Barn Finds

 
Alleged BMW M1 prototype - Image via eBay Motors

Alleged BMW M1 Prototype Found In A Barn

An old, unloved BMW M1 stored in a barn in Germany was recently listed for sale on eBay, and according to the seller the car was the first very M1 ever built. We’re not talking about the first M1 built and sold to a customer but the very first of several prototypes built prior to the start of... read more

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Roger Baillon collection barn find

100-Car French Barn Find Includes Rare Ferraris, Bugatti: Video

Imagine the excitement and joy of finding a rare classic sitting abandoned in someone’s back yard or shed, just begging for a little restoration work and a stretch of... read more December 8, 2014 by


 
1964 Jaguar E-Type barn find for sale in France

1964 Jaguar E-Type Barn Find Has Bugatti Racing Pedigree

The Jaguar E-Type needs no icing on its cake of sultry vintage speed, but this find has some anyway. Once owned by a Bugatti race driver, this E-Type was worked over by a... read more June 18, 2014 by


 
1939 Lagonda V12 Hooper two door sedan

Unrestored, Pre-War Lagonda Up For Auction This April

Lagonda used to be one of Britain's finest luxury car marques, but cars wearing the famous name have been few and far between over the last few decades. Interest in the brand... read more March 25, 2014 by


 
1969 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 428 Cobra Jet. Image via Ron Gilligan Auctioneering.

1969 Mustang Shelby GT500 Cobra Jet Found In Pristine Condition: Auction

A person's passing is never a time for joy. Nonetheless, silver linings do exist, and in this case, it's a silver lining that was put away and preserved for us by Larry... read more March 14, 2014 by


 
1966 Ford GT40 Mark I found in Southern California garage.

Ford GT40 Mk I Unearthed In Southern California Garage

Every gearhead dreams of a barn find; a rare, seemingly-unattainable car tucked away like a lost artifact in an Indiana Jones movie. Barn finds aren't at all common, but they... read more February 24, 2014 by


 
1898 'P1' electric car designed by Ferdinand Porsche

Porsche Brings Back The 1898 'P1'

While the first Porsche to officially wear the badge was the Type 356 from 1948, the first Ferdinand Porsche design actually hails from much earlier times--a whole half... read more January 30, 2014 by


 
Backroad Gold title card.

Travel Channel's Backroad Gold Joins The Classic-Car Reality Show Herd

Just when you thought there were no barn finds left, the Travel Channel has cooked up another car-based reality show. Backroad Gold follows the alliteratively-named Corky... read more January 20, 2014 by


 
1967 Ferrari 330 GTS

"Barn Find" Ferrari 330 GTS Expected To Fetch Large Sum At Auction

The term "barn find" gets thrown around a fair amount these days. It originally referred to vehicles that were quite literally found in barns, but it has quickly evolved to... read more January 6, 2014 by


 
The Gas Monkey Garage crew on Discovery’s Fast N’ Loud

Gas Monkey Garage Back For Another Season Of Motor Mania: Video

After a stellar performance in the first season of the Discovery Channel’s Fast N’ Loud series, the crew from Gas Monkey Garage is back for another action-packed... read more February 22, 2013 by


 
1967 Camaro RS/SS survivor - image: Barn Finds

1967 Chevy Camaro RS/SS Barn Find Is Tired, But True

The problem with most barn find stories is that they generally start out with “I knew a guy who’d heard of a guy whose neighbor bought a mint-condition Cobra at a... read more November 13, 2012 by


 
Brian Smith with his 1966 Mini Cooper in 1970. Image via Daily Mail.

1966 Mini Cooper Found In Storage After 36 Years

True "barn finds" are getting rarer and rarer, but this one is about as close as they come: a 1966 Mini Cooper found in storage 36 years after it was parked. While the car... read more October 25, 2012 by


 
Briggs Cunningham Racing Corvette #1 at Corvettes At Carlisle

Long-Lost Briggs Cunningham Corvette On Show At Corvettes At Carlisle

Back in 1960 Briggs Cunningham, a manufacturer and avid racer of cars and yachts, as well as a co-founder of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), competed in the 24 Hours... read more August 24, 2012 by


 
Shelby Cobra DragonSnake, chassis CSX2416

Ultra-Rare 1965 Shelby Cobra DragonSnake Enters Restoration

The beauty of a barn find is this: sometimes you don’t even know what you have until you start the process of disassembly. Take the case of a 1965 Shelby DragonSnake... read more August 10, 2012 by


 
1963 split-window Corvette barn find. Image via Corvette Forum user Bruce at Billet.

1963 Split-Window Corvette Barn Find: 33 Years In Storage

When a California man passed away recently, he left behind a barn full of stuff. Amongst the stuff was a 1963 split-window Corvette (pictured below) in what appears to be... read more August 6, 2012 by


 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL for sale on eBay

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Barn Find

Our experience tells us that when something sounds too good to be true, it often is. Take this 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL coupe, for example: it’s only got 31,000 miles... read more June 8, 2012 by


 
 

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