German Barn Finds

Lake Lucerne Discovery: 1954 Porsche 356 Pre-A

Every few months, a quick search for things like “cars underwater” can yield some pretty fascinating material. Most of the time, it’s just about a town dredging a local waterway, but every now and again, some solid gold appears… more»

Cheap Bug? 1960 Volkswagen Beetle

It used to be that you saw these cars running around everywhere and they could be purchased for a song. But not so much anymore. The VW Beetle (technically the Type 1) was commissioned by none other than Adolf… more»

DP 935 Supercar: 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo

Few tuners are more entrenched in a specific period of automotive style and design than DP Motorsport. If Tubbs and Crockett were Porsche guys and needed some upgrades, I’m fairly confident there’d have been an episode documenting their field… more»

2,800 Miles! 1977 Porsche 924 Martini Edition

As you may recall, about two weeks ago, my colleague Jeff Lavery, reviewed a 1977 Porsche 924 “Martini” edition. That car was in pretty worn shape and was going to require a bit of exterior and interior elbow grease… more»

Collection of Cars in California

Most collectors lean toward one brand of car, style or vintage. In this case, the seller offers a little bit of several things. Two are AMC products, two are kits car and one is a VW Beetle, the nicest… more»

Expensive Roller: 1990 BMW M3 Shell

It’s still amazing to me to see how certain cars have gone from once-cheap projects to borderline unobtainable in the same sort of condition that would have rendered them trash a decade ago. The E30 chassis BMW M3 is… more»

Bent Windshield Beauty: 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A

When it comes to significant Porsches, most of the chatter tends to be around the Speedster, or the turbocharged 911 and 930 cars. And while competition models like the 550 Spyder may suck up any remaining air in the… more»

Drive or Restore? 1974 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

We’ve seen the scenario more than once of a car undergoing some major phase of work or restoration, only to be left to sit shortly thereafter. Sometimes, it’s truly a tragedy, where the owner had a life-altering event after… more»

Never Drove It: 1985 Porsche 944

This 1985 Porsche 944 gives me some trepidations, not because of its value as a worthy project car but because of its current state of affairs: the seller bought it and left it with his mechanic, where it has… more»

Original Nepal Orange: 1976 Porsche 914 2.0

Although rust can sometimes be a turnoff for buyers, the right look can quickly make one forget about the cancer lying underneath. Take this 1976 Porsche 914 2.0: it wears an awesome factory color known as Nepal Orange, which… more»

Supercharged Donation: 1990 Volkswagen Corrado G60

This listing combines a few of my favorite things: for one, it’s a Volkswagen Corrado G60, one of the prettiest and most trouble-prone sport coupes you can buy; and two, it’s offered for sale by an eBay seller who… more»

Rare Turbo Edition: 1982 Porsche 924 Turbo

The front-engined Porsche 924 was a bit of the unloved member of the company’s lineup, falling well short of the driving experience promised by the air-cooled 911 and the brutish 928; heck, even its sibling, the 944, delivers a… more»

SuburBeetle! Subaru BRAT-VW Beetle Mashup

This one is a bit hard to categorize: is it a 1985 Subaru Brat or a 1973 Volkswagen Beetle? Or, some sort of Frankenproject dreamed up by either an overachieving or underachieving person adept in fabrication. A shop project?… more»

Stalled Restoration: 1968 Porsche 912

This 1968 Porsche 912 is offered up as a stalled project that fortunately already has some heavy lifting done. The car wears desirable Irish Green paint over a black interior and was found in a warehouse where it was… more»

Rare Martini Edition: 1977 Porsche 924

When it comes to special editions that are notable solely for their cosmetic enhancements, companies like Porsche often avoid such marketing gimmicks. But in 1977, the company wanted to celebrate its racing successes and used the still-fresh 924 as… more»

Bodacious Bike! 3-Seater VW-Powered Trike

This find is one of the more bodacious vehicles to ever grace our pages! With three seats, a VW Beetle engine, and a 17-foot long shadow, this custom creation would ensure you would be riding a truly unique vehicle!… more»