I’m a sucker for a good celebrity owned pile of parts, so when a Jaguar Mark IX previously owned by Tommy Chong (of Cheech and Chong fame) shows up on a ebay…gotta post it. The car looks to aged about as well as the actor, which isn’t bad considering the abuse it has probably endured […]
You know that I’ve never been a big fan of barn finds, mostly because animals don’t belong in barns, they belong on my dinner plate — no, that’s not right. The reason I don’t like barn finds is because they represent the worst hoarders attitude in sellers and the worst rosy eye glasses attitudes in buyers. I detest it when people pay top dollar for the honor of putting beaucoup bucks into some old hulk when they could have purchased a running/driving version for less than the net sum of their investment, and don’t get me started on people trying to pass off high mile daily driven cars as barn finds with a bad advertisement and a handful of dirt. The only reason you should consider an old neglected car that has been abandoned by the seller to rot in a shed is because it is offered for free or next-to-nothing. So if you find a Lotus Europa that is offered for half the going rate of a good one…it might be worth the car wash to see if it cleans up. Find this 1972 Lotus Europa offered for $9000 in Knightsen, CA via craigslist
This next car comes as a tip from Zach who writes; If only there were people who knew how to make keys. Or screwdrivers, this is a vintage British car, you could probably start with a key from a can of Spam. Mmmm, spiced ham. I’m hungry now. Find this 1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 offered for $3,600 in Westminster, CO via craigslist.
This next car sounds too good to be true. It is a 65 Mustang sold by the seller’s mother (who is unfortunately too sick to drive, so the car sat) and it looks straight and intact. Unfortunately, it is a low spec inline-6 with an automatic, but it’ll be faster than any Volkswagen from 1965 and it is certainly worth more than the asking price with a wash/wax and some elbow grease. This is 1999 pricing for a “barn find” ’65 Mustang, so it is probably already gone. Find this 1965 Ford Mustang offered for $5000 in Woodstock, NY via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
The first generation Opel Manta “A” was a simple and light two-door fastback that shared a chassis and oily bits with the Opel Ascona sedan platform. It is a classic that, for whatever reason, doesn’t get many accolades these days, but would make a great occasional driver and weekend cruiser to fill the empty spot […]
The Ford Thunderbird started life as a lithe 2-seat sports car competing directly with the Chevy Corvette – but by 1967, by then in its 5th generation, it had morphed into a big block monster of a 2-door, and was being driven upmarket by sales of the super popular Ford Mustang. It was restyled in […]
You already knew that the Porsche 924 was the cheapest of Porsche’s watercooled front-engine coupes from the transaxle era, but what you might not know yet is that it is the best. The best, you say? Yup. Better than the expensive to maintain and repair 928, and better than the boy-racer look at me 944 […]
For the most part, Canadian automotive needs have been served by whatever the guys are selling in the USA — Canada is just treated like the 51st state…which is fine because the USA has always had a varied and interesting offerings from many OEMs. However, in 1959 the Canucks got their own headlining Pontiac, something […]
The Dauphine was Renault’s answer to the Volkswagen Beetle, Fiat 500 and Morris Minor — a people’s car from the people who loved cheese, wine, and a provincial life. It had a 845 cc Ventoux I4 mounted out behind the rear wheels and a smiling face up front, and over 2 million were produced during […]
A few months ago we featured a 6k mile creampuff NA MX-5 Miata — a car that Jesse from Barnfinds picked out of a ranch in Sun Valley and then sold on eBay for $8,100 according to the auction result. However, I don’t want to be the guy who says I told you so…but at […]