Project Cars

Turbo Barn Find: 1985 Buick Grand National

One of my favorite parts of writing for Barn Finds is seeing all different kinds of vehicles emerge from long periods of storage. Sometimes, they are relatively normal models that make you wonder why someone stored it for decades,… more»

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BF Classified: 1973 Ford Mustang Convertible

Everyone knows that the Mustang was Ford’s runaway success story of the mid-1960s. But sales cooled off by the 1970s as the pony car market had become saturated by just about every brand. A major restyle came for 1971… more»

Garage Find: 1974 Ford Maverick

By the late 1960s, the Detroit automakers were looking for ammo to fight the economy imports coming out of Japan. The Maverick, mostly a reworked Falcon, was thought to be Ford’s answer, but it ended being more a rival… more»

BF Classified: 1967 Chevrolet Camaro 327 4-Speed

If you reflect upon automotive history closely, what you discover is of the many hundreds of thousands of makes and models that have shaped the automotive landscape, only a tiny percentage have earned the right to wear the tag… more»

Electric Prototype: 1959 La Dawri Conquest

Here’s one that probably asks more questions than it answers. It’s unusual on two fronts as it is a rare, small-production specialty car known as a La Dawri and it has been converted for electric operation. There’s not too… more»

Patriotic Muscle Car: 1970 AMC Rebel Machine

The Rebel Machine was a one-year effort by AMC to make their intermediate offering, the Rebel, into a unique muscle car. The paint job was unlike anything else on the road: the car looked like a rolling U.S. flag…. more»

Potential Fun: Lotus Super Seven Replica

If there’s ever been a car that could transform you into a fan of track days and autocross events overnight, I don’t know of a better option than a Lotus Super Seven or Caterham kit. These cars were the… more»

Worth Restoring? 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle

The snarky answer would be No! Nothing to see here, just move along. But it’s never that simple with an old car, there are always mitigating factors. This particular Chevy looks rode hard and put away wet but maybe… more»

Rare 1960 Rochdale Olympic Project

Rochdale Motor Panels and Engineering made fiberglass-bodied English sports cars and car kits and had a 25-year run in doing so between 1948 and 1973. Their crowning achievement was the Rochdale Olympic coupe which saw 400 units largely made… more»

Plum Crazy Project! 1971 Dodge Super Bee

Dodge brought the Super Bee version of its B-body Coronet to market in 1968 as a low-budget performance package, its version of Plymouth’s popular Road Runner. The package continued through 1971. This 1971 Dodge Super Bee in Saint James,… more»

Cheap Swinger? 1970 Dodge Dart For $2,800

Looking like a very nice project car, this 1970 Dodge Dart Swinger has a few issues related to the dreaded rust scourge that so many of us have dealt with our whole lives. It sure looks good in the… more»

Original 440: 1967 Dodge Coronet R/T

The 1967 model year saw the introduction of the R/T version of the Dodge Coronet. Buyers had the choice of two engines in this variation, and even the “entry-level” 440ci V8 offered impressive levels of performance. That is what… more»

Original Paint: 1978 Chevrolet C10 4×4 Shortbed

It’s no secret that Chevrolet’s “squarebody” trucks are seeing a rise in both popularity and prices, even though the company sold this generation of the C/K Series truck for nearly 20 years. This 1977 Chevrolet Silverado K-10 Shortbed that Barn… more»

2000 Bentley Arnage Red Label Beater!

The scenario in which a customer asks for work to be performed on a high-end luxury vehicle and then effectively disappears when the invoice comes due is a more familiar scenario than you might think. Not only do these… more»

Nice Patina: 1964 Dodge D100 Pickup

Older vehicles with a patina finish certainly have a unique look, and those who modify vehicles often enjoy using vehicles with weathered paint as the starting point for a project. The seller of this 1964 Dodge D100 that’s available… more»

Vega-Mino! 1973 Chevrolet Vega Pickup

There’s enough of these pickup truck-conversions made from the venerable Chevrolet Vega to believe that there was indeed a kit available to perform the roof chop in the comfort of your own backyard. In fact, our own Scotty G…. more»