Japanese Barn Finds

Pacific Avatar Conversion: 1982 Mazda RX7 Convertible

This 1982 Mazda RX7 is a rare Pacific Avatar convertible conversion that’s also sporting a wicked wide body and some other period modifications that make it a… more»

Small Project Pickup: 1964 Datsun 320

It’s hard to believe how far Nissan has come in small truck production, from the Type 14 pickup in 1935 to their current “small” pickup, the Nissan Frontier… more»

10 Years Parked: 1984 Toyota Supra

This second generation Toyota Supra has been sitting for ten years following a fuel pump failure. The seller politely apologizes for not washing the car before taking… more»

Fairlady Survivor: 1974 Datsun 260Z

The seller of this 1974 Datsun 260Z acquired it from a friend and longtime owner of the car. With the second owner since 1981, it sat parked… more»

Rare Liftback: 1983 Toyota Corolla

While Corollas of this generation are rare in any form, we hardly ever see the liftback body design like this silver 1983 example listed for $2,750 in… more»

EXCLUSIVE: 1982 Datsun 280ZX Turbo

Reader James A is in too deep on this turbocharged Datsun 280ZX. After spending quite a bit of money to get the car sorted and going, the… more»

One Year Only: 1974 Datsun 260Z

The Datsun Zed car range went through a period of general unpopularity during the early 1980s, but they have experienced a significant resurgence over the past 15… more»

51k Original Miles: 1975 Toyota Celica GT

This Celica GT is a survivor car that has spent its life in New Mexico. It still wears its original paint and is ready for the new… more»

One Of One: 1978 Datsun VLB210

One thing that I can certainly say about Barn Finder Miguel, is that he does have an eye for the eclectic. He has referred this little 1978… more»

Golden Era Honda: 1984 Honda Prelude

There’s been a rash of early Honda Preludes making the rounds on the internet, revealing that there are still plenty of survivors lurking out there that haven’t… more»

Sporty Daily Driver: 1988 Honda Prelude 2.0 Si

When Honda first appeared as a car manufacturer, they were seen as a bit of a joke and weren’t taken seriously. Nobody could have foreseen just what… more»

Rare Captive Import: 1976 Dodge Colt

Among the legions of captive imports we usually write about, I can’t recall seeing a Dodge Colt wagon anytime recently. Based on the Mitsubishi Galant, which lived… more»

Garaged Since ’86: 1968 Datsun 1600

There’s a car I keep going back to on my (long) list of prospective projects I’d like to own, and the Datsun 1600 roadster is perpetually on… more»

Trade for Kei Truck: 1971 Honda AN600

I had a deep fascination with these little Honda AN600s, no thanks to Barn Finds listing an Exclusive for one a few years ago that piqued my curiosity…. more»

Mechanically Sound: 1979 Datsun 620 King Cab

This 1979 Datsun 620 King Cab may look rough on the outside (and it is) but its owner has invested a fair amount of dollars in its… more»

Sitting For 20 Years: 1965 Datsun L320

It’s hard to believe that there were small, basic pickups like this at one time. I think that it’s time for a small pickup to be made… more»

JDM by Blazer: Lifted 1988 Honda Prelude

When Honda came out with four-wheel steering in its third-generation Prelude, that seemed like a notable engineering achievement. However, it didn’t exactly become a must-have feature like… more»

Suzuki GSX-R600 Powered! 1975 Elcar Zagato

How many times have we heard, “Drop an SBC in it”, or “Drop a Hayabusa in it”. Well, that work has already been done on this uber-rare… more»

Propane Power! 1983 Subaru SanFu LPG 600

SanFu LPG 600, that sounds like a Japanese bullet train or a Godzilla nemesis, but it’s actually a 1983 Subaru Sambar van that has been converted to propane… more»

Favorite Little Commuter: 1988 Honda Accord

By the time that the third-generation Honda Accord hit the streets, it was light years more advanced than the first models that came out just a decade… more»

It Ain’t Easy Being Green: 1970 Subaru Sambar

This is a strange opening photo but it shows the unusual factor of this micro-pickup much more so than the other photo that the seller has provided… more»

1973 Datsun 240 Z Restoration Project

There is a lot of time left for this 1973 Datsun 240 to go up in price. At the time of writing, the bid price is only… more»

Durable Survivor: 1988 Toyota 4Runner

With only 83,800 miles on the clock, this 1988 Toyota 4Runner should have many miles left to give before it finally reaches its use-by date. It is… more»

Sturgis or Bust: 1960s Valmobile Scooter

If showing up to Sturgis on yet another black Harley-Davidson with the exhaust baffles removed ensures that you’ll be lost in a sea of similar bikes, look… more»