Japanese Barn Finds

Early Example: 1967 Datsun 2000 Roadster

This 1967 Datsun 2000 Roadster is an early production example that needs restoring. It is a numbers-matching classic with no rust issues for the buyer to tackle. The seller is an enthusiast who had planned on returning the vehicle… more»

Highly Original Early Z! 1970 Datsun 240Z

Japan’s Pony Car goes by a single letter, “Z.” The 1969 Datsun 240Z brought sexy long hood / short deck styling in a smaller scale than the Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challenger, Plymouth Barracuda, and the car that named the… more»

Start Your Own Shop? Honda Motorcycle Collection

There comes a point when you accumulate so much stuff that it’s hard to know where to begin when it comes time to wind down the stash. In the case of one Honda motorcycle enthusiast in Montana, he’s unloading… more»

22,467 Mile VR4: 1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT

When it comes to early 90s supercars, the Toyota Supra, Nissan 300ZX, and Mazda RX7 almost immediately come to mind. Thought of less often is the Mitsubishi 3000GT, which I suspect is because so many of the cars sold… more»

No Reserve Survivor: 1970 Honda CT-70

If you want to try your hand at flipping a collectible vehicle but don’t want the hassle of storing a car while waiting for it to sell, may I suggest a mini bike? These seem to be one of… more»

Stored 45 Years! 1974 Kawasaki H2 Mach IV 750

The legend of the “widow-maker” Kawasaki 750 is, well, legendary. Two-stroke motorcycles are generally quick anyway but one such as this 1974 Kawasaki H2 Mach IV 750 is stupid-fast and they can be dangerous in the wrong hands. But,… more»

Stored 35 Years: 1978 Dodge Colt

Based on the Mitsubishi Lancer, this 1978 Dodge Colt looks like a hidden treasure. This one would have been mine a couple of years ago in my quest to own several garages and storage units full of vintage Japanese… more»

BF EXCLUSIVE: Back to the Georgia Collection!

As some of you may recall, I’ve been helping a friend with a massive stash of vintage cars and trucks in the north Georgia mountains unload some of his inventory. Because of the restrictions around air travel and having… more»

Barn Find Z: 1970 Datsun 240Z

Many of us have probably seen Z cars of every vintage rotting away in lawns and in barns and never thought much about them. After all, they were produced in fairly strong numbers and across many years of different… more»

No Reserve: 1986 Honda Z50RD “Christmas Special”

There seems to be a bit of a trend developing here. The 1986 Honda Z50RD was produced as a “Christmas Special” to reward the company’s best-performing dealers. That means that they were made in strictly limited numbers. Surprisingly, we’ve… more»

Giant Killer: 1975 Yamaha RD350

This zippy little hornet surprised many much larger bikes back in the mid-1970s, and it wasn’t just the trail of blue smoke that was left behind from its two-stroke engine. This 1975 Yamaha RD350 was known as a giant… more»

Modern Classic? 1997 Mazda Miata MX-5 “M” Edition

Mazda certainly knows how to market cars.  Take the ubiquitous Mazda MX-5, for example–it came out in 1989 as a $14,000 second childhood/midlife crisis machine and sold nearly 59,000 cars in the U.S. for sales years 1989 and 1990… more»

US Ski Team Car? 1985 Subaru GL Wagon

I remember seeing the Subaru US Ski Team commercials on TV a few decades ago, showing cars like this 1985 Subaru GL 4×4 wagon with the bold, bright “Official Car” of the US Ski Team graphics on them, plowing… more»

Troop Transport: 1981 Toyota FJ45

No, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you, this FJ really is that long! Toyota’s FJ Land Cruiser series has long been popular with anyone wanting a rugged rig that can move people and equipment through the roughest of… more»

50th Anniversary Monkey Bike: 2017 Honda Z50

We have seen a few Honda Z50 Monkey Bikes here on Barn Finds over the last few years but nothing as new as this 2017 Z50 Monkey Bike. This tiny bike can be found here on eBay in Port… more»

P-Type Survivor: 1982 Toyota Supra

This 1982 Toyota Supra is described as being a sharp driver that runs strong and presents well from 15 feet away. Basically a driver with an older respray, it isn’t perfect, but it’s also one of those cars that… more»