Reader Finds: February 18, 2014

Reader Finds 2-18-14

We got a lot of great reader finds for today! There is a variety of barn/field fresh cars, as well as several cars that are already running and driving. If you are looking for a barn find that someone has already done the work to get it back on the road, have a look at the Ford Torino 429 Cobra. The seller claims it is mostly original and has just 18k miles on the odometer. If you’d rather have something smaller, more economical, or with some patina, take a look at the Crosley Wagon. The mechanical and structural components have been restored, but the body was left looking barn fresh. The other ready to drive barn find is a Studebaker 2R10 Pickup. It was just recently serviced with a full tune up and all new brake lines. For those looking for a project, the Plymouth Road Runner looks to be a great starting point. Be sure to check the rest of the reader finds and let us know which is your favorite!

  • 1969 Plymouth Road Runner (eBay) – Josh M
  • 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS (eBay) – Jim S
  • 1950 Mercury 2 Door (eBay) – Connor B
  • 1970 Ford Torino 429 Cobra (eBay) – Josh M
  • 1951 Crosley Station Wagon (eBay) – Connor B
  • 1949 Studebaker 2R10 Pickup (eBay) – Josh M
  • 1950 Willys Jeep (eBay) – Connor B
  • 1940 Chevrolet Special Deluxe (eBay) – Josh M
  • 1966 Pontiac Catalina (craigslist) – Fred W
  • 1970 Chevrolet C/50 Fire Truck (eBay) – Connor B
  • 1955 GMC Suburban (eBay) – Connor B
  • 1950 Chevrolet 3/4 Ton Pickup (eBay) – Connor B
  • 1937 Chrysler Imperial (eBay) – Connor B

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Comments

  1. Anastos

    This man will take one Torino to go. That Camaro and the Road Runners are just too cooked to do it.

  2. Jim-Bob

    I’d like to find a Crosley to make something of, but this one is too far done for my needs. I would get rid of the original engine and transmission and replace it with something…unique. I don’t know just what yet, but possibly a screaming two stroke from a 2 wheel drive 4 wheeler or even the engine from a really large industrial lawn mower. I think if I could push 75-100hp through that little thing it would absolutely scream. Hmm…I wonder where I could get the drivetrain from a Suzuki Cappuccino…

  3. braktrcr

    I bet the fire truck is fun I have a 66 C80 that I bought of ebay for 2k Has a 366 BBC with a 5 Speed with 2 sp rear Got 7mpg when we drove it from Wendel Idaho to our off grid cabin in So UTAH. Love the truck has 34,000 miles and no rust. The doors don’t even sag… so I vote for this Fire Truck

  4. Don Andreina

    Wow, I love shopping here. New old stock every week. Torino for me please. Actually, can you pull that C/50 fire truck off the shelf? I wanna have a closer look.

    • Josh Staff

      I just wish there was an actual store that I could go browse old barn and field finds like this. It would be the Costco or Sam’s Club of classic cars! All the joy of looking at old cars, but in a nice climate controlled warehouse. I know that sounds lazy, but given that as I type this it’s a blizzard outside I think it’s justified. The real question is how would they store and organize the cars? Would I have to load it myself? What about the shopping carts? Would they be carts or massive flatbeds? This is making me want to open said store. It could be Carsco or Josh’s Club! What do you think Don?

      • paul

        Yeah & at least you’ll know that a huge snake won’t come out & bite your head off.

      • Don Andreina

        I think your superb website is plenty good on the depth and variety of stock. Being an old school type of fellow, I don’t mind shopping on your site one bit. Can you imagine the pilferage in a real store?

  5. jim s

    i will take the 2R10 pickup which is ready to work for a living. it would turn heads at the lumber yard or car show. thanks

  6. DT

    so i went flying to the GMC suburban ,cause Ive never seen a 4 door ,man I gotta see this…Duh….Easy restoration….except for all the mods

    • Josh Staff

      Yeah the modifications ruined it for me. It would have made it into the collage if it hadn’t been for the flames.

  7. bob

    That ’40 chevy special deluxe makes me smile. Clean it up , make it safe ( lose the shin splitting hitch) and enjoy at 45 m.p.h. Don’t lose the standard oil red crown valve cap on the spare tire though .

    • Cain

      I totally agree!

  8. andrew

    the Willys ebay listing states 4 door. Am I missing the other two doors?

  9. Cain

    I love the 40 Chevy! This is would be a great Father-Sons project.

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