Airplanes

Barn Find: 1946 Taylorcraft BC-12D

Aside from being good band names, “Taildragger” and “High-Wing Monoplane” are two ways to describe this 1946 Taylorcraft BC12-D. Taylorcraft Aviation Corporation made some nice planes that were less expensive than the usual suspects: i.e., Piper, Cessna, etc. The… more»

Classic Jet: 1964 Fouga CM170

We certainly can’t be accused of not providing variety at Barn Finds, and for those with an aeronautical leaning, this 1964 Fouga CM170 could be the classic of your dreams. Its condition is excellent, and a recent inspection confirms… more»

Needs Finishing: Van’s RV-9A Experimental Aircraft

I don’t think Van’s Aircraft was trying to be funny when it said its RV-9A is “an airplane that you look forward to landing.” Hopefully, every time a pilot goes up, he or she looks forward to getting it… more»

Continuing A Legacy? 1975 Oldsmobile 442

Oh, what a year was 1975! If you were a domestic auto enthusiast, it was a lousy one! No more Plymouth Barracuda, Dodge Challenger, Camaro Z28, Pontiac GTO or SD-455 anything, AMC Javelin, or Buick GS – what a… more»

Lycoming-Powered 1966 Champion Citabria 7ECA

Now known as American Champion Aircraft, this 1966 Champion Citabria 7ECA would have been made under the umbrella of Champion Aircraft Corporation. American Champion Aircraft purchased several smaller aircraft companies in 1988 and combined them into their company. The… more»

Chicken Coop Find: 2005 Viper Aircraft ViperJet

We’ve seen a few aviation-themed classics over more than a decade at Barn Finds, including a few kit projects. However, this 2005 Viper Aircrafts ViperJet stands out from the crowd. As the name suggests, this aircraft ditches the concept… more»

Elvis Presley’s Jet! 1962 Lockheed 1329 JetStar

While he was alive (and some would say it continues today), everything that Elvis Presley did was big and loud. Take the Graceland Estate in Memphis, Tennessee, for example. And this 1962 Lockheed JetStar is no exception, with all… more»

Amazing Air-Cooled Sled: 1960 Trail-A-Sled

A lot of us who grew up in northern climates, those brave souls who have lived with snow for several months out of every year, have different names for vehicles that travel over snow. One that most of us… more»

Barnstormer Find: 1952 Piper PA-20 Pacer

If seeing a plane like this 1952 Piper PA-20 Pacer doesn’t make you want to get your pilot license, I don’t know what will. I’m an FAA-certified commercial drone pilot, but that training is a walk in the park… more»

Future Office Building? 1985 Short C-23 Sherpa

Looking for an interesting way to set up a new office for your small company? Instead of building one or converting some old storage containers, how about using the fuselage of a retired aircraft? That’s what the seller of… more»

1968 Aztec PA23-250 Turbo Project

It’s not that often that we find airplanes in “barn find” condition, but this 1968 Piper Aztec sure fits that description. It’s listed for sale here on eBay where bidding has already reached $23,600. The seller produces YouTube videos… more»

Polish Project Plane: 1953 MiG-15UTI Jet

“No, honey, I told you that I’m not buying any more old motorcycles or cars, I don’t remember mentioning not buying any Russian-built jets used by the Polish military”… The seller has this 1953 Mikoyan-Gurevich, or MiG, 15UTI training… more»

Not Your Father’s F-85: North American F-86 Sabre

Oldsmobile built its F-85 from 1961 to 1963. It shared the new Y-body platform with the Buick Special and Pontiac Tempest using a 112 inch wheelbase and unibody construction. If you really want to impress people, you could step… more»

1989 McDonnell Douglas MD-88 RV?

Do you have a truck that can haul 20,000 pounds? If so, this 1989 McDonnell Douglas MD-88 is a possible RV conversion and it may be what you’ve been looking for. I’m fairly sure that you won’t see another… more»

Top Flight: 1967 Learjet 24D Flight Simulator

How many times have you wanted your own Learjet? It’s almost every day for me and for many others who travel on the crazy no-rules wild west roads of 2021. This one can’t fly though, it’s a 1967 Learjet… more»

Dusty Hangar Find: 1963 Beechcraft Musketeer 23

Planes are a funny thing, as they’re not all that different from a Rolls-Royce or a Lincoln when discovered in barn find condition. Extremely expensive to buy new with upkeep requirements that will make your eyes water, and extremely… more»

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