German Barn Finds

Owned Since 1973: 1965 Volkswagen Beetle

When I am looking for a classic car, one of the most promising attributes that I tend to look for is to find one that has been the subject of long-term ownership by one individual. That is precisely what… more»

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Pop-Top Camper: 1980 VW Vanagon Westfalia

There are a lot of different vehicle listings that fly trough the transom here at Barn Finds but this is the first VW Vanagon that I have encountered. Specifically, this is a 1980 Westphalia camper edition with a pop-top…. more»

Very Original: 1973 Porsche 911S

The Porsche mystique is a powerful force, able to turn what is a nice early 911S into a gold mine. This very original 1973 car may well be one — you can see what it’s bringing so far here… more»

Volkswagen TDI Powered: 1970 Ford F-100

We often hear, “Drop an SBC in it” or “Drop a Hayabusa in it”, but rarely does the phrase “Drop a TDI in it” come up here at Barn Finds. Yet, here we are. This 1970 Ford F-100 with… more»

From The Barn To The Weeds: 1962 VW Beetle

This one’s a bit rough. And the seller is a bit vague. And there aren’t a lot of pictures. OK, so let’s look at it anyway, after all, it is the one time omnipresent VW Bug. This 1962 example… more»

Oval Window Cruiser! 1956 Volkswagen Beetle

Early Volkswagen Beetles have a ton of appeal and get attention wherever they go. This 1956 is probably no exception with its lowered stance and accessories, it is sure to turn heads. The seller says they found it sitting… more»

Roadside Sighting: Could It Be A Porsche 911?

Recently, reader Matt L decided to get out of the house and go for a walk to explore his neighborhood. While he was stretching his legs, he spotted something hiding in a neighbor’s backyard! While the mossy car cover… more»

No Reserve: 1971 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia

This 1971 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia is an attractive survivor that appears to have been lovingly maintained from new. The seller doesn’t spell out whether its had a major restoration in its lifetime, but aside from one repaint, no other… more»

Oval Window Project: 1957 Volkswagen Beetle

We’ve featured more than a few vehicles from this seller, who seems to specialize in finding barn find cars and motorcycles, or forgotten examples that have been languishing in one collection or another. It’s entirely possible he’s responsible for… more»

Build It Your Way: 1957 Porsche 356 Cabriolet

This 1957 Porsche 356 Cabriolet looks to have loads of potential as a project-grade example that comes with the parts needed to put it back together. The seller notes he is listing it on behalf of the son of… more»

Like New Coupe: 1984 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC

This pretty 1984 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC is a stock survivor that has under 80,000 miles from new. It is a California vehicle that is claimed to have original paint, and the body panels appear laser-straight across all surfaces. The seller… more»

Mechanically Refreshed: 1986 Porsche 911

This 1986 Porsche 911 is going cheaply at the moment, but there are four days left for bidders to clear the reserve price. While there’s little doubt the price will clear the reserve with ease, it’s still surprising to… more»

9k Mile Red Beauty: 1972 BMW 2002

BMW’s 02 Series was available in a variety of exterior paint colors, with the company offering various bright and eye-catching colors for the sporty coupe. This past September, I wrote about an Inka Orange 2002 that was a major… more»

Project Westy: 1984 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia

Volkswagen’s Vanagons are undoubtedly popular vehicles, thanks to their unmistakable looks and practicality. This 1984 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia is a rather extensive project that was stationary for the past 14 years, but it is available here on eBay for… more»

Rare Garage Find: 1939 Adler Trumpf Junior

In the 1930s Adler was among Germany’s “Big 3” automakers along with BMW and Opel. Beginning in the early 1900’s they produced a myriad number of automobile models, motorcycles and even bicycles. By the time the roaring ’20s rolled… more»

Cheap Super Sedan: 1979 Mercedes 450SEL 6.9

Few numbers have had as much of an impact on the world of executive transport as 6.9. This, of course, refers to the Mercedes factory hot-rod that could haul your friends, family, or no one and absolutely shame almost… more»