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.

Before It Was Cool: 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle

The seller of this Chevelle believes that it was turned into an “SS tribute” long before that was a cool thing to do. They think it may… more»

One Year Only Color: 1967 Mustang Fastback

This Mustang is special because, well, it’s a ’67 fastback. Besides that, it came from the factory painted in a one year only Frost Turquoise color. You may… more»

1968 Jaguar E-Type Garage Find

If an E-Type is on your bucket list then this project might be of interest to you. The seller claims that they inquired it with the intent… more»

Lowest Mileage Pontiac Bonneville In Existence?

Could this be the lowest mileage 1965 Pontiac Bonneville still in existence? Well, the seller thinks it may be. The car is dusty, but the interior looks pristine… more»

HELP WANTED: Write For Barn Finds!

Have you always dreamed of becoming an automotive journalist? Well, here’s your chance! We are looking for a few people to add to our team of talented writers…. more»

Short Bed Shop Truck: 1977 Chevrolet C10

We have been talking about getting a shop truck for Barn Finds HQ.  You never know when you might find a a flathead or a motorcycle that… more»

Rare Harrods Edition: 1986 Jaguar XJ6

We have seen plenty of XJ6s, but this is unlike any we’ve ever found before. Jaguar joined up with the famous Harrods department store in London to… more»

Winter Promo: 50% Off Barn Find Memberships!

UPDATE: This offer is ending soon so get signed up today! If you missed our Black Friday deal and are still on the fence about becoming a… more»

Trailer Park Sighting: Million Dollar Bugatti!

We’ve seen a Superbird in a trailer park, but this is our first Bugatti! Just because someone chooses to live in a mobile home that doesn’t mean they… more»

Cyber Monday Deal: 60% Off Memberships!

UPDATE: We have extended our Black Friday offer through Cyber Monday! This website takes a lot of resources to run. We have a team of paid writers and the… more»

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Barn Find

This Chevelle is claimed to have been found in a barn on a Virginia farm where it had been parked for the past 20 years or so…. more»

Cheapest Jaguar XK120 On The Market?

Barn Finds reader Doc just sent in this Jaguar with the title “maybe the cheapest XK120 in the world”. The $12k asking price may not seem cheap… more»

Lowest Mileage Buick Grand National In Existence?

We have seen a lot of low mileage Grand Nationals, but could this be lowest one still in existence? After featuring a string of GNs with double digits… more»

Toy Box Find: Marx Big Wheel Still In The Box!

One of my all-time favorite toys as a kid was my Big Wheel! I can almost guarantee that a few of you have memories of sliding around… more»

Risky Oval Window: 1955 Volkswagen Beetle

If you’re going to get a Beetle, the older models with the oval or split rear window are the ones to get. They are the best looking and… more»

The Right Options: 1979 Chevrolet Corvette L82

The late C3 Corvette represents a bargain today. Where else are you going to get better looks and more performance potential for less? These cars are hard… more»

EXCLUSIVE: 77k Mile 1991 Honda Civic DX

Update: It has sold to a Honda enthusiast who is going to care for it. Thanks! We have a new website in the works, so I’ve decided… more»

Roadside Sighting: 1971 Jeepster Hurst Edition

This one just popped up on a local facebook group I follow.  The spotter was driving through a small town in Oregon and almost swerved off the… more»

R-Code 428 Cobra Jet: 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1

This Mustang has been stashed away for the last 20 years and although it needs work, it’ll be one heck of a muscle car when finished. It… more»

Let’s Go 4-Wheeling! Stretched 2001 Jeep Wrangler

It may not be a barn find, but with millions of Americans out exploring and camping this week, it only seemed fitting to feature this eight passenger… more»

Happy Fourth! 1976 Cadillac Bicentennial Convertible

Happy 4th of July everyone! Today is a very special day here in America and we wish everyone a happy holiday. In 1776 the United States declared… more»

WANTED: 1992-1995 Jeep Wrangler Laredo!

We’ve all had that find that got away! Maybe we turned down a good deal without knowing it or perhaps someone else just beat us to it…. more»

HELP WANTED: Write For Barn Finds!

We are looking for a few good car guys or gals to add to our team of awesome writers! You don’t have to be a journalist to… more»

Reader Ad: 1978 Ford Pinto Squire Wagon

What Makes It Special? The car is a work of art. Squire wagons are hard to come by in any condition, let alone looking this good inside… more»