Barn Find Stories

One-Owner 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible Barn Find!

Reader Robert H recently found a one owner Mustang Convertible barn find and the incredible part is that it had been hiding in a family member’s garage without him even knowing it! His Father’s cousin purchased this Mustang brand… more»

779-Mile 1978 Cadillac Biarritz Survivor

Reader Ryan A runs a restoration shop in Iowa and was tasked with getting a Cadillac Biarritz ready for auction by a friend from college. It turned out, the car had traveled just 779 miles and was purchased new… more»

2003 Ford Mustang Cobra SVT With Just 5.5 Miles!

Sitting in Reader Douglas S’s garage is one of the coolest ultra-low mileage finds I think I’ve ever seen! And it isn’t just that this car has covered 5.5 miles, that it’s a supercharged Mustang Cobra SVT Convertible or… more»

Battle Scars Preserved: 1972 Porsche 911 Targa

There’s an epidemic affecting the collector car hobby. These days, in the pursuit to have the best and be the first, history is quickly stripped away in the interest of cashing in at Amelia Island or Pebble Beach. While… more»

Collection of Hot Rods found in Alaska

We’ve all seen those collections. We’ve seen a bunch of cars locked away in sheds and barns, and all they are doing is gathering dust, rust, cobwebs, and mice, and the owner is unwilling to part with them for… more»

Amazing Barn Find! Jaguar E-Type from Africa

After serving a French businessman for 40 years in Niger, this 1961 Jaguar E-Type finds itself back in France and awaiting auction as a never-restored specimen with a storied past. Thanks to classicdriver.com for details and pictures. Jaguar’s Series… more»

Can you help to locate this lost race car?

Okay Barn Finders, here’s your chance to play detective, and to help out a fellow enthusiast. This person is trying to locate an old race car that has been missing in action for decades and is hoping that the… more»

This Barn Find Liquidation Will Blow Your Mind!

Looking at the outside of this barn, you wouldn’t have high expectations for what’s inside of it. Heck, if you were to drive by it, you probably won’t even think to peek inside. And boy would that be a… more»

Burned & Buried: Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Corto Spyder

I came upon one of the more fascinating restoration stories I’ve ever read recently, centered around a 1938 Alfa-Romeo 2900B Carrozeria Touring roadster. That’s the car you see here, after it was dug out of a hole it was… more»

Bricked In for 28 Years: 1970 Chevy El Camino LS6

It’s rare that we get heartwarming stories in the collector car world. Maybe I’m a pessimist, but more often than not, collectors are more concerned with outspending the next guy, or flipping a find onto eBay. This story of… more»

Junkyard Find: 1991 Oldsmobile Quad 442

This may not be what you picture when you hear the numbers 4-4-2. Most of us picture the mid-sixties muscle car, so you can imagine my surprise when I spotted those iconic numbers on the back of this Oldsmobile… more»

Missing for 35 Years: Mazda 254i Le Mans Racer

Old race cars are often discarded as their short shelf life expires, replaced by a new iteration that is practically required to be more powerful with improved technology. Given the cost to maintain race cars, it’s no surprise that… more»

VW Speed Camera Van Unearthed After 55 Years!

The idea of featuring a vehicle used to catch speeders smarts a bit at the moment, as I recently got bagged while doing some highway travel. These things happen, of course, but I might have found the experience more… more»

Chicken Coop Finds: Dells Auto Museum Collection

In Wisconsin are the remains of a great collection, with dozens of classic muscle cars and cruisers awaiting restoration. The founders of the Dells Auto Museum have amassed a sizable collection of significant vehicles, and the editors at Hot… more»

Under the Porch Find: VW Rabbit Discovery

This is one of the weirdest finds we’ve seen yet, as an early 1980s VW Rabbit was apparently buried under a front porch in New Jersey and recently exhumed for a mechanical restoration. Details are limited as to the… more»

Mud Runner: 1968 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS

Just as no two cars are the same, so it is that two similar cars can respond totally differently to all that life and the elements throw at them. We’ve seen plenty of 1968 Camaros come across the pages… more»