German Barn Finds

One Owner Example: 1964 Porsche 356 C

This 1964 Porsche 356 C is listed for sale by the neighbors of the owner, with the listing claiming they are the original owners of the car. That’s pretty impressive, not only for having just one owner but also… more»

Real Deal? 1975 BMW 2002 Turbo

This 1975 BMW 2002 Turbo in Bellingham, Washington *could* be one rare bird, a 1-of-1,672 factory 2002 Turbo. With this body style, produced from 1966 to 1976, BMW defined a popular class of car, the two-door sports sedan. The… more»

Factory Hardtop: 1973 Volkswagen Thing

There’s not a lot of information to go on for this dusty 1973 Volkswagen Thing, which sports great colors and a factory hardtop. Typically, Things are either in two states of condition: totally restored or total basketcases, so finding… more»

Parked In The ’80s: 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL

Mercedes-Benz 190 SL two-seaters turn up fairly often here on Barn Finds. And as you would expect, most are true barn finds and look the part. This 1959 version is no different, it has been sitting since the ’80s… more»

Treasure Trove: BMW E Series Convertibles and Parts

Most automobile collectors migrate to one brand, type, or style of car. In this case, the collector is/was into BMW E Series cars, particularly the E30. These cars were in production from 1982-94. There are five E30 325i convertibles… more»

Not Barn Finds? Four Volkswagen Things For Sale

Here in the northeast, the only way a VW Thing still exists is if it’s someone’s completed restoration project, or an artist’s exhibit in some soybean sippin’, Birkenstock wearin’ college town. Surprisingly, a batch of Things has popped up… more»

Speedster Conversion: 1987 Porsche 911 Targa

There was a time in air-cooled Porsche ownership where making your existing car into the model you actually wanted was an accepted form of upgrading. Now, you’d be vilified for cutting up an air-cooled 911 in any fashion, unless… more»

Zero Rust Diesel: 1981 Volkswagen Rabbit

A1 and A2 Volkswagens remain one of the more affordable members of the emerging class of collector vehicles, save for some iconic models like the GTI and Jetta GLI that have already taken flight. That’s no surprise that the… more»

25,000 Mile 1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet

Summer may be over, but a convertible can still offer some liberating drives between now and when the snow flies (and if you’re in the Sunshine State, your convertible season is just getting started; San Diego, I don’t want… more»

The Original Mobile Phone: 1964 Volkswagen Beetle

Custom car props is an art form that has gone the way of giant inflatable gorillas and free sets of steak knives used to draw consumers into the corner used car lot. This custom Volkswagen Beetle phone car is… more»

Docked 20 Years: 1964 Amphicar 770 Boat Car

How many of you remember the Amphicar from the 1960s? It was a quirky little machine that was part car and part boat. Fewer than 4,000 were made in a five-year period, so they don’t turn up for sale… more»

High-End Barn Find: 1935 Mercedes-Benz 290 Cabriolet A

This 1935 Mercedes-Benz 290 Cabriolet A is an elegant looking car that has led quite a life. It is original and unmolested, but returning it to its former glory will be a significant undertaking. However, the result of all… more»

Hot Hatch Survivor: 1983 Volkswagen GTI

This super clean MK1 Volkswagen GTI is described as a great driver that remains in stock condition with only some minor cosmetic defects among its most grievous faults. Mileage is just under 71,000 and comes with the best color… more»

Soft Window Targa: 1968 Porsche 912

This beautiful 1968 Porsche 912 is one of the more obscure air-cooled models that has been a collectible for some time, known as the “soft window” variety of targa top examples. The 912 was purchased new in Europe by… more»

Turbocharged Driver: 1986 Porsche 944

The Porsche 944 has historically been ignored by diehard 911 enthusiasts, but more open-minded Porsche fans know that this front-engine, rear-wheel-drive coupe is entirely deserving of the Porsche crest. As such, values have been creeping upwards, especially for the… more»

Autostick Barn Find: 1969 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

This 1969 Volkswagen Beetle convertible has just recently been pulled out of long-term storage and has come back to life with minimal fuss. The seller notes that it runs and drives even without the gas tank being fully drained… more»