Barn Find Stories

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»

Project Bumblebee Update! Fixing Leaks

I recently wrote about my latest purchase, this 1960 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite. There was lots of great feedback in the comments section, so I thought I better get out and fix something on the car that I could… more»

Pure Joy: 1960 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite

If the past few years have taught us anything, it’s that life is short and you should do the things that make us happy. So, when Jesse recently tracked down a Bugeye Sprite, we decided we had better go… more»

Jet Board! 1983 SurfJet Freestyle 236SS

Having grown up in Wyoming, surfing wasn’t exactly something one could do easily, but I sure thought it sounded like fun! Well, it seems someone else felt my pain and came up with this wonderful contraption that let you… more»

Buried At Least 15 Years: 1979 Chevrolet Camaro

The second generation of the Chevy Camaro enjoyed a long run between 1970-81. They were attractive, popular cars that could be ordered anywhere from mild to wild (but less of the latter as the 1970s wore on). This 1979… more»

Rescued From Texas Barn: 1967 Chevrolet Camaro

In the Fall of 1966, the Chevy Camaro became the first serious competitor to the insanely popular Ford Mustang “pony car.” And Chevrolet put a big dent in Ford’s sales by selling 221,000 copies of the new Camaro in… more»

Barn Find Big Block: 1969 Chevrolet Corvette

Many of us have friends and colleagues who are into old cars, but we don’t always know it until we’re standing in their barn and looking at some forgotten project. That’s the story with this 1969 Chevrolet Corvette convertible,… more»

Living Barn Find! 1956 Opel Olympia Caravan

The Opel Olympia was a German compact car built across several iterations from 1935-70, with gaps along the way, such as during World War II. Most of these cars have faded away due to being worn out, but there… more»

Inspect Cars For Fellow Barn Finders!

Buying any car online can be scary, but being able to have a fellow Barn Finder check out a car for you first could help ease some of those fears. It might be a good way for those willing… more»

Hundreds of Muscle Cars in Five Junkyards!

Where do old muscle cars go when they’ve been all used up? At least to these five junkyards scattered across Alabama, Colorado, Michigan, North Carolina, and Texas. If you’re looking for old Mopars, Fords, and other cool cars from… more»

Unreal Garage Find: Mustang GT350 and Shelby Parts

There are some finds that seemingly defy explanation. The types of discoveries where you shake your head and ask how this scenario can even unfold. That’s essentially what was going through my mind as I digested this incredible YouTube… more»

Abandoned 30 Years: 1968 Lamborghini Espada

I don’t normally get all that worked up about YouTube videos (in fact, I think most “content creators” are vastly overrated), but this one is a different story. The Late Brake Show, hosted by Jonny Smith, recently posted an… more»

Extreme Makeover: 1935 Audi 225 Cabriolet

I recently had the chance to visit the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum in Pinellas Park, Florida, which is a delightful collection of historic vehicles that all share a common theme: they were engineering masterpieces in one form or another,… more»

Merry Christmas From Barn Finds!

Hopefully, today is full of good food, family, friends, and amazing barn finds for all. So, from the entire Barn Finds Team, may we all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday!