Barn Finds

YouTube Star: 1978 Nissan 200SX

Have you ever dreamed of owning a car that was made famous for a brief moment on YouTube? Me either. But, should you be so inspired, this 1978 Nissan 200SX was once featured as a legitimate barn find on… more»

Parked in 2005: 1985 Cadillac Deville

When grandpa gets tired of driving back and forth to Florida, the land yacht usually gets parked in the place it traveled to last. Most of the time, the car ends up in Florida, because who the heck wants… more»

Swinger 340 Project: 1969 Dodge Dart

U.S. automakers went after more youthful buyers in the 1960s, beginning with the muscle car market movement in 1964. But it didn’t stop there, at least for Chrysler. Hoping to generate more interest in its rather boxy compact Dart,… more»

Heritage Edition: 1983 Ford Thunderbird

The Ford Thunderbird is an icon in American car enthusiast circles, but the ninth generation model hasn’t caught on as a legitimate collector’s item at the moment. That’s not to say it’s a bad car, but the nameplate suffered… more»

Montana Barn Find: 1953 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup

We see our share of classic Pickups at Barn Finds, and their ongoing popularity makes the trend understandable. Genuine survivors make ideal project candidates, regardless of an owner’s vision for the vehicle. This 1953 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup was recently… more»

British Barn Find: 1964 Jaguar Mark X

For buyers seeking a British luxury sedan during the sixties decade, one very opulent choice was the Jaguar Mark X, which saw production beginning with the 1961 model and running through 1970.  The large size and distinctive lines looked… more»

Amazing Aussie Garage Find: 1970 Ford XY Falcon GT

UPDATE 11/28/2023: There are times when I write articles like this, and I quote a potential sale price where I’m wide of the mark. That was conclusively the case with this 1970 Ford Falcon GT because I significantly underestimated… more»

33 Years in the Barn: 1971 Alfa Romeo GTV

Old Alfa Romeos are among the most charming vintage vehicles ever made. There’s something about them and the character they ooze even when found in neglected condition. This 1971 Alfa Romeo GTV was supposedly in the same barn for… more»

One Owner Barn Find: 1965 Volvo PV544

This 1965 Volvo PV544 reminds us that outside of the classic air-cooled Volkswagen Beetle, Volvo once made one of the more iconic car shapes the industry has ever seen. Looking like a cross between the 1946 Ford Super Deluxe… more»

Numbers Matching Project: 1966 Pontiac GTO

Many consider the Pontiac GTO as the “godfather” of the mid-size muscle car market. From its introduction as an option on the Tempest/LeMans, practically every U.S. automaker jumped on board with their own factory hot rods. This example from… more»

Carport Find! 1969 Ford Mustang Grande

There is absolutely no shortage of 1969 Ford Mustangs here on BF but not many are the Grande version – a sort of luxury notchback edition, first offered in ’69. Nope, it’s the fastbacks (SportsRoof), often in Mach I… more»

Build It Your Way: 1968 Dodge Charger

The first generation (1966-67) of the sporty Dodge Charger wasn’t a huge seller. But when Chrysler’s B-body cars were redesigned in 1968, Charger sales would multiply by a margin of 6 to 1 from 1967. The hideaway headlights and… more»

Turbocharged V6! 1978 Buick Regal

First introduced in 1973, the Regal would be Buick’s premium mid-size automobile. Like the rest of GM’s intermediates, it was downsized in 1978 to more manageable outside proportions with passenger space remaining about the same. This 1978 edition has… more»

Motor-Swapped! 1947 Lincoln Club Coupe

Lincoln brochures claimed “Nothing could be finer…” than its lineup for ’47, and this 1947 Lincoln Club Coupe in Astoria, New York would have set you apart from your plebian neighbors, especially when you popped the hood to show… more»

Rolling Droptop Project: 1963 Ford Galaxie 500

Both Chevy and Ford largely carried over their 1962 full-size cars into 1963, but both received styling updates of which (IMO) Ford’s execution may have been a bit more attractive. But that didn’t help Ford in the sales arena… more»

Shed Find: 1926 Ford Model T Coupe

If we were in Hollywood – instead of perusing the pages of Barn Finds – the Model T would be an über-celebrity. It sold more than 15 million copies, it was reliable enough to put everyman on wheels, it… more»