1970 Toyota Corona Deluxe

All Original: 1970 Toyota Corona Deluxe

I had been skeptical of the “goodness” of Toyotas until recently. No cars can be that reliable and that undemanding, right? Or at least that’s what I thought, but I’ve been proven wrong as two very-high mileage (230k+) Camrys have entered our extended family fleet and they just keep going on and on and on, so I’m a convert now. Toyota’s long heritage of quality and value was built on cars like this one, providing basic, no-frills transportation for many years without complaining or breaking down. This pristine example actually hasn’t done that much transporting, as it only has 37,000 miles! The Corona is located in Brentwood, California and is up for auction here on eBay with a reserve and a buy-it-now of $7,500. Read more »

1959 AMC Rambler Custom Six

Parked Since ’87: 1959 Rambler Custom Six

I’m sure this car must have a tremendous back-story, like some of the other low-mileage AMC cars being found lately. I’m guessing this was someone’s “baby”, cossetted and hardly driven. There are now less than 11,000 miles on the odometer and the car is ready for some more! Uncovered in 2014 and now located in Hackensack, New Jersey, the Rambler is for sale here on eBay at no reserve and a very low opening bid. Read more »

1958 Isetta 600 Limo

Extra Legroom: 1958 BMW Isetta 600 Limo

Two of my favorite words in any eBay listing are “original” and “paint.” Given the age of the vehicles we typically profile, it’s understandable that many of these cars have had significant touch-ups or full repaints over time to compensate for battle scars obtained over 30 to 50 years of being on the road. To find an example of a classic that has remained in use while never having been repainted is unusual, and this ’58 Isetta 600 Limo listed here on eBay features not only its original Coral finish but several other features that reveal a lifetime of preservation and care. Bidding is strong at $14,600 with the reserve unmet. Read more »

1970 Dodge Challenger RT Hemi

Hemi Survivor: 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T

I still remember the first time I saw a Hemi powered Challenger R/T. It was painted in Plum Crazy purple and made the earth around it shake. I couldn’t believe the roar that came from its exhaust, from sound alone you knew it was built to go fast. I’ve seen a number of Challengers since, but it isn’t every day that you spot a real Hemi 426 Challenger, making this one a rather desirable find. The seller has already been through everything and has it running and driving nicely. After a year of ownership, they have decided to part ways with it. You can find it here on eBay, with the reserve unmet. Read more »

1976 TVR 2500M

One of 947: 1976 TVR 2500M

For many of us, there is a car that we may have never owned yet occupies a fond place in our collection of favorite vehicles. For whatever reason, memories come flooding back every time we spot one. The original TVR 2500M is that car for me, thanks to a moss-green example that was laid up next to an old garage that my elementary school bus passed daily. It was the highlight of my day catching a glimpse at such an unusual classic on the side of the road, though it saddened me to see it sinking deeper into the ground. That’s not the case with this 14,000 original mile 2500M here on craigslist in Massachusetts, which is listed without a price and needing a new head gasket. Read more »

1965 Mustang 289

C Code Survivor: 1965 Mustang Coupe

While the C code Mustang coupe might not be the most sought after of Pony cars, these base 289 cars are starting to gain in value. This black ’65 C Code coupe looks to be in fantastic shape and the seller claims it is all original, with just 40k miles on the clock. Given how shiny the paint is and how clean the interior is, I would want to inspect it closely to make sure there aren’t any signs of an older restoration. If you want to check it out closer, find it here on eBay in New Vienna, Ohio. Read more »

1960 Ford Ranchero

Low Mileage Parts Hauler: 1960 Ford Ranchero

We’ve talked about the larger early Ford Rancheros recently on Barn Finds, but I have a soft spot for this smaller, Falcon-based version. In my favorite period Wimbledon White color, this would be the basis for my perfect shop truck. Some of you would undoubtedly like to leave the patina as-is, but I have my own ideas. The Ranchero is currently in Phoenix, Arizona and is being auctioned here on eBay at no reserve. 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 »

Mustang II Ghia

One Owner Ghia: 1978 Ford Mustang II Coupe

Given the recent discussion about Mustang II’s on Barn Finds, I thought this would be a perfect time to look at this controversial pony a little further. This almost pristine example of the most luxurious Ghia version is currently available here on eBay in La Porte, Indiana with bidding not at reserve but a Buy-It-Now of $7,500. Read more »

1990 Ford Taurus SHO

America’s Answer: 1990 Ford Taurus SHO

The U.S. has an impressive track record building everything from family sedans to pick-up trucks, and of course, the best muscle cars money can buy. But when it came time to fight the super sedans from Europe, we didn’t have a formidable response. Then Ford unveiled its answer to Deutschland’s finest by taking its popular family hauler and adding a curious acronym on the end – SHO, for Super High Output. Few of them remain on the roads in any form, but rarely do you see one as nice as this 1990 example here on eBay with only 60,000 miles. Thanks to Barn Finds reader Jim S for spotting this very clean example! Read more »