Sightings

Going to Need a Bigger Magnet: Lake-Find BMW M3 S14 Motor!

Just when you think you’ve seen everything, some guy on Facebook confesses he drags a magnet around local lakes and found a motor. An interesting motor, at that. A random post on Facebook caught my eye when I realized… more»

Visit to RI Junkyard With Fellow Barn Finders!

Recently, we profiled a Cadillac Eldorado coupe which had been photographed several times over the years as part of large junkyard collection in Rhode Island. You can read the full post here on Barn Finds, and today, a few Barn Finds readers… more»

Gray Market Field Find! 1981 Mercedes 280SL

Barn Finds reader Sean S. sent in these photos of a long-forgotten R107-chassis Mercedes-Benz 280SL, parked on a farm in Georgia many years ago. It’s a desirable Euro-spec car, complete with a manual transmission, crank windows, and glass headlights, but… more»

Junkyard Finds: Classics at Yank-A-Part Yard

One of the comments I make most frequently to salvage yard owners is that they should put their most unusual or special parts cars and trucks online, somewhere, anywhere, in order to drive foot traffic and phone calls. Few… more»

Trailer Park Sighting: Million Dollar Bugatti!

We’ve seen a Superbird in a trailer park, but this is our first Bugatti! Just because someone chooses to live in a mobile home that doesn’t mean they don’t have fine taste when it comes to automobiles. I suppose that… more»

Jeff in the Junkyard: Eastern Shore Finds

As some of our long-time readers know, I used to spend a fair amount of time stomping around junkyards on the weekends. Well, having a child greatly limits your free time (at least initially, until they can join you),… more»

Editor Find! What the Heck is a Tugley?

A few days ago, I spotted this winter-ready rig on the side of the road near North Scituate, Rhode Island. I was on my way to inspect some rare junkyard parts for my rusty 190E 2.3-16 project and had… more»

Junkyard Sighting: 1980 AMC Eagle Coupe

We decided to make a trip to our local pick-n-pull junkyard to get some parts for Jesse’s daily driver. While we occasionally see classics in the junkyards around Boise, they aren’t usually all that interesting, but we were surprised by… more»

Roadside Sighting: 1956 Packard Four Hundred

You really never know what you might find parked in a rural town. I was recently traveling through the tiny town of Shoshone, Idaho when I spotted something rather interested parked by an old shop. When I first spotted… more»

Reader Find: 1965 Ford Galaxie

From Angry Jonny – I found this beauty on the Facebook page of a local auto recycler. A quick phone inquiry got a quote of $3,000. It was unclear if the original engine or the 390 that came with the… more»

Roadside Sighting: 1979 Fiat Spider 2000

Getting down to the roots of traditional Italian motoring. The land of hills, beautiful vista’s and possibly the worlds smallest cars. Fiat from Italy known for handbuilt Italian style on wheels with the famous Fiat 500. These little sports… more»

Roadside Sighting: 1971 Jeepster Hurst Edition

This one just popped up on a local facebook group I follow.  The spotter was driving through a small town in Oregon and almost swerved off the road when they went past this super rare Jeepster. There were only… more»

Port Sighting: Aston Martin Vantage

You never know when you might spot an interesting, rare or unique find! Well, Reader Andreas D spotted something at his job that he described as “not a barn find, but a rare car” and I have to agree… more»

Roadside Sighting: Project Trucks In Idaho

While recently running errands, I spotted several ’50s GM trucks parked alongside the road. I’ve noticed the collection of projects in the owner’s yard before, but I hadn’t ever noticed the for sale sign. Classic trucks have become quite popular… more»

Roadside Sighting: Stash In Ohio

Last time we heard from Reader Jim B, he had spotted a mess of Jeeps and RVs, you can read that story here. Well, he recently sent in photos of another stash of cars, this group is in Ohio… more»

Roadside Sighting: 1976 Oldsmobile Starfire

“A first car”, “pizza delivery”, “the a to b go getter”. The fishbowl design from many manufacturers filled the roll of transportation to every awkward first date, trip to the beach, and going off the college journey. It just… more»