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Huge Collector Car And Parts Auction!

An online auction running from now until November 17th features a whole host of classics that are currently bidding at exceedingly small amounts. The brand selection ranges from Dodge, Chrysler, and Desoto to Cadillac, Ford, and Oldsmobile, along with… more»

No Reserve Starter Classic: 1987 Avanti II

While most Avanti enthusiasts are hungry for the early production models, the later cars represent a low-cost point of entry into classic car ownership with dirt-cheap maintenance and tons of exclusivity. This later Avanti II is from the era… more»

Ready To Tailgate: 2007 Mini Cooper Pickup

A 2007 Mini Cooper “pickup” isn’t exactly what most of us think about when we think of Barn Finds. It’s not a dusty or dirty old car that is sitting neglected and forgotten in a barn or garage somewhere… more»

The Original Mobile Phone: 1964 Volkswagen Beetle

Custom car props is an art form that has gone the way of giant inflatable gorillas and free sets of steak knives used to draw consumers into the corner used car lot. This custom Volkswagen Beetle phone car is… more»

Docked 20 Years: 1964 Amphicar 770 Boat Car

How many of you remember the Amphicar from the 1960s? It was a quirky little machine that was part car and part boat. Fewer than 4,000 were made in a five-year period, so they don’t turn up for sale… more»

Barn Stored Since ’74: Kellison Sand Piper

We’ve profiled the work of kit car pioneer Jim Kellison in the past, but his handiwork shows up pretty infrequently. Like so many other fiberglass specialists, Kellison sought to have his own version of the iconic Meyers Manx, known… more»

Forest Find! 1948 Convair 240 Airplane

Some of you I’m sure have seen those links pop up to websites that raise big questions like, How did this plane end up in the middle of a rain forest? and other such tales of “mysterious” circumstances involving… more»

Real Deal: 1969 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy

Genuine Meyers Manx dune buggies are one of the more desirable finds from the kit car era when seemingly every other business was a guy who could create fiberglass molds and slap them on a Beetle chassis. Unlike some… more»

Vintage Motorcycle Dyno! 1975 Honda Test Track

I bet most of you reading this have never seen a Honda Test Track before. Apparently, this was a primitive dyno machine for motorcycles from the 1970s. It can be found here on eBay with an asking price of… more»

Lowrider Magazine Star: 1986 Pontiac Fiero SE

While the lowrider scene certainly isn’t for everyone, there’s no doubt a tremendous amount of work that goes into creating a car that’s worthy of its own feature in Lowrider magazine. This 1986 Pontiac Fiero SE was built expressly… more»

Ran 20 Years Ago: 1973 Volkswagen Thing

Details are scarce on this 1973 Volkswagen Thing, an obvious barn find listed for sale on an auctioneer website and located in Grand Marsh, Wisconsin. The Thing looks mostly complete despite being an obvious non-runner and stored for years,… more»

Former Exclusive: Kelmark GT Kit Car

Here’s a sight for sore eyes: this Kelmark GT is not only a former Barn Finds Exclusive, but a car I personally had a hand in selling. Out of all the cars listed on the site from the collection… more»

Cobra Successor? 1994 Kelly Python Prototype

Update 10/14/20 – The seller of this Python has lowered their price by $2k. Is that enough to find a buyer for this unique Mustang? Find it here on craigslist for $37,500. Thanks for to Pat L for the… more»

High Speed Pursuit Vehicle? 1968 Volkswagen Beetle

The listing says this was an official police vehicle in the 1960s and 70s, but I have to believe it didn’t do much other than appear at school events and in the local town parade. That being said, the… more»

Oddball Racer: 1983 Renault R5

While almost any car can become a track car, some candidates seem more unlikely than others. Certainly, a Renault R5 would fall into this category, as despite its rally heritage and impressive performance credentials when found in turbocharged form… more»

46k Mile: 1976 Chevrolet Cosworth Vega

Looks can be deceiving! At first glance, the black paint on this 1976 Chevrolet Cosworth Vega looks pretty good but up close it is faded and dull. The car is located in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma which is close to… more»