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.

Cyber Monday Deal: 60% Off Memberships!

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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»

Parked In The Weeds: 1972 De Tomaso Pantera

It’s a shame to see such a special car parked in the weeds! This DeTomaso Pantera was built in Italy and competed with the world’s super cars. Unfortunately,… more»

Period Hot Rod: 1940 Ford Deluxe Sedan

This cool old hot rod has been parked since 1973! The seller claims that it was painted and pinstriped sometime in the sixties or seventies. The engine… more»

What’s This 1970 Dodge Charger Worth?

Mopar muscle cars can go for big money if they are the right car with the right specs. This Charger looks rough and the lack of a… more»

Massive Matchbox Collection For Sale!

We have featured a few diecast car collections over the years, but this could be the largest stash of Matchbox brand stuff we’ve ever seen! The owner… more»

Cupboard Find: 1920’s Auto-Go Board Game

This is more of a cupboard find than a barn find, but even car guys need to come out of the garage once in a while to spend… more»

America’s Other Sports Car: 1970 AMC AMX

Corvette may claim the title as America’s Sports Car, but there was a time when there was another. It may not have been as slick looking, but… more»

Super Squarebody: 1973 Chevrolet Cheyenne C10

This could be the coolest squarebody out there! It’s a high spec Cheyenne Super/10 short bed. Power is provided by 454 and it’s completely tricked out with period… more»

Last Of A Great Breed: 1986 Jeep CJ-7 Laredo

It’s getting hard to find a nice CJ-7 these days. Most have been modified and driven hard. Understandably so – their short wheelbase and 4×4 system makes… more»

Perfect Daily Beater: 1995 Dodge Viper RT/10

The wrecked Hellcat from the other day was interesting, but this Dodge Viper could be perfect daily driver! It will provide that daily dose of adrenaline and… more»