American Classic Cars

Rusty Ranch Hand – 1970 Ford Bronco U15

Long before trucks had Tow/Hall Mode, Adaptive Cruise Control, or even heated seats, Ford’s first-generation Bronco answered the call for a reasonably compact and rugged vehicle capable of traversing rough terrain in all sorts of weather. As a sort-of… more»

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Top Flight Restoration: 1970 Chevrolet C-10 CST

Chevrolet & GMC pickup trucks from 1967 to 1972 are a hot commodity right now but this 1970 Chevrolet C-10 may be the finest one encountered in some time. Best of all, it’s not a duded-up, Arizona auction, restomod… more»

Highly Optioned: 1956 Chevrolet Corvette

Frequently early C1 Corvettes are found in either perfectly restored, trailer-queen condition or in a disintegrating pile where the fiberglass ruins would seem more appropriate for making recycled fishing poles. Not so with this 1956 example, it’s nicely optioned,… more»

Junior Car: 1963 Chevrolet Corvette

For years, astute marketing people have directed promotions toward children in an effort to persuade their parents to buy something. Fast food, entertainment, clothing companies, and others do it all the time. Sometimes even car manufacturers, witness Chevrolet and… more»

62k Original Miles: 1987 Buick Grand National

We have seen quite a few examples of the Buick Grand National over the years here at Barn Finds. Their condition has ranged from the pristine, through to cars that are one step removed from the crusher. This 1987… more»

Project or Parts? 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado Deluxe

The owner of this 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado Deluxe is pretty candid about its condition. He states that it represents an ambitious restoration project, but that it could potentially be used as a parts car. The fact that it runs… more»

BF Classified: 1953 Buick Special

The owner of this 1953 Buick Special describes it as a great survivor. When you look at its overall condition, it would seem that this is a fair description. The next owner might choose to treat the vehicle to… more»

Limited Number Eliminator! 1970 Mercury Cougar

Cars from the muscle car era came with an entire panoply of names. Some were understated like anything that contained “GT” and some were thought-provoking such as GTO and, 442 – what do those really mean? SS396 was pretty… more»

One Of A Kind: Prototype 1999 Shelby Series 1

If you love supercars and have a dream to own something truly special, this car is for you! It’s a real-deal prototype of the Shelby Series 1 and it’s coming up soon here on the Mecum auction block. What’s… more»

Former Museum Car! 1932 Graham Model 57

The late 1920s and early 30s were the heydays for car companies. In fact, hundreds of car companies were created in an attempt to capitalize on the “horseless buggy” craze. Unfortunately, The Great Depression caused many of these companies… more»

Turbo Barn Find: 1985 Buick Grand National

One of my favorite parts of writing for Barn Finds is seeing all different kinds of vehicles emerge from long periods of storage. Sometimes, they are relatively normal models that make you wonder why someone stored it for decades,… more»

BF Classified: 1973 Ford Mustang Convertible

Everyone knows that the Mustang was Ford’s runaway success story of the mid-1960s. But sales cooled off by the 1970s as the pony car market had become saturated by just about every brand. A major restyle came for 1971… more»

Garage Find: 1974 Ford Maverick

By the late 1960s, the Detroit automakers were looking for ammo to fight the economy imports coming out of Japan. The Maverick, mostly a reworked Falcon, was thought to be Ford’s answer, but it ended being more a rival… more»

Dealer Painted: 1981 DeLorean DMC-12

For some people, the standard brushed stainless steel finish of the DeLorean holds no great attraction. With this in mind, DMC is reputed to have decided to provide a more tailored appearance when some of the vehicles arrived in… more»

Rare Demo Hood: 1954 Ford Crestline Skyliner

With only 13,144 examples sold during its single model year, the 1954 Ford Crestline Skyliner was already a relatively rare car. While the owner doesn’t mention the fact, it would appear that this particular vehicle is 1-of-107 that came… more»

1979 Ford Pinto Cruising Wagon Barn Find

We don’t see a lot of Pintos that are actual barn finds but this is one of them, despite being fairly “new”. This 1979 Ford Pinto Cruising Wagon was in a barn for 25 years and has been with… more»