Japanese Barn Finds

Budget Roadster: 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata

It makes interesting reading. The Mazda MX-5 Miata is now the best selling 2-seater convertible sports car in history. Since its release in 1989, Mazda has sold… more»

Parked and Forgotten: 1976 Toyota Celica GT Liftback

Sitting behind some oil drums and other jobsite equipment is this dusty 1976 Toyota Celica GT liftback, complete with the desirable 5-speed manual transmission. Many of these… more»

Pair of Fairladies: 1969/70 Datsun Roadsters

One of the classic cars I keep waiting to fall into my lap is the classic Datsun 2000 roadster, like this pair listed for sale at $5K… more»

Mid-Engine Marvel: 1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo

This 1991 Toyota MR2 coming up for auction here on Mecums in Phoenix is the first year of the Mark II (1991-1999) series and is offered at no… more»

Super Rare Mazda Miata Coupe!!?

For decades, British manufacturers were the kings of building small 2-seater convertibles. Japanese companies tried to gain a foot-hold into this market, but their success was extremely… more»

No Reserve: 1977 Toyota Celica GT Coupe

Though Toyota’s recent efforts at building sports cars tend to receive mixed reviews from enthusiasts, it’s undeniable that the brand’s older models have a rightful place in… more»

Bargain Buy: 1972 Datsun 240Z

There have probably been enough words of praise written about the Datsun 240Z to fill a reasonable-sized book. Having driven a few of them, I can certainly… more»

High School Car: 1983 Mazda RX-7 GSL

Normally, a long-slumbering vintage Japanese car residing in Maine would be nothing to get excited about, as the likelihood of finding a seriously rotten car behind the… more»

Ultra Rare Bike: 1953 Honda Dream 3E

It’s hard to think of Honda as being “mid-Century”, isn’t it – that seems like such a long time ago now. Mid-century is such a current buzzword… more»

Will It Buff Out? 1985 Isuzu P’up Diesel

Admittedly, no, it probably won’t. The hood might, but that’s about it. It might still be fixable, though, and it definitely has some value. It’s currently available… more»

Rust Free 49K Mile 1981 Honda Civic

Yes, you read that correctly.  This amazing-looking 1981 Honda Civic, which started its American journey in Texas, is for sale here on craigslist by the second owner… more»

Visit to RI Junkyard With Fellow Barn Finders!

Recently, we profiled a Cadillac Eldorado coupe which had been photographed several times over the years as part of large junkyard collection in Rhode Island. You can… more»

Corvette, Impala SS409, And More Found In A Carport!

Reader Mark H recently came across a carport that’s protecting some really interesting finds. The owner had listed some motorcycles for sale that Mark stopped by to… more»

Scrapyard Rescue: Alex Zanardi Edition Acura NSX

It may be hard to believe, but even supercars like the Acura NSX can end up in the clutches of a scrapyard. Heck, I know this better… more»

Unfinished Project: 1972 Datsun 510

I have a real soft spot for the Datsun 510. I’ve owned two of them, and they are one of the most enjoyable little cars that you… more»

Rare Drop Top: 1980 Toyota Celica GT “Sunchaser”

Maybe it’s just my imagination, but as we start to head towards Summer, we seem to be seeing more convertibles come across the desks here at Barn… more»

Futuristic Styling: 1977 Datsun 200SX S10

In 1977, this car looked like it was from the future. In 2019, it still looks like it’s from the future. There are some unique angles and… more»

Save From Drag Racing: 1979 Chevrolet LUV

I guess the Big Three American manufacturers in the seventies decided to test the waters with captive import pickups before bringing out their own in the eighties…. more»

Survivor Notchback: 1979 Toyota Celica

There’s been much written about the newest Toyota Supra after its official public debut a few days ago, reminding us that Toyota occasionally built cars that elevated… more»

Georgia Peach: 1974 Honda Civic 1200

While far from a hot hatch, this 1974 Honda Civic is the desirable non-CVCC version, which featured less restrictive emissions equipment and lighter weight, offering drivers a… more»

Cool Kei Car: 1965 Mitsubishi Minica Deluxe

Here’s another one in the Scotty G series of why-do-some-tall-people-like-tiny-cars corner of my cubicle here at Barn Finds. This tiny tot is a 1965 Mitsubishi Minica Deluxe… more»

53K Original Miles: 1986 Honda Accord Hatchback

Our first cars typically strike a special chord with us, even if the vehicle in question wasn’t particularly memorable. Mine was a 1987 Honda Accord LX-i, similar… more»

3 for 1: 1972 Honda Z600 Package Deal

Quirky, cool and fun, the Honda Z600 was Honda’s second automobile to be officially sold in America. Powered by an air-cooled motorcycle like engine, these small cars… more»

Solid Californian: 1972 Datsun 240Z

There probably isn’t a lot to be said about the Datsun 240Z that hasn’t already been said or written at some stage. Ignoring the comparisons to the… more»