a beautifully crafted 1932 Auburn 8-100A Speedster. The seller doesn’t provide details on how it came to be in this sad condition or any of its history, but given how rare these are, we hope it turns out to be the real deal! Have a look at the seller’s listing here on eBay where bidding starts at $200. Read more »

Stacked High: 1968 Triumph GT6

1968 Triumph GT6

Oh the unusual places and conditions we find cars in! We have seen cars stored in some interesting locations and in peculiar arrangements, so seeing this 1968 Triumph GT6 stacked like Tetris blocks to the rafters of this barn isn’t all that unusual for us. We can only assume it has been left like this simply because floor space was limited and the bonnet needed to go somewhere. The seller doesn’t provide much in the way of information, so we can only speculate about its history and what goes along with it. It has been listed here on eBay with an opening bid of $200, so be sure to take a look at it. Thanks to Jim S for the tip! Read more »

Big Dreams, Bad Idea: 1968 Ford Mustang

1968 Ford Mustang

We all have big dreams, if we didn’t we wouldn’t all be on the hunt for barn finds. Seeing the potential in a car that has been parked and left untouched for decades requires being a dreamer, but it also means being realistic and realizing when a dream has gotten to big. Jim S came across this 1968 Ford Mustang here on eBay that is going to require a dreamer to sell. It is going to take an even bigger dreamer to put it together the way the seller had hoped to. They dreamt of installing a 460 cui big block V8 in it, which wouldn’t be all that crazy if this car had originally come with a V8. Being a six cylinder car means this one will need most of the drivetrain, suspension, and brake system upgraded to handle the added weight and power, making this an expensive and unlikely dream. We have to give it to the seller though for dreaming big and for throwing the engine and transmission in this no reserve auction. Read more »

How to Fix a Leaky Differential on a Fiat Spider

Fiat 124 differential inspection

So now that I’ve announced my dirty little secret to the world, it’s about time to get my 1974 Fiat 124 Spider back on the road. Obviously my car is in need of a lot of work, but I decided to just start tackling each issue one at a time. Well one major problem that needed addressing was that leaking differential. Now I’m not talking about a small leak, it was literally pouring oil out. So I did some research and decided to see if I could fix the leak the easiest way possible. Since I’m tired of the garage smelling like gear oil and it seemed like a simple enough job, I went ahead and filmed the entire process and got it done in about an hour and a half. I thought you guys would be interested in seeing how I fixed the problem and hopefully my story will motivate others to get out into the garage. Read the entire process after the break or skip straight to the bottom of the post to watch the video! Read more »

1966 Pontiac GTO: Confused or Crook?

1966 Pontiac GTO

Since starting this site, we have seen some questionable car descriptions. We have seen sellers list cars incorrectly in every way imaginable, we have found listings where the seller is clearly lying, and we have even seen one’s that have left us confused as to what we just read. When we came across this 1966 Pontiac GTO here on eBay, we were a bit puzzled by the seller’s description, specifically the cars location and where all it’s been. First they claim it’s a Texas barn find, yet it has a Tennessee title. That bit isn’t all that hard to figure out, but the statement that the core structure is a rust free Californian car is rather interesting giving the amount of rust we see. And then to add to the confusion, the eBay listing shows the car as being located in Jensen Beach, Florida. Either this GTO got around or the seller is a little confused. Read more »

My Dirty Little Italian Secret

My Secret Fiat

So I have a bit of a confession to make guys. I have a deep dark secret that I need to let out or the guilt is going to eat me alive. Alright so my secret isn’t that big of one, but I do think it’s time that I admit that I have a bit of a find hiding in an old garage. I admit this with a bit of shame, as it is a fantastic little car that has been somewhat neglected for the past couple years. The worst part is that I look at cars every day, I dream about them, and I even write about them, yet I have one that deserves my attention and I haven’t been giving it the love it deserves. The car I’ve been hiding like some kind of terrible secret is my 1974 Fiat 124 Spider. Jesse has been prodding me to reveal it and to get it up and running. Since he has gotten so much support and advice from all of you, I have decided it is time I finally let my Fiat see the light of day and ask for forgiveness for not sharing it with you guys. Read more »

Starlet Project Update: Parts and Advice Needed

1982-toyota-starlet

Well, I haven’t done any updates on our Starlet because there isn’t much to fix. These may have been some of the cheapest cars available when new, but they were well-built little workhorses. I have new found respect for older Toyotas now and will probably see a few more in my future. There are still some things I would like to sort out on this one though and I could use your guy’s advice. Read more »

Rusty Stallion: 1973 Ferrari Dino 246GT

1973 Ferrari Dino 246GT

It seems like rusted out Porsche 356s are dime a dozen and while we hate seeing any beautiful classic rusting away, it is always interesting to look at them. There is something terribly alluring about high dollar exotics in less than pristine condition. Looking back at all the rusty heaps of exotic metal we have featured over the years, we realized we haven’t seen many rusted out Ferraris. Having owned Italian cars, we know that Ferraris aren’t impervious to rust so that leaves us curious as to why we haven’t seen more tin worm ravaged ones. When Sean C sent us a link to this 1973¬†Ferrari Dino being offered here by Silverstone Auctions, we realized it is the rustiest Ferrari we have ever seen. Read more »

1956 Corvette in Pieces

1956 Corvette

We see this over and over again. Someone finds and buys that sports car they had been dreaming of. Once they get it home they decide it would be much more enjoyable to drive if it were restored. So they start pulling it apart, they find some replacement parts and maybe even have a machine shop work the block over, but then the reality of what they have gotten themselves into sets in. Restorations aren’t easy and they certainly aren’t cheap! The owner of this 1956 Corvette started restoring it and had it almost to the point where it was ready to go back together, but for whatever reason put it in the corner of their barn and left it. It was recently pulled from the barn and can now be found here on eBay. Read more »