Our Projects

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»

EXCLUSIVE: Our 1964 Dodge Dart Hot Rod!

UPDATE – Our Dart sold within a day for full asking price. Thanks Jim! If you follow the site then this Dart might look familiar. That’s because it’s one of my cars! You can read more about the day we… more»

Jeff’s Project Updates: 1988 Subaru XT6

Not too long ago, I provided a run-down on where my projects stood as it had been a while since I gave an update. Well, the new arrivals from this summer – my first Japanese cars in many years… more»

State of the State: Jeff’s Project Updates

A few of us here at Barn Finds realized that it seems like eons can pass before we provide an update on our project vehicles. So, here’s mine! First up, the 1981 Toyota Hiace: so far, the motor has been given… more»

Success Story: The Spitfire Has Shipped!

Saturday night was a bitter sweet moment. A few months back I sold my Triumph Spitfire that I brought back to life. The new owner Bruce, a reader and a frequent buyer of the cars we feature, hadn’t been… more»

Jeff’s New Project, Part II: 1988 Subaru XT6

I mentioned a few weeks ago with the arrival of my 1981 Toyota Hiace that this wasn’t the only project showing up after the departure of my ’87 535is; well, as of last weekend, the “other” project is home… more»