Race Cars

Former Race Car! 1964 Pontiac GTO Tri-Power

Pontiac took the market by storm in 1964 with its new mid-size muscle car, the GTO. It led to a performance car revolution that would last into the early 1970s. Sales expectations were grossly underestimated, and Pontiac would see… more»

Peking To Paris Anyone? 1982 Mazda 626

Here’s an unusual one for you, a 1982 Mazda 626, not exactly Barn Finds standard stock-in-trade, that’s done up for the famous 8,700-mile Peking to Paris Motor Challenge. This example never raced as the event was canceled and it… more»

1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza Recreation by Pur Sang

What do you think of replicas? I admit, my opinion is that they are “less than”. And really, the market says so, too. But does this niche deserve derision, always? Time to learn about Pur Sang. First, the name:… more»

Update: 1958 Goggomobil TS400 Race Car

UPDATE – This somewhat historic 1958 Goggomobil TS400 is for sale again, this time with an asking price of less than half of what it was back in May of 2016 when we saw it here on Barn Finds…. more»

Big Block Love: 1980 Chevrolet LUV

I used to subscribe to a theory that when enough was just right, too much was perfect! Well, old age and crotchetiness have, unsurprisingly, changed that view a bit. Take this 1980 Chevrolet LUV compact pickup for example. Somewhat… more»

Restored Black Widow Tribute: 1957 Chevrolet 150

In 1957, the Automobile Manufacturers Association (including Chevrolet) banned factory-sponsored after a nasty crash in the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans left 80 people (including spectators) dead. To get around the ban, a former race engineer started a… more»

British Special: Turner Sports Car

Jack Turner was minding his own business – racing MGs in the 1940s and building one-off specials – when other racers began coming to him to improve their own cars. John Webb, John Tojeiro, Ken Rose – race drivers… more»

Open Sports Wannabe: 1962 TVR Grantura

The Grantura was the first of many automobiles built in England by TVR. Through evolution, the sports car was produced between 1958 and 1967 and included the Mk 2a variant, like the seller’s offering. This vehicle is on its… more»

Fireball Roberts Replica: 1957 Ford Custom

NASCAR was in its development phase back in 1957. That was two years before the Daytona International Speedway even opened. Drivers like “Fireball” Roberts piloted cars like this ’57 Ford Custom on dirt and asphalt tracks all over the… more»

Gasser Project: 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air

“Gasser” is a term that was coined to refer to a type of drag race car from the 1950s and 1960s. But the difference from other cars on the track was that the modifications still enabled them to run… more»

Early Euro “Cat, Non-Adjust” 1990 Ferrari F40

For the Ferrari F40 shopper, catalytic converters and adjustable suspensions are particularly meaningful. Normally options are great, but Ferrari often dishes out barely roadable race cars. In these special cases, the absence of both the cat and the problematic… more»

Former Racer: 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu SS

  Chevrolet introduced the Chevelle in 1964. It was a mid-sized car designed to compete with the downsized Ford Fairlane. The Malibu was the better trimmed of the Chevelles and could be had with the Super Sport treatment, like… more»

Unfinished Business: 1970 Plymouth AAR ‘Cuda

In 1970, Chrysler produced two “pony cars” that were designed to compete on the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) circuit – the Dodge Challenger T/A and the Plymouth AAR ‘Cuda. Both were limited-production autos that were built for… more»

Former Drag Car! 1957 Chevrolet 210 4-Door

Some number of the original 1955-57 “Tri-Five” Chevrolets found themselves turned into drag cars. They were fairly light vehicles that were easy to modify. Such was the case with this ’57 210 which was a racer almost from the… more»

Race Car Project? 1962 Morgan 4/4

The Morgan 4/4 was launched in 1936 as a two-seater and other than a hiatus during WWII, production ran until 2018. No other car model has had as long a run as the 4/4. With an ash body skeleton… more»

450 HP Gasser: 1958 Chevrolet Corvette

For those not feeling some of the mods this 1958 Chevrolet Corvette is wearing, it’s probably important to note right off the bat that most of the original stock parts are also included in the sale.  On the other… more»