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.

Estate Sale Find: 1965 Shelby GT350 Paxton Prototype?

The other day, my buddy Sid called me up to tell me about a 1965 Shelby GT350R that was being sold off by a local auction company. We both had our doubts but after closer inspection, I’m starting to… more»

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Flathead V8 Powered: 1932 Austin Bantam Hot Rod

Someone stuffed a flathead V8 in this little Bantam! They even managed to cram the Ford transmission and rear-end under there. It’s not currently running and the work looks like it was done long ago, but I bet this… more»

Amazing Condition: 1989 Chrysler Conquest TSi

This Chrysler Conquest is my personal car and I know I’m going to regret letting it go! I’m always on the hunt though and another car caught my attention. This Conquest has to be one of the nicest examples… more»

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Rare Sport Package: 1980 BMW 320is

This stunning 1980 BMW 320is is actually my personal car and it’s being sold to make room for another purchase. This BMW came from the factory with the rare and desirable “S” package. This car has been well cared… more»

1930 Willys-Knight 66B Roadster Barn Find!

This Willys-Knight was discovered in a barn where it has sat parked for over 60 years! It is claimed to be one of just 13 known to still exist and restored examples can go for six figures! This is… more»

Parked In ’84: 1969 Pontiac GTO

Here’s a huge project for a huge Pontiac fan! This GTO has been off the road since 1984 and has supposedly covered just 68k miles. Not that it really matters now since this car needs a full restore. It’s… more»

One Family Owned: 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302

This Mustang has supposedly been owned by the same family since new. The odometer shows 64k miles and the condition looks exceptional. The seller doesn’t mention if it has been restored or not but either way this looks like… more»

Amazing Alfa Romeo Barn Find Uncovered!

Our friends over at LBI Limited let us know about a barn find they just unearthed. There were five Alfa Romeos in this collection and two of the cars had been parked for 40 years! Be sure to check… more»

Cheap Fox Body: 1993 Ford Mustang LX

We would all like to have a Cobra or an SSP but this humble LX might be perfect if you’re looking for a more affordable fox body option. Sure, the fou-banger and automatic arent exciting but this could be… more»

1933 Plymouth Coupe Barn Find

The seller’s wife’s Uncle started the restoration of this Plymouth a long time ago but ended up pushing the car into the barn before they finished it. These were great looking cars and this one needs a new owner… more»

No Reserve 1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

This Corvette was found at an estate sale. Supposedly the car has been off the road for the past 18 years. Beyond that, we don’t know much about the car’s past but it might be a good buy if… more»

$400 1966 Pontiac Tempest Container Find

This Pontiac Tempest has been stored in a container for many years. It’s beat-up and rusty but the price is right and there’s even a little surprise lurking under the hood. It’s located in Rowley, Massachusetts, and is listed… more»

Six Pack Project: 1970 Plymouth Cuda 440-6

This Cuda was originally powered by a 440 V8 that had three two-barrel carburetors on top! It wasn’t a Hemi but it was a more affordable option for muscle car guys who wanted to compete with the best of… more»

Economical Supercar? 1975 Maserati Merak

As much as we love a good barn find, a Maserati Merak is not a car we would want to find in dilapidated condition. Unless you have unlimited resources and a true passion for these cars, it would be… more»

Supercharged 1952 MG TD Project

The MG TD is sometimes considered the flame that ignited the sports car craze here in America. With its small footprint, low weight, and agile steering, it was the polar opposite of what the big three were cranking out…. more»