Medieval Times: Custom 1977 Dodge Tradesman 100

The custom van craze of the 1970s holds a special place in automotive history and this ’77 Dodge Tradesman is a unique survivor from that era.  With the recent finale of the HBO series Game of Thrones, medieval-themed stuff… more»

False Advertising: 1985 Chevrolet Cavalier

I’ve written before on Barnfinds about how my first car was an ’85 Chevy Cavalier Type 10 coupe.  Sorry to wax nostalgic but seeing this beautiful survivor listed here on Craigslist in Marcy, New York brings back fond memories… more»

Swedish Seven-Seater: 1969 Saab 95

1969.  Many argue it was the best year of the muscle car era.  GM offered the SS 396 Chevelle, the GTO, and the Camaro ZL1.  The Mach 1, Boss 302, Boss 429, and Shelby GT350 Mustang were offered from Ford,… more»

1 Of 44 Made! 1993 Panoz Roadster

Have you ever wondered where Chrysler engineers got their design inspiration for the Plymouth Prowler? I can’t find any proof that it came from the Panoz Roadster, but it seems odd that both open-wheel designed cars not only look… more»

Rocket Science: 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Fastback

Much like this Mustang, the seller’s description of the car available here on eBay is somewhat muddled and difficult to follow.  The car is claimed to have been previously owned by a rocket scientist (more on that in a… more»

Almost Extinct: 1954 Plymouth Plaza Sedan

It’s odd how a car that was at one time fairly popular among consumers and commonly used as a municipal vehicle is now quite rare to see.  If you’re a baby boomer you probably recall the Plymouth Plaza which… more»

Need A Lift? 1984 Bradley GT II

Something doesn’t quite look right here.  Do you notice how this ’84 Bradley GT II seems to be squatting in the rear?  Are you familiar with the term butt sag? Apparently, it’s a phenomenon affecting cars and middle-aged humans… more»

Original Condition? 1924 Ford Model T Runabout

According to Wikipedia, the number of Model Ts produced in 1924 was a staggering 1,922,048 cars.  That figure is second to 1923 when Ford rolled more than two million Model Ts off its assembly lines!  To put things in… more»

Elegant Project: 1936 Cord 810

At Barnfinds, we love to feature rare vehicles, although one could argue that, in comparison to many cars we’ve covered, the Cord 810 is not particularly rare.  Production numbers might be considered low but amazingly, of the 3,000 Model… more»

Rarely Reliable? 1971 Fiat 850 Sport Spider

I’m currently in the market for a new lawn mower and I’ve spent a lot of time on the internet researching various makes and models.  Just when I think I’ve found the perfect machine, I start to read through… more»

UPDATE: Million Dollar 1973 CJ5 Super Jeep!!!?

UPDATE – After featuring this Jeep, the owner decided to lower the price to a more reasonable $45,500. FROM 5/7/19 – Limited production, an unknown number of survivors, and a story about how it all came about that may… more»

Built By The Greatest: 1949 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup

Post World War II pickup trucks are prominently featured here on Barn Finds. A good number of the trucks we’ve written about that still remain in original condition are located in the Upper Midwest, so it’s somewhat surprising to… more»

Big Surprise! 1949 Ford F-1 Ice Cream Truck

I absolutely love Craigslist because it offers infinite surprises with every click of the mouse. Finding an ad on CL like this beautifully restored Good Humor ice cream truck happens every so often and when it does, it sets… more»

Who’s Framing Who? 1939 Cadillac Sixty Special Sedan

Here on Barnfinds, we’ve featured a number of cars that have appeared in Hollywood movies.  So when Barnfinds reader, Roger, tipped us off to this ’39 Cadillac, reported by its seller to have appeared in the Oscar-winning 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit, I… more»

Showroom Condition! 1989 Ford Escort LX

Many will argue against a Ford Escort being considered a collector car but for those of us that feel an inexplicable fondness for these would be Civic rivals, this classic commuter located in Puyallup, Washington checks all of the… more»

Already A Classic? 1987 Toyota MR2

For the second consecutive year, Hagerty published its Bull Market List of cars that appear to be rapidly increasing in value, the next crop of potential collectibles, if you will.  Included on the list is the first generation (1984-1989)… more»