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!

Rust-Free! 1965 International Harvester Travelall

As long-time readers of Barn Finds know, I have a very soft spot for IH Travelalls. A little more unusual than the more common Suburbans and larger than the comparable vintage Fords and Mopars, the Travelall offers unique styling… more»

Unbelievably Inexpensive! 1966 Oldsmobile Delta 88

I’ve got the feeling this 1966 Oldsmobile Delta 88 was a “throw-in” vehicle. Perhaps the buyer was told “the deal is for all of the vehicles” and they really wanted the old pickup you can see in this picture? Regardless,… more»

Cold AC & Ready To Drive! 1965 Chevrolet Corvair Survivor

Every once in a while, we at Barn Finds come across a survivor car that needs nothing to be enjoyed by someone interested in classic motoring — this 1965 Chevrolet Corvair is one of those cars. It’s located in… more»

28k Mile 1972 Chevrolet Corvette LT1 Show Car

I can’t be the only Barn Finds reader that remembers the ISCA “Hot Rod Show World” car shows that used to be held in major cities across the USA? Actually, it turns out, they are still held. This 1972… more»

24K Miles! 1953 Chevrolet Canopy Express

When Barn Finds reader Larry D. alerted us to this cool 1953 Chevrolet Canopy Express listed for sale here on Hemmings.com, I had faint memories of us having featured one before despite the extremely low production of this specialized… more»

Rare 1967 Pontiac Grand Prix Convertible!

Back in 1967, if you wanted the best of both luxury and sportiness, Pontiac supplied the Grand Prix. While this one is currently on jack stands in Torrance, California, the seller assures that it runs and drives and they… more»

Ran When Parked: 1978 Chrysler Cordoba!

The seller of this very evocative 1978 Chrysler Cordoba gets bonus points for not mentioning “Corinthian leather” in their listing! It is a beautiful car for the era and unfortunately was parked upon the owners’ deaths some time ago. It’s… more»

1961 Triumph TR3A Garage Find And More

The iconic little TR2/3/3A/3B line of sports cars reflects an earlier, simpler time in the world where “sports car” meant drafty side curtains, minimalist weather protection, wire wheels, and a love for wind in the hair and bugs in… more»

No Reserve: 1970 Triumph GT6+ Project

As a Barn Finds reader, I’m guessing you are a little like me — you probably keep a tab on the going rate for classic cars you particularly like. In fact, I often play a game with myself where… more»

Rare Victress S4 Found!

When I first saw the pictures of what is labeled as a LaDawri Victress in the ad, I knew it wasn’t like any LaDawri Daytona or Conquest I had seen. After a quick consultation with Geoff Hacker, the world’s… more»

The One To Buy! 1961 Austin-Healey Sprite Survivor

Who doesn’t love the cheeky little Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite? The problem now is finding a good one. Bugeyes were so inexpensive, even when new, that most have been used up, scrapped, modified beyond belief, or restored to the point… more»

Former Find! 1968 AIR L88 Corvette!

I was excited to learn that this one-of-three 1968 Chevrolet “A.I.R.” L88 Corvette was for sale (not for my sake personally — this is way out of my league!) and that all of its terrific history could be uncovered… more»

1967 Dodge Dart: GT Clone!

I appreciate clones of rarer cars; as far as I’m concerned as long as there’s no misrepresentation of the car I see almost all of the fun with some of the pain removed. The seller of this 1967 Dodge… more»

Daily Driver! 1968 Oldsmobile 442

Even though this 1968 Oldsmobile 442 isn’t perfect, the idea of assuming the responsibility for this “daily driver” classic sounds pretty good to me! The car is located in Lynnwood, Washington, and is listed for sale here on eBay… more»

What To Do? NOS V-12 Diesel Tank Engines!

Barn Finds reader Shawn F. F. was kind enough to tip us off to this cache of brand new V-12 diesel engines that were originally intended as spares for Chinese-produced Type 59 tanks. They are listed for sale here… more»

Faded Glory: 1955 Imperial Garage Find

Back in 1955, Chrysler decided they needed a new, separate marque to be truly competitive with both Lincoln and Cadillac. While the name “Imperial” had been used on various Chrysler models since 1926, 1955 was the first year it… more»