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Parked For 35 Years: 1964 Ford Thunderbird Convertible

I guess that every story is going to be different, but I look at some of the classics that we see here at Barn Finds and wonder why they have spent years hidden away in a shed or garage…. more»

350 Powered Custom 1959 Chevrolet El Camino

Well, this will be an interesting juxtaposition. A week ago, we covered this ’59 El Camino 4X4 with its rather obvious supercharger poking up through the hood. There was a readership debate regarding the purity of originality vs. the… more»

Just 700 Miles! 1973 Ford Mustang Grande

When someone bought this Mustang brand new 48 years ago, they must have planned to keep it forever and use it sparingly in the meantime. It looks as though it’s just been freed from a time capsule with an… more»

Found In Slovakia! 1969 Ford Shelby GT350

Ford partnered with Carroll Shelby in 1965 to create some fire-breathing magic with their new Mustang pony car. What would become known as the GT350 started with a 2+2 fastback equipped with a Hi-Perf 289 V8 that Shelby would… more»

Vintage Drag Car! 1965 Chevrolet Malibu SS

If your idea of a drag racer doesn’t need a laptop connected to it between runs, check out this old-school Chevy! The 1965 Chevrolet Malibu SS (a genuine “138” car) is described as a “LIFELONG” California race car that… more»

COPO Survivor: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray

The 1967 model year would be the last for the C2 (second-generation) Corvettes that began in 1963. Convertibles would continue to dominate the scene as nearly two out of every three ‘Vettes built in ’67 would be drop-tops. This… more»

Barn Stored 56 Years: 1927 Willys Whippet

Today, when most people think of the Willys brand, they think of a Jeep, but they were also in the passenger car business for many years. One of the products of Willys-Overland Corp. was the Whippet, a Depression-era car… more»

Fresh 350: 1977 Chevrolet C-10 Silverado Short Box

It doesn’t seem to matter whether your leanings are towards the Blue Oval or the Bow-Tie, we look to have your bases covered here at Barn Finds when it comes to the subject of classic pickups. Take this 1977… more»

Healthy 289: 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback

I’m no stranger to making bold predictions, and I’m willing to make one about the 1967 Mustang. I believe that it will probably be many years before the supply of ’67 project cars will run dry. After all, Ford… more»

1-of-11: 1979 Ford F-150 4×4 Flareside

The owner of this 1979 Ford F-150 4×4 Flareside unearthed the vehicle in a Californian barn. It isn’t clear how long it had spent in hiding, but it should represent a fairly straightforward project for its next owner. It… more»

Sitting Out Back! 1970 Buick Riviera 455

Buick dived into the personal luxury car market in 1963 and immediately struck gold. Perhaps because not only were they luxurious automobiles, but they were also powerful machines with some of the biggest engines that Buick offered. The honeymoon… more»

383/4-Speed: 1969 Dodge Super Bee

There’s no hiding the fact that some project builds are going to be bigger than others, and that some project cars will be more desirable than others. The 1969 Dodge Super Bee ticks the right boxes when it comes… more»

440/6-Pack! 1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda

The Plymouth Barracuda wore new styling for 1970 and had a new platform to boot, the E-body, which the new Dodge Challenger also used. This change enabled the Barracuda to shed the roots it had from the beginning with… more»

429 V8 Drop-Top! 1970 Ford XL

Quiet! That’s the watchword all over the 1970 Ford sales brochure. Performance was certainly in vogue but it was rapidly being surpassed by luxury in terms of full-size car platforms. Chevrolet dropped its Impala SS and SS 427 models… more»

The Thing! 454-Powered VW-Bodied Custom

And now, for something completely different, The Thing! This rolling answer to a question that perhaps never should have been asked combines the body of a Volkswagen Beetle with a 454 V8 (and presumably other parts) from Chevrolet. The… more»

T-Top 6.6 Liter: 1979 Pontiac Firebird Formula

Most people agree that the Pontiac Trans Am is flashier than the Pontiac Formula. However, this 1979 Pontiac Formula painted in silver paint with the W50 stripe package can rival any Trans Am. It is equipped with T-Tops and… more»