Survivor Cars

Not all barn finds are rusty! Here are the very best unrestored classics:

One-Owner Survivor: 1967 Chrysler New Yorker Hardtop

There is still gold to be found in California, folks. And it comes in the stylish shape of this 1967 Chrysler New Yorker Two-Door Hardtop. This one-owner Chrysler was bought new in Los Angeles and has called the Golden… more»

265 Power Pack V8: 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad

The 1955-57 Chevrolets, later dubbed the “Tri-Fives”, were hugely successful cars, selling more than 4.5 million units. All were big movers except for the new “sport wagon” called the Nomad. Part of the Bel Air series, the Nomad was… more»

Show Quality: 1958 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL

Aside from perhaps a Gullwing, the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL is one of the most desirable cars the company has ever built. The 2-door luxury roadster was manufactured between 1955-63 and saw total production of just shy of 26,000 units…. more»

Evel Knievel Wagon! 1971 Cadillac Fleetwood

At first glance, this 1971 Cadillac Fleetwood station wagon looks like something from Elvis Presley’s collection. Yet it was owned by that guy who used to jump things like large canyons, Evel Knievel. The wagon was no doubt custom-built… 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»

Loaded 1973 Dodge Monaco Wagon W/ 440 V8

The owner of this 1973 Dodge Monaco wagon says that it’s an “amazing wagon” and I find it hard to believe that anyone would or could say or think otherwise, it really looks like it’s in outstanding condition. The… more»

Original SS 402: 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle

The heyday of the American muscle car ran from 1964-72, although some detuned big blocks would run around for a while longer. One of the leaders of the pack was the Chevelle Super Sport, often found with a 396… more»

Cold AC & Ready To Drive! 1965 Chevrolet Corvair Survivor

Every once in a while, we at Barn Finds come across a survivor car that needs nothing to be enjoyed by someone interested in classic motoring — this 1965 Chevrolet Corvair is one of those cars. It’s located in… more»

Rare Coupe: 1975 Jaguar XJ6C Survivor

This 1975 Jaguar XJ6C is a rarely seen two-door version of the manufacturer’s iconic luxury saloon, and with under 90,000 original miles and no evidence of rust, it’s likely one of the few unrestored survivors left. This Jaguar has… more»

32k Mile Survivor: 1969 Chrysler Town and Country

The Town & Country is mostly remembered for being a large station wagon, but it has also popped up as a 4-door sedan, 2-door hardtop, convertible, and a mini-van. And, in most cases, the T&C had real or imitation… more»

Cowboy Cadillac: 1986 GMC C3500 Crew Cab

The seller rightfully refers to this clean 1986 GMC C3500 Crew Cab as a “Cowboy Cadillac.” Clearly, one of the more expensive trucks you could have purchased in 1986, it’s remarkable for having survived in such exceptional condition. Most… more»

Black Beauty: 1969 AMC AMX

The AMX was a 2-seater companion to their 4-seat pony car, the Javelin, from 1968-70. After that, it was a performance option on its bigger brother. It was a true GT-style car, not just a Javelin with 12 inches… more»

Commemorative Edition: 1993 Saab 900 Turbo

When you think about a Saab, what model comes to mind? For many, a “Classic” 900 is the iconic Saab. The 900 debuted for the 1979 model year, and took Saab upmarket in the United States as an unconventional… more»

Restore or Modify? 1965 Ford Mustang Coupe

I think that we’ve all seen 1st Generation Mustangs that have been so severely consumed by the dreaded tin worm that we take it as a blessing that glass can’t rust. That is something that the buyer of this… more»

1 of 400: 1980 Porsche 911 SC Weissach Edition

They say the clothes make the man; does the carpet make the car? If you’re an air-cooled collector, you might say that given the rarely seen Porsche 911 SC Weissach Edition is essentially a case of cosmetic upgrades, the… more»

V8 Survivor: 1971 Mercury Comet GT

The ’70s was a time of “What about me?” badge engineering. The Chevrolet Nova spawned the Oldsmobile Omega, Pontiac Ventura, and Buick Apollo. Over at Mopar, the Plymouth Duster begat the Dodge Demon, and Ford’s new for ’70 Falcon… more»