Survivor Cars

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

Museum Piece: 1974 Ford Mustang II

If I have learned one lesson in life, it is the importance of maintaining a sense of humor. This can get you through the darkest time, and it is a character trait that the owner of this 1974 Ford… more»

Matching Numbers: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS 396

There’s nothing quite like finding a genuine 1st Generation Camaro SS 396 that retains all of its original drivetrain. It gets even better when it not only has a known ownership history but comes loaded with a heap of… more»

Fully Loaded! 1971 B&Z Electra King

This 1971 B&Z Electra King EV is almost like a Dr. Dolittle Pushmi-Pullyu (push me pull you), if anyone remembers Dr. Doolittle. Hello? Is this thing on? It’s hard to tell which end is the front and which end… more»

1935 Mercedes-Benz Roadster Replica

Owning a pre-war Mercedes-Benz Roadster can be a wonderful experience…right up to the moment that it suffers a mechanical issue. It’s at that moment when an owner will start looking at a second mortgage on the family home. Or… more»

312 V8 Survivor: 1955 Ford Ranch Wagon

When Ford redesigned its cars for 1952, they retired their wood-bodied station wagons, making way for the company’s first all-steel-bodied family trucksters. At first, the Ranch Wagon was based on Ford’s entry-level Mainline cars, while more upscale wagons were… more»

Last Of The 454s: 1974 Chevrolet Corvette

The 1974 Chevrolet Corvette is the one C3 that stands out in my memory for several reasons. Some consider it memorable for the wrong reasons, i.e the soft bumpers, front and back, and the downward progression of power output… more»

Mysterious 1957 Continental Mark II

No, it’s most assuredly not a Lincoln! The Continental Mark II was an effort by Ford Motor Company to put all of its styling and technology into one world-beating car, and they felt it deserved its own marque. Thus,… more»

No Reserve Eddie Bauer: 1990 Ford Bronco

The Ford Bronco has been a hot item for a while, undoubtedly getting a bump recently with the modern reincarnation of the classic 4×4. The square body design hasn’t changed much over the years, which is likely why the… more»

1-of-1: 1947 Mercury Series 79M Marmon-Herrington 4×4 Woodie Wagon

There are times here at Barn Finds when a vehicle will appear on our desks with a claim of being 1-of-1, and it is easy to be cynical. However, when a classic like this 1947 Mercury Series 79M Woodie… more»

Nash Bridges Car! 1971 Hemi ‘Cuda

Did you tune into Nash Bridges on TV in the late 1990s to watch Don Johnson and Cheech Marin tool around San Francisco in a badass 1971 Hemi ‘Cuda? I know I did and still do. This is said… more»

Spotless Restoration: 1951 MG TD

This 1951 MG TD has undergone a meticulous frame-off restoration, and no aspect of the car has escaped the owner’s attention. Now there isn’t much left to do but for a new owner to hit the road and enjoy… more»

Blue Plate Survivor: 1974 Chevrolet Vega GT Kammback

The owner of this 1974 Chevrolet Vega GT Kammback describes it as one of the nicest Vegas left on the planet. When you work your way through the photos that he supplies, it is hard to argue that point…. more»

Rare Survivor: 1957 Ford Del Rio Wagon

Station wagons are hot in the collector market right now, or at least popular. A two-door wagon would be even better and I can’t imagine many wagons being cooler than this 1957 Ford Del Rio Wagon. This unique and… more»

35k Mile 427: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

The C2 Corvette is already a hugely desirable classic that will always command attention in the market. However, when you take an original survivor like this 1967 Coupe and load it up with some of the most desirable extras… more»

22,467 Mile VR4: 1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT

When it comes to early 90s supercars, the Toyota Supra, Nissan 300ZX, and Mazda RX7 almost immediately come to mind. Thought of less often is the Mitsubishi 3000GT, which I suspect is because so many of the cars sold… more»

Original 455 HO: 1970 Pontiac GTO

While it might not be essential, there are plenty of boxes that it is nice to tick when the time comes for someone to choose the next restoration project that they are considering tackling. It is a bonus if… more»