Japanese Barn Finds

Project Or Parts? 1971 Datsun 240Z

The classic Datsun Z car is in an interesting spot right now. Their values are rising, especially as enthusiasts realize that few pure sports cars from the… more»

Survivor Rebuild: 1985 Honda CRX Si

I’ve said for a while that first-generation Honda CRXs are among the leaders of the emerging class of 1980s collector cars. As Gen Xers and the early… more»

One Owner 1991 Toyota 4Runner

Older model 4Runners are near and dear to the hearts of many Toyota buffs largely because they were built on the same platform as the Hilux/Pick-up and,… more»

Compact Truck Collection: Five Subaru BRATs

Subaru Brats are getting increasingly hard to find; I have a saved-search notification for new listings on Craigslist in my area and sometimes go months at a… more»

Sitting for Years: 1972 Toyota Corona Mark II

Toyota entered the American car market in 1957 with its Crown model. To a large extent, these early cars were treated as something of a novelty, but… more»

Perfectly Preserved: 58K-Mile 1985 Toyota Celica GT

My favorite classes in college, where I majored in Historic Preservation, had to do with the study of material culture. Essentially, material culture is the stuff we make,… more»

3 For 1: Touring Motorcycle Trio

While the seller titled this auction as being for only a 1986 Honda Gold Wing, it actually includes three motorcycles; there’s also a 1978 Gold Wing and… more»

Owned for 30 Years: 1983 Mazda RX7

Barn Finder Patrick S has located a really nice looking Mazda for us to consider, so thank you for that Patrick. This 1983 Mazda RX7 has led… more»

Fantastic Four: Fleet Of FJ40 Land Cruisers

The Toyota “FJ40” Land Cruiser is one of the most iconic classic off-road vehicles in the world. While you couldn’t purchase a new one in the US… more»

Gently Used: 1985 Toyota Xtracab 4X4 Pickup

Times have changed. In 1987, I bought a 1979 Toyota SR5 pickup for $1,500 with 75,000 miles. My son is currently looking for a used Toyota 4-wheel-drive pickup,… more»

Investment Grade: 2000 Acura Integra Type R

Anyone who has spent some time around the emerging class of collectible import vehicles knows that the Acura Integra Type R has been an extremely wise investment for… more»

Awesome Hoard: Various Small Cars

Exploring this collection of small cars from mostly obscure brands would be fun. There are 45 vehicles from primarily European and Japanese carmakers in a barn for… more»

Always Garage Kept: 1985 Toyota Supra

From reading the ad for this 1985 Supra, it appears that the owner may have inherited the car from their uncle when he passed away last year…. more»

8,000 Miles: 1986 Honda CRX HF

As far as fuel economy is concerned Honda developed a reputation in their early days for low cost driving while giving their owners a little more comfort… more»

Solid California Car: 1973 Datsun 240Z

This 1973 Datsun 240Z is a stunning survivor-grade car with 93,000 miles and an extensive history out of California. These early Z cars are continuing to accelerate… more»

Original Paint: 1974 Mazda B1600

Sometimes, second best is all a person can ask for or hope for. This 1974 Mazda B1600 pickup isn’t a rotary-powered (REPU) truck which by all accounts… more»

Dusty Datsun Barn Find: 1982 Datsun 200SX

We don’t normally think of 1980s Japanese cars as being barn finds, but this 1982 Datsun 200SX is just that. This dusty Datsun can be found here… more»

Double Your Fun: Dual Datsun 2000 Barn Finds

This pair of Datsun roadsters have been laid up for years, and for good reason: the red one suffered from a cabin fire and the white car… more»

Twin Turbo Sleeper: 1990 Toyota Cresta 2.5 GT

It’s difficult today to find reasons to get enthused about the vehicles Toyota chooses to sell in the U.S. Looking back at their lineup in 1988 shows… more»

Outstanding Handling: 1985 Honda VF500F

At first, this dusty and forgotten motorcycle may not get your heart pumping. But do some light reading and it becomes clear the VF500F from Honda, otherwise… more»

4WD Super Mini: 1989 Subaru Justy RS

Our own Matt Hurst recently showed us a newer and nicer Justy and I’m surprised to see another one in almost the same configuration for sale. This is… more»

Amazing Survivor: 1993 Toyota MR2 Turbo!

When it was first introduced to the motoring world in 1984, the Toyota MR2 was a ground-breaking car. Up until that point, mid-engined sports cars had largely… more»

15K Original Miles: 1993 Mazda Miata

Low-mileage Miatas are not unheard of, but given how many were made, it’s surprising not to see more time-capsules like this 15,000-mile example. This beautiful car is… more»

Motor Still Turns: 1967 Honda Dream

The Honda Dream was among the freshmen class of Japanese motorcycles that began arriving in the U.S. as part of the company’s first large-scale exportation efforts. While… more»