Jesse Mortensen

About Jesse Mortensen

Hunting for unique cars is a thrill for me! It's part of what made me passionate about starting this blog Barn Finds!

Growing up, combing the local classifieds looking for old cars, was one of my favorite things to do! Unique cars interested me and I'd dream of buying them and fixing them up. My Dad and brother shared this same excitement of driving around the back streets of our little Wyoming town in search of BARN FINDS!
While we never found any Bugatti's stashed away, it was always a thrill to go look. When we'd catch glimpses of muscle cars or some other classic it never got old.

Country Club Sighting: Honda-Powered Porsche 914

Here’s something you wouldn’t expect to find in your local golf course parking lot. A ratty Porsche 914 may not be that uncommon but this one has a surprise hiding under the hood… er, trunk! The owner wasn’t around… more»

BF Auction: 1966 Lotus Elan S/E

UPDATE – We have added a video of the engine running and a photo of the engine number below. We can also confirm that the original top, side bows, and tonneau are with the car. A replacement top is… more»

BF Auction: 1983 Volvo 244 Turbo

UPDATE – We’ve decided to pull the reserve on this Volvo! If you’d love to have it, be sure to bid below. I’ve owned a handful of old Volvos over the years and they have all been great cars… more»

HELP WANTED: Write For Barn Finds!

Have you always dreamed of becoming an automotive journalist? Here’s your chance! We are looking for a few people to add to our team of talented writers. All you need to have is an automotive obsession and the ability… more»

1964 International Scout 80 Barn Find

Yesterday I had the privilege of taking a ’72 Scout out on a test drive. It was a memorable experience and I was even tempted to buy that rusty old rig. It was a beater but was so full… more»

No Reserve 1965 Chevrolet Corvette 327 Project

The ’63 Split Window may be the most collectible of the C2 (’63-’67) Corvettes but any year and model from the era is now highly desirable. The Corvette was an interesting experiment with its fiberglass body and wide range… more»

1967 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Barn Find

Everyone loves a good barn find, especially when it’s something cool like a Fastback Mustang or a Camaro Convertible. Here we have the latter and there is no doubt this is a real deal barn find. We will let… more»

1967 Ford Mustang Garage Find

This ’67 Mustang estate sale find looks promising with its California black plate and red over black color scheme. The single-family ownership and low mileage claims are just icing on the cake. Ford made a ton of these cars… more»

Midget Muscle: 1971 Plymouth Duster Shorty

Update 4/29/22 – After nearly six months, this mini muscle car has been relisted here on eBay. Do you think it will find a buyer this time around? From 11/9/21 – This Dart may not be a barn find… more»

Patina Project: 1947 GMC 100 Pickup

Here’s a neat old pickup that needs some love. The question is – which route would you take? Do you restore it, modify it, or just attempt to get it running? The patina isn’t the best we’ve seen but… more»

Modern Classic: 2012 Morgan Three-Wheeler

This little three-wheeler may not be something we’d normally feature but hear me out before clicking back. I don’t follow new-car news but Morgan just released something that really got me excited. A new and improved three-wheeler! That made… more»

Big Block Gamble: 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396

This Chevelle might be an amazing find. Or it might not… The seller doesn’t really give us enough information to be sure. 1969 was the first year you could add the SS 396 package to any two-door Chevelle so… more»

Inspect Cars For Fellow Barn Finders!

Buying any car online can be scary, but being able to have a fellow Barn Finder check out a car for you first could help ease some of those fears. It might be a good way for those willing… more»

Happy New Year From Barn Finds!

Happy New Year from the Barn Finds family to yours! We want to thank you so much for following along and making 2021 such a great year. We were glad to offer you great finds, and hopefully, some much-needed… more»

Volvo B18 Powered 1950 MG TD Roadster

MG TDs are fun to drive. They handle great and make good Sunday drivers. Add more power though and things really start to get exciting! This roadster may look stock but there’s a big Volvo engine under the bonnet…. more»

BF EXCLUSIVE: 1992 Volvo 240 Survivor

SOLD! We received a surprisingly huge amount of interest in this one. It sold right away and is headed to an East Coast Barn Finds reader. Thanks guys! One of my friends (a lifelong Volvo mechanic) had worked on… more»