German Classic Cars

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“My Red Scirocco Goes 155”: 1980 VW Scirocco

This one’s nostalgic for me. When I was in college, one guy, let’s just call him WB III, had a car that none of the rest of us knew anything about. It was a late-70s to early-80s Volkswagen Scirocco,… more»

Package Deal: VW Beetle and Buggy Kits

I am honestly surprised there’s not more action on the listing yet, as the opening bid is a paltry $4,500 with no reserve for two dune buggies and a parts Beetle to pillage from. While unfinished buggy kits are… more»

Everything Goes! Mark Smith Estate Auction

Come October 19-21, 2022 the Hill City of Lynchburg, Virginia hosts the Mark Smith Estate Auction, where myriad belongings of the late auto enthusiast go to the highest bidder. With all lots at No Reserve, you know someone will… more»

Vintage Racer Project: 1973 Porsche 911 Track Car

I can only imagine how gutting it is to get so far on a project and realize there’s still far too much work to be done – at least, more than you feel like dealing with. Track cars are… more»

No Reserve Nice! 1966 Mercedes 230S

Mercedes 200 series sedans, like this 1966 230S turn up with some regularity here on Barn Finds and some appear to be good buys. Is that the case with this example? Well, it certainly shows well so let’s take… more»

BF Auction: Ravenna Green 1973 Porsche 914

About five years ago, we set out on a quest to find a Porsche 914. We really wanted a 911, but prices were already skyrocketing. After reading about the 914, we realized they offered a lot of that Porsche… more»

Old-School Cool: 1954 VW Beetle

I don’t know much about Beetles, so don’t expect crack expert analysis on every square centimeter of this 1954 VW Beetle, available on eBay with three days to go and the bid at $11,300. But I do know originality… more»

Dusty Bug: 1959 Volkswagen Beetle

It is always fascinating when an enthusiast’s entire classic collection hits the market because it often provides insight into their tastes and preferences. This 1959 Volkswagen Beetle is one such car, and when you examine it in the context… more»

No Reserve Gamble: 1985 Porsche 911 Cabriolet

These days, the entry point to Porsche 911 ownership is slightly different than it used to be. Put simply, the project-grade 911 is a car that used to be considered too far gone to restore. Now, that car will… more»

Hidden For 47 Years: 1956 Porsche Speedster

Over the last few years, I have greatly enjoyed watching a boutique car dealership grow into a powerhouse in the vintage and collector automobile marketplace. LBI Limited has quickly earned a reputation for being ahead of the curve on… more»

Texas Collection: Fords, Chevrolets, and More!

It’s kind of sad when you see someone selling off a collection of cars. Especially when they appear to be prized possessions that have been kept in a museum-like environment. But it’s not such a teary occasion when you… more»

Dream Car: 1956 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Gullwing

Dream garage. Name your top 3 cars. Money is no object. Now everyone’s choices would be wildly different, I think I would have a Ferrari F40, Mclaren F1, and a Jaguar E-type or Delorean. One car which may feature… more»

Warehouse Full: Classic and Not-So-Classic Cars

Located in a warehouse near Metuchen, New Jersey is a collection or series of collections that comprise more than 300 vehicles. It appears a variety of major brands are represented, of both domestic and international origin. It seems that… more»

Make a Splash! 1967 Amphicar 770

I have always possessed an unwavering passion for classic cars, although I also have a morbid, some would say irrational, fear of boats. White knuckles and profuse sweating accompany any journey on the water. That leaves me torn by… more»

Rare Pickup Body: 1956 Volkswagen Type 2

There are some concepts made into reality by vintage vehicles that really should have made the leap into mass production. When it comes to pickup trucks, Volkswagen’s original Type 2 pickup displayed not only the novelty of a rear-engined,… more»

Running Restoration Project: 1968 Mercedes-Benz 250SL

Despite being a restoration project with rusty floors, this 1968 Mercedes-Benz 250SL still looks downright handsome sitting on its color-keyed steel wheels and OEM hubcaps. The Pagoda Benzes got super hot for a spell but have seemingly come back… more»