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Tiny Targa: 1970 Porsche 914

Missing the sunny rays of summer when you drive your tin-topped collectible? Here’s your remedy in the form of a 1970 Porsche 914 Targa, the lid of which you can remove any time you’ve diligently slathered your dome in… more»

Surf Mods: 1970 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia

We normally shy away from modified vehicles, but every once in a while, we run across something that actually has character and deserves a mention. The seller of this 1970 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia claims that it has some “California… more»

Oval Window Barn Find: 1956 Volkswagen Beetle

The VW Type 1 (or Beetle or Bug) is one of the most produced automobiles of all time. Between 1938 and 2003, worldwide production reached 21.5 million units. It takes a real Beetle expert to tell most Bugs from… more»

Inka Orange Estate Find: 1973 BMW 2002 Tii

Normally, I recoil a bit with listings where the opening bid seems high, but this 1973 BMW 2002 Tii seems like it’s worthy of a generous starting point. The 2002 has a lot going for it, from its color… more»

Whale Tail Turbo: 1976 Porsche 930

The original turbocharged Porsche 911 was a ferocious beast of a performance car when introduced, and today, it remains one of the more collectible air-cooled models you can buy. That said, it actually looks somewhat affordable when you compare… more»

Restore or Restomod? 1982 Porsche 911 SC Targa

When you have the perspective of knowing a project car without an engine or transmission at one time, sold for peanuts, it can be hard to rationalize how expensive the same car now costs. Inflation, and all that. This… more»

Same Owner 30 Years: 1976 BMW 2002

In BMW fan and collector circles, the 2002s are considered iconic. They were built between 1968 and 1976 by Bavaria Motor Works in Europe and were considered “executive” sporty cars because of the combination of performance and comfort. This… more»

BF Exclusive: 1987 Merkur XR4Ti

We’ve seen a few Merkur XR4Tis here on Barn Finds, and they’re always interesting cars from an interesting era. Ford’s European division offered the Ford Sierra, which had to be modified to meet U.S. safety regulations. None other than… more»

BF Auction: 1970 Mercedes-Benz 250C

Mercedes-Benz enjoys a well-earned reputation for luxury and bulletproof reliability. That is why its models are popular in harsh environments like those in Africa. They are notoriously long-lived, and owners tend to hold onto these classics for many years…. more»

Sports Car Collection: BMW 2002 and Nissan 240SX Auction

There are small auctions happening all over the country on a given basis, far outside the glare of the big-ticket Mecum and Barrett-Jackson auction houses. While I wish we could sniff out all of these estate sales and local… more»

Museum Find? 1988 Merkur XR4Ti

Classic cars described as museum finds are typically beautifully presented vehicles with no significant needs. This 1988 Merkur XR4Ti breaks that mold because it is dusty, dirty, and covered in leaf litter. The seller is its second owner, believing… more»

BF Classified: 2005 Audi C5 Allroad

Remember the glory years when we didn’t all need a huge SUV? If we had a family or needed to haul something, we had a station wagon. If we needed to use it off paved roads, we had one… more»

Rebuilt Engine and No Rust: 1975 Porsche 914 1.8

As we are all well aware, the Porsche 914 was born under a heavy thundercloud of controversy.  Maligned as not being a true Porsche due to its Volkswagen engine and some of its parts, the purists derided the car… more»

BF Auction: 1973 Volkswagen Transporter Westfalia

There are many ways you can escape daily life’s hustle and bustle. Some choose to camp in the great outdoors in a tent, while others seek five-star luxury. This 1973 Volkswagen Westfalia represents an excellent compromise. This beautifully preserved… more»

Convert It Back? 1973 Volkswagen Super Beetle

Volkswagen introduced the Super Beetle in 1971 to give dealers more choices for U.S. buyers. The Super Beetle varied from the standard Beetle by its curved windshield, larger luggage space, and McPherson front strut suspension. But none of them… more»

Dad’s Sports Car: 1989 Porsche 928 S4

Time waits for no man. Unfortunately, this 1989 Porsche 928 S4 has fallen down the slippery slope of neglect and borderline abandonment after the seller’s father reached a certain point of old age. That’s the reality of the situation… more»

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