Barn Find Stories

Awesome Garage Find: 1974 Volkswagen Type 181

For those of you that don’t know your VW nomenclature, the Type 181 is most commonly known as the Thing. And over the past few years, these unique little rigs have become quite popular. Finding one in solid shape… more»

38k Mile 1955 Chevrolet Nomad Barn Find!

Reader Jim G made one amazing find a few years back! He’s finally getting around to doing the necessary work to make it a driver again but thought it would be fun to see what his fellow readers think… more»

Huge Bug! Hemi Powered Giant 1959 VW Beetle

When I saw this giant Bug, one word instantly came to mind, “yes”! There are a lot of oddball creations out there that are so poorly conceived and executed that you just can’t help but wondering why and what… more»

Cave Find! 1954 Ford Crestline Sunliner

Recently a group of spelunkers were checking out what they thought was a cave in South Dakota and stumbled upon a largely complete car – a 1954 Ford Crestline Sunliner convertible! Details are few about how or when the… more»

Storage Unit Find: 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A!

It’s always amazing what kind of finds get stashed away in storage units! Take Reader LV’s most recent find. This 1970 Challenger T/A was stashed away in a storage unit in 1979 and stayed there until the storage unit’s… more»

Garage Find: 1990 BMW E30 M3

The BMW E30 generation M3 has been making a lot of noise in the news lately, with several ultra-low mileage examples fetching well into the six figures at auction. Having one or two go for this kind of money… more»

Success Story: Former General Lee Rescued!

A few years ago, we wrote about a genuine General Lee Dodge Charger listed on eBay. You can see the original story here. Fast forward to a few days ago and a reader contacted me to send over some… more»

Amazing Alfa Romeo Barn Find Uncovered!

Our friends over at LBI Limited let us know about a barn find they just unearthed. There were five Alfa Romeos in this collection and two of the cars had been parked for 40 years! Be sure to check… more»

Porch Find Update: 1961 Chevrolet Corvair Lakewood Wagon

Back on May 5th, 2020, we featured this 1961 Corvair Lakewood Wagon that had been stashed under a porch. Fast forward to this past weekend and reader Kyle S emailed us to see if we would like to receive… more»

Unique Paint Scheme: 1970 Dodge Super Bee

One of our Readers, who’s asked to remain anonymous for the time being, was recently looking through old Barn Finds ads at 2 in the morning. That’s when he came across a listing for a moss-covered Dodge Super Bee…. more»

River Finds?! Mustang, RX7 And More Recovered

After a tip from a former get-away driver, the experts at Adventures with Purpose explored the depths of the Tualatin River near Portland, Oregon in search of sunken vehicles. The boat ramp here, like many around the world, makes… more»

Stash Of Classic Chevrolet Barn Finds!

Reader Dale S recently discovered a great stash of classics. And he was even able to buy two of the three vehicles! Besides the 1957 Chevrolet Truck seen above, he also found a ’60s Chevrolet Greenbrier and a 1956… more»

Top Shelf Barn Find: 1963 Porsche 356B

Now, this is a top-shelf barn find! Literally, it was being stored on the top of a shelf when reader Jack C first saw it. At the time, it was in pieces and in need of a fresh coat… more»

Barn Finds Emerge From Kentucky Estate

Reader Damon C and his friend James C were recently tasked with cleaning up an estate that is set to be sold in the coming months. They had no idea when they headed out to start work that they… more»

The Ultimate Mustang Barn Find? 1968 Shelby GT500 KR

When it comes to the world of barn finds, I’m sure there are more than a few people here that dream of finding a genuine Shelby Mustang parked in a barn. If you are in that category, this find… more»

18k Mile 1982 Ford F-150 XLT Lariat Survivor!

Barn Finds Reader Rory S might have found the holy grail of 7th generation Ford F150s! This 1982 XLT Lariat had covered a mere 18,500 miles since new and was still like new when he found it. Unlike the… more»