Sports Cars

Hot Rods and Saabs: Maine Auto Auction!

We love seeing listings for estate clean-outs and auctions for whole car collections, as the variety of parts, cars, tools, and signage is usually pretty entertaining. This upcoming auction at a property in Maine is no exception, with a… more»

U Assemble It Project: 1957 BMW 503

Here’s one that I’m yet to encounter, a 1957 BMW 503. Considered a twenty-year barn resident, and one of only 416 assembled, this tourer has all of the ingredients necessary for a cool discovery. It’s a project, probably without… more»

Humpty Dumpty: 1965 396 Corvette Coupe

Project Corvettes are seen pretty regularly here on Barn Finds.  However, it is becoming increasingly rare to see a project C2.  A large number of that generation’s survivors have either been hoarded away or restored.  Regardless of condition, C2s… more»

Euro Delivery Project: 1974 Porsche 911 Targa

This 1974 Porsche 911 Targa is a project but one with an interesting history. It’s a genuine European-delivery car that has been off the road for some time and had its Targa top panel stolen while sitting idle in… more»

Fixit Twofer: 1979 and 1982 Alfa Romeo Spiders Veloce

Two Alfa Spiders for one low price. One White. One, a rather rare color called Celeste Chiaro — a light, minty green. It was part of the reason I picked this advert from the tip list actually. Of course,… more»

Tidy Driver: 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

While it may not be showroom fresh or 100% original, there are some sound reasons why this 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray deserves a closer look. It presents nicely, with no immediate cosmetic needs. The interior is equally impressive, while… more»

1 of 902: 1968 AMC AMX

American Motors would introduce two new cars in 1968, quite a feat for an independent automaker. One was the Javelin, a pony car to do battle with the Ford Mustang, Chevy Camaro, and a host of others. The second… more»

Oversized Fuel Tank! 1962 Chevrolet Corvette

The first generation of the Chevy Corvette enjoyed a 10-year run, and that would end in 1962. The all-new “C2” Sting Rays would debut the following year. This stunning ’62 Corvette has received a frame-off restoration, is numbers-matching, and… more»

77k Original Miles: 1969 Volvo 1800S

There was a time when I wouldn’t have given a Volvo more than a brief passing glance. I respected the company’s engineering, but its offerings never set my pulse racing. That attitude changed when my father decided to step… more»

Period Custom: 1969 Chevrolet Corvette

The Chevy Corvette was a totally new automobile in 1968, following in the design tracks of the Mako Shark concept car. The third-generation sports car was popular with buyers, who scooped up 10,000 more copies in 1969 than they… more»

1-of-6: 2004 Ferrari Enzo

The performance car world has always been one of moving targets. A top speed of 150mph was once seen as the preserve of exotic European sports cars, but you can now walk into your local Chevrolet or Ford dealership… more»

350/4-Speed: 1972 Chevrolet Corvette LT-1

By 1972, C3 Corvette buyers faced fewer engine options for their new purchase. However, those available still allowed the C3 to be a potent performer. While many focus on the big-block vehicles, others believe the LT1 version of the… more»

“4+3” Manual! 1985 Chevrolet Corvette

Peeking out from a storage container in Berkeley, California, this 1985 Chevrolet Corvette features an interesting technological advance of the 1980s, the Doug Nash “4+3” transmission, a four-speed with optional overdrive in the top three gears. The spartan listing… more»

One Family Owned: 1976 Chevrolet Corvette

A few important points are worth considering when hunting for a classic car to park in your garage. The first revolves around the subject of rust and whether that vehicle has spent its life in a climate favorable to… more»

Stunning Replica: 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing

Replicas of classic cars usually miss their mark at some point. Often, the fit and finish of panels aren’t ideal, or there are problems with finer details. However, occasionally a replica appears that rewrites the rule books. That is… more»

High-Performance 350: 1973 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

By 1973, buyers faced fewer choices if they felt the entry-level engine didn’t provide the desired performance in their new Corvette. They could opt for a big-block, although the slightly more expensive L82 small-block proved a more popular choice…. more»