Japanese Barn Finds

Unmodified Survivor: 1986 Honda CRX Si

The first-generation Honda CRX Si remains the one car I would like to add to my modest collection of iconic 80s vehicles. I actually do know of where one is that I could see picking up some day when… more»

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The Only 1963 Alfa Romeo Mialietta Spider!

Now for something completely different! Alright, so technically this is a 2000 Mazda Miata with a five-speed manual… and a 1963 Alfa-Romeo replica body merged into one in an attempt to create a modern Giulietta Spider. Calling it a… more»

26,500 Original Miles: 1990 Mazda Miata

Talk about a modern-day barn find: this 1990 Mazda Miata has under 30,000 original miles and has been kept on blocks under cover while in storage in a barn in Connecticut. The factory hard top is included and while… more»

The Other Nova: 1987 Chevrolet Nova

Remember when the Pork industry had a massive advertising campaign a couple of decades ago with the slogan, “Pork. The Other White Meat.”? You can just think of this 1987 Chevrolet Nova as “Chevyota. The Other Nova.”. This unusual… more»

Imported SUV: 1994 Mazda Proceed Marvie

In the current automotive market, SUVs (and especially crossover SUVs) are the most popular segment among buyers, but I’d like to think that most automotive enthusiasts aren’t fond of the bland, generic, and often bulbous-looking crossovers that nearly every… more»

Classic Commuter? 1995 Toyota Camry LE

A couple of weeks ago we saw a pretty new Camry, a 1989 model, but an anonymous reader sent in a tip for an even newer Camry and didn’t leave their name. Sneaky. This 1995 Toyota Camry isn’t what… more»

No Reserve: 1984 Toyota Pickup Xtracab 4×4

Toyota’s truck models earned a place in automotive history, thanks to their unstoppably reliable and rugged nature. Unfortunately, the same positive attributes are the reason that finding a clean and well-kept example of a Toyota truck is a challenge… more»

No Reserve Hilux: 1980 Toyota SR5 Pickup

This 1980 Toyota Hilux pickup is a desirable short-box survivor with a refreshed interior, strong-running 20R paired to a manual transmission, and original paint, all offered with no reserve. The body has some age-related patina that has been permanently… more»

Nicest One Left? 1973 Mazda RX-3

Rotary-powered vehicles are few and far between these days, but at one time they were seen as modern and a way to have a more powerful car with lower road tax fees. This unbelievably nice 1973 Mazda RX-3 can… more»

Series 1 Driver: 1970 Datsun 240Z

Early Datsun 240s are one of the darlings of the collector car hobby right now, and it’s easy to see why. These were the purest expressions of the Z car family, thanks to its clean lines free from ugly… more»

Auto Show Darling! 1994 Subaru SVX

It takes more than a passing flash in traffic to appreciate the delicious oddity known as the Subaru SVX. After a big splash at the 1989 Tokyo Auto Show, the futuristic 2+2 entered production in 1992 with nearly all… more»

Last One? 1981 Datsun 310 GX

Those of us who are into vintage Japanese vehicles often enjoy the unusual ones, the non-240Zs and the non-RX7s. The cars that were never the golden child but just had something interesting about them. I’m surprised to see a… more»

EXCLUSIVE: 1997 Daihatsu Midget II

In the unforgettable 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz, our heroine, Judy Garland’s Dorothy Gale, receives a rousing welcome to the land of Oz from the diminutive and fancifully dressed Lollipop Guild. Clearly Daihatsu had the hard-working guild in… more»

Pocket Rocket: 1991 Honda CRX Si

We review a lot of performance themed/oriented cars on Barn Finds and one marque that doesn’t make the list too often is Honda. Other than the NSX from upscale Honda brand, Acura, Honda and the term “muscle” don’t really… more»

None Nicer? Pristine 1986 Toyota 4Runner

Thus 1986 Toyota 4Runner is described as being a pristine, original survivor and there’s little about the presentation to dispel that notion. If you haven’t noticed, original 4Runners are doing quite well on the auction block, as the collector… more»

Unrestored Survivor: 1979 Toyota SR5 Pickup

This 1979 Toyota SR5 pickup is an impressive original-paint survivor with 115,000 miles on the clock. That’s not exactly low by collector car standards, which makes its condition all the more impressive. The Toyota is configured just the way… more»