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105th One Built: 1970 Datsun 240Z

This Datsun 240Z, VIN HLS30-000105, is the 105 th car to come off the line, and it did so in late 1969. It just went up for… more»

Porsche 918 Crashed At 92 Miles On Copart

The Porsche boards and blogs are lighting up about what many people consider to be the highest of the high tech special Porsches—a 918 Spider Hybrid. This… more»

1971 Datsun 240Z: Looks Good But Needs Work

This 240Z has just gone up on craigslist in Kent, Washington at a very decent price. It has been in storage for at least 3 years and… more»

1959 Morgan +4 With Promises

This ’59 Morgan Plus 4 has been stored since 1982, but it looks like it has avoided the kind of damage and degradation that has happened to… more»

Garage Find ’66 Corvette Big Block

Although we prefer to feature cars offered for sale by owners, we know that there are some good finds on offer from resellers, and with this car… more»

German American Hot Rod Project!

If we haven’t had enough interesting discussion and varying opinions about what a proper performance car should be with the recent 1974 Mustang Cobra II V8 here… more»

1967 Fiat-Alfa Romeo Ghia 1500GT…Wait What?

Two famous Italian car makers names together for one vehicle. You might be asking yourself when Fiat and Alfa come together to build a car. These two… more»

Is This 1964 Datsun Fairlady For You?

Japanese sports cars are hot right now, especially the rare Toyota 2000GT. Perfect ones sell for about $1 million these days. Much more affordable are the Datsun… more»

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… more»

A “Barn Find” Yardfull

This is a good news/bad news story. Sound familiar? There are a lot of them on Barn Finds: interesting car, cheap price, needs a little work, or… more»

Change of Pace: 1963 Triumph TR4

With the cars we’ve seen on Barn Finds that have significant rust, and the discussions about the pros and cons about taking on such projects, it might… more»

Rare Cat: Mk 1 Sunbeam Tiger Project Car

Today’s cars are expected to be good right out of the box, with looks, performance, and reliability, all at a reasonable price. Years ago it wasn’t easy… more»

Red 1981 DeLorean DMC12 with Only 981 Miles

Cars always seem more interesting when there are stories that go along with them, and does this car have stories! The seller bought this DeLorean recently from… more»

1960 Porsche 356B – The Last Barn Find Roadster?

“Barn find” Porsche 356s prices have shot up recently, and poor condition doesn’t seem to be holding them back. This 356B Roadster has already been bid to… more»

Pony Project: 1965 Mustang Fastback

One of the most important cars that Ford has produced in the modern era is the Mustang. It came out in 1964 and set sales records from… more»

Stored Since ’78: 1961 Nash Metropolitan

Editor Note: This writeup comes from one of our longtime contributors who goes by the screen name “Dolphin”. If you have been following this site for long… more»

Cheap With Patina: 1963 Cadillac DeVille

Fifties and early-sixties Cadillacs were special cars and subsequently are sought after by people who appreciate the big cars of that era. I’m not going to be… more»

California Z-Car Dreamin’

There’s no shortage of vintage Datsun Z-cars out there, but the early Zs weren’t given any protection against rust at the factory. So, unless the dealer or… more»

Retirement Plan: 1964 Cadillac DeVille

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… more»

American Special: 1958 Devin

Back in the 1950s every young guy who liked sports cars and racing wished he could own a Ferrari race car just like Phil Hill drove. These… more»

Sweat Equity Sports Car: 1961 Austin-Healey 3000

The ‘Big Healey’ of the early 1960s stood between the high powered sports cars like the Corvette and E-Type and the smaller, more affordable ones like 4-cylinder… more»

French Field Find: 1961 Renault Caravelle

There was a time when French cars competed for sales in the US with the best small cars that Europe had to offer, particularly Germany’s VW and… more»

Fifty Year Sleep: 1948 Tucker Barn Find

The 1948 Tucker was the most innovative new Post-WW2 car offered to the car-hungry American public. Created quickly in a 6-month period as a ‘safety’ car, the… more»

Two Down: 1955 Daimler Conquest Roadster

The Daimler Conquest line began life in 1953 as a Saloon car. It was developed to provide affordable luxury at a time when England was moving beyond… more»