Custom

Dream Big! Wild Mercedes-inspired Custom

Inspired by the impressive Mercedes-Benz race cars of the recent past, this wild custom seeks a new owner with big dreams and a flair for the unusual. The Chicago, Illinois “2011 Mercedes Benz C8” features a mid-engine design utilizing… more»

Compact Custom: 1961 Vintage Hot Rod

Eclectic is such a great word. It also best encapsulates the vehicles that we see appearing on our desks here at Barn Finds. Regular readers will be used to seeing a wide assortment of desirable muscle cars, pony cars,… more»

Post-War Survivor: 1949 DeSoto Custom

During its tenure at Chrysler Corp., the DeSoto was sandwiched between Dodge and Chrysler in terms of styling and amenities. 1949 would reflect the first new design since World War II, but they were detailed in getting to market… more»

Slant Six Power! 1920 Dodge Delivery Custom Replica

This was a real “what ‘da hay?” moment – the first thing that hit me when I  spied this custom was the thought that the Munster Mobile has had a makeover. This Krazy Kustom is based on a 1920… more»

Homemade Or Engineered? 1970 Wedge Car

Nothing like creativity! You start out with parts from a ’63 Pontiac LeMans, make a few drawings, take a few measurements, wave a wand, and voila, a wedge car. How? Why? Who knows but it’s unique and, according to… more»

Spins Tires Into 2nd: Vortec-Powered 1978 Buick Skylark

The Skylark name was a part of the Buick roster on and off between 1946 and 1998, usually a compact or intermediate car. For its third generation (1975-79), the Skylark shared its platform with the last rear-wheel drive Chevy… more»

Flower Car: 1955 Cadillac Pickup Conversion

If an El Camino is high on your wish list but you are open to something a bit different, then perhaps this 1955 Cadillac Series 62 could provide the answer. It has spent part of its life as a… more»

Back to The…Past: 1999 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

Over the years, numerous manufacturers have made a concerted effort to capture the hearts and wallets of potential buyers with retro models. Some of these have proven to be a success, while some haven’t (to be polite). Occasionally, other… more»

One Of Only 100: 1976 Monte Carlo Custom Cloud

From the land of 24/7 gambling, wedding chapels, Elvis impersonators and plastic champagne flutes, we have this 1976 Chevrolet Monte Carlo with full Rolls-Royce “Custom Cloud” treatment. Located in, you guessed it, Las Vegas, Nevada, it is available here… more»

Retro Cool: 1962 Ford Econoline Custom

When I first saw this 1962 Ford Econoline, my immediate thought was that it was a beautifully-preserved older custom build. It isn’t. What this vehicle represents is a freshly finished retro-custom project that is ready to be driven and… more»

Pint-Sized Pickup: 1971 MG MGB GT Custom

Well, this is something a bit different. What you are looking at here is a 1971 MGB GT that has been the recipient of some pretty creative thinking…to say the least. The work of renowned MG specialist Mike Goodman,… more»

Wild V8 Swap: 1961 Chevrolet Corvair

I will always respect a custom build because they will almost inevitably demonstrate interesting thinking and a novel approach to design and execution. That doesn’t necessarily mean that I would like to own or drive those particular cars, but… more»

Custom Project: 1981 Cadillac El Caddy

Custom builds reflect the fertility and creativity that lies within the mind of the creator, and some of those minds are more fertile than others. This vehicle, affectionately known as “El Caddy,” is a great example of creativity, because… more»

Patina Hot Rod: 1951 Chevrolet C-10 Pickup

When it comes to custom builds, it’s the little details that will always separate the average vehicle from the really good ones. This 1951 Chevrolet C-10 has these details in abundance, making it an absolute beauty. It wears the… more»

Custom Roadster: 1969 Jaguar XKE

For a Jaguar XKE, condition and originality are key to the car commanding some of the stratospheric prices that we see in today’s marketplace. This particular car is an unfinished project, and it is far from being original. The… more»

Three On The Tree: 1969 Buick Skylark Custom Convertible

This 1969 Buick Skylark Custom Convertible has spent 49 out of its 50-years housed in a barn or a garage. The damage that you see to the paint is the result of spending 1-year outside, covered with a tarp…. more»