Microcar Barn Find Collection!

A seller on craigslist in Minnesota has listed a large stash of interesting microcars for sale, evidently clearing out a collection of the rare and obscure. You can see everything he has for sale here on craigslist, which also includes a neat Willys FC-150 4WD pickup. This one is my favorite of the bunch, a Crosley Farm-O-Road listed for $6,000, and you can read more in the vehicle’s specific listing here on craigslist.

Thanks to Barn Finds reader Jake from MN for the find. The Farm-O-Road is a seriously cool project, as it comes with a complete drivetrain as well as numerous spares, including a second engine, carbs, radiator, a set of shocks, and more. Another car in the collection is this desirable Velorex Oscar 350, available here on craigslist, which the seller says was subject to an older restoration about 11 years ago. The price has been reduced to $10,000.

Here’s a complete Austin A30 that the seller imported from New Zealand and last drove about 10 years ago. The A 30 features right-hand drive steering and looks very complete, but no word on whether it’s got rust in the floors. Other vehicles listed include a Rand Westcoaster, Newmap Rolux Baby, and three Lloyd microcars. The asking price for the Austin is $5,500.

The last car I deemed interesting enough to create a specific post for is this cool Crosley Hotshot, a 1949 model that is said to be very complete. This one was at least stored indoors, but it’s still going to need a thorough cleaning. The seller doesn’t note when it last ran or whether the engine is free, just that he is looking for $5,000 OBO. While micro cars are certainly an acquired taste, there’s lots to like about this collection and I’d personally love to own a Farm-O-Road.

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Comments

  1. Paolo

    Imported an Austin A30 from New Zealand only to discover he didn’t like it. It happens all the time.
    A friend had a nice Farm-O-Road. It was pretty cool.
    I’d be interested in that Hotshot myself.

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  2. Speedy Gonzalez

    I think that we have seen this collection on Barn Finds before, I will try and find the link.

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  3. steve

    The ad list the Austin as a 1936. Built between 1951 and 1956 so I’m guessing a typo for 1956. Research indicates that in 51′ they sold for almost $16,000 in 2019 dollars. Considering the features and durability of even the bottom of the line cars have today, that was a TON of money for what you got then. Cute little thing and likely well built for the time but…..wow……

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  4. ken tillyU Member

    The Austin is not a micro car as it’s a full four door, four seater, small but not micro.

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  5. Little_Cars

    That Austin in panel van form was used in the animated series Wallace and Gromit.

    • ken tilly UK Member

      My brother, a friend and his girl friend, drove from Salisbury, (Harare) in Zimbabwe to Cape Town, South Africa, a distance of 3035 miles return in an Austin A 35 panel van like the one in Wallace and Gromit. One driver slept, one drove and the other navigated and kept the driver awake. They just drove there, foot flat, averaging about 40 mph in a 1000cc van, and back in just under three days just for fun. What a great little car it was.

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  6. Little_Cars

    I believe the Beatles traveled that way too, in the early years, but I think their van of choice was a Commer or Bedford.

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