Volkswagen Barn Finds

Same Owner 33 Years: 1966 Volkswagen Beetle

The VW Beetle (aka The Bug) was the “People’s Car.” Developed in the 1930s and assembled in small numbers during the war years, the Beetle went into full production in the late 1940s. The car would eventually be built… more»

Dusty Barn Find: 1973 Volkswagen Beetle

The original Volkswagen Beetle was conceived as an affordable “people’s car,” but World War II got in its way, and series production didn’t commence until 1947. When production finally ended in 2003, an astounding 21.5 million Beetles had plied… more»

Final Year Rocco: Jeff’s 1988 VW Scirocco 16 Valve

This eBay auction is for one of our own cars, a 1988 Volkswagen Scirocco belonging to me, Barn Finds editor Jeff Lavery. I’ve always wanted to own an MK2 Volkswagen, particularly one with the DOHC, 16-valve powerplant. Of course,… more»

Unfinished Project: 1983 Dune Buggy

This generically named dune buggy project is a bit of a mystery, owing to the fact that the seller doesn’t identify it as one kit versus another. The good news is, despite its anonymity, a lot of heavy lifting… more»

Flip House Find: 1972 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia

Though I’ve never been close to becoming a house flipper, it’s immensely appealing – especially given the treasures that might be found in the garage. A tired Karmann Ghia may not be the treasure most of us hope for,… more»

Barn Bug: 1960 Volkswagen Beetle

Back in the 20th Century, you couldn’t go more than a city block or two without seeing at least one VW Beetle. That’s because they were cheap to buy and maintain, and Volkswagen built 21 million of them over… more»

Cheap Bug? 1960 Volkswagen Beetle

It used to be that you saw these cars running around everywhere and they could be purchased for a song. But not so much anymore. The VW Beetle (technically the Type 1) was commissioned by none other than Adolf… more»

Collection of Cars in California

Most collectors lean toward one brand of car, style or vintage. In this case, the seller offers a little bit of several things. Two are AMC products, two are kits car and one is a VW Beetle, the nicest… more»

Drive or Restore? 1974 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

We’ve seen the scenario more than once of a car undergoing some major phase of work or restoration, only to be left to sit shortly thereafter. Sometimes, it’s truly a tragedy, where the owner had a life-altering event after… more»

Supercharged Donation: 1990 Volkswagen Corrado G60

This listing combines a few of my favorite things: for one, it’s a Volkswagen Corrado G60, one of the prettiest and most trouble-prone sport coupes you can buy; and two, it’s offered for sale by an eBay seller who… more»

Bodacious Bike! 3-Seater VW-Powered Trike

This find is one of the more bodacious vehicles to ever grace our pages! With three seats, a VW Beetle engine, and a 17-foot long shadow, this custom creation would ensure you would be riding a truly unique vehicle!… more»

Drop Top Pair: 1967 and 1978 Volkswagen Beetle Convertibles

This pair of Volkswagen Beetle convertibles are in rough shape, but it’s still a potential bonanza of parts or restoration projects for an adventurous air-cooled enthusiast. The Beetle on the right is a desirable early model, and if it’s… more»

Daily Driver Ready: 1961 Volkswagen Beetle

Sometimes it can be pretty easy to determine that somebody really loves their classic car. One of the giveaways is when they decide to give it a name. That indicates that they have developed an emotional attachment that goes… more»

BF EXCLUSIVE: Back to the Georgia Collection!

As some of you may recall, I’ve been helping a friend with a massive stash of vintage cars and trucks in the north Georgia mountains unload some of his inventory. Because of the restrictions around air travel and having… more»

No Reserve Rag Top: 1961 Volkswagen Beetle

This 1961 Volkswagen Beetle was parked in the garage it’s currently stashed away in three years ago and hasn’t seen much action since then. It’s a desirable Webasto sunroof model, the kind of opening that necessitates cutting a hole… more»

Cheap Thing: 1974 Volkswagen Thing Project

The VW Thing was known as the Type 181 on its home turf, starting out as a utility vehicle developed for the West German Army. It became available in the civilian market starting in 1968 and enjoyed a run… more»