German Barn Finds

Bavarian Oddball: 1989 BMW Z1

Though many folks are familiar with BMW’s Z3 and Z4 models, the first BMW Z Series model was the Z1, a funky roadster with a production run of approximately 8,000 units. Additionally, the Z1 was never offered in the… more»

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Nicely Sorted Targa: 1974 Porsche 911

This 1974 Porsche 911 Targa is described as a well-sorted driver that benefits from fresh paint and an engine rebuild, among other enhancements. The seller has made some subtle upgrades that should make this targa-roofed 911 an enjoyable driver… more»

Too Nice For Winter? 1987 Audi 4000CS Quattro

As an Audi owner for almost two decades and a fan for much longer than that, a car like this 1987 Audi 4000CS Quattro is something that I would love to have as a winter vehicle. The legendary Quattro… more»

1966 Mercedes Unimog 404S 4×4

This classic Unimog is described as a 404S model that previously served as a radio box truck. The armed forces entity it served with is not disclosed, but it doesn’t really matter for a vintage military rig like this… more»

1963 Porsche 356 Outlaw Project

Buying someone else’s project is always risky, simply because it’s challenging to chart where exactly they left off and where you can begin. Even more of a hurdle is whether the work was done to a high level. Fortunately,… more»

Tow Yard Find: 1965 Porsche 356

This 1965 Porsche 356 is a serious project and one that began its journey across various backyards and garages when a previous owner couldn’t pay a tow bill after the car has presumably been snagged out of a no… more»

Dusty and Deflated: 1973 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL

The seller of this 1973 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL has several classics stashed in his garage that will not being seeing the road under his stewardship, so he’s decided to put each car up for sale. The Mercedes is one of… more»

Underground For 40 Years? 1957 Borgward Isabella

You’re probably asking, “A 1957 who?” Well, that was my first reaction too. The seller sums it up perfectly, “This Is For Real a rare car, this is not a “Very rare Corvette” or something that everybody knows, car… more»

Micro Car Survivor: 1960 Messerschmitt KR200

Car’s that develop a cult following don’t necessarily have to feature huge horsepower or unparalleled levels of luxury. The Messerschmitt KR200 is a perfect example. With less than 10hp at its disposal and pretty rudimentary passenger accommodation, it would… more»

Hidden For 20 Years: 1961 Mercedes 220SEb Coupe

I’m not sure why people amass large collections of derelict cars, especially when they represent expensive-to-restore marques such as Mercedes-Benz. They’re just going to sit there, as this one did in the owner’s garage in Dayton, Ohio for more… more»

Rare Speedster! 1958 Porsche 356 A

Well here’s another item from our friends at Gullwing Motor Cars. It’s not a barn find exactly (certainly not at its price level) but it will be an interesting automobile to review nevertheless. The car in question is a… more»

Field of Dreams: Massive Classics Junkyard in Kansas

This seller of literally acres of sunburnt classics has access to two full yards of vintage tin, and has been advertising his wares on craigslist and eBay for months now. This latest posting on craigslist is a means of… more»

Triple Matching R-Series: 1967 BMW R50/2

BMW’s R50 motorcycle is a timeless design, seemingly trapped between eras as a wartime machine and one of the predominant grand touring bikes of the 1950s. Its long production span certainly contributed to that, stretching from 1955 to 1969…. more»

Korman Turbo Equipped: 1982 BMW 320i

This 1982 BMW 320i is a U.S.-spec car that benefits from some very cool in-period modifications, including a Korman turbo kit and rear disc brake conversion courtesy of a Euro-spec 323i. The car retains a largely stock outside appearance… more»

Oldest Example: 1955 Messerschmidt KR200

If you compiled at a list of everything that the American motoring public was looking for in their automobiles in 1955, then the Messerschmitt KR200 would have had the words “Not Applicable” beside most of those requirements. That does… more»

Well Preserved Driver: 1985 Mercedes 300D

This 1985 Mercedes-Benz 300D has clearly been loved, despite wearing average miles. Now, that being said, 119,896 miles is hardly a big deal for a turbodiesel W123, as most enthusiasts would call that barely broken in. The Mercedes benefits… more»