Barn Find Stories

Story: 11 Years to Find This 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1

The Mach 1 was a performance-oriented package on the Ford Mustang, introduced in 1969 and part of the line-up through 1978 (and again in 2003-05 and 2021). This is the story of a young fan of the Mach 1… more»

Story: Happy Ending! 1970 Plymouth AAR ‘cuda

Upon first glance, what you see here looks like a pretty harrowing sight- a 1970 Plymouth ‘cuda that has decades of crud all over it and hasn’t been moved since the eighties.  And it’s not just your run of… more»

LS6 Barn Find: 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454

One of the most sought-after muscle cars from the genre’s heyday is the 1970 Chevelle SS 454. But not just any 454, the LS6 edition which produced nearly one horsepower per cubic inch (450). This is the story of… more»

Save Them from the Crusher! Stash of Vintage Cars & Trucks

Located in the woods near Loudon, New Hampshire is a salvage yard that contains at least fifty old cars and trucks. There are more than that out there, but those are just the ones we could identify from some… more»

Entombed 25 Years! 1954 Chevrolet Corvette

This ’54 Corvette has a remarkably interesting story. Its original owner decided to entomb it in a vault in a grocery store in Maine after using it sparingly for the first five years. There it stayed for the next… more»

Hidden Since 1990: 1954 Chevrolet Corvette

Buying a car sight unseen is certainly something more than a few of us have attempted (myself included). But at least in my experience, I’m doing it with cheap, sub-$2,000 cars and hoping for the best, even if I… more»

Story: The Missing Talbot-Lago T26 GSL- Jay Leno’s Garage

Jay Leno is my kind of car guy.  To have wealth beyond most of our wildest dreams, I really think he’s wearing the same jeans as I am, which cost me $17.86 at Wal Mart a few months ago. … more»

Stash Of Old Cars Discovered In Brazil

A group of curious teenagers found an old building in the Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil too tempting to leave alone, so they broke in to see what was there. To their amazement, they found dozens of old cars… more»

Story: Massive 1934 Ford Collection Buyout!

Barn Finds recently came across the story of this massive collection of 1934 Fords and parts, which is one of the most epic ’34 finds we have ever known of!  “Barns Finds”- plural- as they were housed in more… more»

Gonna Need a Bigger Barn: B17 Bomber Restoration!

It’s one thing to start an ambitious restoration project; it’s another thing to have to find a building large enough to house said project before you ever turn a wrench. For those of us who like big undertakings, restoration… more»

Huge Stash Of Cars Found On Pennsylvania Farm

One of Barn Find’s readers, Stephen Liebert, turned us on to a large collection of cars and trucks located up in the Northeast. It’s owned by Dave Rapp who used to be in the car business in Long Island,… more»

Story: Saving This 1970 Chevelle Super Sport

Barn Finds reader Daryl Roe recently shared with us his experience to help bring a 1970 Chevelle SS back to life. A neighbor’s family was beginning to sell off pieces of their automobile collection due to health issues. Daryl… more»

Reader Story: Buick Grand National Find!

Barn Finds reader Cartman wrote in recently to tell us a terrific story about a super find he recently resurrected. The car in question is a Buick Grand National, which in this guise was produced from 1984 to 1987… more»

Is This 1971 Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III Australia’s First Two Million Dollar Production Car?

While Australia and the USA shared a muscle car heritage dominated by V8s, the structure behind the two industries was driven by very different motivating factors. The American scene had some links to motorsport via NASCAR, Trans Am, and… more»

DeLorean Fire: Flux Capacitator Most Likely Culprit

While looking through my Facebook feed this morning, a crispy DeLorean caught my eye. It was posted on the Caldwell Idaho Fire Department’s page and after reading the text, I had to make sure today wasn’t April Fools. After… more»

THROWBACK: Hitching Post 1967 Shelby GT500

UPDATE – To celebrate Barn Finds’ 10th Anniversary, we are taking a look back at some of the top posts over the years. 2012 was a big year for Barn Finds! Not only were there lots of incredible finds… more»