Japanese Barn Finds

1 of 900: 1981 Toyota Celica Convertible

What better city than Beverly Hills for a custom coachbuilding company to turn 900 Celicas into convertibles. This 1981 Toyota Celica convertible is one of those 900 cars and it can be found here on eBay in Hustisford, Wisconsin…. more»

Best of Japan Exhibitor: 1985 Honda CRX

Don’t look now, but collectors are paying closer attention to 80s icons than ever before. While a car like this 1985 Honda CRX will never be worth ridiculous money, they are still trading hands for more than some skeptics… more»

Tidy Series 1: 1970 Datsun 240Z

This listing is for a desirable Series 1 Datsun 240Z, a specimen that has been gaining steam for the past several years among the many generations of Nissan Z cars. It’s not surprising to see bidding already over $13K… more»

Jumpin’ Jimny: 1972 Suzuki LJ20V

Legend has it that when Suzuki dignitaries were visiting Scotland during the period before bringing the LJ10 to market, somewhere along the way the translation got messed up and the name of these vehicles went from Jimmy, their intended… more»

Harley-Davidson-Powered 1991 Geo Metro

The much-loved/hated phrase “Drop an SBC in it!” has a slightly different meaning here. This 1991 Geo Metro convertible has a new crate Harley-Davidson Evo 1,340 V-twin under the hood, or partially under the hood. This crazy custom can… more»

Dandy Datsun: 1977 Datsun 710 Wagon

There aren’t many people who would restore a 1977 Datsun 710 Wagon but that’s what has happened with this little jewel box. This museum-quality wagon can be found here on eBay in San Marcos, California and the current bid… more»

READER AD: 1984 Nissan Datsun 300ZX

Early Datsun Z cars are big these days, with nice 240Zs fetching pretty serious money. While later examples, such as the 260, 280 and 300ZXs aren’t as desirable, they still are great cars and are definitely going up in… more»

Needs Batteries: 1994 Geo Solectria Force EV

“Needs batteries”. How many times have we seen that in relation to a car like this unusual 1994 Geo Solectria Force EV? Many times, but it’s an interesting car it can be found here on eBay in Ludlow, Massachusetts…. more»

Survivor 1987 Honda Civic Si With Just 15,475 miles!

Though it doesn’t have the performance pedigree of its successor, I enjoy the styling of the third-generation Honda Civic compact car quite a bit. This generation also introduced what is now a household name among those who enjoy performance… more»

READER AD: 30k Mile 1969 Toyota Land Cruiser!

Reader Sean M found this low mileage Land Cruiser survivor back in 2018. He bought it from a family member of the original owner. Clearly, the original owner took good care of this 4×4, with it showing minimal wear… more»

Solid Z-Car:1971 Datsun 240Z

With that long hood housing a six-cylinder engine, the short tail, and the ability to seat two people, it is easy to see how many motoring journalists of the day drew direct comparisons between the Datsun 240Z and the… more»

Rare Japanese Classic: 1979 Isuzu 117 XG

With styling that flowed from the pen of the legendary Giorgetto Giugiaro, the Isuzu 117 first surfaced as a prototype in 1966 at the Geneva Motor Show. It went into limited production in 1968, and into full-scale production for… more»

Cheap Arrow: 1976 Plymouth Arrow GS

In the spirit of 2019 craigslist ads, the seller has only nine words to say about this 1976 Plymouth Arrow GS, but they have provided more photos than usual so that’s good news. It can be found here on… more»

Offroad Camper: 1979 Toyota Chinook 4×4

Every time I see a vehicle like this 1979 Toyota Chinook 4×4 camper I think of a million ways that I could and probably should use something like this. This one can be found here on eBay in Port… more»

Four-Wheel Fun: 1988 Honda Civic Wagon RT4WD

One of my favorite models in Honda’s long history as an automaker is the Civic Wagon, especially when it features the company’s Real-Time 4WD system. Perhaps I’m biased because I once owned one of these fine Civic variants, but… more»

EXCLUSIVE: 1982 Honda V45 Magna Garage Find!

UPDATE 7/17/2019 – So, we just heard from Tom and he has an update for us! He was the title for the bike in hand and ready to sign over. He also checked to see if the engine will… more»