Airplanes

Groundbreaking Design: 1981 Rutan VariEze

We have seen a number of different aircraft come across the desks here at Barn Finds, but this Rutan VariEze rates as one of the really interesting ones. That is partly because of the craft’s design, but in a… more»

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Hangar Find: 1990 Super Fly

This 1990 Super Fly Experimental airplane has not seen any action for a while, and it currently languishes in an airport hangar. It is looking for someone who is willing to return it to the skies, so if that… more»

Navy Pilot Owned: 1965 Cessna 150F

This 1965 Cessna 150F belonged to the seller’s grandfather, who apparently owned several planes that he flew following a career as a Navy and commercial airline pilot. Like any guy who loved transportation and the freedom it enabled, he… more»

Retired Warbird: 1941 Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk

WWII aircraft are among the most stunning pieces of machinery ever created, effectively one of the most mind-blowing paradoxes that exists in the world of machinery: a gorgeous art-deco-inspired contraption, surely too beautiful for the duties it was built… more»

Hangar Find: Kitfox Experimental Airplane

If you’re bored with the car hobby, or just looking for that next project, maybe consider an airplane. It may not be as unrealistic as it sounds. This Kitfox┬áis an amateur built experimental airplane that has folding wings so… more»

Logs Since New: 1947 Luscombe 8E

Oftentimes, the planes that show up on craigslist are worth talking about. This 1947 Luscombe 8E is no different, and it’s located in Maine after having not known flown since 1977. It’s an interesting alternative to a Cessna of… more»

Jet Powered 1989 Chevrolet Van

We post a lot of groovy vans here at Barn Finds, and I do my best to give them a just write up when the opportunity arises. This 1989 Chevrolet one ton van isn’t your typical track van, nor… more»

Runway Find: Elvis Presley’s Lost Jet At Auction!

UPDATE 5/25/18 – This auction ended a year ago, but we wanted to followup and see what it ended up selling for. It looks like the auctioneers were optimistic with their $2-3.5 million valuation because the hammer dropped at… more»

Flew To Church: 1953 Piper Super Cub

What an interesting craigslist posting for a 1954 Piper Super Cub out of Boise, Idaho: the seller claims this plane was used by its previous owner – the proverbial little old lady – to fly to church on the… more»

Barn Full Of Vintage Airplanes And A MIG21!

Long before I was a car nut, I loved airplanes. Each year the local RC club would put on a fly-in and it just happened to always land on my birthday. Obviously, you can imagine where I wanted to… more»

Airplane: 1972 Piper Cherokee PA-28-140

Every airport has at least one abandoned airplane, usually, because it needs expensive repair to pass its annual inspection. A few have been written about here on Barnfinds and I’m always quick to say it’s never worth it. The… more»

D-Day Veteran: C-53D Skytrain, DC-3

In the military, the DC-3 was known as the C-53D Skytrain or Dakota. After the war many Dakotas like this one were converted to DC-3s for civilian use. Many old aircraft like this DC-3 sit abandoned and are usually… more»

Camper Plane: 1951 Grumman Albatross

What do you do when you want to go camping in the wilds of Alaska, but don’t want to sleep on the ground and don’t want to drive the RV all the way up there? Well, we have found… more»