Roadster

Garage Bound for 45 Years: 1961 MG MGA

Sometimes procrastination can pay off in unexpected ways.  Take for example this 1961 MG MGA roadster for sale on Craigslist in St. Louis, Missouri.  This pasty white sports car has been hidden away in a garage for 45 long… more»

Clean And Simple Roadster: 1991 Mazda Miata

When it comes to entry-level sports cars, the Mazda MX-5 Miata remains the champion of the roadster class. Challengers have been numerous but no single model appears ready to take over the podium for thrifty and fun sports car… more»

Long-Term Owner: 1962 Jaguar XKE Series I “Flat Floor” Roadster

The market has sorted the XKE into what I call a “desirability stack”. At the pinnacle are the rarified – a couple of handfuls of Lightweights (the racing version), a few hundred “outside bonnet latch” (aka OBL) cars, and… more»

Build a Traditional Hot Rod: 1929 Ford Model A Roadster

While it is easy to be overwhelmed with trends in hot rod history, many have decided to return to the purity of the West Coast hot rods of the immediate prewar and postwar eras.  Cars back then were built… more»

Rare Roadster: 1966 Ford Bronco U13

The ongoing popularity of the First Generation Ford Bronco means we see a few crossing our desks at Barn Finds. However, the relatively rare Roadster version is seldom seen, making this 1966 example arrive like a breath of fresh… more»

Bring Your Own Drivetrain: 1936 Ford Roadster

We see all manner of cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other forms of transportation on Barn Finds.  However, you would have to look back a long way in our archives to find a vehicle with not only no drivetrain but… more»

Unfinished Driver Project: 1930 Ford Model A Roadster

Some cars simply can’t help but be cool. They might not instantly spring to mind on anyone’s “Top 10” list, but they possess an indefinable aura that guarantees they will attract attention. Such is the case with this 1930… more»

Old-School Cool: 1932 Ford Roadster Hot Rod

It could almost be said that hot rods developed out of necessity. Their creators typically didn’t have the cash available to buy the latest and greatest Detroit offering. They would adapt whatever was available on hand or could be… more»

Garage Find: One Owner 1974 MGB Roadster

MG sold 513,000 MGBs during the model’s production run from 1962 through 1980. With that many cars on the road, over that many years, arguments flare over which year is “best”. Early cars are prized for their spriteliness and… more»

Using Original Henry Steel: 1933 Ford Roadster

One of the major bragging points for hot rod builders is to craft your masterpiece from an original prewar Ford.  While antique Ford lovers are left aghast, “original Henry steel” cars always have a much higher sale price than… more»

Summer Driver: 1977 MGB Roadster

For a simple summer driver, look no further than this 1977 MGB roadster on craigslist, with an asking price of $3950. The seller indicates that he has purchased a Jaguar XJS and it needs his attention, so this well-sorted… more»

Easy Restoration: 1929 Ford Model A Rumble Seat Roadster

Henry Ford was a flawed individual with strong views and was seldom willing to compromise on his opinions. This made him a ruthless tyrant toward those with whom he crossed swords, but it also meant that the cars produced… more»

Drive or Restore? 1967 MGB Roadster

When I first became interested in cars, the only “collector” cars were marques like Auburn and Delahaye and Duesenberg. Cars were either new, or old. We never said “vintage”. Then in the 1970s, along came auctions and the game… more»

1 of 10! 1938 BMW 328 Factory Recreation

In 1976 the Sbarro factory in Switzerland built 80 recreations of the 1938 BMW 328 roadster with only ten made for export to the United States. This particular car is number six of the ten and can be found… more»

Low Mile Survivor: 1976 MGB Roadster

Over its production run from 1962 through 1980, more than 500,000 MGBs were sold, though most of those were sold before 1975. In that unfortunate year, British Leyland was forced to detune the 1.8-liter motor to meet US emissions… more»

Rare French Coachbuilt: 1932 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport Figoni Roadster

Coachbuilding has become a lost art in the automotive world, mainly due to the costs involved. However, it once enjoyed a strong following, with third-party companies producing some of history’s most beautiful and elegant models. This 1932 Alfa Romeo… more»

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