British Classic Cars

1973 Jaguar E-Type Barn Find!

Update 9/26/20 – After more than a year, this E-Type has resurfaced here on eBay. Do you think it will get bid up to anywhere close to the seller’s original $18k asking price? From 3/4/19 – When the Jaguar… more»

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What Is It? 1959 Falcon Caribbean!

It’s a rare car indeed that can be in a picture with a Brazilian-manufactured Puma and be the more obscure car!  This 1959 Falcon Caribbean (I can hear you saying “What?”) is one of the numerous late 1950s/early 1960s… more»

Barn Fresh: 1970 Jaguar E-Type 2+2

It’s not a knock to say that, 20 years ago, a Jaguar XKE Series II 2+2 automatic in derelict condition would be a parts car. This 1970 example for sale here on Gullwing Motor Cars in Astoria, New York… more»

Ford V8 Powered: 1957 Jaguar XK140

A Jaguar XK140 is always a great find. It is a car with a commanding presence, you know one when you see it. On the surface, this example looks pretty good though the finish is harboring some issues. This… more»

1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Barn Find!

The ad for this 1960 Austin Healey 3000 MK1 states it has been stored in a barn since 1984. Based on the photos found here on eBay, I’d say it was more of a garage than a barn, but with… more»

Rare Coupe Body: 1984 Model TVR 280i

Don’t mind the mistaken Facebook label on this posting – it’s no Ford Mustang. It’s actually a pretty special hardtop version of a classic TVR 280i, which we more typically see in roadster form. This one is described as… more»

Rare 2+2! 1982 Lotus Éclat S 2.2 Riviera

Merriam-Webster defines éclat as a “dazzling effect: brilliance,” and that’s better than my initial impression that it might be a bland variation of the ever-tasty éclair. If you’re familiar with your 1980s Loti (and who isn’t?) the dreamy Esprit… more»

1956 Jaguar XK140 Barn Find!

A few days ago, I sold three cars within seven days. It had to happen; I owned two of the three for several years, and brought them back from non-running and near non-running condition, respectively. I was exhausted despite… more»

Still In The Crate: 1977 Norton Commando 850

We see a few classic motorcycles come across our desks here at Barn Finds, but very few of them are in the league of this one. The 1977 Norton Commando Interstate 850 Mk III was quite a bike, and… more»

Original Owner: 1965 Morgan Plus 4 Drop Head Coupe

There is a practical reason to own a car like this 1965 Morgan +4 Drophead, especially if you are the sort of person who is “hands-on” with their classics. Unlike so many vehicles, the Morgan is hand-built. The company… more»

BF AUCTION: 1935 Austin Ruby Saloon

What the Ford Model T did for Americans, the Austin Seven did for the British. The Seven was introduced in 1922, with a design that is surprisingly similar to the Model T or even the Model A. While its… more»

British Woodie: 1967 Morris Minor 1000 Traveller

You don’t see a Morris Minor show up much these days, except maybe at a British car show. And when one does, it’s usually a sedan or maybe a convertible, but a Woodie? They were only one of about… more»

Super Rare Wedge: 1990 Lotus Excel

This 1990 Lotus Excel is a vehicle the British automaker never imported to the United States, making it a rare sight on these shores. I’ve noticed this car on my lcoal Facebook Marketplace and have thought once or twice… more»

Barn Wedge: 1980 Triumph TR7 Convertible

It would be eye-opening, to say the least, to come across a 30th Anniversary Edition 1980 Triumph TR7 convertible sitting in a barn, unused for 33 years. That’s what happened when the current owner found this one back in… more»

Mopar V8 Powered! 1971 Bristol 411

An opportunity to acquire a Bristol motor car of any variety doesn’t occur too often so when one turns up, it’s worth a gander, especially when the find is a Chrysler powered model 411. This particular example is not… more»

Special Edition: 1990 Mini RSP

When the first Mini rolled off the production line in 1959, you can be pretty sure that its creators never envisaged that it would soldier on for as long as it did. The basic Mini underwent numerous upgrades over… more»