Dale’s Early Cup Ride Replica: 1973 Ford Gran Torino

While Dale Earnhardt remains a household name due to his time behind the wheel of his legendary #3 Chevrolets, little is widely known about his rough and tumble rise to stardom.  Driven by a furious desire to be a… more»

A Rising Tide: 1971 Porsche 914-6

“A rising tide lifts all boats” is the best phrase you can use to describe the current Porsche market.  The 911 in all of its forms is currently one of the most highly desired sports cars on the planet,… more»

Recipe For Speed: Belly Tanker Kit

As World War II came to a close, a number of elements combined in Southern California that gave birth to the hot rodding movement.  That “lightning on a bottle” was the combination of thousands of skilled workers, a favorable… more»

Big Block Four Speed Convertible: 1971 Corvette

The Devil is, as they say, in the details.  Anyone who has restored a vehicle knows that the details are the hardest and most expensive part of any restoration.  So, when you look at the Corvette in the main… more»

Sleeping Fuelie: 1957 Corvette

Sometimes the most out of the ordinary vehicles show up at car dealers.  Take for example this neat little 1957 Corvette sitting in the delivery garage at Uftring Chevrolet in Washington, Illinois.  Being sold on eBay, this Corvette is… more»

Los Angeles Garage Find: 1970 Camaro

As we pass down countless streets, roads, and highways in our lives, we more than likely pass right by some amazing cars that are hidden from sight.  While most garages house boxes of baby pictures, Christmas ornaments, and the… more»

Low Mileage Luxury Barge: 1976 Cadillac Coupe deVille

On the ever growing list of incredible things younger people will never experience, perhaps one of the most glorious is riding around in and/or driving a seventies luxury car.  There is no better way to tick of the miles… more»

Topless Screaming Chicken: 1980 Firebird Convertible

We see a lot of unusual cars here on Barn Finds.  Some are rare, some are desirable, and a few are the manifestations of situations where what was done seemed like a good idea at the time.  Take for… more»

Worth Restoring? 1936 Ford 5-Window Coupe

In early Fords, body style is everything when it comes to desirability.  Open cars are still the most sought after interation of prewar Fords.  However, with the popularity of touring and the security that overnight trips require, coupe body… more»

Spliced Soft Top: 1966 Corvette Convertible

As the price of mid-year Corvettes ascends into the clouds, an occasional bargain can be had if you are willing to put in a little elbow grease. Take for example this 1966 Chevrolet Corvette convertible being sold here on… more»

Black Plate Bargain: 1965 Mustang GT Fastback

As we all know, certain interior and exterior color combinations can make or break the look of a car.  Of all the possible combinations, black on black is the most sought after choice.  Not because it is easy to… more»

Poncho Pickup: 1974 Pontiac Grand Camino

Sometimes, when you want something, in particular, you just have to make it yourself. GM was, and is, notorious for offering variations of the same body across multiple divisions. The Cadillac Cimarron disaster comes to mind. However, the El… more»

Sweat Equity: 1937 Ford Tudor Project

Sometimes your budget just won’t allow you to go out and buy a freshly restored version of the car of your dreams.  So, when a cheaper but rougher car comes along, we convince ourselves that buying it cheap and… more»

Yankee Bandit: 1977 Pontiac Trans Am

In Hal Needham’s autobiography “Stuntman!, ” he mentioned how amazed the studio was when ticket sales totals from the northeast came in for “Smokey and the Bandit.”  They were convinced that this movie had no chance outside of the… more»

Make School Great Again: 1956 Chevrolet School Bus

If you have ever worked in education, then you know about the obscene amounts of money being thrown at schemes to improve test scores.  The harder everybody works, the less fun the experience is.  Kids need to be excited… more»

Marvin’s Sleeper: 1974 Mercury Comet

A lot of times we just ignore seventies cars.  Those of us that grew up with these cars weren’t really impressed with their performance or their looks.  As a teenager, I was quite a car snob.  I drove a… more»