Survivor Cars

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

Amazing Survivor: 1941 Harley-Davidson FL Knucklehead

Few classic vehicles have developed the kind of cult following that we see with Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Pre-war examples create strong interest when they appear on the market, especially if they are original and unmolested. This 1941 Harley FL demonstrates… more»

Highly-Optioned Truck: 1972 Chevrolet C10

By 1972 we were starting to see some evidence that tightening emission standards would negatively impact the performance of the great V8. However, it was still possible to secure a pickup that offered decent horsepower figures. This 1972 Chevrolet… more»

Ram Air 390: 1970 AMC Javelin SST

After a slight update for the 1970 model year, AMC’s Javelin still ran the gamut from a sporty looking car with a six-cylinder to an all-out muscle car with a big V8. This 1970 AMC Javelin SST is the… more»

One Owner California Survivor: 1972 Capri

When I hear “Capri” my mind immediately goes to the Fox-body generation that was built from 1979 to 1986. Maybe those a little younger than me first think of the 2-door roadster built from 1991 to 1994. Even though… more»

Two-Cylinder: 1993 Polski Fiat 126p

Some cars become desirable because they are things of utter beauty, while others offer breath-taking performance. The Polski Fiat 126p became a sales success in Poland because the alternative to owning one of these usually involved walking everywhere…or staring… more»

Supercharged Test Mule: 2001 Roush Mustang RP6

This 2001 Ford Mustang RP6 is a rare prototype of a limited edition model known as the 380R, a supercharged GT offered by one of the more recognized Mustang builders and tuners. The example shown here is believed to… more»

Factory Lightweight: 1979 Mercedes 450SLC 5.0

This listing for a 1979 Mercedes 450SLC 5.0 almost snuck right past me, as I wasn’t aware of this limited-production factory light weight coupe built to meet homologation requirements in the late 70s. That’s when Mercedes embarked on a… more»

Low Mile Cream Puff: 1993 Ford F-150

Given how many low-mileage pickups show up around these parts, it makes you wonder what modern-day pickup will become a collectible in 20 years when its found in a garage with under 100,000 on the clock. This 1993 Ford… more»

Mini-Corvette! 1970 Opel GT

I remember going into a Buick dealership as a teen around 1972 and seeing an Opel GT parked right next to an Electra 225. Strange pairing to say the least. It would be interesting to know what GM’s logic… more»

4,600 Mile Survivor: 1991 Ford Mustang LX

When it comes to Fox body Mustangs, bone-stock LX models with the 5.0L V8 and manual gearbox are among some of the more desirable specimens ever made. Yes, I know, there are Cobras to collect and GTs to salivate… more»

Tidy T-Top: 1981 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

While the 1st Generation of the Chevrolet Camaro remained in production for a relatively short time, the 2nd Generation proved to be a bit of a survivor. Introduced for the 1970 model year, it soldiered on until 1981. This… more»

Camper Special: 1968 Dodge W200 Power Wagon

I don’t know exactly what it is, but there’s something I find very appealing about regular-cab long-bed 4×4 trucks. Throw in 50+ years of use and a less commonly seen make and I get unjustifiably overwrought with enthusiasm. This… more»

48k Original Miles: 1969 Pontiac Firebird

While it isn’t uncommon for parents and children to share similar tastes and passions, the opposite can also be true. That is the case with this attractive 1969 Pontiac Firebird. The owner purchased this classic pony car for his… more»

10k Original Miles: 1989 Lincoln Town Car

This 1989 Lincoln Town Car shows a tick over 10,000 original miles and is every bit the creampuff you’d expect as a result. Despite being the pinnacle of American luxury automobiles when new, the Town Car of this era… more»

Flathead V8: 1940 Ford DeLuxe Business Coupe

The single-seat business coupe was popular in the mid-20th Century with traveling salesmen and others on the move. The lack of a back seat meant more room for the wares that they needed to carry with them. Ford was… more»

21k Original Miles: 1985 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce

This 1985 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce is a claimed low-mileage survivor, with just under 22,000 original miles and still presenting in showroom condition, according to the seller. The Alfa went into storage following the death of its original owner… more»