Japanese Barn Finds

Production Racer: 1977 Honda MT125R

The list of motorcycle racing greats who started their careers on small-capacity machines is pretty extensive, as those machines have allowed some of the legends to hone their racing skills to a high level. This 1977 Honda MT125R is… more»

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Lap Of Luxury: 1996 Lexus LS 400

So here’s a bit of a curve, it’s not the mainstay of what is usually found on Barn Finds but it is a staple of domestic motoring, a large, comfortable, quality built luxury sedan. And at twenty-four years of… more»

No Reserve: Low-Mile 1983 Toyota Land Cruiser

While Toyota’s Land Cruiser trucks are mostly collector items at this point, they have undeniable off-road capabilities, which make them one of the most iconic overlanding vehicles. This 1983 Toyota Land Cruiser is available here on eBay as part… more»

Stock Survivor: 1991 Honda CR-X Si

When it comes to “hot hatches,” there’s no denying that Honda’s CR-X is one of the best, especially in it’s Si trim. Considering that “Si” stands for “Sport Injected,” it’s no surprise that very few clean examples of early… more»

Sitting For 30 Years: 1971 Datsun 510 Project

It’s no secret that finding sporty and compact rear-wheel-drive vehicles is a challenge, especially if you don’t want to break the bank. During the mid-1980s, many automakers discontinued rear-wheel-drive compact cars or switched them to front-wheel-drive platforms, which means… more»

Mid-Engine Miniature: 1991 Honda Beat

The Honda Beat is three-quarters of a ton of fun! The Honda Beat is eleven feet of fun! Ok, those aren’t the best marketing slogans with gigantic SUVs barreling down the roads and drivers paying more attention to their… more»

Survivor ST185: 1991 Toyota Celica All-Trac Turbo

During the mid-1980s, compact vehicles from all over the world received all-wheel-drive variants, including BMW’s 3-Series, Dodge’s Colt, Honda’s Civic Wagon, Nissan’s Stanza, Pontiac’s 6000, and plenty more. Toyota sold a variety of models using its All-Trac full-time four-wheel-drive… more»

Price Drop: 1989 Isuzu I-Mark RS With Recaro Package

It’s been over a decade since Isuzu stopped selling passenger vehicles in the United States, and while they were mostly known for selling trucks and SUVs before they departed from the market, the automaker also sold a handful of… more»

Blue Plate Project: 1985 Toyota 4Runner SR5

Despite needing a new headgasket, bidding remains quite strong for this 1985 Toyota 4Runner with a five-speed manual gearbox. Overall, Japanese SUVs from the 80s are on a tear on the collector car market thanks to their fairly low… more»

Low Mileage Survivor: 1984 Isuzu Impulse

For years, I coveted an Isuzu Impulse. The sexy lines, the covered headlamps, the flat-faced wheels with that crazy checkerboard pattern – oh yeah, I wanted one. In some ways, I think this explains my current fascination with old… more»

Small Bike Big Influence: 1965 Honda C100

There have been many important vehicles over the decades, but not many are so highly praised by so many different sources. This is one of the most important vehicles, not to mention the highest-production motor vehicle of all time…. more»

11 Mile 1980 Datsun 280ZX 10th Anniversary

While this site has seen plenty of low-mileage specimens come up for grabs, having a mere 11 miles on the odometer is one of the lowest recordings I can recall seeing. Even better is that it’s a genuinely desirable… more»

Nicest One Left? 1984 Subaru BRAT GL

We have seen quite a few Subaru BRATs (Bi-drive Recreational All-terrain Transporter) over the years here on Barn Finds but a few of them have been in somewhat rugged condition. That doesn’t seem to be the case with this… more»

Collectible Driver: 1987 Toyota MR2

One of those iconic cars from the ’80s that has been perpetually cheap for years is the classic two-seater with T-tops, the Toyota MR2. Offered in a variety of flavors ranging from mild to wild, the MR2 is a… more»

13,705 Original Miles: 1991 Honda Prelude Si 4WS

You may do a double-take looking at the odometer reading on this 1991 Honda Prelude Si equipped with the unusual four-wheel steering system, but it’s no joke: there’s less than 14,000 original miles on this “golden era” Honda. The… more»

Rare 5-Speed: 1985 Toyota Celica GT-S Convertible

It was just the other day we featured what I assumed was a then-unicorn of a Toyota Celica GT-S convertible that was a former dealer demo car and still in very respectable condition. This proves lightning can indeed strike… more»