Japanese Barn Finds

4Runner Granddaddy: 1983 Toyota Trekker 4×4

We have seen a ton of Toyotas and many, many Winnebagos here on Barn Finds over the last decade, but we haven’t seen too many mashups between those two companies. One such vehicle is this 1983 Toyota Trekker, the… more»

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Pristine Condition: 1971 Datsun 521 Pickup

Former U.S. Vice-President Thomas Riley Marshall (1913-1921) is credited with saying, “What This Country Needs Is a Really Good Five-Cent Cigar.” There are some counter claims that he just picked up the comment from someone else, but it doesn’t… more»

Worth Fixing? 1969 Datsun 2000 Roadster

You should never judge a book by its cover. This 1969 Datsun 2000 Roadster might look quite sad, but it is actually a structurally sound classic. The owner commenced the restoration process, but this stalled some time back. He… more»

Super Low Gear: 1987 Honda Civic 4WD Wagon

A lot of folks would question the wisdom of showing a car like this 1987 Honda Civic Wagon – a 4WD 6-speed cross between a van and a station wagon – here at Barn Finds, but I think it’s… more»

Field Find: $1,500 1969 Datsun 1600

Before the 240Z, there was the 1500/1600/2000, a little sports car series out of Japan that was better known there as the Fairlady. Its main competitors were Triumph, Fiat and MG, particularly the MGB. The roadster, with differing engine… more»

732 Mile Mini Trail: 1974 Honda CT70

A lot of us knew someone when we were growing up, that one spoiled kid who seemed to have everything. They had all of the newest and best snowmobiles, bikes, minibikes, and yes, they went on to get a… more»

Diamond In The Rough? 1971 Datsun 240Z

Remember when Nissan cars were called Datsun’s in the U.S.? That was the 1980s. And remember when the Datsun 240Z began making noise on the U.S. sports car market? That was the 1970s. By 1971, the car had caught… more»

Fair Barn Find: 1964 Datsun Fairlady 1500

I had not thought much about a Datsun Fairlady in a long time. I had a college friend, many years ago, that drove a thoroughly dented ’69 model 2000 (it was surprisingly quick!) and then Mike and Ant of… more»

Stunning Survivor: 1973 Toyota Corona Deluxe Wagon

For over 40 years, Toyota used the Corona nameplate on various compact to mid-size passenger cars, and it was one of the first Toyota models to achieve success around the world. Of course, like most classic Toyota models, finding… more»

39k-Mile 1995 Nissan Pickup 4×4 XE King Cab

I’m a huge fan of compact pickup trucks because of the excellent fuel mileage and practicality that they offer. When it comes to these trucks, Toyota’s offerings tend to hold their value the best, but other manufacturers presented appealing… more»

Pampered Pop-Up: 1974 Toyota Hilux Chinook

The lure of the open road has never been more appealing for a lot of us than it is right now in this crazy year. Most of us thought that we would be content with staying close to home… more»

1988 Honda CR-X Si With 8,750 Genuine Miles!

With emission regulations continuing to tighten during the 1980s, car manufacturers needed to think outside the box if they were going to provide drivers with anything even remotely resembling decent levels of performance. While American manufacturers worked to get… more»

Low-Mile Liftback: 1977 Toyota Celica GT

I’m a huge fan of just about everything that Toyota manufactured during the 1970s and 1980s – whether it was passenger vehicles or trucks, the company always seemed to hit the nail on the head in terms of performance,… more»

Final RWD Model: 1985 Toyota Celica GT-S Convertible

From its inception, the Toyota Celica was a rear-wheel-drive sports car, but this changed following the 1985 model year – at that point, the Celica was completely redesigned, mostly utilizing a front-wheel-drive layout, though the homologation special All-Trac all-wheel-drive… more»

No Reserve: Low-Mile 1985 Toyota Supra

Though the fourth generation of Toyota’s Supra performance car has been a fan favorite for a long time, earlier models of the Supra gained popularity in recent years, especially after the release of the new A90 Supra. This especially… more»

41K Mile Supercar: 1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4

The Mitsubishi 3000GT can oftentimes be lumped into a category of being a generic, tired used car given the base model SL and top-spec VR4 had similar looks. But rest assured, VR4 examples like the one shown here are… more»