Canadian Classic Cars

Todd’s Rods! What’s in the Garage?

Before reading on, take your best guess to identify each of the vehicles visible here! For my 1000th Barnfinds post (and after multiple requests) I’m sharing a glimpse of the current fleet here on Fitch Mountain aka Todd’s Island… more»

Fast Finds

Canadian Barn Find: 1949 Mercury M68 Pickup

Older pickups remain hot property in the classic market, and this is particularly true if the pickup in question is original and is also something a bit different. That’s where this 1949 Mercury M68 fits into the equation. This… more»

Rare Roadster: La Dawri Project Car

In the history of the Automobile, many nameplates have come and gone, some with more notoriety than others. The name La Dawri is rather unknown to many, but we present to you today a rough example of one, and… more»

Canadian 283 Super Sport! 1966 Chevrolet Malibu

Who built the first muscle car? Pontiac dropped the 389 cid V8 from its full-sized lineup into the mid-sized Tempest to create the GTO in 1964. However, Chevrolet introduced a Super Sport package on its (full-sized) Impala three years… more»

Pair Of Canadian Pontiac Parisiennes

Ah, Paris; the City of Light, with its sidewalk cafés, the Eiffel Tower, locals driving around, carefree, in their giant Pontiacs… Wait; what? Scratch that last part, but to a Canadian car buyer, Pontiac’s Parisienne usually represented the most… more»

Rare Straight-Eight: 1933 McLaughlin-Buick

Founded in 1905, McLaughlin Motor Car Co. was a Canadian manufacturer of fine automobiles that used Buick engines. It was sold to General Motors in 1918 and it became GM of Canada. Some of their cars would be called… more»

Safety Orange Survivor: 1974 Bricklin SV-1

Malcolm Bricklin is a man with an unstoppable curiosity and verve for cars. Now 81, in his late twenties he founded a company to import a very little-known car to the United States from Fuji Heavy Industries—a thing called… more»

Canadian Supercar! 1986 Fortvac Bernardi

Only eighteen Fortvac Bernardis are thought to have been made in St-Henri de Levis, Quebec, Canada, at least that’s how the legend goes.  They were marketed as a gull-winged “production” supercar rather than as a kit car. The 1986… more»

440 Sleeper: 1970 Dodge Dart Swinger

Back in the day, if you saw this car coming down the road, you probably wouldn’t give it a second look. After all, it was just another Dart Swinger that Dodge made 120,000 copies of for 1970, right? Wrong…. more»

Chevy V8: 1965 Studebaker Cruiser

By the time the 1965 Studebaker models went on sale, their South Bend, Indiana plant had closed, and all production transferred to Hamilton, Ontario. And with it went Studebaker’s source of engines, so the 1965-66 models were powered by… more»

Fishbowl Find: 1966 GM TDH-4519 Bus

The “New Look” municipal transit bus was produced from 1958 to 1977 by the Truck and Coach Division of General Motors. It’s commonly referred to as the “Fishbowl” for its six-piece rounded windshield that was later replaced by a… more»

Fitch’s Folly! Todd’s 1981 Imperial by Chrysler

Life is too short for boring cars! Having to decide *not* to buy an old car once a week comes with the territory here at Barnfinds, and last week, for the first time in three years, I bought one… more»

Wild ’70s Turbocharged Custom!

We’ve seen some wild finds over the years, but this might just be the craziest one yet! The seller clearly has an interest in oddball vehicles, just take a look at the cars in the background. They don’t offer… more»

Canadian Convertible! 1965 Acadian Beaumont

The American automobile market only gets certain makes and models when new, and back in the day, the Acadian was one such example that didn’t make it to the U.S. This nice example is for sale here on eBay… more»

BF Classifieds Find: 1923 Gray-Dort

Some of the most unusual finds I’ve ever seen come up through our own Barn Finds Classifieds! This 1923 Gray-Dort is a Canadian product that was apparently restored around 2001 (more about that later) and converted from a touring… more»

Rare Original: 1956 Mercury M250

These 1956 Mercury M250 trucks are already rare to begin with, just 6,959 were built in ’56, and this one has some features that make it even more unique, which we will discuss below. It is located in Sweet… more»