Survivor Cars

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

21k Original Mile Survivor: 1966 Chevrolet Nova

It is fair to say that we have seen our share of Chevrolet Novas over more than a decade at Barn Finds. Most have been SS versions with a V8 under the hood, but this 1966 model blows in… more»

Only Two Owners: 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 350

The Chevelle Super Sport was one of the many hot cars of the 1960s. And – like the others – they lost some of their steam in the 1970s. First, the insurance industry figured out the risk of insuring… more»

V-Twin Turbo: 1983 Honda CX650T

The 1980s, back when everything was turbocharged right down to your nose hair trimmer. The seller lists this 1983 Honda CX650T (T = Turbo, of course) as an XC650TC, which actually would have been a 1982 designation and this… more»

Award Winner: 1935 Cadillac Town Cabriolet V-12

This is about as far away from a bread-and-butter classic Cadillac offering as it’s possible to get. Located here on eBay, near Portland, Oregon, it’s a senior trophy winner, a 1935 370-D Cadillac V-12 seven-passenger leather-back town cabriolet by… more»

One-Family-Owned: 1978 Dodge Xplorer 212

Looking appropriately sunburned and faded for the desert southwest, this one-family-owned 1978 Dodge B200 Xplorer 212 camping van would be a fun winter project. I used to dream about traveling around the country in a vehicle like this. The… more»

Scrambler Survivor: 1970 Bridgestone 350 GTO

Most of us know the Bridgestone name as a manufacturer of tires, but at one time, they made some really nice and interesting motorcycles. Sadly, they would be forced out of the market in 1970, less than two decades… more»

563 Miles: 1995 Honda Elite

The Honda Elite scooter has long been one of the best ways to get over your shame in riding a scooter. It actually packs some speed (by scooter standards) and depending on the displacement, will happily do 50-60 miles… more»

Stunning Driver: 1983 Oldsmobile Hurst/Olds 15th Anniversary

If you lived through The Malaise Era, I don’t need to tell you it was a pretty miserable automotive time. However, a few vehicles from that time shine like beacons, and the 1983 Oldsmobile Hurst/Olds was one of them…. more»

One Owner Wagon: 1988 Nissan Stanza 4WD

I absolutely love these quirky, old Japanese economy cars which never really had much love back in the day, but have been saved by an enthusiastic owner who has lovingly maintained it for the last 30 years. It’s not… more»

Rare Bicycle: 1966 Mattel Stallion

In 1964, Mattel introduced what is widely considered to be the first BMX ( bicycle motocross) bicycle: the Stallion. The brainchild of Jack Ryan – also known as Zsa Zsa Gabor’s sixth husband and the creator of the Barbie… more»

Italian Stallion: 1994 Lamborghini Diablo VT

One of my favorite little facts about Lamborghini is that its current Chief Test Driver is a gentleman called Max Venturi. If you earn your living driving Italian supercars to the limit, I can’t think of a better name!… more»

Rare Classic On Craigslist: 1953 Buick Skylark

Every marque has its special cars that collectors covet above all others.  One of Buick’s most collectible cars was the 1953 Skylark.  Amazingly, one of these limited production Buicks built to celebrate Buick’s 50th anniversary has emerged from, you… more»

Potential Bargain? 1949 Nash Ambassador Super

And you thought that sitting around since 2020 had done a number on your rear end! The 1949 to 1951 Nash was reportedly the most aerodynamic car on the road at the time – at least for an American… more»

30k Mile Survivor? 1967 Ford Galaxie 500

To capitalize on the image created by the “Space Race” of the late 1950s, Ford introduced the Galaxie series in 1959. It would be the equivalent of the Chevy Impala in the full-size pegging order. It would serve the… more»

Green Dream Machine: 1954 Kaiser Darrin Roadster

I’m not sure what the story is behind the paint selection on this rare 1954 Kaiser Darrin (you’re looking at #88 of only 435 ever produced), but it looks gorgeous. Although Darrins weren’t offered in this particular shade of green… more»

“X” Marks the Spot! 1977 AMC Hornet Wagon

The Hornet replaced the American in 1970 as American Motors’ compact car offering. Less boxy and roomier than its predecessor, the Hornet would be a mainstay in the AMC lineup through 1977, after which it would morph into the… more»