Retirement Plan: 1964 Cadillac DeVille

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While browsing ebay, I happened on this sad ’64 Cadillac DeVille. The owner had done a mechanical restoration and had just retired. This was the car that he “was going to take to (his) retirement home in California”, and he was actually driving to California when he had a big tire failure. The rear tire blew out with such force that the fender skirt was blown off the car. Somehow a fire took hold and despite the help of a state trooper and two fire extinguishers the car burned and was a total loss. Find it here on eBay in Cleveland, Ohio. Read more »

Still For Sale: 1965 Austin-Healey 3000

1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MK III

When Andrew M sent in information about an upcoming auction for a barn find Austin Healey 3000, I was driving through the middle of Montana and writing about it while driving just didn’t seem like a safe idea. When I finally had a chance to get to it, the auction was nearly over. I couldn’t find any information about how much it sold for so I just assumed it had sold and was off to a new home. It turned out that this barn find didn’t end up selling though and thankfully, Andrew sent us another email letting us know it still was still on the market. I haven’t been able to find the reason this 3000 didn’t sell at this past weekend’s auction, but Auctions America has updated the listing with new information about making an offer. They don’t offer much information, but the listing can be found here at Auctions America. Thanks for the tip Andrew! Read more »

Roadside Find: 1966 Porsche 911

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Craigslist and eBay are great, but sometimes the best deals are found offline! Cars that are parked along the road with a “for sale” sign in the window are more likely to be bargain priced than those listed online. Now, I’m not saying whether this rusty 1966 Porsche 911 is a good buy or not, but Richard W thought we might like it. He spotted it at the Lime Rock Historics on August 30th. The cardboard sign says it is a barn find and since the last 3 digits of the VIN are 007, the seller clever refers to it as a James Bond car. Or is that James Bond-o? Richard was not able to find the owner to get more information, but was generous enough to share it with all of us. So please return the favor and keep those roadside finds coming! Thanks Richard! Read more »

1952 Jensen Interceptor for $750

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When most of us hear “Jensen Interceptor” we probably think of the Chrysler powered GTs that were built in the sixties and seventies, but he model designation was actually first used by Jensen in 1950. Only 88 of the first generation cars were ever built though so very few of us have actually ever seen one. This particular car is currently in pieces, but the rarity and uniqueness make it tempting. Oh, and the price doesn’t hurt either. Find it here on craigslist in Albuquerque, New Mexico for $750. Thanks for the tip Mike R! Read more »

1964 Jaguar E-Type Barn Find

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Most of us would much rather purchase a car that has been sitting in a heated garage for a few years, but there is just something cool about a real deal barn find. This 1964 Jaguar E-Type is about as “real” as they come. That isn’t always a good thing though and in this case the barn didn’t do much to protect it during the last 33 years that it has been parked. This is a highly desirable Series I car though so undoubtedly it will be saved. Bidding is already heating up at $15k with the reserve not even met! Find it here on eBay in Charlotte, North Carolina. Thanks goes to Jim S for the tip! Read more »

The Cheapest Marmon Sixteen!

1931 Marmon Sixteen

The seller of this 1931 Marmon V16 claims it is the cheapest of its kind in the entire world, but then again it is probably the roughest one too! These massive prewar machines are exceptionally rare and as the price would suggest, highly desired. I’m not sure if the seller’s claim is really the best sales tactic for a car like this, but it’s certainly an interesting strategy to take. I guess it caught my attention, but any prewar car with a V16 will do that. It is located in Apple Valley, California and appears to have been parked out in the elements here for a number of years. Find it here on eBay with an opening bid of $47k. Read more »

Which One to Buy: Willys Jeepster Showdown

Willys Jeepsters

After getting a massive response from the North Carolina find, our inbox has been overloaded with emails asking about some of the cars in the pictures. There is one car in particular that many people were interested in that left me a little surprised. It isn’t that I have anything against it, I was just surprised to receive countless emails asking about the Willys Jeepster. I have always been intrigued by the Jeepster, but never done much research into them or their story. Seeing how many people wanted to know more about it, I decided to do some studying. I was able to dig up some interesting history, as well as two Jeepsters that are for sale right now! Both are barn finds, but one is in better condition. Take a look at each and let me know which one you would buy, but be sure to read about both before making a decision! Find the links to both auctions below. Read more »

Pre-A Project: 1955 Porsche 356 Continental

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If you want a classic to drive, get the Sprite. If you want a classic as an investment, get this. It is a pre-A 356 and although it looks bad in the photos, there is actually a lot to work with here. The paint was stripped back in the sixties by the seller’s uncle and it has sat in the family barn ever since. Things will get very expensive before it is all said and done, but the end result will likely be worth six figures! Find in here on eBay in Canton, Michigan. Read more »

Truckloads of Parts: 1962 Sunbeam Alpine

1962 Sunbeam Alpine S2

Buying someone else’s unfinished project can be a bit scary, but sometimes these stalled they can prove to be great buys. Obviously there are a lot of factors to consider, but this 1962 Sunbeam Alpine S2 might be one if them. This car looks to be solid, but it does have some rust. The seller has a lot of extra parts they are throwing in though. But before it can be called a true bargain, it will need a closer look and a more detailed description of what all is included. It is currently located somewhere in Maryland. The seller put their phone number in the listing, which can be found here on eBay. Read more »