38 Year Slumber: 1931 Ford Model A Town Sedan

It is hard not to love Model A Fords.  While the Model T was meant to be nothing more than basic transportation, the Model A was designed… more»

Barn Find Lizzie: 1926 Ford Model T

As visionary as Henry Ford was, we would still be driving Model T Fords if he had his way.  Perhaps, like Dr. Frankenstein’s realization that his creation… more»

Five Window Puzzle: 1934 Ford Five Window Coupe

Every restoration starts with disassembly.  This is sort of like having dessert before dinner.  It is fun to take things apart, and it doesn’t require a lot… more»

Pretty Plymouth: 1934 Plymouth Sedan

In the thirties, if you wanted a fast car without spending a fortune, then you picked up a Ford.  However, if you wanted an economical car with… more»

Not A Model A: 1935 Ford Cabriolet

Try as we all might to convince our family members to take part in our hobby, often they just don’t see the attraction.  Sadly, that disconnect often… more»

Eighties Excess: 1987 Chevrolet R30 Stretched Dually

As a kid, Miami Vice was one of the few shows I religiously watched.  While the stunning South Beach setting was a big draw for viewers, car… more»

Rough Rider: 1953 Dodge M37 Truck

Looking back, it is staggering to think about how much the United States spent on the military during the Cold War.  To keep communism at bay, we… more»

Road Going Millennium Falcon: 1972 Chrysler Newport

Like manna from heaven, the classifieds have been filling up with seventies land yachts.  Often requiring their own zip codes, these enormous seventies sedans harken back to… more»

Turbo Buick V-6 Inside: 1981 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Back in the seventies and early eighties, GM was trying to consolidate a dizzying array of engine options down to a manageable level.  Nearly every division had… more»

Old School Stick Shift: 1978 Dodge B200 Van

For years, I was adamant in my belief that nothing about a van was cool.  Perhaps it was the trauma of my father delivering me to the… more»

Another Low Information Ad: 1955 Ford Pickup

California was the epicenter of cool in the postwar period.  Once the destination of Dust Bowl refugees looking for a new start, the huge boom in industry… more»

Descended From An Angel: 1960 Studebaker Hawk

One of the constants in any discussion of America’s independent automakers is the fact that they had to do more with less.  Lacking the development budget of… more»

Far North Fiero: 1986 Pontiac Fiero GT

Sometimes craigslist surprises you.  This huge free ad website has its tentacles in basically every nook and cranny of the planet, and neat things can pop up… more»

Maybe A Unicorn: 1965 Mustang Coupe

We feature first generation Mustangs a lot here at Barn Finds, and for good reason.  Mustangs are almost the perfect car for a beginning enthusiast on a… more»

Ford’s Next Step Up: 1948 Mercury Convertible

In the old way of doing things, automakers thought they needed multiple divisions to appeal to all levels of the marketplace.  Following GM’s lead, Ford and Chrysler… more»

Fill In The Blanks: 1956 Chrysler Coupe

Sometimes the toughest part of this job is filling between the lines in the ads.  Sellers often don’t know quite what they have, or they do, and… more»

Cream Puff: 1989 Corvette Convertible

More than any other American car, Corvettes are often found in cream puff condition.  As an old neighbor put it when looking for a perfect Corvette for… more»

Swayback Express: 1937 Plymouth PT50 Pickup

If you were a Plymouth dealer in the mid 1930s, times were pretty good.  Plymouths were selling very well, making the brand was the third most popular… more»

Fixture Of ’70s America: 1972 Ford Econoline Van

It is said that Carolina parakeets were once one of the predominant bird species in America.  Large flocks of the birds inhabited swamps and old growth forests… more»

Work Left To Do: 1954 Ford C600 Truck

One of the sadder parts of this gig is seeing the low prices and lack of interest in heavy duty and/or commercial vehicles that enter the collectible… more»

Weekend At Bernie’s: 1958 Packard Starlight Hardtop

Remember the movie “Weekend at Bernie’s”? No, it wasn’t a political special from last year’s crazy election. This classic comedy was about two fresh out of college… more»

Restore or Street Rod It: 1936 Ford Sedan Delivery

It used to be borderline sinful to hot rod a rare car.  Restorers would spend years haunting swap meets and junk yards looking for the missing bits… more»

Fuel Injected Humpty Dumpty: 1964 Corvette Convertible

We all remember the nursery rhyme “Humpty Dumpty.”  Once he took his fall, all the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put him back together… more»

Don’t Call If You Don’t Know: Kellison J6

By any account, the sixties were a pretty wild time for gearheads of every variety.  The horsepower war between the manufacturers was out of control, the custom… more»