Barn Find Stories

Original 98-Year-Old Owner! 1965 AC Cobra

This isn’t the usual Barn Finds post as it features a car that’s not for sale. This is the story of a special car that has been owned by the same 98-year-old owner since new – and no, it… more»

Neglected SCCA Racer: 1963 Chevrolet Corvette

The Chevy Corvette got its first redesign in 1963 and the sport coupe version of the sports car would later become iconic due to its one-year-only split rear window design. The C2 (second generation) ‘Vettes helped put the car… more»

“One Piece at a Time” – Johnny Cash Tribute Car!

Johnny Cash released a fun little song in 1976 called “One Piece at a Time”. It was about an assembly line auto worker who throughout his career smuggled out enough parts to assemble a whole car. Problem was that… more»

A Lesson In Preservation: Jay Leno And The Jag

Most classic car enthusiasts know Jay Leno’s Garage. And with some 3.4 million subscribers, his Restoration Blog on YouTube gets plenty of attention too. The Blog is an every-few-month progress update for fans, designed to show how Jay and… more»

Martin’s Corvette: 1970 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Update

We love hearing from the Barn Finds Community, especially when it’s an update about a classic car that we featured! Reader Martin A spotted Adam’s feature on this 1970 Corvette Stingray and decided to bid on it. It was… more»

1 of 3 AstroVettes: 1971 Chevrolet Corvette

In 1971, three similar Corvettes were leased to NASA’s Apollo 15 crew by Chevrolet to help promote the space program. A now-white Corvette with red and blue stripes would be driven on Earth by command module pilot Al Worden,… more»

Boy Meets Car! 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429

The first generation of Ford’s Mustang was built between 1964 and 1973 and had its roots in the Falcon compact. Every couple of years, a styling iteration would take place, and such was the case with the 1969-70 models…. more»

Un-stalled Project: 1959 Chevrolet Corvette

Chevrolet’s now-iconic sports car began life in 1953 and barely survived as the early editions came with the same inline-6 that you could order in a family sedan. Things changed in 1956 when a V8 was added and styling… more»

Playboy Special Order? 1968 Chevrolet Camaro

According to lore, Hugh Hefner ordered 50 specially painted 1968 Chevy Camaro convertibles for use by his playmates and other folks. The only thing I’ve confirmed so far is that the 1968 Playmate of the Year did receive a… more»

Barn Find Inheritance: Corvair Yenko Stinger

Don Yenko was an American racecar driver and car dealer who became famous for creating the Yenko Camaro S/C 427 and other high-performance cars. His earliest effort in that arena was the Yenko Stinger which saw as few as… more»

Project Bumblebee Update! Fixing Leaks

I recently wrote about my latest purchase, this 1960 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite. There was lots of great feedback in the comments section, so I thought I better get out and fix something on the car that I could… more»

Former Ambulance: 1954 Ford Courier

Beginning in 1952, Ford used the Courier name on a variety of vehicles, usually delivery wagons or pickup trucks. At first, it was a delivery model based on the base 2-door station wagon, the Mainline. This 1954 edition was… more»

Pure Joy: 1960 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite

If the past few years have taught us anything, it’s that life is short and you should do the things that make us happy. So, when Jesse recently tracked down a Bugeye Sprite, we decided we had better go… more»

Jet Board! 1983 SurfJet Freestyle 236SS

Having grown up in Wyoming, surfing wasn’t exactly something one could do easily, but I sure thought it sounded like fun! Well, it seems someone else felt my pain and came up with this wonderful contraption that let you… more»

Buried At Least 15 Years: 1979 Chevrolet Camaro

The second generation of the Chevy Camaro enjoyed a long run between 1970-81. They were attractive, popular cars that could be ordered anywhere from mild to wild (but less of the latter as the 1970s wore on). This 1979… more»

Rescued From Texas Barn: 1967 Chevrolet Camaro

In the Fall of 1966, the Chevy Camaro became the first serious competitor to the insanely popular Ford Mustang “pony car.” And Chevrolet put a big dent in Ford’s sales by selling 221,000 copies of the new Camaro in… more»