German Barn Finds

One Owner California Survivor: 1972 Capri

When I hear “Capri” my mind immediately goes to the Fox-body generation that was built from 1979 to 1986. Maybe those a little younger than me first think of the 2-door roadster built from 1991 to 1994. Even though… more»

Factory Lightweight: 1979 Mercedes 450SLC 5.0

This listing for a 1979 Mercedes 450SLC 5.0 almost snuck right past me, as I wasn’t aware of this limited-production factory light weight coupe built to meet homologation requirements in the late 70s. That’s when Mercedes embarked on a… more»

Barn Find Bus: 1972 Volkswagen Van

This 1972 Volkswagen “Bay Window” Bus is described as a barn find that’s just begging to be restored, and from what we can see in the pictures, that doesn’t seem far off. The bay windows are typically less desirable… more»

Mini-Corvette! 1970 Opel GT

I remember going into a Buick dealership as a teen around 1972 and seeing an Opel GT parked right next to an Electra 225. Strange pairing to say the least. It would be interesting to know what GM’s logic… more»

Time Capsule 1972 Audi 100 LS

This is a highly desirable example of a car probably not a lot of people are looking for, a 1972 Audi 100 LS. The listing, which you can find here on craigslist in Aurora, Colorado is definitely a barn… more»

Patina Ragtop: 1959 Volkswagen Beetle

Heavily patina’d air-cooled Volkswagens are not exactly a new concept, but few of them often feature as much attention and money spent on the oily bits at their owners spend on the cosmetics. Thankfully, this 1959 model breaks with… more»

Split Window Barn Find: 1959 Volkswagen Bus

This 1959 Volkswagen Transporter is called a barn find by the seller, who notes he may have done the hard work of finding and then dragging this split screen Bus home, but he’s not going to finish it any… more»

Black Plate Driver: 1961 Porsche 356

This 1961 Porsche 356 is described as a driver-quality example that hasn’t been stripped down and restored into a priceless show car, a refreshing change of pace from the usual 356 listing. Still, there’s no such thing as a… more»

Todd’s Garage: 1972 BMW 2002 tii Project

Before the birth of the iconic 3-series, BMW’s 2002 defined the now-popular class of two-door sports sedans. Parked since at least 2007, this 1972 BMW 2002 tii found a home in my garage after a friend decided it needed… more»

One Family Owned: 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250S

This 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250S has a great story to tell, as it’s been in the same family since new and was purchased in Europe by the seller’s grandparents. The car (and its first owners) rode together on a ship… more»

Rare 5-Speed: 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E

This 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E will catch your eye first for its impressive condition, but the next thing that will grab you is the rare manual transmission. Not many W124s came to the USA with the row-it-yourself option, but they… more»

Split Window Project: 1952 Volkswagen Beetle

When it comes to air-cooled Volkswagen Beetles, the early models certainly stand apart in terms of collectability. Of course, they’re also significantly harder to find, especially in restorable condition. The most desirable of the lot are the ones with… more»

Huge Collection Of Rare And Oddball Cars For Sale!

If you are looking for a seldom-seen car or project to add to your collection, there are a dozen of them assembled in Madison, Wisconsin, looking to find new homes due to an estate liquidation. Most of these are… more»

Low Mile Survivor: 1976 Porsche 914 2.0

This 1976 Porsche 914 is described as a low mileage survivor with none of the typical rust you find in 914s of almost any vintage. It sports the larger 2.0L engine and has under 80,000 original miles. The color… more»

Silver Bullet? 1984 Pop Top Can Car

Back in the 1980s, a marketing company came up with a promotional car that looked like a beer can. It was largely a Volkswagen under the skin and used at a minimum by Budweiser and Stroh’s for a time…. more»

Working Factory A/C! 1994 Volkswagen Beetle

Despite the fact that Volkswagen Beetle production ended decades ago for the United States, the company’s Mexico operations continued to manufacture it and the classic bay window Bus for years afterward. While the design largely stayed the same, some… more»