Barn Finds Invade Lucky Auction’s Fall Sale!

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I receive catalogs from a couple of auction houses and it’s plain to see that “barn finds” are all the rage right now. Original cars complete with all their flaws are a refreshing break from the over-restored machines that are normally found at these big sales. Anyway, it’s time for Lucky Auction’s Fall Auction and they have their own lineup of barn finds. It’s an impressive list too! They have a 1963 Jaguar E-Type which is claimed to have been parked since 1984. It and a handful of other finds will cross the block without reserve so it should end up being an interesting show. The auction will be held Saturday and Sunday on August 29th-3oth and you can get more information here on the Lucky Auction’s site. Be sure to check out the lot list and let us know which ones you have in your sights!


  1. That Guy

    Silly me. I didn’t even notice the E-type under all the dust and boxes. I got excited about the two, count ’em, TWO Toyota Sports 800’s at the right. Imagine my disappointment when I can’t find them included in the auction. Oh well. :-(

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  2. Dolphin Member

    Lot 439 – 1953 Jag XK 120 FHC barn find
    “Largely complete”…..except for the parts of the body and frame that hold the body up. Without those this poor fellow has collapsed under its own weight. But I do agree with the auction house—“We would recommend a close examination by any potential buyer”. Translation: supply your own good body and a good frame and then you’ve got something.

    Lot 440 – 1963 Jaguar E-Type coupe
    I haven’t looked at every car in this auction but this car will likely make the high price among foreign cars in this auction. Restorers will probably be trying to outbid each other for it.

    Lot 445 – 1930 Ford Model A lowboy bomber
    Except for the paint I like this. It looks like a real sanitary build. But be careful of the body. That’s a later rad cowl, not an A and is probably ‘glass. You’d want to know the history and details of the body/chassis parts before paying too much for it.

    Lot 463 1979 MGB
    Needs to be really good at a reasonable price. They made a half million of these, and the last few years are the least desirable.

    Lot 466 – 1989 Porsche 930 Turbo
    There aren’t any photos on the auction website yet, but it’s a sure bet that it will still sell for way too much.

    Lot 471 – 1958 Lancia Flaminia
    Too bad it’s a berlina, but the parts will be worth good money, especially the drivetrain and interior.

    Lot 472 – 1967 Lancia Fulvia
    The left side of this car seems fair for its age, at least viewed from a distance. If the rest of the car is decent, or even there, it might be worth a bid providing the high-riding rear end isn’t indicating some serious chassis problem. Depending on the model and engine these can bring big money when properly restored, but with this you’d better know what you’re looking at.

    Lot 636 – 1965 Shelby Cobra
    Not a “real” Cobra, but has some provenance. Probably the only ‘cheap’ way into decent Cobra ownership left.

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  3. KLHarper

    Lots of items to spend money on, luckily on the wrong coast so temptation is low.

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  4. Mark E

    I just about had to change my underwear when I saw not one but TWO Toyota Sports 800s!! Alas, neither is listed so I guess I’m glad I didn’t have that heart attack I was gonna have… >_<

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  5. Bob Baird

    Hasn’t anyone noticed the Corvette Stingray on the left?? I can’t find that in the auction, either!

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  6. Exartist

    Where the heck are the Toyotas?!

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    • That Guy

      They’re the little red things with their butts up against the side of the Corvair in the foreground.

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  7. George

    VW Thing listed as 1974. No vent covers, so it’s probably a 1973

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  8. George I always wanted a convertible German van…

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