Italian Barn Finds

1-of-77: 1965 Apollo 5000 GT

It is said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and to me, this Apollo 5000 GT is a thing of absolute beauty. The gorgeous sweeping lines, originally penned by Ron Plescia, and then refined and reworked… more»

Not Driven Since 1966: 1958 Fiat 1100

A couple of years ago we saw an incredible collection of cars in Kansas – the Don Lacer collection seen here on Barn Finds. One of my personal favorites was a 1958 Fiat 1100 Millecento such as this one… more»

READER AD: Wild 1971 Intermeccanica Italia!

What Makes It Special? This Italia is being offered by the original owner. I’m helping John (the owner) list it. Original miles. Always garage kept. Extremely well cared for. Always in Northern California. The owner widened the body about… more»

Rare Italian Oddball: 1979 Lancia Gamma Coupe

If you look at this car and wonder what it is, you probably won’t be alone. The Lancia Gamma was not a common sight outside of Europe, and this one has found its way to the US via Spain…. more»

Racing Heritage: 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Ti Corsa

While its actual Italian racing background is not clear, this 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Ti appears to have the makings of a great track day or historic racer. Barn Finder Roger referred the great little Alfa to us, so… more»

Cool Italian Project: 1981 Lancia Beta Zagato

Lancia is an Italian manufacturer that has produced some pretty amazing machinery throughout its lifetime. The company’s reputation for building strong and potent vehicles that have secured numerous World Rally Championship crowns is legendary, but their reputation for building… more»

V8 Powered Italian: 1969 Intermeccanica Omega

If you’ve never seen or heard of an Intermeccanica Omega, no one will blame you. They built just 33 of these American powered Italians. Given the steel being used to build Italian cars in this era, rust issues are… more»

V6 Turbo: 1995 Alfa Romeo GTV V6 TB

I can well remember in my younger days how I fell madly in love with a 1980 Alfetta GTV, and how much I ached to own it. Then I drove it and discovered that thanks to some slightly odd… more»

Pair Of 1969 Alfa Romeo Duettos

When it comes to Alfa Romeo Spiders, there’s a clear line in the sand separating which models would otherwise be scrapped if completely rotten, and which generations have a chance at living despite the deplorable condition. This pair of… more»

Commuter Car Potential: 1993 Lancia Thema Pair

For some reason, Lancia Themas have been popping up on craigslist with increasing regularity. Sure, it’s part of that crop of cars now eligible for more lax importation requirements, but usually it’s the Ferrari-engined 8-32 that gets all the… more»

Build an Abarth: 1958 Fiat / Abarth 1000 TC

I have a fear that I’ll reach an age where I’ve not stopped accumulating projects before I’m at the point of being unable to finish them. That seems to be the case here of a seller that has gone… more»

12k Original Miles: 1970 De Tomaso Mangusta

I was having a look back over the De Tomaso cars that we’ve featured here on Barn Finds over the years, and I was initially quite surprised to learn that we’ve only featured 5 stories on the Mangusta since… more»

Two Years Only: 1976 Lancia Scorpion

To the rest of the world, it was the Lancia Montecarlo, but in the US it was the Scorpion. The different names was just scratching the surface because the hidden changes resulted in two cars where the differences were… more»

Room for Four: 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4

Yes, the $179,000 asking price is a tad eye-watering, but these Ferrari 365/GTC-4s don’t show up all that often. And prices for these 2+2s have been rising as of late, after seemingly falling victim to the fate of any… more»

Rare Lightweight: 1955 Siata 300BC

If you were a manufacturer of low-volume Italian sports cars in the 1950s, then you would have been fairly spoiled for choice when it came to choosing an engine to power your creation. Choosing something from Fiat would seem… more»

No Reserve Driver: 1987 Bertone X1/9

While production of the Bertone X1/9 continued on into 1989, imports of the little Italian classic into the USA ended in 1987. This particular car is from that last import year, and it appears to be in exceptional condition…. more»