Our Projects

Junkyard Trooper Update: Seized Engine Shocker!

Well, while I had hoped my next update on the junkyard-find 1986 Isuzu Trooper I acquired would have pictures of it fording streams and bouncing over rocks, that is sadly not the case. When we last left you, I… more»

We Bought This Porsche 911 Off Craigslist!

Craigslist is great, but there are certain vehicles that you just don’t expect to find on there. Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and air-cooled Porsche 911s for example. We are always watching for anything interesting, so imagine our surprise when this ’82… more»

Junkyard Cosworth Update: Missing Link Found!

When I last reported on the progress being made on my junkyard find 1986 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16 Cosworth, there was a fairly big item on my list of missing components that was stripped out by the junkyard I bought… more»

Jeff’s Junkyard Finds: 1986 Isuzu Trooper Rescue!

As many of our readers now know, I have a slight addiction to rescuing vehicles from salvage yard-type environments. At last count, of the five projects I own, three of them have literally been pulled from a salvage yard… more»

BF Success Story: Jamie’s 1988 Lister-Jaguar XJS

One of the great things about following Barn Finds on a regular basis is seeing the success stories sent in by our readers. I now have the pleasure of writing one of those on my own purchase! In case… more»

Junkyard Cosworth Updates: Junkyard Parts Score!

I’m sure this comes as no surprise that I’ve continued to acquire parts for my will-it-ever-run Mercedes 190E 2.3-16 Cosworth project at an alarming rate. Before I burst into internet fame (guffaw), I used to spend every weekend at… more»

Junkyard Cosworth Updates: Examining the Rust

Recently, I introduced you to my latest project: a 1986 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16 Cosworth that I found in a junkyard in Pennsylvania. After literally spending an hour calling yards that had parts for a 16-Valve listed on car-part.com, I… more»

Barn Finds Flashback: Great Adventures

This morning a Google Photos popped up on my phone with a photo collage. The photos were of our trusty little Barn Finds Mustang at the 2014 Northwest Classic Rally. It then hit me that exactly 4 years ago… more»

Roadside Sighting: 1979 Chevrolet Corvette

The internet is a great place to find cars, but sometimes you might stumble across the best deals while out running errands. Heck, we recently spotted something interesting while out driving around. Peaking out from behind an old fence,… more»

Road Legal! Todd’s One-Owner 232k 1989 Ford Mustang LX 5.0

Every year fewer and fewer Fox-body Mustangs prowl the world’s roadways. Keeping this car forever never entered my mind on 17 November 1988 when I bought it — the only new car I’ve ever bought myself, and the most… more»

Project Has Arrived: 1950 Chevrolet 3600

A few days back, I shared my Dad’s most recent purchase a 1950 Chevrolet 3600 truck project that he scored for just $200, you can read that post here. Well, he finally had time to go get it loaded… more»

One Big Project: 1950 Chevrolet 3600

I recently got a call from my Dad asking me if I knew much about 1950 Chevrolet 3600 3/4 ton trucks. I had to admit that all I really knew about them was that they were powered by a… more»

SNEAK PEEK: Amazing Backyard Find!

We have had the opportunity to see some amazing collections over the years, but last week we got a call about one that still has us pinching ourselves! The person on the other end of the line asked us if… more»

EXCLUSIVE: Our 1976 Cosworth Vega Project!

UPDATE: The Vega has sold and will be headed to Massachusetts. Thanks Paul! Here’s another one from my personal collection. We found this cool Cosworth on our local craigslist. It had been parked for a while, but I just had to… more»

EXCLUSIVE: Our 1958 Triumph TR3 Project

UPDATE – This one sold for $5,700 within an hour after posting it. Thanks Tom! The Dart has sold so now it’s time to list our TR3 project. I told you we are thinning the herd! The frame and drivetrain are… more»

Little Blue Box: 1986 Nissan Stanza 4WD

I hope you have enjoyed Scotty G’s write-ups as much as I have! I think he is overly fond of Japanese cars, but perhaps it’s the effect of the long cold winters where he lives. When he asked me to… more»