Japanese Barn Finds

62k-Mile Survivor 1982 Dodge Challenger

In the beginning, there were Challengers like the white one in Vanishing Point. Today, there are modern-muscle Challengers based on that original design. In between the two, there were the ones like this amazing survivor 1982 Challenger, which just… more»

Clean Example: 1972 Datsun 240Z

Today it can be a real challenge to find a nice Datsun 240Z that looks like it is going to sell at a reasonable price, as their values have continued to climb for more than a decade. Barn Finder… more»

9k Mile Roadster: 1993 Mazda Miata LE

If you’re in the market for a first-generation Miata, this is the one to get! It’s a Limited Edition model so it came with all the goodies and, according to the seller, it has only covered 9,000 miles! If… more»

Cosmetic Resto Candidate: 1982 Datsun 280ZX Turbo

One of the few things I loved about my departed Subaru XT6 project was that it came with headlight washers. For whatever reason, I just dig the idea of a washer system in miniature, and reserved just for the… more»

Junkyard Trooper Update: Seized Engine Shocker!

Well, while I had hoped my next update on the junkyard-find 1986 Isuzu Trooper I acquired would have pictures of it fording streams and bouncing over rocks, that is sadly not the case. When we last left you, I… more»

Junkyard Find: Low-Mile 1982 Honda Civic Hatchback

This generation of Honda Civic may have littered junkyards all across America two decades ago, but they are a rare sight today. Especially, clean low-mileage ones like this! It’s a shame that this car ended up here because once… more»

Jeff in the Junkyard: Ray Shook’s Garage

Whenever I make a trip to Georgia either for work or to visit my in-laws, I always try to find another salvage yard to visit beyond the one I’m helping to clear out as a Barn Finds Exclusive. This time, I… more»

EXCLUSIVE: Motorcycles and Parts from the Georgia Collection

As some of you likely know, I am helping to clear out a large collection of salvage and project vehicles from a private owner. You can read more about the collection here in Part I; here in Part II; and the latest… more»

It’s All Relative: 1988 Chevrolet Sprint Turbo

This 1988 Chevrolet Sprint Turbo is a relative – a cousin or a brother from another mother – to the Suzuki Cultus. This zippy little thing can be found here on eBay in Santa Maria, California. The current bid… more»

Civilized Supercar: 43k Mile 1991 Acura NSX

For decades, the world of the mid-engined sports car had been dominated by Italian manufacturers such as Ferrari and Lamborghini. Honda looked at that market segment, decided that they wanted a piece of it, so set about creating a… more»

37k Original Miles: 1969 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser

For many years, Toyota has extensively tested its various Land Cruiser models in the Australian outback. They have long felt that this environment provides one of the World’s toughest testing environments, both in temperature, and terrain. Having spent some… more»

Dry Docked Since 1977: 1970 Subaru 360 Yacht

We have seen a lot of rare cars here and that usually involves some sort of monster V8 muscle car from the 1970s. This is mos-def (as no Subaru owner said, ever) not a monster V8 car but for… more»

Ahead Of Its Time: 2001 Isuzu VehiCROSS

Crossover SUVs are the most popular segment of vehicles among the general public, and it’s somewhat of a shame – these appliances are often operated in an absent-minded manner, but even worse, they lack any type of character. Even… more»

Wholesale Auction Find: 1987 Nissan 300ZX

When an older car that worked its way through the wholesale dealer auction world shows up for sale on eBay, I’m always intrigued. This 1987 Nissan 300ZX bears the signs of a potentially decent project that ended up as… more»

Stored 20 Years: Rust-Free 1973 Dodge Colt

A lot of us have lived long enough to remember Chrysler’s early-1970s foray into rebadging small cars in order to compete with what GM and Ford were offering at the time. This rust-free, two-owner 1973 Dodge Colt is a… more»

Rarest of the Rare? 1967 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ45LV

We may think the idea of a comfortable SUV that can take the family and tackle the trail is a new concept, but the FJ45-series Toyota Land Cruiser says otherwise. This one is a rare FJ45LV, which effectively translates… more»