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.

Furniture Find: 1968 Mustang Bullitt Desk

We have all seen those couches made out of ’57 Chevy or Cadillac tails. While creative, their use is limited. This sweet looking Bullitt desk is a different story though. In fact, I think it would be the perfect… more»

Fall Sale: 25% Off Memberships!

Fall is in the air. That means it’s time for fuel stabilizer and winter project planning. It’s also a great time to get your Barn Finds membership because we are offering 25% off! Your membership dues will help us… more»

HELP WANTED: Write For Barn Finds!

Have you always dreamed of becoming an automotive journalist? Well, here’s your chance! We are looking for a few people to add to our team of talented writers. You don’t have to be an English major to apply, but you… more»

25k Mile 1987 Chevrolet Chevette CS

Chevettes were built for economy and meant to be driven until the wheels fell off. That’s what happened to most, so imagine our surprise when we stumbled upon this beauty! A Chevette seems like a strange one to stash… more»

EXCLUSIVE: 1928 Ford Model A Hot Rod

Update – A deposit has been received from Barn Finds reader Ted. He plans to pick it up this weekend. If priced right, BF Exclusives sell quick! This Model A has been hanging around our shop for a while… more»

Spirit of Ecstasy: 1975 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow

Every car guy and gal has dreamt about owning a Rolls-Royce at some point in their life. The iconic brand is known for automotive excellence and it’s the name what most people think of when they hear “luxury car”…. more»

Barn Stored Since ’40: 1923 Ford Model T

Henry Ford changed the world when he released his Model T. Up until that point, automobiles were a novelty enjoyed by the wealthy. The Model T’s low price tag put it within reach of the average man though and… more»

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!

Update – This one sold to one of our readers. Thanks for all the interest! 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… 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»