Ready To Cruise: 1948 Buick Super Convertible

As car buffs, we not only dream about cars, but we fantasize about the roads we would drive them on as well.  In the East, many dream of taking the Great Smoky Mountain Parkway through to the terminus of… more»

Accepting Best Offers: 1948 Chevrolet 3600 Pickup

Sometimes writing up a story based on an ad can be tough.  The descriptions that sellers provide can vary wildly.  Some write the automotive advertisement version of War and Peace, but most others don’t think you need to know… more»

Running Postwar Car for $2,900: 1948 Studebaker Commander Sedan

Everywhere you look, from eggs to washing machines, prices are on a continual march into the stratosphere.  When it is hard to take a family of four out to a fast-food restaurant, it is even harder to justify the… more»

49,474 miles and Two Owners: 1948 Buick Super Sedan

Perhaps I am in an interesting vantage point being a writer for Barn Finds, but I think we are seeing a surge of low-mileage vintage vehicles hitting the market this year.  We have featured many cars since the first… more»

So-Cal Original Woody Wagon: 1948 Plymouth Station Wagon

You learn a lot writing for Barn Finds.  After typing out over 800 write-ups, one of the more common themes is that cars from Southern California are, for the most part, well-preserved.  You can almost count on a car… more»

Spent Life in a Garage: 1948 Buick Roadmaster

Some cars live amazingly good lives.  While most end up rusting away in a junkyard or coming back to us as razor blades or new Corollas, a few cars live a life protected and loved.  Take for example the… more»

Possible 35K Mile Car: 1948 Nash 600 Brougham Deluxe Coupe

While most collectors have their eyes set on older models from the “Big Three” automakers, there are a lot of great bargains out there from lesser-known companies.  While names like Kaiser, Crosley, Studebaker, and Nash have become footnotes in… more»

Dusty Red Ragtop: 1948 Chrysler Convertible

Doesn’t this look like the quintessential barn find? A stylish 1948 Chrysler Convertible with just the right amount of dust and patina on its faded red paint and tan canvas top. The listing by the seller as a “1948… more»

A Long Winter’s Project: 1948 Royal Enfield Model J2

Even though summer still has us in its red-hot clutches, the inevitability of time assures us that winter is just around the corner.  It is during that time that folks north of the snow belt migrate into their garages… more»

Lots of Car to Love: 1948 Chrysler New Yorker

Some people believe that form should always follow function.  Nobody in the auto industry believed that more than Kaufman Thuma Keller, the leader of the Chrysler Corporation in both the late prewar and early postwar era.  This 1948 Chrysler… more»

Tough Farm Truck: 1948 Dodge Power Wagon

Once, long ago, we were a country that built things and worked hard.  In the post-World War II days, much of that hard work was in rough places.  Dodge made vehicles to go in those wild places that are… more»

Wood Bodied American Icon: 1948 Chevrolet Fleetmaster Woodie

The wood-bodied station wagon has become an American icon.  Something about them connects Americans back to the pioneer days, the surfing movement, and Hollywood during its heyday.  While that market has cooled a bit, there are a few good… more»

Too Much Patina? 1948 Indian Chief

The overwhelming urge to restore every old vehicle has waned in the past few decades.  In previous years, full restorations were common.  It is now socially acceptable to keep an artifact in its original condition as long as it… more»

In Storage 30+ Years: 1948 Chevrolet Panel Truck

If trucks could talk, I’d like to have a chat with this 74 year old and hear its life story. I bet it’s an interesting one. What small business names have been painted on the outside of this rolling… more»

Sitting for 40 Years: 1948 Chrysler Windsor Business Coupe

When was the last time you saw one of these? Yeah, I can’t remember either. The Chrysler Town & Country with its beautiful and unique wood trim gets all the attention, but this 3-Passenger Coupe with its one bench… more»

1 of 847: 1948 Lincoln Continental Club Coupe

My high school Government teacher had one of these behemoths in his garage in the mid 70s that he was hoping to restore. He let me look at it one day because he knew I was an old car… more»