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.

BF Auction: 1959 Daimler SP250

The Daimler SP250 had been on my bucket list for many years when I finally found this one. It came to me in “barn find” form so some work was needed to make it a runner again. It’s not… more»

BF Auction: 1974 MGB Roadster

Rubber bumper MGBs represent a major bargain in the classic car world. You could swap out the bumpers for chrome ones, but frankly, this is a car that should just be maintained and driven! It’s not a perfect specimen… more»

HELP WANTED: Write For Barn Finds!

Have you always dreamed of becoming an automotive journalist? Here’s your chance! We are looking for a few people to add to our team of talented writers. All you need to have is an automotive obsession and the ability… more»

BF Auction: 1976 Pontiac Firebird Formula 400

While perusing my local classifieds, the bright orange paint and wild stripes on this Firebird caught my eye. I couldn’t resist going to take a look. Unfortunately, another car showed up the same day that I couldn’t pass up… more»

Perfect Patina: 1971 Porsche 911

Air-Cooled 911s are hot right now and I don’t see any signs of them cooling off. Porsche isn’t ever going to make an air-cooled flat-six again so if you want to experience what made the company what it is… more»

Barn Bug Update: 1962 Volkswagen Beetle

We featured this 1962 Beetle over 10 years ago. It was a dusty project back then but it has since been transformed into the sweet ride you see before you! Mike C reached out to report that the barn… more»

Patina Pony: 1966 Ford Mustang 289

I’ve been into British sports cars lately but every once in a while I get a hankering for a Mustang. I have fond memories of our own Rally Stang and who doesn’t love that pony car shape? A fastback… more»

BF Auction: 1986 Volvo 240 Wagon

If you are familiar with old Volvos, then you know that the brand used to be more associated with durability than luxury. Many of the high-mileage record holders are Volvos and if you couldn’t tell already, I love them!… more»

BF Auction: 1987 Porsche 924 S

If you’re interested in joining the largest car club in the world, this might be your most affordable way in. The Porsche Car Club of America puts on a lot of fun events all over the country and most… more»

BF Auction: 1969 Jaguar E-Type 2+2

This Jaguar E-Type is the last of three that we are selling for the owner. He inherited all three cars from his father and they are all projects. This one is a 2+2 and although it’s a little rusty,… more»

BF Auction: 1969 Jaguar E-Type Roadster

This is the second in the group of three Jaguar E-Types that we have the privilege of auctioning off right here on the site. Like the first, this is a roadster but it’s not as rusty and is actually… more»

BF Auction: 1969 Jaguar E-Type Roadster

Even in project form, E-Types are exciting! So imagine how we felt when a local guy called up and asked if we could help him sell three that he inherited from his father. All three are from 1969 and… more»

Worth It? 1973 Plymouth ‘Cuda 340 Project

Many of us dream of owning a ‘Cuda someday. Plymouth’s pony car combined power with good looks and they are hot today. Just look at that snout! How much do you love them though? This particular project needs a… more»

Country Club Sighting: Honda-Powered Porsche 914

Here’s something you wouldn’t expect to find in your local golf course parking lot. A ratty Porsche 914 may not be that uncommon but this one has a surprise hiding under the hood… er, trunk! The owner wasn’t around… more»

BF Auction: 1966 Lotus Elan S/E

UPDATE – We have added a video of the engine running and a photo of the engine number below. We can also confirm that the original top, side bows, and tonneau are with the car. A replacement top is… more»

BF Auction: 1983 Volvo 244 Turbo

UPDATE – We’ve decided to pull the reserve on this Volvo! If you’d love to have it, be sure to bid below. I’ve owned a handful of old Volvos over the years and they have all been great cars… more»