Project Cars

Rare Hauler: 1950 Dodge Route Van

Detroit Industrial Vehicle Company, which most of us know as Divco, seems to be the route van that gets most of the press lately. Liking things on the unusual side, I prefer this 1950 Dodge Route Van. The seller… more»

Real Deal W-30! 1972 Oldsmobile 442

UPDATE – When we last featured this Oldsmobile, it was listed on craigslist in New York City with a $28,500 asking price. The new owner transported it down to Hollywood, Florida, and have now listed it here on eBay… more»

V12 Project: 1972 Jaguar 2+2 E-Type

It’s a sad state of affairs for this 1972 Jaguar 2+2 E-Type. It’s stated that this esteemed British tourer has been off the road for “many” years and it certainly looks like it. We cover E-Types with some amount… more»

No Reserve: 1970 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

This 1970 Corvette Convertible is less of a barn find than a driveway find. It has been sitting in the weather since 1988, and it will represent a significant restoration project for its next owner. However, it is a… more»

Cool Custom: 1961 2-Door Ford Ranch Wagon

We uncover two-door station wagons here at Barn Finds with surprising regularity. Many are in less than usable operation such as this rare 1958 Mercury Commuter and that always begs the question of what to do with the car…. more»

Final Year Project: 1996 Ford Bronco XLT

First-year and final-year models of almost any collectible car or truck tend to get enthusiasts more excited than the ones that came in between. An early car might have unique features that didn’t carry over to mass production; a… more»

Muscle Car Deal Package: 1972 Plymouth Road Runners

By 1972, interest in muscle cars had waned and Plymouth only built 6,860 Road Runner that year,  including the more upscale GTX, no longer a series of its own. So, finding one of these cars is getting harder to… more»

Plain Jane Project: 1972 Chevrolet Nova

The third generation of the Chevy Nova (1968-72) would be the car’s most popular and in recent years has been a source for Super Sport clones and tributes. The seller’s car is your basic Nova, with a six-cylinder engine… more»

Stored 14 Years: 1960 Pontiac Catalina

In 1959, the Catalina became the entry-level car in the Pontiac line-up (the name had been used as a trim line back to 1950). Using GM’s new B-body platform, the car looked quite different than previous models. This 1960… more»

No Reserve Convertible! 1965 Chevrolet Corvette

It’s hard to make a C2 or “mid-year” Corvette look bad, and even in its rough condition this 1965 Chevrolet Corvette convertible in Rochester, New York shows promise. After receiving some love some two decades ago, the restoration effort… more»

Rare Hardtop: 1950 Chrysler Town And Country

Now, here’s a very, very nice surprise in the form of a 1950 Chrysler Town & Country Newport hardtop discovered by Larry D. I have seen plenty of Town & Country examples from this era but never one wearing… more»

One-Owner Project: 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1

The Mach 1 debuted in 1969 as a performance-oriented option package on the Ford Mustang. It would stick around through 1978, make a comeback for 2003-05, and return yet again in 2021 and going forward. The Mustang got its… more»

Cheap Project Pickup? 1956 Dodge C-4B

Who doesn’t like 1950s pickups? Well, as with anything, even free money, there will be those who don’t care for them and it sure seems as if Fords and Chevrolets get the most love. Maybe because they made the… more»

Storage Shed Find: 1965 Mercury Comet 202

Though the Comet had been a FOMOCO product since 1960, it didn’t get badged as a Mercury until 1962. That’s because the car was intended to be an Edsel and the early demise of that marque left the Comet… more»

Kammback Survivor: 1975 Chevrolet Vega

The Vega was Chevy’s answer to the imported subcompacts that were popping up everywhere in the late 1960s. Launched in 1971, the Vega was named after the brightest star in the constellation Lyra. It would see the production of… more»

Former SWAT Unit: 1942 Chevrolet ESU

UPDATE 11/30/21 — The consensus among our readers is that the front clip of this vehicle came from an International from the 1950s. The seller says it’s a 1942 Chevrolet. ———————————- As best we can determine, ESU stands for… more»