Race Cars

Vintage Racing Ready: 1965 Chevrolet Corvette

Old race cars are some of the coolest barn finds there are, especially when they wear period race garb like this 1965 Chevrolet Corvette. The seller claims it was locked away for several years just the way it was… more»

Real Racing History? 1953 Belly Tank Racer!

In the 1940s and 50s, there were a lot of two things in the United States: surplus WWII vehicles and young service members who were back from war. These two things combined with the Southern California hot rod culture… more»

Rare Italian Beauty: 1952 Bandini 750 Sport Siluro

When an individual embarks upon the process of forming a car company and makes the decision to assign its products a three-digit chassis number, then the chances are pretty good that they have no intention of attempting to usurp… more»

Perfect Race Car Project: 1953 MG TD

A few years back I had the opportunity to test drive a low-mileage MG TD in the mountains of Wyoming. The drive was short, but the memory will forever remain. Since that day, I have dreamed of owning my… more»

One-Off 1968 SWM Gordini Race Car

Form follows function when you’re building a racing car. This 1968 SWM in Tampa, Florida, may not have the lines of a contemporary Ferrari, but who needs Italian design and engineering when you can have SWM’s German design and… more»

Track Rat Project: 1976 Ford Capri

Few vehicles are more intriguing than a retired race car with no history. A car like this is a rolling testament to racing’s culture at the time it was built, from the preferred models to use as track toys… more»

1 of 1,500? 1965 Plymouth Sport Fury Pace Car

The number jumps around a bit from 1,300 to 1,900 with more than a few sources saying that there were 1,500 of these 1965 Plymouth Sport Fury Pace Car replicas made for the 1965 Indianapolis 500. This example can… more»

1930’s Hand-Built Pedal Car Racer For Sale!

If you follow the collector car or antique hobbies, you probably know that pedal cars are hot collectibles and command large prices in any condition. Most of them were production pieces stamped out of sheet metal and were made… more»

Can you help to locate this lost race car?

Okay Barn Finders, here’s your chance to play detective, and to help out a fellow enthusiast. This person is trying to locate an old race car that has been missing in action for decades and is hoping that the… more»

Real Vintage Race Car? 1938 Chevrolet Gasser!

I love real patina and this old Chevrolet sedan is oozing with it! It is said to be a real vintage race car and would be a great project for someone looking to build a period-correct race car or… more»

Excessive Obsession: 1978 Plymouth Street Kit Car

I have somewhat of an obsession with a few things – all of them are legal but not all of them are healthy. Like, ice cream, the old TV show Dragnet, Japanese market scooters, and lately the 1978 Plymouth… more»

Road Or Race? 1968 Plymouth Barracuda Fastback

Hypothetically, you’ve just bought this 1968 Barracuda. What do you do with it? That’s a question that we’ll ponder in a moment. It is a far from original Barracuda, but it is a nice looking vehicle, and with a… more»

9,800 Mile 1LE: 1991 Chevy Camaro

When it comes to vintage cars you can use for track days and high-performance driving events, most enthusiasts who aren’t millionaires focus on standard-bearers like the E36 chassis BMWs, or a challenge series that features showroom stock Mazda Miatas…. more»

Going to Need a Bigger Magnet: Lake-Find BMW M3 S14 Motor!

Just when you think you’ve seen everything, some guy on Facebook confesses he drags a magnet around local lakes and found a motor. An interesting motor, at that. A random post on Facebook caught my eye when I realized… more»

Burned & Buried: Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Corto Spyder

I came upon one of the more fascinating restoration stories I’ve ever read recently, centered around a 1938 Alfa-Romeo 2900B Carrozeria Touring roadster. That’s the car you see here, after it was dug out of a hole it was… more»

Missing for 35 Years: Mazda 254i Le Mans Racer

Old race cars are often discarded as their short shelf life expires, replaced by a new iteration that is practically required to be more powerful with improved technology. Given the cost to maintain race cars, it’s no surprise that… more»