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About Joshua Mortensen

I've been a classic car nut for most of my life. When Jesse told me about his idea for this site, I was more than a little excited. Before he had even finished the site, I was already writing the very first posts!

Just Out Of Storage: 1934 Pierce-Arrow 836A Brougham

Prior to seeing a Pierce-Arrow in person, I viewed these cars as just another big pre-war classic, but after seeing one in person at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, I learned how impressive these machines really are. As a… more»

BF EXCLUSIVE: 1951 Dodge Meadowbrook

SOLD We’ve seen over the past few years a definite surge in interest for 4-door classics. While they still aren’t as desirable as their two-door counterparts, lots of people are starting to see the benefit of saving their money… more»

BF Auction: Ravenna Green 1973 Porsche 914

About five years ago, we set out on a quest to find a Porsche 914. We really wanted a 911, but prices were already skyrocketing. After reading about the 914, we realized they offered a lot of that Porsche… more»

Martin’s Corvette: 1970 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Update

We love hearing from the Barn Finds Community, especially when it’s an update about a classic car that we featured! Reader Martin A spotted Adam’s feature on this 1970 Corvette Stingray and decided to bid on it. It was… more»

BF Auction: 1967 Ford F250

Sold For: $1,800 We love classic trucks here at Barn Finds. They are loaded with practicality while being stylish and fun to cruise in. We especially love unrestored examples, as most trucks lived hard lives from day one. This… more»

Success Story: 1981 Chevrolet C30 Silverado

A while back, we helped find a new home for this 1981 Chevrolet C30 Silverado. Kristin C had submitted it as a BF Classified with a fairly low asking price. While I was reviewing it, I thought it looked… more»

Car Show Find: 1978 Ford Pinto Squire Wagon

One of my favorite Father’s day activities is attending one of the many car shows that take place over the weekend. This year, I decided to stop by one of the shows that’s held at a local retirement center…. more»

BF Auction: 1950 Plymouth De Luxe

ENDING SOON! Reader Shawn C has been collecting cars for a long time, but he’s decided the time has come to start thining down his collection. So, to kick things off, he’s decided to auction off his lovely 1950… more»

BF Auction: 1990 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24

When Chevrolet introduced the first Cavalier in 1981, it was their second attempt at offering a front-wheel-drive product and was meant to just be economical transportation. While they were good at that task, they weren’t exactly fun cars. Thankfully,… more»

Road Ready! 1945 Willys MB

These days, you go to the store and you’ll see at least a dozen Jeep Wranglers on the road. These modern SUVs are extremely popular for urban driving, but it wasn’t always that way. There was a time when… more»

Unrestored 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible ZR2!

This 1971 Corvette Convertible has a lot of good things going for it! For one, it’s a one-year-only ZR2, of which only 12 were ever built (just 2 as convertibles). And secondly, it’s an unrestored car with just 8,702!… more»

Ready To Enjoy! 1966 Sunbeam Alpine Series V

What do you do when you want a Shelby Cobra but can’t afford one? You buy a Sunbeam Tiger! But what do you do when you want a Tiger and can’t afford it? You buy the car it was… more»

High Desert Find: 1961 Triumph TR3A

When it comes to British sports cars, the Triumph TR3 is an icon. It offered solid performance, simple mechanics, and a timeless design. In the past decade, we’ve had the opportunity to own three of these wonderful machines. One… more»

Monaco Edition: 1963 Ford Thunderbird Limited Landau

When Ford introduced the Thunderbird, it was meant to compete with the Corvette, but ended up carving out its own niche. Rather than being a sports car with some luxury features, the Thunderbird was a luxury car with some… more»

Rare Survivor: 1977 Fiat 128 Two-Door

There are lots of reasons a find can be a rare discovery. Sometimes, it’s because the car was never built in large numbers. Other times it can be that a decent number were built but were never imported to… more»

Sleeper Wagon: 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad

You don’t have to be a Chevrolet fan to know about and appreciate the Tri-Five Nomad Wagon. It’s such an iconic design and a wonderfully weird mix of style and utility. You really can’t get much cooler than a… more»