German Barn Finds

Running Copart Project: 1972 BMW 2002

Copart continues to intrigue me as it relates to hobby or collector cars that show up for sale on the internet’s largest salvage yard. This clean 1972… more»

Automotive Icon: 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing

The word “iconic” is used so often to describe cars of all types, but within the Mercedes-Benz marque, the 300SL Gullwing is a car that definitely deserves… more»

Tangerine Targa: 1968 Porsche 911

The seller of this hard-window Porsche 911 Targa says he bought the rusty shell out of Syracuse, New York, and never made any headway on it. It’s… more»

The Rare Isetta: 1959 BMW 600 Isetta

While it was based to a certain extent on the BMW Isetta which it replaced, the BMW 600 Isetta was very much its own vehicle, sharing only… more»

Orange Tartan: 1974 VW Westfalia Pop-Top

I’ll be the first to admit that interesting color schemes can make me consider absolute basketcase projects. In the case of this 1974 VW Westfalia, which is… more»

Completely Original: 1967 Volkswagen Beetle

The Volkswagen Beetle is a car that has never fallen out of favor with classic car collectors, and I don’t see this situation changing at any time… more»

Absolutely Immaculate: 1957 Volkswagen Beetle

While it isn’t painted in its original color, this 1957 VW Beetle looks really nice in its British Racing Green. Given the fact that the paint was… more»

Hardly Original: 1986 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16

This listing ends within a few hours, so you’ll have to make moves if you wish to bid on this unusual 1986 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16. As most… more»

Special Order Paint: 1984 Porsche 928 5-Speed

This 1984 Porsche 928 is a claimed barn find discovery that runs and drives, and it features the desirable 5-speed manual transmission. The paint is also a… more»

Acapulco Edition: 1974 VW Thing

Given the 1:18 scale model of a rare 1974 VW Thing “Acapulco” edition is selling for $100 on eBay, it should be of little surprise this is… more»

Etienne Aigner Edition: 1993 VW Cabriolet

The association of a brand with some sort of designer label is one of the more curious marketing exercises to emerge from the world of automaker and… more»

Take Two: 1957 Fuldamobil S7

For regular readers here at Barn Finds, this little Fuldamobil is a case of deja vu. It previously featured in this excellent article by Scotty Gilbertson. Barn… more»

Battery Boxster: 1999 Porsche Boxster EV

It’s pretty rare when we show a car this new here at Barn Finds, but a reader sent in this tip and being a lover of unusual… more»

Swap or Rebuild: 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo

We received this tip about a 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo with a busted oil pan from Barn Finds┬áreader Dean, who enthusiastically suggested its candidacy for an LS… more»

Desert Car: 1958 BMW Isetta

The BMW Isetta continues to mature as a collector car, both among vintage car enthusiasts and BMW fans alike. This has led to project-grade examples or parts… more»

Clean MK1 Coupe: 1980 Volkswagen Jetta

I remain amazed at how few Volkswagens from the first and second generations are seen anywhere – on the road, in classifieds, or parted out in the… more»

Genuine Manx? Barn Find VW Buggy

You have to be careful how you refer to the many different designs of VW-based dune buggy kits made throughout the 60s, 70s, and 80s. A genuine… more»

Race Car Project: 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK350

Sometimes you will look at a car and just know that it will either be a restoration project, a potential daily driver, or it will only be… more»

All Metal Conversion: 1979 Porsche 911 SC Wide Body

This seller has found more than a few interesting barn find gems hidden away in estates and garages, and this steel-bodied widebody converted 1979 Porsche 911SC is… more»

One Owner: 1987 Porsche 944 S

When I was much younger I wanted a Porsche, but what I wanted was a 944. I had no interest in the rear-engined Porsches, but the looks… more»

Too Nice for Winter: 1989 BMW 325IX

As I’ve mentioned on these pages, I got bitten by the car bug with an E30-chassis BMW. Specifically, a rear-wheel drive 1987 325is, which has the desirable… more»

Project Porsche: 1966 Porsche 912

This 1966 Porsche 912 could be dubbed a bit of a Frankenstein car, due to the fact that it has been the subject of so many changes…. more»

$500 Euro Hatch: 1976 Opel Kadett

It’s a bit dizzying to learn about the multiple nameplates this 1976 Opel Kadett was sold under during its production run. Built by Isuzu and sold as… more»

1965 VW Kombi Bus in $1,000,000 Stash

Listed here on eBay with a Buy It Now price of $1,000,000, this 1965 Volkswagen Bus in Waterville, Ohio awaits a new owner with deep pockets and… more»