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.

All-Weather Fun: 1990 Porsche 911 C4 Cabriolet

Could this be the perfect all-weather sports car? The fact that this is a droptop 911 ensures that it’s fun in the summer, but this one is also equipped with all-wheel-drive for some winter thrills! The Carrera 4 was… more»

Memorial Day Deal: 25% Off Memberships!

Today we would like to honor all those who have died while serving our country. We appreciate all the sacrifices made by the good people in our military. We thank you all! Big sales seem to be one way… more»

READER AD: $750 1974 Ford Pinto Project

The Pinto may not have been pretty, but it did help Ford enter the then emerging econocar market. The Beetle had been around for a while and a flock of small affordable cars was headed to our shores. The… more»

Closet Find: 1926 Louis Vuitton Train Case

Don’t worry, there’s a good reason this is on Barn Finds! Before Louis Vuitton became a famous fashion brand, they produced trunks. You know, the kind you strapped onto the back of your motor car! You may not remember… more»

Golden Project: 1971 Porsche 911

If you’re in the market for a long hood 911 project, then may we suggest this one? It has been off the road since 1979 but appears to be very complete and original. There are a few problems areas… more»

Could This Astro Van Be A Future Collectible?

This van may seem out of place here on Barn Finds but bear with me for a moment. When you look at as many cars as I do every day, you start to notice emerging trends. One blip that… more»

The Best Worst Car Ever Revisited: 1986 Yugo GV

After almost five years this Yugo has resurfaced. Since we last featured it, the car has made its way to Spokane, Washington and found a very loving caretaker. The new owner put about 6k miles on it, but they… more»

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z11 Pace Car Project

In the late sixties, Camaros had been used as pace cars at Indy for a few years so Chevrolet decided to capitalize on that fact by building a “replica” and offering it to consumers. It ended up being one… more»

Good Place To Start? 1976 Chevrolet Corvette L82

The seller of this Corvette claims that there might be less than 100 built with the same options. If that kind of thing matters to you, then you may want to take a look. This is obviously a project… more»

Good Place To Start? 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

I’ve wanted a Road Runner since I was a kid. Back then probably it had more to do with the cartoon logo and horn than anything else, but today the idea of a barebones muscle car gets me excited…. more»

9k Mile Roadster: 1993 Mazda Miata LE

If you’re in the market for a first-generation Miata, this is the one to get! It’s a Limited Edition model so it came with all the goodies and, according to the seller, it has only covered 9,000 miles! If… more»

We Bought This Porsche 911 Off Craigslist!

Craigslist is great, but there are certain vehicles that you just don’t expect to find on there. Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and air-cooled Porsche 911s for example. We are always watching for anything interesting, so imagine our surprise when this ’82… more»

Junkyard Find: Low-Mile 1982 Honda Civic Hatchback

This generation of Honda Civic may have littered junkyards all across America two decades ago, but they are a rare sight today. Especially, clean low-mileage ones like this! It’s a shame that this car ended up here because once… more»

El Chargerino: 2012 Dodge Charger Pickup?!

What do you buy when you need a pickup, but want a muscle car? The El Camino and Ranchero stopped production years ago and there aren’t new options today. That’s why you need this! It’s a 2012 Dodge Charger… more»

Perfect Race Car Project: 1953 MG TD

A few years back I had the opportunity to test drive a low-mileage MG TD in the mountains of Wyoming. The drive was short, but the memory will forever remain. Since that day, I have dreamed of owning my… more»

Made In California: 1929 Kleiber Truck

Today there are only a handful of car companies, but back in the old days, there were thousands. It was easier to build a “horseless carriage” than it is to build a modern automobile today and everyone was trying… more»