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.

We Are Headed To Monterey Car Week!

Tomorrow morning Josh and I will board a plane bound for automotive mecca! If you don’t already know, there is a huge car party going on over in California this week. It’s happening on the Monterey Peninsula and there’s… more»

EXCLUSIVE: 1969 Chevy Nova With Sleeper Potential!

If you follow the site then you may be feeling a little Déjà vu right now. That’s because it’s only been a month since we featured my very similar-looking ’68 Nova. That car received dozens of inquiries and sold… more»

44k Mile Survivor: 1978 Chevrolet Chevette

It’s not hard to find low-mileage Corvettes, but when was the last time you saw a low-mileage Chevette? Heck, when was the last time you even saw a Chevette? That’s because they were meant to be cheap commuter cars,… more»

Parked Since ’71: 1956 Porsche 356 Speedster

Imagine stumbling upon this in the corner of someone’s garage. That’s not a replica under there. That’s a real deal Porsche Speedster! It has been parked since 1971 and the lucky guys who discovered it have listed it for… more»

Your Own Car Site: RatRods.com Is For Sale!!!

A while back we announced that we’d started a new website – RatRods.com! We spent a ton of time and money getting it going and Montana has done a great job writing posts. But we are starting to feel… more»

EXCLUSIVE: 1968 Chevy Nova Sleeper Project

Update – The Nova sold to one of our readers within hours of listing it. Thanks for all those who inquired! It’s going to a good home and we have been promised an occasional update. This ’68 Nova was… more»

Don’t Paint It! 1937 Ford Sedan Patina Rod

This could the perfect start to the perfect hot rod! Everyone builds ’32 coupes, so this sedan would stand out at the next car show. And if you really want to draw a crowd, the only thing you need… more»

French Goddess: 1971 Citroen D Super

If you have never looked at one of these amazing cars, you should. Not only was the styling futuristic, but the mechanicals were downright space-age! They featured front-wheel-drive and a “magic carpet ride” hydropneumatic suspension. This one came from… more»

Daily Drive It: 1965 Porsche 911 SWB

Early 911s may have been priced out of many people’s budgets these days, but it’s always good to have something to aspire to. Their values have made it so you don’t see a lot driving around though so you… more»

Cheap Classic: 1976 Pontiac Grand Prix

The seller claims that this one was owned by a little old lady. Power is provided by a 350 V8 and it’s still wearing its original paint. It isn’t perfect but looks like a decent driver for the price……. more»

Junkyard Find: 1969 Volkswagen Beetle

With over a 21 million Beetles sold, you’d think the junkyards would still be littered with them. When was the last time you saw one though? We hadn’t seen one in a long time so when we spotted this… more»

Parked In ’88: 1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS 396

For some strange reason, this Camaro was parked in 1988. Perhaps fuel prices had gotten too high or maybe it was too expensive to insure? Those really aren’t good reasons to cage up a beast like this for over… more»

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»