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!

$2,500 1977 AMC Pacer Wagon

AMC introduced the Pacer wagon in 1977 to what I was surprised to find was generally good press from automotive magazines. While some “enthusiasts” can’t see the appeal of the wide compact, I admit to being a Pacer fan… more»

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Fastest Find Ever! 1968 Challenger 2 Streamliner

Challenger 2 may well be the fastest car we have ever featured here at Barn Finds! Thanks to reader Patrick S. for sending in the auction listing for this record breaker where it’s being sold at Mecum’s January Kissimmee,… more»

Golden Goat: 1964 Pontiac GTO

In 1963, Pontiac was looking for something exciting to introduce, but was hampered by a corporate GM edict that basically kept small cars (except the Corvette) from having large engines. Pontiac found a loophole in that edict (helped by… more»

1958 Ford Ranchero: Rare But Rusty!

While it’s going to take someone with vision and a lot of time on their hands to get this 1958 Ford Ranchero back on the road, you have to admit with a price of $550, it’s pretty inexpensive (to… more»

Scooter! 1956 Cushman Highlander

Those of us of a certain age (ahem) remember Cushman scooters with the same fondness that others remember Vespas or Honda Trail 70s. This sweet 1956 example is listed for sale here on eBay where the buy it now… more»

1971 Lincochero Mark III 6-Wheeler!

I’ll bet you haven’t seen one of these lately — if ever! This full custom 1971 Lincoln Mark III 6-wheel pickup conversion is listed for sale here on Facebook Marketplace and is located in Chewelah, Washington. The seller is… more»

Great 88! 1957 Oldsmobile Super 88

Looking for an interesting driver classic that you can enjoy while improving it? Look no further than this merry 1957 Oldsmobile Super 88 listed for sale here on eBay. It’s located in Nashville, Tennessee and has a starting bid… more»

Rare Hot Hatch: 1987 Peugeot 205 GTI

Some folks call the Peugeot 205 GTI the ultimate “hot hatch.” You say you’ve never heard of it? That’s because those of us in the USA never got the opportunity to purchase one, at least as a legal import…. more»

Rust Free 1973 Mustang Grande Barn Find!

After rescuing this 1973 Ford Mustang Grande last year, the seller was able to get it running by replacing some parts.¬† At this point, they are unable to complete the work and therefore have it listed for sale here… more»

Runs & Drives! 1976 Cosworth Vega Project

Always controversial when we post one here on Barn Finds, the Chevrolet Cosworth Vega was an attempt at turning an American economy car into a small GT. Did it succeed? Personally, I like the attempt although I’ve never been… more»

Weirdness Done Right! 1984 4X4 Fiero V8

Thanks to Barn Finds reader Ian C., we have the opportunity today to look over — then look away — then look over again this marriage of two GM platforms that had no idea they were the perfect match… more»

Wild Kingdom Find! 1950 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup

Imagine the excitement when someone made their way through the bushes and vines shown in the picture below and discovered this great 1950 Chevrolet pickup waiting for them. Not only that, but it’s been under cover and the solid… more»

Final Reduction: 1979 Ford F250 Elk Survivor

The seller of this charmingly used 1979 Ford F250 4WD truck states that they will store it rather than reduce the price further! It’s listed for sale here on eBay with a buy it now of $2,500 without offers…. more»

One-Off Cadmino: 1961 Cadillac Pickup Conversion

Someone did a really nice job of converting a relatively ordinary 1961 Cadillac into this cool car-truck! Thanks to Ikey H. for this bodacious find! It’s for sale with an asking price of $14,900 here on craigslist in Chicago,… more»

Absolute Beast: 1958 Chevrolet Viking 40

Before you nay-sayers jump all over me about how useless a truck like this is without modern gearing (i.e. it will be slow and need to rev like crazy) keep one number in mind: $2,000! That’s what it takes… more»

Possibly Cheap Project: 1967 MGB-GT

While the MGB convertible is almost ubiquitous in British car circles, the arguably prettier MGB-GT is much rarer. If you want to get in on the ground floor, there’s a project 1967 MGB-GT being sold¬†here on eBay. The opening… more»