$5,000 Luxury: 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis LS

We should have a category for sub-$5,000 vehicles here on Barn Finds. It’s so rare to find nice, usable vehicles for under five grand anymore that they really stand out. How many of us grew up when we could… more»

Jump Seats! 1978 Subaru BRAT 4×4

You little brat! It’s refreshing to see a small car, truck, carck, whatever you’d call a Subaru BRAT, these days. There are so many monster pickups out there, even though they’re the new “normal”-sized pickup. At one time, we… more»

Cheap Wedge: 1980 Triumph TR7

The Triumph TR7 was launched in 1975 (first in the U.S., then the U.K.) and was touted as the “shape of things to come” for its wedge-like appearance. It became one of the company’s most successful products in terms… more»

LS-Powered Rat Rod: 1934 Ford Coupe

It is fair to say that Rat Rod creators play by their own set of rules. However, those rules are loosely defined, allowing builders to create genuinely unique vehicles that reflect their taste, imagination, and, crucially, their ingenuity. This… more»

Cheap Sports Car Project: 1971 Saab Sonett

The early seventies were a great time to be a sports car nut. That was especially true if you were looking for a smaller sports car. You can choose from traditional front-engine rear-wheel drive cars like the MG Midget,… more»

Rare Racer: 1967 Norton P11 Desert Sled

Norton-Villiers had a reputation for producing some of history’s greatest motorcycles. It struck a winning formula in 1967 when it released its P11 model. Known as the “Desert Sled,” it proved an effective weapon in desert racing, only raising… more»

Solid Survivor: 1949 DeSoto Custom Coupe

In writing for Barn Finds, you tend to notice some interesting aspects of the classic car marketplace.  While the ups and downs of favorites such as full-classics, Corvettes, Thunderbirds, Mustangs, and various other crowd favorites get discussed frequently, one… more»

BF Auction: 1989 Jaguar XJS Convertible

When it came out in 1975, the Jaguar XJS had some big shoes to fill. The E-Type was fast and beautiful. How could Jaguar improve on it? The new XJS enjoyed a 21-year production run and outsold the E-Type… more»

A Cool Collection of Parts: 1925 Dodge Speedster

The one thing we all need more of is time.  All of us have dreams about taking road trips, restoring or making a hot rod out of that favorite car, and, occasionally, spending time with family.  Yet imagine if… more»

Patinamod? 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad

The Chevy Nomad was a Sport Wagon built between 1955 and 1957. It carried Bel Air trim and shared little key sheet metal with other 2-door wagons from the doors back. It was based on a 1954 Corvette show… more»

Cheap And Running: 1980 Bradley GT

The Bradley GT is one of the more widely known kit cars, and there seems to still be quite a few of them out there.  These were back from the good old days when a VW donor chassis was… more»

Rare Australian Mopar: 1972 Chrysler Charger R/T

Unlike the B-bodied Dodge Chargers that were popular in the U.S. in the 1960s and 1970s, the name was also used in Australia. Only it was applied to a B-bodied compact that also used the Valiant moniker, with Chrysler… more»

No Reserve Project: 1960 Dodge Dart Pioneer

Dodge introduced the Dart in 1960 as a smaller and more affordable offering within the company’s product range while also filling a void created by DeSoto’s demise. It offered three trim levels, with our feature car rolling off the… more»

Diamond In The Rough? 1959 Jaguar Mark 1

Commencing any project build with a rust-free classic is always desirable because it can instantly wipe thousands of dollars from the required budget. That is the opportunity awaiting the new owner of this 1959 Jaguar Mark 1. Life in… more»

Houndstooth Roof: 1970 Mercury Cougar XR-7

In an ideal world, this 1970 Mercury Cougar XR-7’s Houndstooth vinyl roof would be only one of the many highlights that make it highly desired. However, the world isn’t ideal, and much has changed since the day this classic… more»

Lost Storage: 64k-Mile 1963 Chrysler Imperial

The Imperial was Chrysler’s top-of-the-line automobile for many decades. In 1955 (to better compete with Cadillac and Lincoln), they broke the Imperial out as a separate make. So, Chrysler badging disappeared even though they were built and sold alongside… more»

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