Italian Barn Finds

Chasing Classic Cars Star: 1974 Siata Spring

Basing a handmade sports car on Fiat underpinning can offer potential owners of these cars the possibility of plenty of enjoyable motoring miles. It can also provide those same owners with the possibility of their new toy inheriting the… more»

Rare Find: 1959 Lancia Appia Vignale Convertible

  The Lancia Appia Vignale Convertible was offered in two forms, a 2-seater, and a later 2+2 version. This car is one of the latter, and while it looks dusty and dirty, it is also a solid and complete… more»

Rare Restored Italian: 1973 Fiat 130 Coupe

The design for the Fiat 130 Coupe emerged from the design studios of Pininfarina, and the fruits of their labor is a car that, while some people might not find it to be the most gorgeous car ever built,… more»

9,229 Original Miles? 1971 Lamborghini Espada

This 1971 Lamborghini Espada is said to have under 10,000 original miles and remain in outstanding, original condition. Despite the claimed time capsule mileage, the Espada will still need some work before being driven confidently, but that’s not discouraging… more»

12k Genuine Miles: 1988 Lamborghini Countach

One of the most popular automotive posters to grace the bedroom walls of teenage boys during the 1980s featured a red Lamborghini Countach. For those boys the world over, the Countach was the stuff of dreams, of automotive fantasy…. more»

Former Flagship: 1980 Maserati Quattroporte

This 1980 Maserati Quattroporte is yet another example of the company’s former flagship that has fallen on hard times. Listed as a project car that was well maintained throughout its life before being parked (aren’t they all), the big… more»

Practical Italian: 1970 Fiat 124 Familiare

This 1970 Fiat 124 Familiare sure seems longer than my Audi TT does but it’s the exact same length of 13′-4″. A four-door wagon is a much more practical car and one that I would love to own compared… more»

Rust-Free Survivor: 1982 Fiat 2000 Spider

For anyone who is considering purchasing a classic Italian car, the importance of the term “rust-free” can never be underestimated. Well, the good news is that this is precisely what you appear to be getting with this 1982 Fiat… more»

Award Winner: 1974 De Tomaso Pantera

We have seen some nice Panteras here at Barn Finds in recent times, but this car definitely rates as one of the nicest. It has won numerous awards at different shows, including a Best Award at a show featuring… more»

Enzo’s Own: 1962 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2

This 1962 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 has a couple of claims to fame. The first claim is that this car was actually the first 330 GT prototype built by Ferrari. That alone makes it a pretty special car. The… more»

Engine Delete: 1963 Ferrari 250 GTE

Bidding for this 1963 Ferrari 250 GTE is already north of $50,000 with the reserve unmet. It is missing its original engine and transmission but otherwise appears quite original. The interior is in far better shape than I expected,… more»

13k Original Miles: 1972 De Tomaso Pantera

Following on from the much-maligned Mangusta, the Pantera represented a leap forward for De Tomaso in the design and engineering of a classic Italian sports car. It still possessed plenty of flaws, but these were nowhere near as bad… more»

Ultimate Art? Ferrari Formula 1 V12 Engine

I’m trying to decide whether this might be the ultimate piece of motorsport memorabilia to put in a man-cave. If it isn’t, then it has to be close. It’s a pretty special engine, and it is a significant part… more»

Abandoned Italian: Dino 308 GT4

While it was regarded by many as a Ferrari when it was unveiled in November of 1973, the Dino 308 GT4 did not actually begin to wear the famous Prancing Horse badge until May of 1976. In fact, looking… more»

Parked in 2005: 1971 Fiat 850 Sport Spider

When the owner of a classic Fiat says that it has never seen a Winter, that is never a bad thing. The biggest enemy of a classic Fiat is rust, and this can consume otherwise healthy metal at an… more»

1985 Ferrari Mondial Garage Find!

It’s a strange thing: a few years ago, we would have scoffed at buying a Ferrari Mondial, as it has languished at the bottom of the desirability scale for decades. While it still may be the last “cheap” Ferrari,… more»