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.

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»

Roadside Sighting: 1950 Spartan Royal Mansion

It’s fun to hunt for cars on your local craigslist, but sometimes the best finds are discovered along the roadside when you least expect it. Our managing editor, Josh, found this one driving around and we knew we had… more»

New SUV Alternative: 73k Mile 1998 Jeep Cherokee

If you have gone new car shopping lately then you know how crazy the prices have gotten. Some of the SUVs cost nearly as much as a small house! That can make low-mileage 4x4s like this Jeep Cherokee very… more»

Feeling Lucky? 1968 Dodge Charger R/T 440

The seller thinks, that restored, this Charger could be an $80,000 car! It would take a lot to get from here to there, but they may not be totally off with their assumption. Drivers go for around 30 grand… more»

Nice And No Reserve: 1986 Volkswagen Golf

We normally only get excited about VW Golfs when they have GTI badges on them. This plain-jane five-door caught our attention though for the simple fact that most of these have been driven into the ground. This particular example… more»

Worth $2,500? 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

After featuring a supposed rust-free Mopar this morning, we must have needed something a little more corroded. Barn Finds reader Mike S sent in this Road Runner thinking it was nuts that someone would ask $2,500 it. Well, we… more»

Rust-Free And No Reserve: 1968 Dodge Charger

Most of the Mopar muscle cars we have featured lately have been rust buckets, so it was refreshing to find this apparently rust-free Charger. The seller mentions that they have owned 20 Chargers over the years and this is… more»

Spring Break Sale: 50% Off Memberships!

It’s spring break season and all around the country college students are headed to tropical destinations. For those of us who are not that lucky, Barn Finds is the perfect spring-time escape. Here you can feel nostalgia, learn about… more»

Real Muscle Car? 1974 Plymouth Road Runner 440

Some people claim that muscle cars were all but dead and gone by the time this Road Runner was built. Sure, it would take a couple of decades before we saw the crazy high horsepower numbers again, but cars… more»

FREE Caps For Supporting Members!

We are giving away free Barn Finds trucker caps to everyone who signs up as a member today! Membership gets you unlimited ad-free access to the site along with many other great┬ábenefits. Click here to get signed up today…. more»