Race Cars

Former Race Car: 1953 Studebaker Commander

Studebaker introduced a new 2-door body style in 1953. Dubbed the “Loewy coupes” after designer Raymond Loewy, they would serve the company for the next 11 years in one form or another, perhaps the most beautiful cars that Studebaker… more»

Tiny Terror: 1960 Berkeley B95 Race Car

Berkeley Coachworks, run by Charles Panter, was diligently making fiberglass caravans (travel trailers) in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire but its bean counters were broadcasting that all was not well with its accounts. The business was too seasonal. Panter appealed to Lawrence… more»

Vintage Racer: 1964 MG Midget Racecar

A segment of the classic world harbors a passion for vintage racecars, focusing on the preservation of machinery to protect our racing history. Owners often dismantled these older cars to use as donors for their latest slice of racing… more»

Dirt Track Heroes: Two Vintage Sprint Cars For Sale

Seeing the photos of these vintage sprint cars brought memories flooding back for me. It has been a few years since I hung up my helmet after racing a wingless sprint car, and I still miss the thrill. My… more»

Enzo’s Last Race Car: 1987 Ferrari 288 GTO Evoluzione

In about twenty-four hours, the RM Sotheby’s auction for one of three privately-owned 1987 Ferrari 288 GTO Evoluzione cars will end. We may not know the price paid for this sublime example of suspended homologation, nor may we know… more»

Let’s Go Racing! 1959 Devin D Porsche

The Devin was born of a fortunate confluence of passion and science. Race car driver Bill Devin spent the late 1940s and early 1950s racing and hot-rodding cars, most notably, a Crosley Hotshot. During the same time frame,  advancements… more»

Petty’s Race Car! 1960 Plymouth Fury #43

When it comes to legendary names in auto racing, Richard Petty’s must be included. 200 wins and seven national championships over 35 years in NASCAR is a record that will likely never be beaten. Petty was behind the wheel… more»

Neglected SCCA Racer: 1963 Chevrolet Corvette

The Chevy Corvette got its first redesign in 1963 and the sport coupe version of the sports car would later become iconic due to its one-year-only split rear window design. The C2 (second generation) ‘Vettes helped put the car… more»

California Drag Car: 1968 Chevrolet Nova

The third generation of the Chevy II/Nova was introduced in 1968 and it was an instant success.  Production increased by more than 70% over 1967 and would continue to grow as the car evolved through 1974. The Nova was… more»

Wheel Standing 1970 Plymouth Barracuda

In 1970, the Plymouth Barracuda transformed from a sporty compact to a full-fledged “pony car” thanks to a new E-body platform supplied by Chrysler. The changes were met with public enthusiasm and sales increased by 50% from the prior… more»

1938 Alfa Romeo 2900B Mille Miglia Spider Recreation

Occasionally, you get to view stunning photos of beautiful cars here on Barn Finds. Sometimes the photos of real Barn Finds are as dusty and unclear as the cars they are supposed to be photographing, as you have to… more»

Old School Drag Car: 1963 Chevrolet Bel Air

For most of the 1960s, the Bel Air was the mid-level choice when you bought a full-size Chevrolet. If you wanted something to haul the family around in but didn’t need all the comforts of the Impala, the Bel… more»

Rare Original: 1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Brickyard 400

There are an endless number of special edition cars in the world. Even more so today with supercar makers who seem to have endless variants of a model before retiring it. However back in the day, there were fewer… more»

Former Race Car: 1965 Plymouth Satellite

Plymouth introduced the Satellite in 1965 as its top-level mid-size model. It was based on the B-body platform that was also used by the Belvedere. In its first year, the car was only available as a 2-door hardtop and… more»

Vintage Speedster: 1915 Model T Custom Racer

On December 10, 1915, the millionth Model T rolled off the assembly line at Ford’s River Rouge plant in Detroit. The custom-built Model T offered here on eBay with bidding at just $2,413 at the time of publication, likely… more»

Ready For Track Day: 1967 Lotus Elan

For a marque that is considered a limited volume producer, Lotus cars grace the web pages of Barn Finds with decided regularity. Today’s find, a ’67 Elan, has already made the transition to race car status, specifically in the… more»