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Make School Great Again: 1956 Chevrolet School Bus

If you have ever worked in education, then you know about the obscene amounts of money being thrown at schemes to improve test scores.  The harder everybody works, the less fun the experience is.  Kids need to be excited… more»

Return of the Adobe: 1984 Renault LeCar

The French, despite being our longest running allies, are too often the target of jokes told by silly Americans.  Who here among us hasn’t imitated a snooty Parisian waiter or enjoyed laughing at movies that ridicule their eccentric Gallic… more»

Planes, Trains and Automobiles! 1983 Chrysler LeBaron

Movie cars have always been popular in the collector car circle. Traditionally the highest value cars were the ones actually used on-screen. Replicas of movie and television cars (think General Lee or the Gran Torino from Starsky & Hutch)… more»

From Russia With Love: 1954 Moskvitch 400

It is amazing to consider that a nation like the Soviet Union could beat the rest of the World into space, but the mass production of the motor vehicle caused the country no end of confusion. The Moskvitch 400… more»

Motorized Picnic Table for the Family on the Go!

Still in the barn, this amazing custom creation promises to please! Featuring room for twelve, disc brake (singular), and a fully boxed steel frame, this motorized picnic table in Lucerne, Indiana seeks a new owner looking for a turn-key… more»

Movie Car: VW Squareback from “Witness”

Lately, I’ve been on a Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones movie binge. These guys actually put together some of the better action films of the 90s, despite many of them fading into relative obscurity. If you want a… more»

To Be or Not to Be: 1987 Nissan Be-1

From Nissan’s family of Pike Factory cars comes this rare 1987 Nissan Be-1, one of the very few in the U.S. This unusual right-hand-drive ride can be found here on craigslist in Walton, New York. The seller is asking… more»

Spares Stash: AMC Parts and Cars Collection

When I first listed a Barn Finds Exclusive for a ’69 Javelin SST, I heard lots of armchair quarterback commentary about the lack of spare parts and how hard it is to restore one (to which I laughed and suggested… more»

Not Going to Finish It: 1978 AMC Pacer

The seller of this 1978 AMC Pacer sounds like he has project fatigue, a point we can all relate to given the trials and errors of restoration. The car needs a fair amount of work, both cosmetic and mechanical,… more»

For Real? Ford Mustang I Concept Mold!

Back in 1962, Ford Motor Company was all about performance and excitement and proved it by producing the Mustang I. That’s right, 1962 not 1964 — we are talking about the Mustang I concept car. The V-4 engined, mid-engined, sports… more»

Free for the Seas: $0 Westerly Nomad

Free stuff is always interesting, especially when it looks like a boat previously chartered by Mickey Mouse himself. This Westerly Nomad is a 22′ pleasure craft that looks better than many boats I’ve seen listed with an actual price,… more»

Caravanner Special: 1971 Morris Marina 1800 TC

If you’ve ever watched the movie Snatch, you likely know that there’s a general disdain for the folks who gather together around campsites, tiny camper trailers in tow, before leaving pounds of trash and burnt out firepits behind them… more»

21 Window Alternative: 1949 Flxible Clipper Sightseer

With all the hubbub over the 21-window Volkswagen Buses – and the crazy prices they are still commanding – perhaps it’s time to look at some cheaper alternatives with the same amount of sunlight on board. This 1949 Flxible… more»

43k-Mile Survivor: 1987 Chevrolet Chevette CS

While there are plenty of beautiful and unique rides that are featured here on this website, it’s sometimes fun to change gears a bit. With that being said, there’s no doubt that fans of muscle cars and other collectible… more»

French 3-Seater: 1983 Talbot Matra Murena

Here’s a rare bird: a 1983 Talbot-Matra Murena with the larger 2.2L four-cylinder engine. This particular car (and brand) was not seen in North America, but the Murena was imported early in its life into Canada, arriving in Montreal… more»

Sinking Feeling: 1964 Amphicar 770

The Amphicar is one of those vehicles that leaves me torn. I love anything with wheels, but I’m terrified of boats. This particular Amphicar reinforces my belief that I should be keeping my feet firmly on dry land because,… more»