German Barn Finds

Track Car Build: 1990 BMW M3

Some of the insanity around E30 M3 prices has begun to calm down, with less than perfect cars sticking around for longer periods of time 0r selling for far lower prices than a few years ago. Now, that’s not… more»

Rare Spec: 1958 Porsche 356A Reutter Coupe!

Up for sale is an Auratium Green 1958 Porsche 356A 1600 Reutter Coupe. While the VIN plates photos are hard to read, we at least get to see it and the seller has a Porsche Production Specifications sheet. This… more»

All-Weather Fun: 1990 Porsche 911 C4 Cabriolet

Could this be the perfect all-weather sports car? The fact that this is a droptop 911 ensures that it’s fun in the summer, but this one is also equipped with all-wheel-drive for some winter thrills! The Carrera 4 was… more»

Matching Numbers Basketcase: 1962 Porsche 356

How badly do you want a numbers-matching Porsche 356? Given how many of these cars lost their original drivelines given they were once cheap and disposable, it’s a rare find to discover a standard model the retains its matching… more»

German Barn Find: 1957 Porsche P111

Seeing a one-owner vehicle here in the U.S. is always fun, especially when it’s a few decades old. Finding a one-owner 1957 Porsche P111 tractor from Germany is even more unusual. This Bonn Find – actually it’s from Weinstra├če… more»

READER AD: 1985 Mercedes 380SL

What Makes It Special? Rust Free and solid Arizona Car. A great classic classy color and interior combination. This car could easily qualify as a candidate for an easy restoration that could take it to show car condition with… more»

Patina Build: 1960 VW Single Cab

A recent trend is to take a vintage VW Type 2 that’s already sporting some honest wear and tear, then apply some faded graphics indicating it was a parts runner for a dealer or a former track support vehicle…. more»

Weekend Project? 1970 Volkswagen Beetle

When it comes to weekend projects, everyone has a different opinion as to what’s possible. The seller of this 1970 Volkswagen Beetle convertible, equipped with the rare Autostick transmission, believes the flaws are minimal enough that you can press… more»

German Junkyard Rescue: 1952 VW Beetle

I’m sure many of us think longingly about being able to visit a junkyard from the heyday of when our preferred era of vehicles were reaching their useful end. For one VW enthusiast stationed in Germany in the 1970s,… more»

Movie Car: VW Squareback from “Witness”

Lately, I’ve been on a Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones movie binge. These guys actually put together some of the better action films of the 90s, despite many of them fading into relative obscurity. If you want a… more»

Oval Window Project: 1956 Volkswagen Beetle

When I was a young man, if you had told me that Volkswagens from the 1950s and 1960s would one day be fetching 5-figure prices, I would have laughed my head off. Then I would have backed away from… more»

4.5L Barn Find: 1972 Mercedes 280 SE

This is potentially a very good deal for someone who is looking for an excellent parts car or a very cheap point of entry into restoring a Mercedes W108. This example likely has plenty of issues, but it’s also… more»

24 Hour Sale: 1965 Volkswagen Bus

Offered for a mere 24 hours, this Volkswagen bus will be sold one way or another. Parked 18 years ago due to the transmission being stuck in second gear, this Bus looks to be in fair shape and is… more»

Cute And Cool: 1989 VW Polo

This 1989 VW Polo is almost channeling the spirit of the original Mini, what with basic equipment levels and a peppy little engine driving the front wheels through a 4-speed manual transmission. I have to thank Barn Finder Roger… more»

M-Technic Kit: 1992 BMW 318ic

Although I consider myself somewhat of an expert in all things E30-platform related, this 1992 BMW 318ic took me by surprise as it’s fitted with the desirable M-Technic package. I don’t recall seeing the lower-tier 318 with this package… more»

71k Genuine Miles: 1971 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia Cabriolet

With one owner during its entire life, this 1971 Karmann-Ghia Cabriolet looks like a car that has been the recipient of careful ownership. That original owner has now decided that after 48-years, the time has come to part with… more»