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Jack of All Trades: Alsport Tracker

Sometimes a vehicle just makes me wonder, “why?” But everything has its fanbase, and so it is with the Alsport Tracker, made from 1970 through 1972. The Tracker was billed as an amphibious vehicle that would ferry two passengers… more»

1 of 1 LS6 454 V8: 1970 Chevrolet El Camino

Only about 4,500 Chevelles and El Caminos were built in 1970 with the LS6 454 V8 that produced nearly one horsepower per cubic inch. Maybe 10-12% of those were El Camino’s and the seller says this pickup has been… more»

Stalled Project: 1968 Ford Mustang GT 390 Fastback

Inheriting another person’s stalled project can be fraught with dangers. Depending on how far work has progressed, it can prove challenging for potential buyers to determine whether any work has been completed to an acceptable standard. That shouldn’t be… more»

Summer Bad Boy: 1981 Camaro Z28

Pictured parked on a dusty driveway, this 1981 Camaro Z28 has been in current ownership about nine years. The current caretaker confesses that it just sits in the garage, and so says that it’s time to move the car… more»

Sign of the Cat!1971 Mercury Cougar

The Mercury Cougar debuted in 1967 to join Ford’s Mustang in what was becoming the “pony car” wars. But when the second generation was introduced in 1971, Mercury changed directions, preferring to instead target buyers of GM cars like… more»

390/4-Speed: 1966 Ford Fairlane GT Convertible

By 1966, buyers seeking a new car with genuine performance credentials were spoiled for choice. Waiting in the wings were the Pontiac GTO, Chevrolet’s Chevelle SS or Impala SS, or the Oldsmobile 442 (to name a few). If your… more»

Too Big to Tackle? 1970 Mustang Mach 1

The Mustang Mach 1 came out in 1969 and continued with small changes for the next model year, when this 1970 Mustang Mach 1 found its way to the streets. Now a body shell, two engines, and an interior… more»

Stored 25 Years: 1947 Indian Chief 74

The Indian Chief motorcycle was first built by Hendee Manufacturing Co. and later by Indian Motorcycle Co. from 1922 until the company’s demise in 1953. A Chief, like this 1947 edition, is one of those desirable bikes that pops… more»

California Camper: 1969 Chevrolet G20 Deluxe Sportvan 108

A lot of the vintage vans that cross our desks here at Barn Finds are of the customized and party-type variety, and when it comes to the cool factor, they really are pretty hard to beat.  Who doesn’t love… more»

Make Offer! 1964 Studebaker Wagonaire

The seller of this Studebaker states they know nothing at all about it, but it needs to go away! By looking at the pictures closely, I think it’s a 1964 Studebaker Wagonaire with a super-cool sliding roof! The car… more»

14K Original Miles: 1985 Buick Grand National

This 1985 Buick Grand National is a low-mileage specimen with just 14,000 miles on the clock. The seller reportedly purchased it out of the Wisconsin estate of the original owner when it had 12,900 miles on the clock. He… more»

Split Window Icon: 1963 Chevrolet Corvette

In Corvette circles, the 1963 Stingray coupe is perhaps the “Holy Grail”. It featured a fixed roof with a large back window that was split down the center with a body-colored bar. That would be a one-year styling cue,… more»

Me ‘N Mini Me: 1965 King Midget with 1958 Cushman Scooter

In 1945, two pilots – Claud Dry and Dale Orcutt – started a spare parts business in Athens, Ohio, selling government surplus bearings, engines, wheels, and so forth. It was a mail-order outfit but the pair rapidly began building… more»

390 Four-Speed! 1965 Ford Galaxie 500 XL

Race fans in 1965 would recognize Ford’s two-door Galaxie from NASCAR, where Ford enjoyed great success in 1965, including a championship win by wheel man Ned Jarrett. Fastback versions of the popular full-sized Galaxie really took off with the… more»

1 of 38 F36: 1981 Ford F-350

We all know that some sellers really like to get into the weeds of what sets their vehicles apart. I can go either way on this, as rarity certainly plays a big role in how desirable a given vehicle… more»

SS Equipped: 1965 Chevrolet Impala

Having owned a bunch of late ’60s Chevrolet Impala, I’m always looking at what’s available and what kind of prices they’re either fetching or trying to fetch. It’s said that a rising tide (read: inflation) raises all boats and… more»