Barn Find Stories

Once A Fuelie! 1962 Chevrolet Corvette

The first generation (C1) of the Chevy Corvette was winding down in 1962. Chevrolet would build nearly 15,000 of them, of which as many as 2,000 may have been fuel injected. This ’62 Corvette is said to be a… more»

The Hunt for the Owen Magnetics

One of the more enjoyable aspects of writing for Barn Finds is getting exposure to stories about significant cars being brought back to life by passionate caretakers. I’ve mentioned my love of the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum in the… more»

Forest Find: 1954 Volkswagen “Coca-Cola” Transporter

Anyone who has undertaken a restoration project knows that the slope is quite slippery once you start digging in. Even a somewhat optimistic personality can quickly turn sour when you realize that the rust went deeper than expected, or… more»

Torn Out Of The Barn: 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1

Ford introduced a new, hot version of its popular Mustang in 1969, the Mach 1. In its first year, it was one out of every four pony cars the Ford division built. The company suits continued the strategy into… more»

Massive Firehouse Find!

Every red-blooded enthusiast dreams of the moment when they open the door of a barn or shed to find a classic staring at them. Finding two cars would be better, and the excitement would grow if the figure went… more»

Barn Find Story: 1971 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

This 1971 Chevy Camaro Z28 is one of only 4,862 made – yet spent a couple of decades in a barn that had been converted from a pig pen. It may have been saved around 2015 and cleaned up… more»

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»