German Barn Finds

Never Seen One, Part II: Boonie Bug

A few days ago, I questioned the origins of another VW-based kit car that the seller claimed belonged to the Meyers-Manx family of vehicles. Today, there’s yet another kit car with air-cooled Volkswagen underpinnings that has caught me by… more»

Tii In The Weeds: 1972 BMW 2002

This 1972 BMW 2002 Tii is listed by the son of the previous owner, who sadly isn’t going to have time to restore the car. Unfortunately, it doesn’t run, it doesn’t roll, and it has rust in a variety… more»

Ran When Parked: 1988 BMW M3

Prices for the E30-chassis BMW M3 have thankfully begun to adjust a bit, particularly as it relates to driver-quality cars. This 1988 model isn’t presented as being anything other than a fair quality example, but it’s not entirely clear… more»

RS Clone: 1970 Porsche 911 T

The seller of this 1970 Porsche 911T is looking for an opening bid of $33,000, as he believes the overall condition is better than it may look at first glance. He has owned the car since 1991, where an… more»

Stalled Restoration: 1959 Volkswagen Beetle

This 1959 Volkswagen Beetle is a stalled project that ran when it was parked. It has been dismantled for restoration, but it is a complete car that the next owner can really put their own personal mark on. The… more»

40 Years In A Barn: 1973 Opel Manta Luxus

For two model years, US customers could get a slightly-upscale Opel Manta and this 1973 Opel Manta Luxus is one of those cars. While not a luxury car by any means, it would be mainly interior refinements that would… more»

Gone Bats! 1973 Opel Batmobile Replica!

Born as a stand-in Batmobile to delight a California hospital’s youngest patients, this crazy 1973 Opel custom in the Flushing neighborhood of Gotham (i.e. New York City) seeks a new owner; one who welcomes bats into their belfry and… more»

Special Order Paint: 1957 Porsche 356A

This 1957 Porsche 356A coupe is an impressively straight project car, fresh out of long-term ownership that ended with the caretaker sprucing it up prior to the sale. The 356 is a desirable early model with several unique styling… more»

Three W123 Mercedes For $3,500!

Yes, this trio of Mercedes W123s are all in rough shape, but Reader George S is asking just $3,500 for all of them. While they are rough, all three run with the 240D being a driver as-is. Robert had… more»

AMG Modified: 1991 Mercedes 190E

This 1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E is equipped with the 2.6L inline-six and a host of AMG upgrades, both cosmetic and performance-minded. The car is a gray market example and wears larger AMG monoblock wheels; an upgraded suspension; Sebring exhaust; and… more»

Black Plate Coupe: 1963 Mercedes 300SE

This rare 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SE coupe is listed as a project that needs minor restoration work, apparently with one owner from the 1970s until just recently. The W112 clearly needs its pneumatic refreshed, but the seller claims it’s quite… more»

Purists Stay Home! 1970 Porsche 914-6

After driving a friend’s nice original Porsche 914-4 and several modified ones, I can tell you that they offer a spectacular driving experience as long as you aren’t interested in going terribly quickly in a straight line. The rare… more»

Parked in 1990: 1971 Porsche 911S

While the owner of this 1971 Porsche 911S says that it isn’t a rust bucket, it will certainly need some work before it is ready to tear at the tarmac once again. It has been sitting since 1990 and… more»

Theft Recovery: 1983 Pontiac Firebird

Finding a sunken anything is always a trip, but long-lost muscle cars under water will never cease to be entertaining. This 1983 Pontiac Firebird was stolen in 1989 and recently turned up in a lake bed in Cobb County,… more»

How Many Left? 1971 Amante GT

This 1971 Amante GT is a little-known VW-based kit car that could utilize any number of powerplants, from the slow and typical air-cooled motor to a thumping V8. Like so many other kit car builders, this Amante faded into… more»

Backyard Find: 1963 Porsche 356 Super

This 1963 Porsche 356 is a claimed survivor that was only recently relinquished by its long-time second owner, who purchased the car in 1986 and kept it parked in his backyard for the last several years. The 356 features… more»