Project Cars

Classic Hot Rod: 1939 Ford Pickup

We’ve seen a few promising unfinished projects in recent times here at Barn Finds, but this 1939 Ford Pickup looks like a beauty. This is one of those situations where all that appears to be left is the cosmetic… more»

1970s HPE Muskin Cat Dominator Mini Bike

I’m not sure who sent in the tip for this 1970s HPE Muskin “Cat” series mini bike called Dominator, but I wish you’d cut it out! I’m kidding, of course, please keep sending in these great tips but it’s… more»

383-Equipped: 1947 Dodge 3-Window Business Coupe

One of the most complex parts of any project build, especially for the initiated, is knowing where to start. You might buy an old car with visions in your head of what you aim to achieve, but knowing how… more»

Former R-Code: 1969 Ford Ranchero GT

The fourth-generation Ford Ranchero GT with the R-Code 428 cubic inch Cobra Jet V8 was a rare truck when new. With an automatic transmission, production may have been as little as 100 units. This pickup seems to be in… more»

Pre-war Performance: 1935 Ford Model 48 Roadster

Located in Vernon Hills, Illinois, this rumble seat-equipped Ford is listed here on eBay. The current bid is just shy of $17,000, but the reserve has not been met. With only two days left in the auction, though, we’ll… more»

Swedish Duo: Volvo 1800S and 1800ES Projects

For the vintage Volvo fan, it doesn’t get much better than this: a garage-find pair of an 1800S coupe and an 1800ES wagon. The seller is a specialist in Volvo sales here in New England, and has helped find… more»

Hugger Orange! 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS 350

Imagine walking into your neighborhood Chevrolet dealer in 1969 and finding this car on the showroom floor. Not only is it an SS 350 Camaro with an L48 engine, but it’s painted Hugger Orange (below today’s primer) and has… more»

Desert Find: 1955 Chevrolet Nomad

The high point for Chevrolet in the 1950s had to be the “Tri-Five” models. They brought more modern styling to GM and a V8 engine to the Chevy party, all of which resulted in sales of 4.5 million automobiles…. more»

Barn Scooter: 1955 Vespa 150

Place your hand into the Mouth of Truth and answer this: have you ever thought about how much fun it might be to own a vintage Italian scooter? If you’ve still got you fingers, get ready to click on… more»

455 V8 4-Speed: 1970 Pontiac GTO

The GTO was the car that started it all – the muscle car craze of the 1960s. By the end of the decade, things were cooling down as insurance companies had gotten wise to how fast these cars could… more»

Same Family 50 Years: 1969 Chevelle SS 396

The muscle car movement had likely reached its pinnacle in 1969, and the Chevelle SS 396 was right upfront. This ’69 edition was built at Chevy’s Kansas City plant and stayed in town until 1998, after which it moved… more»

Jeeps, Cadillacs and More: 41 Cars and Trucks

Most car collectors tend to focus on a particular brand, period, or body type. But in the case of the Moizard couple out of Strathcona Country, Alberta, Canada, they have a little bit of everything here. This is a… more»

Very Original 1968 Ford Torino Project

Today, you walk into a Ford dealer and you’re met with exactly one car, eight different SUVs, and six different trucks if you count variations on the F-series as one model. In 1968, Ford had fourteen different models just… more»

Shelby GT350 Mustero? 1966 Ford Mustang Pickup

While the Ford Mustang was a huge success when it first came out, Ford wanted to make certain it also would have a performance reputation. For that, they brought in Carroll Shelby to add his magic and the GT350… more»

Black Plate Barn Find: 1964 Triumph TR4

A few years before one-time tractor mechanic Ferruccio Lamborghini produced his 350 GT, Italian design met farm machinery in the form of another sports car: a little English roadster called the TR4. This example is located in Chula Vista,… more»

427/4-Speed: 1968 Chevrolet Corvette

Regardless of its age, any car that can storm through the ¼-mile in under 14 seconds is a vehicle that deserves respect. That is what we find with this 1968 Chevrolet Corvette. With a firebreathing big-block under the hood,… more»