Japanese Barn Finds

2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo MR Edition With 21 Miles!

Spotting a future classic can be a difficult job, but there’s a good chance that virtually anything produced by Mitsubishi that wears the Evo badge is going to be a fairly safe bet. These little cars are capable of… more»

52k-Mile Survivor: 1990 Toyota Pickup 4×4

As vehicles from the 1980s and 1990s earn more recognition, even practical and somewhat commonplace models fetch a pretty penny in survivor quality condition. Toyota’s various compact pickup truck models hold their value extremely well, especially because many of… more»

Cool Kei Car: 1991 Honda Beat

Kei cars are one of the ultra-cool breed of vehicles on American roads today, and nice examples are highly sought. The fact that they were all designed for the Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) means that most of them have… more»

Supercar Survivor: 1992 Nissan Skyline GTR

When you think of Nissan, you probably think of its typical passenger cars like the Maxima, Altima, Sentra, Pathfinder, Armada and maybe even the 370Z sports car. What you probably don’t think of is the 565 horsepower, $113,000, animal… more»

EXCLUSIVE: Nissan PGD-21 Pickup

Barn Finds reader Sean S. has sent in one of his latest acquisitions from Japan, this time a Nissan PGD-21 pickup with just 23,000 one-owner miles. The truck was used by a plant foreman indoors at the Mizuno Factory in… more»

EXCLUSIVE: 1980 Datsun 280ZX 10th Anniversary

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of their Z car, Datsun built a limited number of special edition 280ZXs. In total, they built just 3,000 of these cars, either in gold and black or red and black. Mechanically, they are… more»

Kei Car Classic: 1971 Subaru 360

It never ceases to amaze me just how diverse the cars are that we get to feature here on Barn Finds. Take, for example, this 1971 Subaru 360. I am writing about this immediately after completing an article about… more»

Unrestored Survivor: 1981 Toyota Hilux 4×4

When it comes to compact pickup trucks, the models produced by Toyota are some of the most renowned, and also some of the best at holding their value. This 1981 Toyota Hilux 4×4 that’s available here on eBay is… more»

Unmodified Driver: 1991 Honda CR-X Si

When speaking about nimble and fun-to-drive compact sports cars, it would be wrong not to mention Honda’s CR-X. Clean examples of the hatchback are hard to come by these days, but this unmodified 1991 Honda CR-X Si that is… more»

Cute Commuter: 1986 Honda City

Honda is well known in the United States for its compact models such as the Civic and CR-X, but now that it is eligible for import, examples of the even smaller Honda City are finally making its way to… more»

Survivor Turbo: 1986 Nissan 300ZX

This 1986 Nissan 300ZX is the desirable turbocharged example, fitted with a 3.0L inline-six with a single turbocharger generating 200 b.h.p. It is equipped with an automatic transmission, a typical option for a grand tourer such as this. The… more»

Time Warp 50th Anniversary: 1984 Nissan 300ZX Turbo

This 1984 Nissan 300ZX Turbo is a rare 50th Anniversary Edition with just 26,000 original miles. I’ve seen this car making the rounds on the likes of Facebook Marketplace, where the commentary has generally been dismissive of the $19,500… more»

Survivor Subie: 1986 Subaru Brat

While Subaru is mostly known these days for its successful Impreza and Legacy models, fans of the company admire the BRAT, a unique, car-based pickup that stands for “Bi-drive Recreational All-terrain Transporter.” This 1986 BRAT is available here on… more»

Turbocharged Fun: 1989 Toyota Supra

I just recently finished reading about the new, reintroduced Toyota Supra. I was a bit intrigued by this newly released uber sports car from generally buttoned-down Toyota so I thought it appropriate to take a look at a previous… more»

Restore or Daily: 1976 Toyota Land Cruiser

This 1976 Toyota Land Cruiser project is described as being very close to daily driver levels of reliability, thanks to a respectable list of improvements made by the seller. He notes that few Land Cruisers are left in this… more»

71k Original Miles: 1983 Mazda RX-7 GSL

Following on from the success of the Series 1 RX-7, the Series 2 brought with it a number of minor upgrades that really saw the RX-7 come into its own as a sports car. They remain popular today, and… more»