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Bunny Not Included: 1961 Austin-Healey Sprite

What do you see that is out of place in the picture above?  You would be correct if you answered that there is a ton of rodent residue in the engine bay of a 1961 Austin-Healey Sprite.  However, look… more»

Cheap Wedge: 1980 Triumph TR7

The Triumph TR7 was launched in 1975 (first in the U.S., then the U.K.) and was touted as the “shape of things to come” for its wedge-like appearance. It became one of the company’s most successful products in terms… more»

Rare Racer: 1967 Norton P11 Desert Sled

Norton-Villiers had a reputation for producing some of history’s greatest motorcycles. It struck a winning formula in 1967 when it released its P11 model. Known as the “Desert Sled,” it proved an effective weapon in desert racing, only raising… more»

BF Auction: 1989 Jaguar XJS Convertible

When it came out in 1975, the Jaguar XJS had some big shoes to fill. The E-Type was fast and beautiful. How could Jaguar improve on it? The new XJS enjoyed a 21-year production run and outsold the E-Type… more»

Diamond In The Rough? 1959 Jaguar Mark 1

Commencing any project build with a rust-free classic is always desirable because it can instantly wipe thousands of dollars from the required budget. That is the opportunity awaiting the new owner of this 1959 Jaguar Mark 1. Life in… more»

Rouge Edition: 1989 Jaguar XJS V12

The Jaguar XJS is a known quantity around these parts, and that carries with it both good and bad connotations. For the good, we know these are sometimes fiddly cars to maintain, and that the supply of poorly maintained… more»

BF Auction: 1974 Triumph TR6

The seller of this Triumph TR6 has owned it for over 30 years! It’s a little rough around the edges, but it runs well and is ready to be restored or just driven. Be sure to look through all… more»

Bug-Eye Project: 1961 Austin-Healey Sprite Mk I

The Austin-Healy Sprite was a British-built sports car produced from 1958 to 1971. The Mk I edition, assembled for the first three years, was known as the “frog-eye” in Europe due to its unusual headlights (in the U.S., they… more»

BOSS 302 Powered: 1958 MGA Roadster

When Carrol Shelby first put a small block Ford V-8 into the narrow confines of an AC Ace, he unwittingly created a monster.  Not only did his Cobras turn out to be beasts on the racetrack, but his revolutionary… more»

Extremely Affordable: 1967 Triumph Spitfire

One of the most significant challenges an enthusiast faces when embarking on a project build is locating a candidate that doesn’t break the bank before it rolls into their workshop. That makes this 1967 Triumph Spitfire worth a close… more»

Ran When Parked: 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II

We suspect this once-magnificent vehicle is a Rolls-Royce Phantom II which replaced its predecessor in 1929. Because the work to turn this grand machine into a limousine was done by coach builders designated by R-R, it no doubt was… more»

Rare V6 Wedge: 1986 TVR 280i Convertible

There is a group of British car producers that are sometimes affectionately referred to as “men in sheds.” The term acknowledges that these companies create their products in humble facilities rather than the gleaming factories utilized by larger organizations…. more»

Meticulously Maintained: 1988 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur

Some cars proudly inform the world that their owners are a success and that they have the money to make that abundantly clear. Trends have come and gone in the prestige luxury car market, but one constant for decades… more»

BF Auction: No Reserve 1977 MG MGB Roadster

This MGB had been parked down the street from Barn Finds headquarters for many years. I’d wanted to inquire about it, but I never took the time to stop. Finally, I knocked on the door the other day and… more»

Previously Swanky Brit: 1967 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow

Rolls-Royce began suffering a sales shortfall in the 1960s, a victim of its culture of tradition. This tenacity had already prevented the adoption of the first, modernized design drawn by John Blatchley a decade before, for its new Silver… more»

BF Auction: 1974 Triumph TR6

This TR6 comes from my personal collection. It’s a rust-free, driver-quality car that has had a lot of work done to it recently. Brown may not be everyone’s favorite color, but I think it suits the TR6’s masculine personality…. more»

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