Reader Finds: February 5, 2014

Reader Finds 2-5-2014

Everyday we receive emails from our readers containing links to smoking hot deals. We would like to feature them all, but it is just not possible to research and write that many posts. Plus many sell before we can get to them. Instead, we are going to release a summary each day of the best reader finds submitted in the past 24 hours or so. Please let us know what you think of the idea. Here is today’s recap:


  1. paul

    Cool…. I would have guessed all with the exception of the Tatra & what is a Jensen Healey Conversion, conversion to what?

    • Josh Staff

      The Jensen had a Buick V6 dropped into it.

      • paul


  2. David C

    I can certainly understand about not having the ability to feature everything that’s sent to you, but since you’re giving credit to the finders for each car, how about the letters in red be a link to wherever that car is being sold? For instance, I’d love to find out more about the 66 Mustang.

    • David C

      Oh wait, those are links…. I don’t know why they didn’t work the first time….

  3. Michael Phipps

    No different than what will happen when snow quits flying on a constant basis here in Mansfield, OH. There is a 1951 Packard 200 sitting at a car repair shop that was a barn find with a 1970 plate on it. It’s the one I mentioned back during the discussion of the Roswell, NM salvage yard post several weeks ago. Can’t wait to be able to do this, as I’ll also send a small wriye-up to accompany the photos.

    • jim s

      that means Mid-Ohio race coures is close.

      • Michael Phipps

        It’s on the other side of town from me, Jim. The Packard in question is sitting in Lincoln Heights at New Age Automotive on Ashland Rd.

  4. jim s

    i like this idea. clicking on each find takes you to the listing. we get to see what the other readers find interesting. this is going to be even more fun. thanks

  5. Dale

    I LIKE what you did here. Everyone of those pushed some button for me, not that I would drop the cash, but the “what ifs” were running wild.

  6. John R

    Great Idea! what with you moving and all (making your time at a premium for a while), putting the listings up in a batch with a few photos is a good idea….carry on!

  7. jimbosidecar

    Great Idea!

  8. Robert J

    I am definitely on board with this idea.

  9. Bert Arthur


  10. Horse Radish

    sounds like a good idea.
    More cars to look at and more desires unfulfilled.
    You guys are killing me, Josh and Jesse

  11. Peter R

    I think this is a really great idea. however when I click on any of the pictures all I get is a blown up version of them all – no links – any suggestions??

  12. Peter R

    OK it’s after 1:00 AM here and now I get it – clicked in the wrong place!

    • Josh Staff

      Hey Peter, Glad you figured it out! We will try to come up with a way to make it easier to find the links. Thanks for bringing it to our attention!

  13. Dave

    I’m going with the 55 Imperial

    • paul

      Yeah the Imp is very cool, but for me, it’s the TR all the way.

    • Faygo

      Yeah, the Hemi Imperial is eminently restorable and would definitely turn heads.

  14. Brooklands

    Great idea…keep it going! Although I am not in the market, it is fun to see what is out there to be saved.

  15. Doug M. Member

    More is always better!….but my morning ritual just got a little longer!! Keep up the good work…

  16. fast eddy 33

    thanks for this idea. your site obviously appeals to a very diverse group of car nuts and this heightens the odds we can find something we like. I personally hope you will continue this feature.

  17. Datsoon

    Thanks that would be a great feature to help satisfy our interests. Will you be raising our membership fees now! (joking of course)
    You sure do a great job with this site, thanks for all your hard work.

  18. Jim-Bob

    I’d love to have that Willys Jeep pickup as a shop truck. I’d ditch the original flathead six and put in something easier to work on, like a Nissan KA24DE 4 cylinder from a D22 Frontier, complete with OBD II EFI. I’d also keep the Nissan’s 134a A/C compressor and condenser and link it to an old aftermarket under dash unit so that I didn’t have to cut the original dash for A/C. I would then change the front axle to a later one from a Jeep, Toyota or whatever would fit with front disc brakes and make certain it matched the axle ratio of the rear.

  19. Jesse Mortensen Jesse Staff

    Looks like everyone likes this new feature, so we will stick with it for a while and see how it goes. Please keep sending in your finds guys!

    As far as the the cars mentioned above, I would go with the Tatra… Strange choice, I know. It might be your best chance of getting invited to Pebble Beach this year though! They just announced a special Tatra class and I doubt there can be many of these still around. The seller claims that there are only 4 still in existence and only one in the States.

    • Jim-Bob

      I liked that one too. I had to wonder though if it was designed with the input of Hans Ledwinka and Paul Jaray like the later rear engined cars were. It’s certainly a funky design and an important car that deserves a proper restoration.

  20. Charlie H

    Love the daily recap!!!

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