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.

DeLorean Fire: Flux Capacitator Most Likely Culprit

While looking through my Facebook feed this morning, a crispy DeLorean caught my eye. It was posted on the Caldwell Idaho Fire Department’s page and after reading the text, I had to make sure today wasn’t April Fools. After… more»

Throwback: Barn Finds in Monterey

UPDATE – To celebrate Barn Finds’ 10th Anniversary, we are taking a look back at some of the top posts over the years. There were a ton of impressive finds in 2011, but this trio of exotics was possibly… more»

Life Car? 1981 Mercedes 240D 4-Speed

I’ve asked the question before – could a Mercedes 240D make the perfect lifelong car? They were well-built, handsome, and economical. Sounds about perfect for the daily commute, right? I’ve thought about buying one for a while now so… more»

THROWBACK: 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster Garage Find

UPDATE 6/7/2021 – To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we thought it would be fun to repost some of our favorite finds from the past decade! We featured this Mercedes 300 SL shortly after launching the site and to this… more»

Happy 10th Birthday Barn Finds!

I can’t believe it’s been 10 years since Barn Finds was launched! It’s been a rough road but I don’t regret going down it. I came up with the concept in 2011 (the same year my first son was… more»

The 1930 REO Milk “Bottle” Truck Is Back!

Update 6/3/21 – It’s been another year and the Milk Bottle truck is still kicking around. Find it here on eBay again. Hopefully, the seller gets real with his reserve so this unique machine can go to someone who… more»

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Cheap Project? 1962 Chevrolet Corvette

Seventeen grand may not seem cheap when we’re talking project cars but it might actually be a bargain price for a C1 Corvette. Let’s take a closer look at this 1962 example and see if it’s a good buy…. more»

Four-Cylinder Motorcycle: 1938 Indian Four

You’ve probably heard of the Indian Motorcycle Company but did you know they built a bike with a big four-cylinder strapped to it?!! This was an expensive bike when new (as much as a car) so there weren’t a… more»

ENDING SOON! Big Bore W/ Overdrive: 1962 Triumph TR4

If you follow the site, then this TR4 may look familiar. I bought it back in December and we have had a lot of fun driving it and working on it since. The only problem with looking at cars… 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. All you do need to have is an obsession with cars and… more»

Would You Pay $12,000? 1974 AMC Hornet

It seems like classic car prices just keep going up. Ten grand is the new five. Inflation isn’t going anywhere though so we all just have to keep saving our pennies while keeping an eye out for a deal…. more»

Petty Blue Project: 1972 Plymouth Barracuda 340

Here’s a good project for a Mopar fan! This Barracuda appears to be a worthwhile endeavor because it isn’t rusty and there’s a 340 under the hood. The blue and color combo also make it stand out from the… more»

27k Mile 1968 Shelby GT500 Garage Find

Here’s an exciting find! This Shelby GT500 was purchased new by a doctor for his wife. Apparently, she wasn’t as impressed with the machine as he was. It was “too loud and used too much gas” so it got… more»

ENDING SOON! No Reserve 1973 Porsche 914

The Porsche 914 is a great option if you want to experience an air-cooled sports car but aren’t ready to step up to a 911. You sit low to the ground and the engine is right behind your back… more»

Two-Stroke Racer: 1957 Berkeley SE328

If you recognize this little car, it’s probably because we featured it when it was listed for sale and then again when we bought it! We quickly went through the brakes and got it running again. It’s great fun… more»