Race Cars

ChumpCar Potential: 1986 Pontiac Fiero

Reader Mark W bought this 1986 Pontiac Fiero with plans to race it in Chump/Champcar, but he’s never gotten around to racing it. It was actually built for SCCA racing back in 2004 with a full cage and the… more»

SOLD! 1968 Chevrolet Corvette Drag Car

UPDATE 8/15/2019 – Mike just let us know that his Corvette has sold to a fellow Barn Finds reader! It’s off to a good home and hopefully, we will hear from the new owner with what their plans are… more»

1981 Buick Regal Indy 500 Pace Car Replica #005

We have seen quite a few Indy 500 replicas over the last few years, but this could be the first Buick Regal version. These are exceptionally rare and this one appears to be in great shape. It won’t win… more»

Can You Identify This Mystery Racer?!

Reader Juan K needs your help! He came across this mystery race car and can’t figure out what it is. The photo isn’t the best, but it’s all Juan has, plus it makes it more of a challenge! It’s… more»

Rare Slant Nose: 1960 Lotus 7

The seller of this 1960 Lotus 7 describes it as one of the very early models that featured a number of unique details, including the slant nose design seen here. The Lotus has been a track vehicle most of… more»

Road or Track: 1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite

The next owner of this 1960 Bugeye Sprite has a few options open to them. They can use the little Austin-Healey for competition in VSCDA events, which the car has been modified to compete in, or they could make… more»

Dale’s Early Cup Ride Replica: 1973 Ford Gran Torino

While Dale Earnhardt remains a household name due to his time behind the wheel of his legendary #3 Chevrolets, little is widely known about his rough and tumble rise to stardom.  Driven by a furious desire to be a… more»

Salt Flat Classic: 1917 Ford Bonneville Racer

For someone who grew up in Australia, there are three motorsport venues in the US that are immediately identifiable as the icons of the sport. Those are Indianapolis, Daytona, and the Bonneville Salt Flats. This old classic, which the… more»

Vintage Racer: 1957 Austin-Healey Sprite

Raced from the 1960s into the 1980s, this Austin-Healey Sprite has spent the last 15 years dormant until recently. The seller has partially revived this Sprite by getting the engine running once again. Although the outer body appears rather… more»

Texas Termite: 1932 Plymouth Gasser!

Vintage racecar clones and replicas have been very popular over the years. Capturing the feel and look of a vintage racer is a challenge, but can be awesome when executed well. The opportunity to purchase a real vintage racer… more»

Harley Powered: Custom Bonneville Racer

It isn’t clear when this hand-built special was constructed to run at the famous Bonneville Salt Flats, but the fact is that while it eventually did find its way there at some point, it never managed to turn a… more»

Two Ex-LeMans Triumph TRSs For Sale!

Pictured above you see the Holy Grail for any Triumph lover — not one, but two of the four factory TRS racing cars campaigned by the Triumph factory in the 1960 and 1961 LeMans 24-hour races. Both are now… more»

Peas & Carrots: 1965 Chevy Corvette Track Car

Despite reaching $30,000 in bids, the reserve remains unmet for this vintage 1965 Chevrolet Corvette track car, which supposedly was quite successful on the SCCA Solo 2 circuit throughout the 60s and 70s. Known as “Peas and Carrots” in… more»

Recipe For Speed: Belly Tanker Kit

As World War II came to a close, a number of elements combined in Southern California that gave birth to the hot rodding movement.  That “lightning on a bottle” was the combination of thousands of skilled workers, a favorable… more»

The Maliboost: GN-Powered 1981 Chevrolet Malibu

Take one part Chevy Malibu and one part Buick Gran National and this is what you get! This 1981 Chevrolet Malibu isn’t what it seems from the outside. The car has 59,000 miles on it, a VIN listed, and… more»

Bought from Mr. Norm’s: 1966 Dodge Coronet HEMI

There’s some surprising history attached to this beater Coronet, which has all the trappings of a car that’s been completely ravaged by time. You’d be wrong, however: according to the seller, this Coronet comes with its never-removed 426 Hemi… more»