Project Cars

Past Saving: Three Alfa Romeo Giulia Spiders

Well, we all try valiantly to defend even the saddest hulks of classic and vintage cars in hopes they can be saved, but sometimes, even the most dedicated among us have to wave the white flag. I have certainly… more»

Mark I Project: 1960 Austin Healey 3000

This 1960 Austin Healey 3000 has been in a project state for decades now, and the way you see it here is much the way it looked 30 years ago. The seller reports that most of the needed parts… more»

390 Four-Speed! 1965 Ford Galaxie 500 XL

Race fans in 1965 would recognize Ford’s two-door Galaxie from NASCAR, where Ford enjoyed great success in 1965, including a championship win by wheel man Ned Jarrett. Fastback versions of the popular full-sized Galaxie really took off with the… more»

Widebody Targa: 1977 Porsche 911

This 1977 Porsche 911 just oozes period cool, featuring an aftermarket widebody conversion and a sweet Recaro interior. It’s rare that you find old air-cooled models like this anymore that haven’t been restored back to perfection. I personally love… more»

429 CJ! 1971 Mercury Cougar GT

Denoted as a one-year-only offering is this 429 Cobra Jet equipped 1971 Mercury Cougar GT. Admittedly, it’s not a common find and the seller claims lots of originality that further adds to its rarity. As with many cars, this… more»

1968 Aztec PA23-250 Turbo Project

It’s not that often that we find airplanes in “barn find” condition, but this 1968 Piper Aztec sure fits that description. It’s listed for sale here on eBay where bidding has already reached $23,600. The seller produces YouTube videos… more»

Rebuilt 265: 1955 Chevrolet Nomad

Readers over a certain age may remember a TV sitcom called Home Improvement. In one episode, Tim Allen’s accident-prone character managed to drop a large steel beam from a crane onto his wife’s beloved 1955 Chevrolet Nomad. As a… more»

Stored 30 Years: 1969 Ford Mustang

The leader of the “pony car” pack, the Mustang, was in its fifth year in 1969. It got a fresh, new look and some more muscle under the hood, which enabled Ford to deliver 300,000 units for the model… more»

Saleen Tribute? 1981 Ford Mustang Project

This 1981 Ford Mustang project has clearly been hiding out in the seller’s storage unit for some time. The four-eyed ‘Stang also wears numerous Saleen decals, but most of us know they didn’t make a Saleen at this point… more»

440 Equipped! 1970 Dodge Charger R/T

Dodge produced its second-generation Charger from 1968-1970, and with the demand still sky-high, these are continuing to exchange hands quickly no matter what kind of shape they’re in.  We see quite a few of these cars here at Barn… more»

Three On The Tree! 1963 Chevrolet Impala

There have been no shortage of 1963 Chevrolet Impalas covered on Barn Finds. Considering that 1.6 M were assembled that year, I guess it’s no surprise that they keep turning up. Our subject car, however, is a convertible –… more»

Wants Carb Work: 1973 Jensen Healey Roadster

Was there ever a more star-crossed car than the Jensen Healey? The “committee” approach to its creation included several headstrong personalities with different objectives: Kjell Qvale, Donald Healey, his son Geoffrey, and at least two designers.  The quest for… more»

100 Square Body Auction June 25th! Tom Wieck Realty & Auction

Truck enthusiasts, take note!  This Saturday, June 25, Tom Wieck Realty And Auction will be hosting a huge auction of more than 100 square-body vehicles in Central Nebraska!  Tom and his wife have been in the selling business for… more»

Finish It Yourself: 1971 Chevrolet Blazer

Unlike vintage Broncos, Blazers came in both four-wheel-drive and two-wheel-drive. The 2wd versions have been the subject of numerous custom rides over the years. Where else can you get a full-size vintage cruiser that can be lowered, hot-rodded, and… more»

Rebuilt 383 V8: 1968 Plymouth Road Runner

The Plymouth Road Runner debuted in 1968 as a budget-minded, mid-size muscle car that would fit the pocketbooks of performance-hungry younger buyers. It would enjoy a run through 1980, although the Road Runner would be a trim option on… more»

Supercharged Museum Piece: 1937 Graham Cavalier

This 1937 Graham Cavalier is a excellent example of the sort of engineering innovations pioneered by the smaller manufacturers in the interwar years. This beautiful machine is located in Hollister, California, and is owned by the Nostalgic Auto Museum–… more»