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!

1 Of 4? 1961 Chevrolet Corvair Pickup

Despite the seller’s claims, I can find nothing on the internet about any factory Corvair pickup that isn’t the classic Greenbrier cab-over version. I’m guessing this is actually a converted Lakewood station wagon — but it sure looks like… more»

Runs And Drives: 1935 Ford Bread Truck

This 1935 Ford Bread truck is actually running and driving with what is presumably its original flathead V8 engine! The seller tells us it’s been protected for much of its life and has little rust. It’s located in Hope,… more»

One Family Since ’76: 1973 Fiat 850 Sport Spider

My father owned a Fiat 850 coupe during 1968-69, and I remember it being the first car I truly loved – I still have the factory tool kit. This gorgeous 1973 850 Sport Spider has me contemplating a trip… more»

BF Classifieds Find: 1999 Qvale Mangusta

Let’s see — how many boxes does this rare Qvale Mangusta check? Italian styling?  (courtesy of Marcello Gandini) Check. Rare? 284 produced in total, check. DOHC V-8? Check. Reasonable price? $19,000, check. Chassis penned by an ex-Formula 1 designer? Check…. more»

BF Classified: 1952 Ford F-1 Hot Rod

You don’t need to go any further than our own Barn Finds Classifieds to find some really cool vehicles for sale, and this 1952 Ford F-1 hot rod sure is one of them! The seller is in Portland, Oregon… more»

TR6-Powered 1964 Triumph Sports 6

Standard-Triumph did a lot of mix-n-match work with platforms and drivetrains in the 1960s, but one of the combinations they didn’t produce was the Herald/Vitesse/Sports 6 platform with their largest 2498 cc inline six engine. That hasn’t stopped enthusiasts from… more»

1954 International Travelall Fire Truck!

One of the nicer things about older fire equipment is that you can pretty much guarantee that for the length of its “in service” life it received excellent care. This 1954 International Travelall fire vehicle has been in storage… more»

1967 International Scout Pickup

Don’t hesitate to bid if you are interested in this solid looking 1967 International Scout pickup because the auction is close to its end. The 4WD all-purpose vehicle is listed for sale here on eBay, where bidding has already… more»

Original Paint: 1972 Honda CB350

You can be excused if you think you’ve gone backwards in time — that is a 1972 Honda CB350 wearing pretty darned nice original paint and decals 48 years after it was on the dealer’s lot! It is listed for… more»

True Barn Find: 1957 Triumph TR3

Apart from the fuzzy pictures, this is my favorite kind of barn find! This 1957 Triumph TR3 appears to be pleasingly original, and its “rescuer” has gone through some of the difficult work necessary to get the car running… more»

3-For-1: MGB Collection For $1,200!

Barn Finds reader Dave F. was kind enough to send us this triplet set of MGBs for sale in Martinsville, Virginia. The asking price is only $1,200 and they are available here on Facebook Marketplace. The MGB-GT is a… more»

1948 Ford F1 Garage Find

After storing it in their garage for sixteen years, the seller of this 1948 Ford F1 pickup truck has decided to let someone else return it to the road. They have listed it for sale here on Facebook Marketplace… more»

Patina Pickup: 1964 Chevrolet C10

All you fans of totally stock vehicles — this isn’t your post to read. And you lovers of perfect restorations — not yours either. On the other hand, if you enjoy patina and a little bit of restomodding, this could… more»

Came With The Building: 1950 Chevrolet COE

The seller of this cool Chevrolet COE truck claims to have discovered it in the parking deck of an old building they purchased! Since the purchase stipulation is “as-is, where-is” the new buyer will get to actually rescue this… more»

Turn-Key! 1956 Chevrolet Nomad

I would be surprised if many of you reading this post have not considered having a classic car as a daily driver. Mental images of cruising around in a reliable, somewhat modernized classic are common in my household, and… more»

Pair Of 1952 MG TD Projects

When I originally saw this listing appear, I was expecting to find two VW-powered kit cars. However, both of these 1952 MG TDs are “the real thing”, and they are being sold together in Grafton, West Virginia. With one… more»