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!

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»

1966 Mustang “Glassback” One-Off

At first glance, this car looks like any other 1966 Mustang with Shelbyesque stripes. But look a little closer at the roofline and you’ll see a Mustang like no other! This unusually modified pony car comes to us courtesy… more»

Shorty Panel Project! 1963 Chevy II

Barn Finds reader Gary must be well-aware that we frequently post “shortys” (some might say we find every single one that’s for sale) as they seem to be very polarizing amongst our readers. He was kind enough to send… more»

1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396 Convertible

This 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396 convertible is equipped with the rare aluminum ladder front end option, which of course requires the engine delete option to be selected as well! Seriously, based on information from the seller, this is a… more»

No Reserve 390! 1967 Ford Galaxie 500

Back in 1967, the Ford Motor Company offered all kinds of performance vehicles. Cobras and GT-series Mustangs (and I suppose the rare Ford GT itself) was for the young and rich. Broncos were just beginning to be thought of… more»

This Looks Safe! 1948 Dodge Tanker

This rather unusual-looking open 1948 Dodge tank truck was reportedly a Shell Oil truck, and thus wore the bright yellow that’s showing beneath the current blue hue. It’s listed for sale here on craigslist and is located near Minneapolis,… more»

Wild Corvette Trike!

“We’ve got a two-vehicle collision here at the intersection of Main and Fourth street — a Corvette and an undetermined motorcycle are involved — the motorcycle got the worst of it — film at 11.” Actually, it appears that… more»

54,525 Miles? 1953 Buick Special

The seller of this 1953 Buick Special is the son of the late owner. It’s striking in vibrant yellow paint with a green roof and was obviously cherished at some point. The car is listed for sale here on… more»

Stored 10 Years: 1957 Ford Fairlane Convertible

1957 was a banner year for Ford. For the first time since 1935, Ford outsold Chevrolet, and the Fairlane and Fairlane 500 lineup was a good portion of the reason. This 1957 Fairlane 500 Sunliner convertible is listed for… more»

1970 Jaguar E-Type With 31K Miles

It’s hard to find a nice, original E-Type Jaguar; most have either rusted away into expensive restoration projects or have already been restored, some better than others. But this 1970 E-Type OTS (Open Two Seater) is just that —… more»

Offroad Ready! 1977 Ford Bronco

While Barn Finds has featured a lot of stock and cossetted first-generation Ford Broncos in the recent past, this assuredly isn’t one of them! The seller states that this has been his four-wheeling, hunting, and trail riding car for… more»

Stored Since ’94: $3,500 1974 Saab Sonnett III

For those of you who might think of Saab as a quirky little manufacturer of sedans, it’s important to remember that the company had a heritage quite different from any other manufacturer, save perhaps Bristol in the UK. Saab… more»

Short Bed 4×4: 1978 Chevrolet K10 Cheyenne

The introduction of the “Square Body” line of GM trucks in 1973 was a marked departure from the previous C10/K10 design (did you know that internally, GM called the 1973 design the “Rounded Line”?) and the new styling captured… more»

V8 Powered Italian! 1969 Intermeccanica Italia

The Intermeccanica Italia arrived in the US market in 1968 using what was then a proven formula — swoopy European body meets American V-8 power for a long-term relationship in the fast lane! The end result in this case… more»

Bodacious Bike! 3-Seater VW-Powered Trike

This find is one of the more bodacious vehicles to ever grace our pages! With three seats, a VW Beetle engine, and a 17-foot long shadow, this custom creation would ensure you would be riding a truly unique vehicle!… more»

Dream Come True? 1953 MG TD

Looking at pictures of this somewhat forlorn 1953 MG TD from Midlothian, Texas, one could be forgiven for wondering how such a car was indicative of the British sports car “invasion” that took place in the US after World… more»