Jamie Palmer

About Jamie Palmer

I've been a car nut ever since I can remember, loving all cars but having a special affinity for eclectic British ones, starting with an Austin-Healey Sprite when I was 12. I've been lucky enough to collect some and drive the heck out of them, including autocrossing and racing them. There's nothing more fun than poking around an old car that hasn't been disturbed in years and getting it to run and drive again!

Unrestored With 8,700 Miles! 1970 AMC Rebel Machine

This extremely rare and low-mileage 1970 AMC Rebel Machine (8,700 miles, 1/4 mile at a time?) is listed for sale here on eBay. The car is located in Murrysville,… more»

Rusty But Honest: 1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS 396

I was excited when I saw this first picture of this 1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS 396 that is listed for sale here on eBay. Finally, I thought, a… more»

Stored Since 1986! 427 Corvette Convertible

After being stored from 1986 until 2016, this 1966 Corvette big-block convertible has been cleaned up and is ready to drive. It’s being auctioned here on eBay where bidding… more»

Ever Seen One? 1973 Pangra Desert Find

I wonder how many of you have seen one of these before? From this angle it’s a little difficult to discern the origins of this 1973 Pangra,… more»

Important Triumph! 1953 Jabbeke TR2

Typically we don’t feature restorations at Barn Finds, but occasionally one comes along that is a significant enough car it’s worth including anyway. This 1953 Triumph TR2… more»

Garaged Over 40 Years! 1963 Split-Window Corvette

Can you believe this 1963 “split window” Chevrolet Corvette has only 25,500 miles and has been largely off the road since 1974? That’s what the listing states here… more»

4X4 With Carvings! 1964 Valiant/Jeep

Every time I think we’ve featured all the “Let’s put an unusual body on a 4×4 chassis” we find another one! But this 1964 Plymouth Valiant/Barracuda/Jeep/Buick is different,… more»

35 Years Sitting: 1970 Dodge Charger RT

It’s getting more and more rare to find Mopar muscle cars that are both relatively complete and have their original drive train. While this 1970 Dodge Charger… more»

Perfect Patina? 1949 Chevrolet Pickup

After 15 years outside in a field, this 1949 Chevrolet 3100 5-window pickup really has that p-word (if you don’t like the look, I understand, but even… more»

1948 Hudson Highlights This Kansas Collection

The listing for these vehicles here on craigslist in Leavenworth, Kansas only highlights the 1948 Hudson in the upper left of this collage. However, the advertisement also mentions… more»

XK Six Or V8? 1963 Jaguar Mark 2

While this 1963 Jaguar Mark 2 is being offered without an engine, I’m hoping one of you readers will choose a suitable engine, install it in the… more»

10 Original Miles! 1980 MGB Ltd. Edition

One of my favorite MGs is the 1980 Limited Edition MGB, probably because my father’s last car was a beautiful example of one. This example has been… more»

Restored 40 Years Ago: 1946 International Truck

At what point is a restoration no longer a restoration? This 1946 International K3 pickup was restored 40 years ago and now has some age-related wear. It’s… more»

Child Of 1980: Monte Carlo Barn Find

A real barn find, this 1980 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Sport Coupe is ready for you to come and drive it home! This excellent example of a GM A-body… more»

Time Machine! 1967 Ford F100 Pickup

The time machine has just transported you back to 1977. Star Wars is new in the theaters and Elvis just died. You look on a used vehicle… more»

Real Barn Find: 1920 Buick K45

This Buick K45 is still on the farm where its original owner brought it home. It was last started in the 1970s and was last licensed in… more»

Keep On Moving: 1991 Suzuki Alto Works

“Keep On Moving” was Suzuki’s message at the time this Kei car was produced in 1991. If you like little cars that scream you’ll like this one!… more»

What It Should Have Been? 1971 Triumph Stag

Most Barn Finds readers will be familiar with the sad story of the Triumph Stag — a car hampered by an underdeveloped V8 that had the architecture… more»

Rare But Crunched! 1964 Alfa Romeo Guilia SS

How sad! This 1964 Alfa Romeo Guilia SS was crunched about 25 years ago and I’m not really sure what happened to the right front bodywork after the crunch…. more»

No Reserve And No History! 1965 Ford Galaxie

“No reserve” is one of those phrases that immediately catch my attention, and when it’s followed up with a really low auction starting price I’m generally swallowing… more»

Olds Gold: NOS 1950 See-Through Plastic Hood

Getting 20th century showroom traffic to a particular dealership was a big contest in the USA, especially when new models arrived. One of the techniques used was… more»

Dusty Shop Find: 1950 Jaguar Mk. V

The latest chapter in the “darnit, another old British car Jamie would love to own but can’t buy right now” book has been written by this 1950… more»

12,717 Miles: 1987 Buick Grand National

This 1987 Buick Grand National nicely bridges the condition gap between sub-1000 mile survivor examples as we have seen surface recently and the well-worn examples that were… more»

“Let The Bald Eagles Rip!”: 1979 Chevrolet Corvette

One of these days I will end up picking up a manual transmission C3 Corvette. This won’t be the car, but that’s due to a glut of… more»