German Barn Finds

Stored 34 Years: 1975 Audi 100 LS Barn Find

It’s hard to argue with the current success of Volkswagon Group’s Audi division. They’re a finely-tailored, crisply-designed line of cars and SUVs, but I’m biased as a long-time Audi owner. A car that’s always been on my wish list… more»

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1962 Mercedes-Benz 220 SE With Two Parts Cars!

There has been a movement for some time that involves photographers taking pictures of completely dilapidated industrial buildings and putting them up for viewership on their own websites or perhaps on an image sharing web app. Some photographers will… more»

Numbers Matching 1963 Porsche 356 Project

This 1963 Porsche 356 is described as a stalled restoration project that retains its matching numbers engine and transmission. Despite looking fairly rough from the outside, there’s a fair amount going for it considering it’s an air-cooled Porsche that… more»

Garage Find: 1972 Opel Manta

Opel liked to designate generations of their cars as A, B, C, etc. For example, there was the Kadett A followed by the Kadett B. The Manta A was the first gen of the Opel Manta, which was produced… more»

Shed Find: 1971 Opel Kadett Caravan

When was the last time you saw an Open Kadett Caravan? Or for that matter, when was the last time you saw any Opel Kadett? I remember them back in the ‘70s, but not so much since then. The… more»

Australian Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet Shed Find!

Some sheds will produce more than a single pleasant surprise, and that seems to be the case with this VW Beetle Cabriolet. It was found hidden away in a shed in West Wyalong, New South Wales, Australia. This is… more»

Formula Vee Race Car Package!

It’s amazing how one day, you notice a make or model of car you assumed would always be plentiful suddenly doesn’t exist in any significant quantity. Original, authentic Formula Vee race cars are one such model that I recall… more»

Bank Vault Wagon: 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300TE

Among the short list of vintage cars I’ve considered for daily use is the classic Mercedes-Benz 300TE, like this example shown here. The W124 chassis is already near and dear to my heart, and they’ve aged incredibly well. Because… more»

Hard Top Included: 1964 Porsche 356 Cabriolet

This 1964 Porsche 356 Cabriolet is a mechanically restored project that runs and drives, and is in the desirable stage of just needing its cosmetics sorted out. As a cabriolet model, it comes with the rare and desirable factory… more»

Ran When Parked: 1979 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC

If you have access to the various club websites for marques like Mercedes-Benz or Jaguar, you get access to members-only classifieds that often have some hidden gems that the rest of the world can’t see. This 1979 Mercedes-Benz is… more»

Most Original 1983 Volkswagen GTI Left?

For reasons I will soon disclose, I am currently pretty excited by middle 80s and early 90s Volkswagens. To me, this is a very under-appreciated class of cars right now, as they were plenty iconic when nearly new and… more»

Low Production: 1988 Porsche 924S

I’m sure many people have – or want to have – forgotten about the Porsche 924. There was, however, a late variant you may have not even known existed, much less have forgotten about – the 924S. This 1988… more»

Ultimate Sleeper: 1957 Volkswagen Beetle

One glance at the dropped ride height and the genuine Fuchs wheels should be enough to tell you that this 1957 Volkswagen Beetle isn’t totally original. However, those features are the tip of the iceberg with this classic. I… more»

1 of 502 Racer! 1989 Mercedes-Benz 190 Evolution

America’s National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) includes the phrase “Stock Car” because it featured, for decades, stock-bodied cars akin to what common citizens could purchase. The phrase “Win on Sunday, sell on Monday” drove healthy competition,… more»

Estate Sale Rarities: BMW 323i Turbo & 2000CS Coupe

Generally speaking, my jets have cooled a bit in terms of my love for all-things BMW. You might say I’ve over-indexed on the brand in my own collection of project cars, hence why you’ll see some changes in my… more»

Diesel-Powered Survivor: 1982 Volkswagen Rabbit LS

Though most front-wheel-drive economy cars from the late 1970s and early 1980s were rather lackluster, that’s certainly not the case with Volkswagen’s first Rabbit, the MK1. Many people flock to the GTI model, which was arguably the world’s first… more»