Race Cars

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»

The Real Salt Life: 1932 Model B Ford Salt Flats Racer

The great thing about hot rodding is that it can take many forms.  From show winning customs to 200+mph race cars, the spectrum is almost infinite.  One of the most exciting, and definitely the fastest, are the hot rods… more»

Street Legal Model T Racer

The term “street legal” can be defined depending on your local jurisdiction. In some places, this 1923 Model T Ford Track Roadster can be driven anywhere any other car can go. In other places, it will still require modifications… more»

Rare Racer: 1959 Porsche Devin D

The late 1950s and early 1960s were a time of some of the best, timeless designs to come from automotive manufacturers. The Jaguar E-Type, the Ferrari 250 GTO, and the original Porsche 911 were all released during this time…. more»

Racy Italian:1964 Fiat 850 TC Abarth

The post-war era was a boon for small cars. Manufacturers focussed on getting lots of people, into small cars, for not a great deal of money. The classic Mini did this well in the UK, and the Italians did… more»

Unbeaten Legend: Michael Schumacher’s 1998 Ferrari F300

Questions surrounding “The Greatest of All Time” in any category will always ignite debate among enthusiasts. It doesn’t matter whether we are talking about sports or classic cars; everyone will have a valid opinion. That brings us to this… more»

Thunderbolt or Clone? 1964 Ford Fairlane 500

Ford created a mid-size car in 1962 to sandwich between the full-size Galaxie and the compact Falcon. They would give it the Fairlane name which had been a Ford staple since 1955 and would continue through 1970. In 1964,… more»

Quarter Mile Mauler: 1962 Ford 427 Galaxie

Vroom, Vroom! Are you sorry that you never got to be a drag strip terror like Dick Brannan or Phil Bonner? Well, here’s your chance with this 1962 Ford Galaxie boxtop that’s done up like an early ’60s Super… more»

Former Parts Car: 1970 AAR ‘Cuda

It is truly hard to believe that this beautiful 1970 Plymouth AAR ‘Cuda was originally a parts car for another AAR! It’s gorgeous now, that’s for sure! It is listed for sale here on eBay where bidding has already… more»

Famous or Infamous? 1973 Holden Torana XU-1

While it is possible to draw some parallels, the Australian and American performance car scenes followed very different paths. Many American manufacturers based their high-performance models on Hardtop or Coupe variants. Lower sales volumes Down Under saw companies like… more»

Former Road Racer: 1964 Chevrolet Corvette

I’m no Corvette purist. Some ‘Vette aficionados might wig out over the treatment that has been bestowed upon this 1964 hardtop but you have to appreciate the times that are now in the past. The extensive exterior modifications weren’t… more»

Street Rod Projects: Trio of 1930s Fords

The Ford Model B (and its variants) replaced the Great Depression-era Model A in 1932. They are significant because they were the first to use Ford’s new flathead V8 engine and proved popular as modified street racers. The seller… more»

Vintage Racecar: 1967 Ford Mustang

The Ford Mustang was the sales phenom of the 1960s. In its first two and a half years in production, more than 1.3 million of them found homes. But the first-generation Mustangs didn’t have much success in racing due… more»

Whatsit: 1968 Lola Project

I spent about 45 minutes figuring out that our next car is probably a Lola T70 Mk3 coupe. Here on craigslist, for $100,000, is a project race car listed as a “Lola 908”. The car is located in Santa… more»

1 of 12! 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione

The soul of race car electrifies every Ferrari, but some were especially crafted for competition. This 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione heading to auction in Monterey, California, left Maranello with one purpose:  winning. One of twelve such GTB/C cars… more»

Twin-Engine Racing Replica: STP Porsche 917/10-002 Can-Am

Having been to track day or two in the past, and watched cars racing around a circuit, there is really nothing much more exhilarating than the smell of gas, burnt rubber, and the excitement of the crowd. However, you… more»