Muscle Car Barn Finds

T-tops 1 Of 2,535: 1975 Oldsmobile Hurst Olds 455

Oldsmobile holds the distinction of being the first company to introduce T-Tops on a car in the United States. Many thanks to Larry D. for sending us this tip on a 1975 Oldsmobile Hurst Olds located in Columbus, Ohio…. more»

455 Four-Speed! 1970 Buick GS Stage 1

Motor Trend (January 1970) clocked a 1970 Buick GS Stage 1 at 13.38 seconds and 105.5 MPH in the quarter mile, proclaiming it the fastest muscle car they had ever tested. This 1970 Buick GS Stage 1 in McHenry,… more»

Original Survivor: 1985 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442

After four years in the wilderness, the “442” badge found its way back onto the showroom floors of Oldsmobile dealerships for the 1985 model year. The company chose to produce 3,000 examples of the 442, which proved to be… more»

Turbocharged V6! 1987 Buick Grand National

The Grand National debuted in 1982 in response to the success that Buick was having in NASCAR. It was generally produced in small quantities (by Buick standards) until 1987 when the sales floodgates opened during the car’s last year…. more»

351/4-Speed Export Version: 1971 Ford Mustang

Talk about a flashback, a high-school classmate of mine had a 1971 Ford Mustang that looked just like this Hyde Park, Massachusetts domiciled example. The second that I spied it on our tip list I knew that I’d want… more»

2k Mile: 1989 Pontiac Turbo Trans Am

I always liked the Buick Grand National but in the 1980’s I wish they put that engine in a sportier car. Well, Pontiac got together with Buick and delivered. This Pontiac Turbo Trans Am is a near perfect example… more»

Straight Six Barn Find: 1977 Chevrolet Nova

Dang – bidding ends soon for this barn find 1977 Chevrolet Nova, and no one has stepped up to take a chance on it. This isn’t the most desirable car, featuring an inline-six engine and automatic transmission, with an… more»

Colorful Muscle Car: 1970 AMC Rebel Machine

The Machine was a one-year wonder in 1970 at the height of the muscle car movement. AMC had dabbled some in the performance arena, with late 1960s entries including the AMX (1968-70) and SC/Rambler (1969). It was based on… more»

Stored 30 Years: 1987 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z

One of the Chevy Camaro’s popular offerings was the IROC-Z, an IROC-inspired Z28 which was built between 1985-90. IROC was an acronym for Roger Penske’s International Race of Champions series that attracted top drivers from all over the motorsports… more»

Stored Since ’74: 1963 Chevrolet Corvette

A new breed of Chevy Corvette was unveiled in 1963 and dubbed the Sting Ray. It would replace the first generation of the sports car that had enjoyed a 10-year run. The second-generation or C2 would be built through… more»

Farmer’s Muscle Car: 1983 Pontiac Trans Am

Some projects really tell the whole story with just one picture. This 1983 Pontiac Trans Am doesn’t need much description – it’s just a dusty, forgotten car that isn’t worth much but has been passed between barns in hopes… more»

1 of 135? 1962 Chrysler 300 Convertible

The Chrysler 300 “Letter Series” began in 1955 and would continue for 12 consecutive years. They offered a level of full-size automotive performance that usually equated to limited production numbers. The seller presents a 1962 Chrysler 300G convertible for… more»

Cowl Induction: 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454

In the world of classic cars, there will be exceptions to every rule that you can imagine. Take this 1970 Chevelle SS 454 as a prime example. If I told you that it had spent its life in the… more»

Hellcat Swap? 1969 Dodge Charger Project

Dodge’s new Charger got a cool reception in its first two years, 1966-67. As a fastback with lots of glass, it looked like the Rambler Marlin which was out at the same time. When all of Chrysler’s intermediates were… more»

Shed Find: 1971 Dodge Challenger 383

Dodge was the last major player to field a pony car. The Challenger debuted in 1970, five full years after the Ford Mustang took the automotive world by storm. The cars were little changed going into 1971, which would… more»

455 V8 Survivor: 1970 Buick Skylark GS

The Gran Sport (GS) was the high-performance side of Buick since 1965 and is most often associated with the mid-size Skylark models. Since Cadillac didn’t produce a muscle car, the Buick GS was the most beautifully equipped GM sport… more»