Survivor Cars

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

Strong 390: 1966 Ford Fairlane 500 Station Wagon

At first glance, this 1966 Ford Fairlane 500 Station Wagon looks pretty rough and tough, but under that baked exterior hides a pretty solid car just waiting for someone to weave their magic on it. For anyone who is… more»

Lowest Mileage Example? ASC McLaren Grand Prix

The ASC McLaren Pontiac Grand Prix Turbo has quite a long name, but it’s also a legitimately impressive performance car (by 80s standards) that is near impossible to find today in condition like this one. It helps that this… more»

29,765 Miles: 1993 Ford Mustang Cobra

The first owner held onto this bone-stock 1993 Ford Mustang Cobra until 2018, making it practically (but not quite) a one-owner vehicle. In that time, the Mustang was clearly cherished, with no obvious modifications or abuse inflicted upon it…. more»

Ferrari Alternative: 1991 GMC Syclone

While the concept of hot rodded SUVs is a trend that continues, single-cab, light-duty pickup trucks with lofty performance aspirations are a dying breed. Yes, I know, they stuffed a Viper drivetrain into a Ram, but that was a… more»

Californian Kit Car: 1970 Invader GT

The motoring world is littered with companies who were keen to earn a living by producing kit cars based on the ubiquitous Volkswagen Beetle, and a Californian company called Autokit Industries was just one such organization. The company’s owner… more»

1-of-122: 1994 Jaguar XJ12

While the XJ40-Series of the Jaguar XJ was in production from 1986 until 1994, the XJ81 version, which encompassed both the XJ12 and the Daimler Double-Six only saw production for a 12-month period from early 1993 until early 1994…. more»

Clean Example: 1972 Datsun 240Z

Today it can be a real challenge to find a nice Datsun 240Z that looks like it is going to sell at a reasonable price, as their values have continued to climb for more than a decade. Barn Finder… more»

One Elderly Owner: 1994 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon

If you can’t be lucky enough to find a classic car hidden away in a barn or shed, maybe the next best thing is to find one that has only had one careful, elderly owner. That’s what this 1994… more»

9k Mile Roadster: 1993 Mazda Miata LE

If you’re in the market for a first-generation Miata, this is the one to get! It’s a Limited Edition model so it came with all the goodies and, according to the seller, it has only covered 9,000 miles! If… more»

Turbo Coupe Survivor: 16K Mile Ford Thunderbird

One of the cars that is outside my normal sweet spots of old, German, and good handing or old, Japanese, and utilitarian is the Ford Mustang SVO or Thunderbird Turbo Coupe. I’m not sure why, but I love turbocharged… more»

Rare Italian Beauty: 1952 Bandini 750 Sport Siluro

When an individual embarks upon the process of forming a car company and makes the decision to assign its products a three-digit chassis number, then the chances are pretty good that they have no intention of attempting to usurp… more»

Prestige Pickup: 1981 Cadillac Eldorado “El Camino”

Undertaking a custom conversion that sees a family sedan or coupe transformed into a pickup is not unusual. However, seeing such a conversion performed on a Cadillac is less common. Barn Finder Roger spotted this incredible custom for us,… more»

19k Genuine Miles: 1987 Buick Grand National

In the time that I’ve been writing for Barn Finds, I’ve seen a few cars that have caused a stir when they’ve been listed for sale. This 1987 Buick Grand National looks like it holds a pretty handy lead… more»

Original Paint’ina: 1973 Ford F-100 Ranger

Original and rust-free – or in the words of the seller of this 1973 Ford F-100 Ranger, rot free – is what a lot of people are looking for when it comes to old vehicles and especially old pickups…. more»

World’s Nicest Bronco? 1996 Ford Bronco XLT

It’s not unusual for vehicles from the 1990s to be starting to show their age as time and mileage begin to take their toll. However, there are exceptions to this general rule, and this 1996 Ford Bronco XLT is… more»

Trophy Potential: 1987 Dodge Charger

I’m ashamed to admit this, but original stickers and graphics kits really do make an otherwise mundane car way more appealing to me (just take a look at my junkyard find Isuzu Trooper project, acquired in large part because… more»