Barn Find Stories

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»

Freightliner’s Commodore Supercar Barn Reveal

A few weeks ago we ran this story on how the Barn Finds culture is being adopted by Hollywood to promote the upcoming Ghostbusters movie. Well, it appears that this trend is moving even further across the globe. Australia’s… more»

Auction Down Under: Shannons Summer Classic

Shannons is one of Australia’s premier auction houses, and their auctions are always eagerly anticipated. They always manage to be able to produce some pretty special vehicles for their auctions, and their upcoming Summer Classic is no exception. There… more»

Visit to RI Junkyard With Fellow Barn Finders!

Recently, we profiled a Cadillac Eldorado coupe which had been photographed several times over the years as part of large junkyard collection in Rhode Island. You can read the full post here on Barn Finds, and today, a few Barn Finds readers… more»

UPDATE: Brand New Buick Grand Nationals Found!

UPDATE – We first featured these cars when they were found back in 2017. Then they were listed on eBay in 2018 and got bid up to $200k! Well, they showed up again this year at a Barret-Jackson auction… more»