German Barn Finds

No Reserve 6.3 V8: 1971 Mercedes 300SEL

This 1971 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL looks quite fresh for having just recently emerged from storage. Long regarded as one of the pioneers of the fast sedan movement, the W109 chassis models like this featured the M100 V8 that did duty… more»

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Storage Unit Find: 1978 Mercedes 450SL

The varying degrees of condition a car can emerge in from long-term storage tends to defy logic. Sometimes, what looks like a perfectly sound arrangement still reveals plenty of hidden corrosion, while other vehicles left outdoors survive because of… more»

BF Classifieds Find: 1974 VW Super Beetle

One feature of Barn Finds you may not be aware of is our classifieds section, where sellers from all over get an inexpensive opportunity to show off their cars for sale to a very focused audience. We have a… more»

Museum Car: 1970 Mercedes 300 SEL 6.3

This 1970 Mercedes 300SEL 6.3 has been part of the seller’s private “museum” for the last ten years, remaining in nicely preserved condition with mostly original paint. The listing describes this powerful sedan as having seen limited use while… more»

Round Taillight Survivor: 1971 BMW 2002

This 1971 BMW 2002 is a desirable round taillight model that the seller claims runs and drives quite well. The color appears to be Sahara, which is a great shade of paint on a vintage BMW like this. Sporting… more»

Crazy Interior: 1991 BMW 325i Convertible

This 1991 BMW 325ic convertible has more than a few things going for it, including a rare paint code, a rust-free chassis, and the preferred combination of the 2.5L inline-six and five-speed manual transmission. The car has lived in… more»

After the Fire: Ingram Collection Porsche 356s?

The book title, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, comes to mind when viewing these crushed Porsche 356s. A recent Copart listing shows the remains of four highly-prized air-cooled Porsches, ranging in significance from a… more»

Ground-Breaking! 1987 Mercedes-Benz 190 2.3-16

This car’s story pays tribute to the skills of automotive enthusiasts from at least three nations. More about that later, but take a virtual walk to the listing here on eBay  where this 1987 Mercedes-Benz 190 2.3-16 in Daytona… more»

Sweet Square Tail: 1974 BMW 2002Tii

For myself and many other automotive enthusiasts, BMW’s 02 Series is a “bucket list” vehicle to own. While countless examples of the iconic sports car are projects that require significant time and cash, this 1974 BMW 2002Tii that’s available… more»

Rust-Free Driver: 1969 Porsche 912

The Porsche 912 was an innovative concept which succeeded in buffering the company against potential financial hardship. With the 911 due for release in 1963, and plans in place to end production of the venerable 356, Porsche perceived potential… more»

Oval Window Project: 1956 Volkswagen Beetle

What an interesting story this ’56 Bug must have to tell: the seller notes it sat behind a VW dealership for decades, being robbed of parts and generally falling into disrepair. It’s a shame because it’s an early Beetle… more»

Window Sticker Included: 1975 Porsche 911 S

For years, I’ve told myself I don’t want an air-cooled Porsche. I blamed it on the proportions of the car; I just like a substantiative trunk area. It gives the car more presence. Rest assured, I have driven one… more»

Original Owner Roundie: 1972 BMW 2002Tii

$41,000 is a tall ask for most BMW 2002s, but there is historical precedent for truly exceptional cars clearing that number with relative ease. The question is whether this Golf Yellow Tii example is one of them. Said to… more»

Barely Broken In: 1980 Mercedes 300D

If you thought the W124 diesel we featured the other day had plenty of life left in its wheels, this 66,142 mile W123 example should be able to run laps around that car. A slight exaggeration, of course, but… more»

Low Mile Diesel: 1995 Mercedes E300D

This 1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 Diesel is the last of the W124 lineup in the United States, one of the marque’s iconic platforms that was seemingly indestructible and can still be a great choice for a highway cruiser today. This… more»

Short Wheelbase Flagship: 1969 Mercedes 600

This 1969 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB is described as being in long-term family ownership and used sparingly as a second car. Mileage is reported as being just 39,000, which would likely make it one of the lower-mileage examples on the… more»