Race Cars

Faux Race Patina: 2012 McLaren MP4-12C

This McLaren MP4-12C looks like it just finished running the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Of course, looks can be deceiving too, so a deeper dive is in order. Southhampton, New York is where you will find this 2012… more»

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NHRA Record Holder! 1967 Pontiac GTO

This 1967 Pontiac GTO, known as the “Limelighter” looks familiar. Who knows, maybe I saw it in a Hot Rod Magazine years ago – it looks like a lot of drag cars from my youth. And it was in… more»

Vintage Racer: 1951 Bandini Crosley Devin

We at BarnFinds enjoy all sorts of vintage wheeled machines, from Avanti to Zamboni, and everything in-between. Every so often, something truly fascinating comes along, and we just have to tell you about it! In this case, it’s a… more»

Real Deal? 1967 Fiat 600 “Abarth”

This 1967 Fiat is a former race car, and until recently, it had been parked in a barn since 1978. This is a car that could have a story to tell because while it wears a lot of genuine… more»

Cobra Killer? Swift 1972 MG Midget Racer

If you’ve been around the classic car hobby for any length of time, you’ve probably heard the names Holman and Moody. They are two of the more popular names in the performance industry and have had their hands in… more»

Million Dollar Barn Find! 300 Car Collection Uncovered

One of my favorite YouTube channels is AMMO NYC, which regularly features the cosmetic revival of long-neglected cars and trucks. Of course, it helps that the channel owner has developed a pretty comprehensive lineup of detailing products to feature… more»

Dragin’ Wagon: NHRA Winning 1974 AMC Matador

Here’s something you don’t see every day, a 1974 AMC Matador wagon drag car. No, really! Those hood pins weren’t a Kenosha factory option as far as I know. This one can be found here on craigslist in East… more»

200 MPH Club? Aluminum Austin-Healey Racer

Is your car quick, or is it fast? An odd question, some might think, but automotive enthusiasts know the difference references acceleration vs. top speed, respectively. This custom-bodied Austin Healey had one goal… go as fast as possible. Facts… more»

Historic Racer: 1923 Ford Roadster

Update 3/6/20 – This cool little hot rod is still on the market after two years. The price has been dropped $2k since we featured it last. Find it here on Facebook where the seller is now asking $7,500…. more»

Big Time Toys! 1970 Boss 302 Mustang and Transporter

Nearly every BarnFinds.com reader has played with MatchBox cars or similar die-cast metal miniatures. Manufacturers of the tiny tribute cars offered numerous combinations of racers with matching transporter trucks. Few of us collect real cars like Matchboxes, but if… more»

SCCA Champion! 1973 Triumph Spitfire

It’s not very often that you get a chance to purchase some genuine racing history! This famous Group 44 1973 Triumph Spitfire won the 1973 SCCA Championship (as well as many other races, including 8 national races that year)… more»

Vintage V8 Drag Car! 1960 Austin Healey Sprite

Austin Healey MK1 Sprites, affectionately known as “frogeye” or “bugeye” are very popular among collectors. Introduced for the 1959 model year, according to Hagerty.com, there were about 50,000 sold “…Bugeyes are the most collectible by a considerable margin.” Although… more»

Ready To Run! 1970 Lotus Europa S2

This 1970 Lotus Europa S2 has led a recent life on the track and is advertised as being one of the only race-ready Europas in the USA. It’s listed for sale here on craigslist and is located on the… more»

Rat-Rod Custom: 1948 Willys Jeep Pickup

There is nothing like creativity and imagination when it comes to old cars. And a healthy dose of mechanical skill helps with the endeavor too. Listed here on eBay with a BIN price of $7,100, and located in Martensdale,… more»

Rare Racer: 1959 MGA Twin-Cam

While certain performance models of different automobile brands can bring and retain significant value, so can former racers that have a provenance or interesting story in their background. Here is just such an example, a 1959 MG MGA twin-cam… more»

Retired Racer: 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle

As you can probably tell, this 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle is a former drag racer that needs to be saved. The car was apparently raced in the Richmond, Virginia area and retired around 1993 after a rear-end gear let go…. more»