Impeccable 1939 Lincoln Zephyr V12 Coupe

The 1939 Lincoln Zephyr coupe is an art-deco masterpiece and a triumph of V-12 power and confidence in the run-up to World War II. The example here on eBay in Eagle, Idaho, appears to need nothing but a new… more»

Stored Since 1984: 1950 Buick Sedanet

Hold the phone! This car is advertised as a 1950 Buick Roadmaster Jetback Special on Craigslist in southwest Houston. It was “running when stored.” But that was back in 1984! Actually, this is a Jetback (also called a Sedanet)… more»

1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman with Only 2,500 Miles

Here’s a special find: a basically untouched 1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman limousine from the glory days, and with only 2,500 miles on the odometer. It’s in Fort Wayne, Indiana here on eBay, with bidding at just over $25,000. It’s… more»

Just Out of Storage: 1953 Willys Overland Station Wagon

In Witold Rybczynski’s new book The Driving Machine, he discusses the genesis of the Willys Overland station wagon, a very nice 1953 example of which is here on Facebook Marketplace in Grace Valley, California. After the complexity and maintenance-heavy… more»

Professor Owned: 1961 Volvo PV 544

As Volvo fans know, the PV 544, introduced in 1958, looks much like a hunchbacked 1941 Ford, though it was sold until 1966. This 1961 544 is listed here on Craigslist near Portland, Oregon. It’s a pretty sweet example,… more»

Recently Revived 1991 Mazda Miata SE

Many Miata buyers are fixated on the first-year 1990s, but the 1991s are pretty much the same thing, but with some incremental improvements. What we have here in Harrisonburg, Virginia on eBay is a 1991 car recently resurrected after… more»

Out of Hibernation: 1971 Lotus Europa S2

It’s hard to overstate how tiny these cars are. The 1971 Lotus Europa is only 3.54 feet tall, meaning it would be about knee level for Wilt Chamberlain. The minuscule British sports car, which looks something like a bread… more»

Patina Project: 1948 Buick Roadmaster Fastback

The eBay listing for this 1948 Buick Roadmaster fastback in Farmingdale, New York, is an honest assessment. The car is on Long Island now, but it is a “clean, dry Texas car” that is “99.9 percent rot/rust-free” (though hardly… more»

BF Classified: 1971 Jaguar E-Type

The 1971 Jaguar E-Type listed in a Barnfinds Classified would be a 4.2-liter example if, in fact, it had an engine. The previous owner of this car down in Lutz, Florida used it as a parts car, and “what… more»

Rare and Fast: 1961 Chrysler 300G

The owner of this 1961 Chrysler 300G project car on Craigslist near Palm Springs, California, is pretty modest about it. It’s a spectacular-looking car, a vision of the future from 1961 and a heralded performance car of its day…. more»

V4 Fun! 1972 Saab 96

Often, with project cars like this, there’s “the good” and then “the bad.” This 1972 Saab 96 with V-4 power on Craigslist in Seattle for $6,500 is mostly good. It’s had $8,000 in recent work. Add that to the… more»

Low Miles And Rust-Free: 1980 Alfa-Romeo Spider

The best thing about this 1980 Alfa-Romeo Spider is A) its covered just 19,000 original miles and B) its location in Miami, Florida, which has kept it from the rust endemic east of the Mississippi. It’s here on eBay… more»

One Of A Kind Project: 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado

It is “a one-of-a-kind project car.” That much is clear. The midnight black cruiser started life as a front-wheel-drive 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado, an innovative design in anyone’s book. From there, its owner got the customizing bug, chopped the roof,… more»

Impressive Stash Of Swedes Cars In Nebraska

As I learned from experience, the Volvo 1800, in either the made-in-Britain Jensen version or “S for Sweden” later incarnation, does not want to be left outside. They rust prodigiously, and they’re challenging to repair correctly. That’s why this… more»

Rare 1979 Volvo 242 GT

Buying a car that’s been raced is somewhat double-edged—on the one hand, regular maintenance is likely, and on the other, being driven hard is a certainty. This rare 1979 Volvo 242 GT on Facebook Marketplace in Bend, Oregon, was… more»

Finned Beauty: 1959 Cadillac Coupe de Ville

At the top of my “might have been” list is a 1959 Cadillac convertible, black with red leather, that my father wouldn’t let me buy when we were shopping for a high school car. It was pristine and only… more»

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