German Barn Finds

Euro Spec: 1983 Porsche 928S

Among the many ways European-market variants of US cars are better include lighter weight and more power. The weight savings comes from not having ridiculous steel safety bars in the doors and other nonsense, while the… more»

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Tii Warehouse Find: 1972 and 1974 BMW 2002s

What is it about cars stored in dark, cramped warehouses that gets our attention? Well, it’s likely the potential of discovering a long-hidden rarity or parts stash, or perhaps it’s just the allure of florescent lighting… more»

Harley-Powered: 1968 Volkswagen Beetle

Almost anything custom that can be thought of has been done to a Beetle, and while a motorcycle engine has been swapped into a Beetle before, this is one of the more interesting one’s I have… more»

Nothing Changed Since New: 1970 Mercedes 220

Mercedes of this generation always leave me with mixed emotions: they are good, solid classics, and fairly cheap to run if you buy the right car. But how are they as driver’s cars? Nothing exceptional, is… more»

Sunroof and Jade: 1976 BMW 2002

This $950 BMW 2002 is a desirable sunroof model that wears one of the more popular paint shades and sports a manual transmission. The car itself is fairly battered and clearly someone’s unfinished project, but getting… more»

Seeing Red: 1987 Audi CS 4000 quattro

Caution: red car alert. There are red car fans and there are those folks who would rather not draw that much attention to themselves. I think of myself in the latter category, but then why do… more»

Professor’s Car: 1980 VW Rabbit Westy

Old, smile-inducing Volkswagens aren’t just aircooled, as this 1980 VW Rabbit diesel shows us. Sure, the Beetles and Buses have a little more in the way of character going for them, but this Rabbit is downright… more»

Rallye ‘Round: 1968 Opel Kadett Rallye 1900

The machine has yet to be invented that can measure my desire for a 1968 Opel Kadett Rallye 1900. It’s really the car that got me started on my long and expensive journey on the road… more»

1957 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Barn Find!

How much is a parts car worth?  I suppose that depends on the quality, availability and price of new/replacement parts.  The ad for this 1957 Mercedes-Benz 190SL states “restore or use for parts”.  Based on the… more»

Garbage Truck Friendly: 1972 VW Karmann Ghia

We can all appreciate a little honesty in advertising, and the seller of this 1972 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia isn’t pulling any punches with his lot. Noting that he’s not offended if you “..bring a garbage truck”… more»

1st Year Bay Window: 1968 VW Type 2

If you follow aircooled trends at all, you’ve undoubtedly seen the early Buses going for big money. I feel fairly confident in telling you that the next one to spike will be the worker editions –… more»

Brumos Connection? 1971 Porsche 911T

There’s a monstrous opening bid on this package of Porsches, with the star of the show being this 1971 911T painted in Euro-market-only Signal Orange paint. The seller is also including an additional 911E as well… more»

No Funny Business! 1972 BMW 2002

The Seller instructs the Reader: “Price is Firm! No Funny Business.” Obviously, this is a serious matter for serious-minded buyers und should be approached as such. So German. Well, you’re going to have to be serious… more»