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455 And A 4-Speed: 1973 Pontiac Trans Am

This article is a little different than most of the other articles I have written in Barn Finds. One of the reasons I enjoy writing Barn Find articles is that I love to try and locate rare muscle cars…. more»

Restoring The Paint On Our 1974 Porsche 914 Project!

We’ve been bitten by the 914 bug, so when this bright red example came up for sale just a few days ago with a low asking price, we snatched it up! It took us all of about 4 hours… more»

Junkyard Find Mercedes Cosworth Updates: Into the Shop!

When we last left off, I was probably running out of interesting things to tell you about my junkyard-find 1986 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16 Cosworth. Man, that’s a mouthful. Anyway, the good news is a few months ago, it finally left… more»

Junkyard Trooper, Part 3: She Runs!

I’m going to get in front of some potential disappointment right now and tell you this: I don’t have a video of my junkyard Trooper running. Blame it on the Georgia heat, but I neglected to document the truck… more»

Jeff’s New Project: Mini-Cars Go Kart!

Every now and again, I justify a small purchase – mostly in the form of die-cast models – by saying my toddler daughter would enjoy it. I can’t help the fact that she’s already shown an interest in automobiles,… more»

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»