French Barn Finds

Just Immaculate: 1962 Renault Dauphine

Conceived as the replacement for the 4CV, the Renault Dauphine was built between 1956 and 1967. During its 11 year model run more than two million cars… more»

Really Rare Renault: 1984 Renault Rodeo

One of my best friends of all time has a son who is, or at least was, heavily into Legos. He would build some amazing creations. It… more»

Super Mini: 1978 ACOMA Super Comtesse

I’ve always wondered why such a tall guy like myself loves small cars so much. I say that too often but here we go again, I can’t… more»

Sturgis or Bust: 1960s Valmobile Scooter

If showing up to Sturgis on yet another black Harley-Davidson with the exhaust baffles removed ensures that you’ll be lost in a sea of similar bikes, look… more»

Runs and Drives: 1963 Citroen 2CV

When you are looking at purchasing a classic car, you can sometimes tell from the advertisement that you are dealing with an enthusiast with a sense of… more»

Worth The Effort? 1962 Facel Vega HK500

From 1954 through 1964 Facel produced some of the sharpest looking “executive express” cars in the world. Known first as the “Vega” and then the “HK500” (and… more»

Bread Van, Anyone? 1963 Citroën Acadiane

One of the highlights of owning a van project like my 1981 Toyota HiAce is how functional it is even when I’m not using it. I can… more»

Roll Your Own Classic: Delahaye 165 Wood Forming Buck

We’re all experts at forming sheetmetal here at Barn Finds, right? So a project like, say, building a replica of one of the most sensuously curvaceous interwar… more»

Restore or Parts Car?: 1965 Citroën DS19

When your neighbor on one side of you brought home a new Mustang and the neighbor on the other side bought a new Riviera, there was no… more»

Soft Roader: 1977 Renault Rodeo 6

Renault has made some curious vehicles over the years, and this one is right up there with the best of them: an “off-road” vehicle known as the… more»

Winnebago Built: 1990 Renault LeSharo

I know many of you are waiting with fierce anticipation of updates to my 1981 Toyota HiAce project, and I’ve not forgotten you – but the camper… more»

Looks Can Be Deceiving: 1961 Citroën DS19

The Citroën DS has polarizing looks—some of us find it beautiful, others of us find it strange or even repulsive—but I think we can all agree that… more»

Long Before Tesla: 1969 Mars II Electric

It’s no secret that electric cars are nothing new, but we tend to think that there was a vast gulf between the electric broughams of the early… more»

S Class Opposite: 1987 Citroën AX CX Pallas

When Citroen pulled out of the US market, that wasn’t the end of the company’s presence in the U.S. Cars like this 1987 AX CX Pallas were imported… more»

French Connection: 1957 Devin Renault Special

Devins are sought after kit cars for a variety of their reasons, including heritage and rarity, but also because they were well-built kits back in the day…. more»

Vive la Différence: 1972 Citroën SM

Citroëns, much like escargot and foie gras, are an acquired taste. This is particularly true with the early 70’s SM model. Their styling was like nothing else;… more»

Foregone Conclusion: 1981 Renault 4 F6

“It’s like those French have a different word for everything”, to quote a famous Steve Martin comedy bit. This Renault 4 F6 van, or fourgonnette, is listed… more»

Convertible Conversion: 1956 Facel Vega FV2

The Facel Vega FV2 was built between November 1955 and March 1956. With such a short production run from a small manufacturer build numbers are always going… more»

French Barn Find: 1950s Mochet CM-125 Luxe

Put on your French microcar thinking caps and chime in at the end in the comments section on this one. This is, I believe, an early-1950s Mochet… more»

French Vacation: 1958 Citroen 2CV

Recently I wrote an article on a Citroen 2CV, and now another one has appeared on our desks here at Barn Finds. The seller has listed this… more»

40 Years in a Barn: 1924 Renault NN1 – 6CV

If you’re looking for something that is almost guaranteed to be the only example at any car show, you have to check out this rare 1924 Renault… more»

European Bargain: 1970 Citroen 2CV

The first production Citroen 2CV was delivered in 1949, and the car quickly became the butt of joke by comedians, politicians and motoring journalists. The joke turned… more»

Reader Ad: 1959 Simca Aronde

While not as radical as a Citroen, the Simca Aronde is still a unique and intriguing little French car. We didn’t get many of them here in… more»

Oklahoma Francophile: 1978 Peugeot 504 Diesel

I know that there are a lot of diesel pickups in Tulsa, Oklahoma but I wonder how many diesel-powered French cars there are in Tulsa? This 1978… more»