Survivor Cars

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

Holy Grail Car: 2005 Mini Cooper JCW Convertible

When we look at the vintage muscle and classic cars that are most sought after today, it is often the equipment list that makes or breaks the final sale price. It also usually takes a few years for the… more»

Returning Classic: 1984 Lincoln Town Car

We have featured thousands of cars on the Barn Finds website since it was established over a decade ago, and many of those cars become distant memories because we never learn their ultimate fate. That makes this 1984 Lincoln… more»

Like New! Spectacular 1967 Sunbeam Alpine

When is a Sunbeam Tiger, not a Tiger? When it’s just a regular old Alpine such as this fantastic looking 1967 example. What I’m alluding to here is how so much attention gets lobbed on the V8-powered Tiger though… more»

Numbers-Matching Survivor: 1979 Pontiac Trans Am

Choosing between preservation and restoration can prove challenging when an enthusiast comes face-to-face with a classic that is a genuine survivor. That is the decision facing the new owner of this 1979 Pontiac Trans Am. It has avoided the… more»

All Original? 1971 Jeepster Commando

How many times have we dreamed about opening a garage door and seeing a nice, vintage vehicle parked inside, and then finding out that it’s for sale for what seems like a good price? And then reading that it’s… more»

Budget Muscle Car: 1971 Pontiac T-37

In 1970, Pontiac introduced the T-37, a low-buck version of its mid-size Tempest. It would be offered as a pillared coupe, but a hardtop version called the GT-37 also arrived as a cheaper alternative to the GTO muscle car…. more»

Solid Swede: 1960 Saab 93F

The demise of Saab robbed the automotive world of a manufacturer with a history littered with interesting and innovative automobiles. There seems little chance that the brand will rise from the ashes, leaving it to classics like this 1960… more»

1-of-1: 1969 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 Convertible

Stating that any classic is a “1-of-1” vehicle is a bold claim, and it is one made by the owner of this stunning 1969 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 Convertible. The included Marti Report seems to support their belief, although… more»

Excellent Interior: 1980 Ford Pinto Squire Wagon

Manufacturers produce some vehicles with an eye on longevity, while others are viewed as disposable items that will serve in a given role for a few years before requiring replacement. Ford’s Pinto falls into the latter category, with the… more»

Former Sheriff’s Truck? 1966 Dodge D200 Utiline

Dodge’s “Sweptline era” (model years 1961 through 1971) was known for having beautifully designed beds, but some of us prefer stepside beds, known as Utiline in this era of Dodge pickup. This 1966 Dodge D200 Utiline is said to… more»

Sienabraun Survivor: 1974 BMW 2002tii

Much has been written about lately with regards to the softening classic car marketplace. The results from some recent major shows and auctions indicate consumers are growing cautious, so it’s not surprising to see a reduction in some of… more»

4.5 Liter V8! 1973 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE

I’ve always thought that Mercedes of this 1973 280 SE’s generation had a stately bearing about themselves – light green or not, which we are told is its born-with hue. Documentation from the original owner comes with this 62… more»

66k Original Miles: 1955 Ford Thunderbird

The Ford Motor Company has a history of creating market sectors. The Model T is often considered the first “people’s car,” with the Mustang credited, rightly or wrongly, as the first pony car. It created another in 1955 when… more»

One Owner, Low Miles, No Reserve! 1979 Datsun B210 Survivor

The Datsun B210 arrived in the US in 1973, just in time for the gas crisis to sideswipe America. With its thrifty four-cylinder engine, lightweight construction, and snazzy looks, the B210 sold like hotcakes. Only a handful of compacts… more»

Original Paint: 1982 Ford Bronco XLT

This 1982 Ford Bronco XLT makes a positive first impression, which is heightened when you learn it wears its original paint. The lack of visible issues suggests it has been treated respectfully, which is positive news for its potential… more»

Original Paint! 1970 Dodge Charger 500

1970 was the final year for the second generation Dodge Charger before the ’71s went to a more streamlined appearance, commonly known as the fuselage-style body.  I’m a fan of just about all the B-Bodies, and while I also… more»