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Ran When Parked: 1927 Ford Model T Pickup

The Ford Model T was one of the first and most successful production vehicles. Launched in 1909, nearly 15 million copies were built before it was retired in 1927. Their affordability was key to the Model T’s success, and… more»

Solid Yard Find: 1967 Ford Bronco

Hiding under this cover is one of the stars of the current classic market. This 1967 Ford Bronco has occupied this spot for years but hasn’t suffered unduly from the experience. It is a rock-solid project candidate that deserves… more»

36k Original Miles: 1985 AMC Eagle Limited

Bold claims about originality and mileage are nothing new to us at Barn Finds, and such claims must sometimes be treated with a grain of salt. However, it appears that isn’t the case with this 1985 AMC Eagle Limited… more»

Long Term Ownership: 1938 Ford De Luxe Coupe

Ford introduced its V8 engine in 1932, and from then on, advancements in design were rapid. While the Model A changed in only subtle ways over the years, the mid-30s Fords shifted quickly from straight-line sheet metal and upright… more»

Running Convertible Project: 1967 Oldsmobile 442

The 442 debuted in 1964 as Oldsmobile joined others in the GM stable in the mid-size muscle car market. It was an option on the Cutlass until 1968 when it finally became a series of its own. 442 or… more»

Real Barn Find: 1970 Ford Torino GT Project

Muscle cars were still a healthy segment in the market when Ford introduced the Torino in 1968, which started life as a more nicely trimmed Fairlane, with a GT version available right from the get-go.  The car got a… more»

41k Original Miles: 1989 Ford Mustang LX Convertible

When searching for a turnkey classic to park in your garage, it can sometimes be challenging to determine whether a particular vehicle is the ideal candidate. There are so many factors to consider that it could make your head… more»

Loads of Patina! 1953 Chevrolet 3100 Half-Ton

The 3100 was part of Chevrolet’s Advance-Design Series launched after World War II. The same trucks were marketed as the New Design at GMC. The first was available in June 1947, and production continued into early 1955. The 3100… more»

Cheap Project: Rust-Free 1965 Ford Mustang

If you scour the usual online website for a First Generation Mustang project candidate, you will be spoiled for choice. With Ford producing 559,451 examples of its iconic pony car during that model year, there will inevitably be plenty… more»

BF Auction: 1963 Chevrolet Bel Air

This 1963 Chevrolet Bel Air ticks many of the right boxes for enthusiasts seeking a project candidate. It is complete and features a healthy V8 under the hood, plus a range of new parts! While it needs the rest… more»

Still in the Barn: 1964 Chevrolet C-10 Pickup

The C/K Series of GM pickups debuted in 1960 with versions of both offered by Chevrolet and GMC. The “C” designation simply meant 2-wheel drive while “K” stood for 4-wheel drive. Across four generations, these popular trucks were available… more»

Rare Sportwagon: 1974 Chevrolet Corvette

Chevrolet never manufactured a station wagon or “shooting brake” version of its popular Corvette sports car. But Corvette enthusiast John Greenwood did, mostly as kits to be installed by others. They were based on the popular C3 Corvettes of… more»

No Reserve: 1973 Mercury Colony Park Station Wagon

As a kid growing up in the ’80s and ’90s, my parents largely drove T-Birds and Mustangs, so our family road trips were not the spacious affairs of those who grew up in the heyday of the American station… more»

Real X55 Code 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS Project

The first generation Chevrolet Camaro had a relatively short run of three years, but GM decided to redesign the side sheet metal for 1969, giving the last model before the second-gen cars took over some distinctive one-year-only body styling… more»

Cheap Wheels Project: 1966 Ford Galaxie 500

In the 1960s, the Galaxie 500 was to Ford as the Impala was to Chevrolet. The Galaxie was Ford’s biggest-selling full-size car throughout the decade and competed head-to-head with the Impala every day. The cars were redesigned in 1965… more»

No Reserve: 1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer

Pickups have evolved enormously since the post-war years when they were considered purely as workhorses. You will now struggle to find a new one that doesn’t feature similar equipment levels to a high-end sedan, with air conditioning and power… more»

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