Finding a good barn find is like a needle in a haystack. But if one is lucky enough, they may make a rare and valuable abandoned car discovery. These vehicles can be found anywhere from old garages, forgotten barns, random fields or other odd locations. Below, you’ll read about some of the most extraordinary, rare, and valuable cars uncovered from the most unexpected places. There has been many reports of couples and individuals inheriting property from a loved one that past a way, as they go through all of the belongings or sometimes the different buildings on their newly inherited property. They find dusty old abandoned vehicles that end up being something they didn’t expect. Some of which were later found to be worth small fortunes!
1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 “Daytona” – $2.6 million
The owner of this 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 “Daytona” Berlinetta brought it to a a Barrett- Jackson auction. He had recently purchased a part of land with a barn containing the car as well as several other collectibles! It ended up for $2.6 million.
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider – $19,554,000
This beautiful 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider was a part of the famous Baillon barn find in 2015 in France. After sitting in an enclosed barn for over 50 years, the car was sold in Paris in its original condition for $19,554,000.
Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster – $12,845,000
This Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster was originally owned by a German baroness. The car was shipped from Germany to New York in 1949 when the family moved to the US to avoid post-war Europe. This valuable vehicle was found in 1989 lying in a garage in Connecticut and went for $12,845,000 at auction.
1977 Aston Martin – $38,746 to $54,880 (If Working)
This 1977 Aston Martin is a beast. It has a V-8 under the hood. That’s the good news. The bad news is it hasn’t turned to free for 15 years or so. It’s a shame too, they were considered the supercar of their day, effectively reaching 170 mph.
Chevy Race Car Hauler – N/A
Check out this vintage Chevy race car hauler! And…it came complete with the race car. Whenever this racing team boxed these two old school rides up, surely they didn’t anticipate them sitting in a barn for 30 years…but that’s exactly what happened. Sad!
1958 Berkeley Racer – $7,750
This barn find 1958 Berkeley Racer has a few special things going for it. For starters, only 4,000 were made. Second, the engines sizes were quite varied. You could get anything from an 18 – 50 bhp motor. The cars were lightweight, making extensive use of fiberglass.
1969 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 – $39,000 to $200,000
Remember the 2+2 Jaguar E-type 1969 model? Well, if you have no clue what we are talking about, you will never forget it after seeing this awesome barn fine. Many consider this to be the touring prototype to the Porsche 928.
1971 Buick Estate Station Wagon – $15,000
The 1971 Buick Estate Station Wagon is longer than a 2018 Chevy Suburban. How much longer? Three inches. She tops out at 227 inches long, but is still considered a classic in many respects. It probably has something to do with the fact that she came with a 350 hp 455 in.³ v8 as a standard feature.
1954 Ford Sunliner – $11,000 to $37,400
Packed with a 239 Y block V8, this 1954 Ford Sunliner is actually in decent shape. According to the owner, the interior has aged incredibly well. The only issues for getting it up and running are crusty wires. Oh yeah, a vintage Crestliner is part of the deal too!
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible – $25,000 to $35,000
It’s incredible how time flies, and a vintage car can just sit for forty years dormant. Thankfully someone named Mike Yager found this beauty in 2010. It is a 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible worth around $25,000 to $35,000. The car ended up featuring in many magazines.
1972 Datsun 240 Z – $11,700 to $29,500
This 1972 Datsun 240 Z. was parked 25 years ago after a head gasket failure. For years she looked like this. However, fortunately, she was sold, and the new owner performed all restoration. Today, she looks as good as ever.
Argo – $1,618.41
Maxim Melnichenko built this all-terrain vehicle at a Chelyabinsk tractor plant in the Soviet Union in the 1960s. Allegedly he had experience building tanks in World War II and used his knowledge to craft this vehicle for hunting and fishing. It is called the Argo and sat in his garage until his daughter sold it in the 2010s.
Buick Hearse – N/A
Back when there was a market for a hearse to have large, open windows for all onlookers to view into the casket holding area, this vehicle was used daily. But it’s been a while since the processional has looking into the hearse…it seems too personal.
1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS – $258,500 to $599,895
How did this 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS get buried underground? It was the last will and testament of the widow of a Texas oilman. She and the car were shipped to San Antonio for burial next to her late husband’s grave.
1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster – $9,680,000
This rare and classic Mercedes-Benz stood out in its day, an impressive relic of pre-war German engineering. Experts speculate that the car, which is more than 17 feet long and 6 feet wide, and has an 180-horsepower engine, could fetch up to $15 million at auction in mint condition. This one, however would need some TLC before it could hit the mark.
Argo – Profile View
Returning to the Argo, it has eight wheels. It is around 19 feet long (6 meters) and weighs about 3306.93 pounds (1.5 Metric tons). Rivets secure almost every part of this vehicle, and the designer made it so it could be all-terrain.
Skipin Skool – N/A
Jeff Roland from Midland, Texas, owns this 1929 school bus called “Skipin Skool.” Roland retired from a Mustang restoration repair shop and found it on his lot. He wanted to customize this bus for trunk or treat at his church and took it to SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
1970 Dodge Daytona Superbird Pro Mod – $250,000 to $300,000
Craig Sullivan revealed this 1970 Dodge Daytona Superbird Pro Mod for the 2016 race season at Performance Racing Industry (PRI). It looks like a corroded variant of Richard Petty’s Car. Chip King sold Sullivan the car. We wish to find this one in our garage.
Pontiac GTO Judge – $65,000 to $185,000
The Pontiac GTO Judge was a worthy muscle car contender. This 1970s model is no exception. With a 400 V8 under the hood and a manual air intake, all you had to do was engage the knob to increase airflow and horsepower.
1960 Jaguar XK150 – $127,552
This is an incredible story. Someone purchased this busted-up 1960 Jaguar XK150 for over £90,000 ($127,552) in 2021. The buyer probably gave much more than it was worth, but it probably did not matter much to them when a car is this rare. Hull Live reported that the previous owner had stored the car in a garage since 1996. We imagine it will take a lot of work and money to repair properly. But when restored, the car is worth between £200,000 and £250,000 ($261,271.00 and $326,624.25).
Jaguar XJ220 – $500,000
We cannot verify if this is true, but Crank and Piston’s Mick Bramley claim that someone found an XJ220 in the Qatari desert someplace. Throughout the years, wear and tear have decimated the car. Jaguar chief designer Jim Randle came up with the design. This model has become highly regarded and sought after by car enthusiasts. We do not know how this XJ220 wound up in the location and this condition, but we hope whoever hands in falls can restore it to its former glory.
1922 Rolls-Royce Goshawk Prototype – $33,344
This is a 1922 Rolls-Royce Goshawk prototype. Mechanics nicknamed it ‘Cinderella.’ People believed it was lost long ago until it resurfaced at a Welsh barn under some farm equipment. The owner was a collector who did not know its historical significance. After fourteen years, he got it valued. The expert happened to be the same seller who sold it to the owner in the 1980s. The expert repurchased it and placed it in a private museum. Eventually, he sold it at auction for £25,520 ($33,344.43) in 2014. If properly restored, the vehicle could be six times as much.
Lamborghini Miura – $483,210
Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis gave this Lamborghini Miura to popstar Stamatis Kokotas in 1969 as a gift. Other than singing, Kokotas was a car collector and a rally driver. The engine of the Lamborghini caved in sometime in 1972. Kokotas sent the engine to get repaired but lost interest in the car. He left the Miura inside a Hilton in Athens parking garage, where it stayed for 30 years. Finally, someone moved it to another storage facility and got it placed in an auctioning event.
1968 Ford Mustang GT, “Bullitt” Car – $3.4 million
According to CNN, this 1968 Ford Mustang is from Steve McQueen’s movie “Bullitt” (1968). The film only used two Mustangs, so this is a rare find. A Hugo Sanchez spotted the car and some more vehicles in a backyard in Los Cabos, Mexico, of all places. He purchased the car and took it to Ralph Garcia, who got a Marti Report and discovered the vehicle’s origins. The two are currently restoring it. As for the other Mustang in the movie, it sold at auction for $3.4 million in 2020.
1956 Ford Thunderbird – $15,000
A Ford executive originally owned this Thunderbird. He sold it to someone else in 1965. The new owner stored it in a garage in Michigan in 1971 and left it there. As far as the condition, the vehicle has two missing hubcaps, but for the most part, it seems largely original. A seller posted it on eBay in Clinton Township, Michigan, for $15,000. No one has messed with it in any way. It might need a minor restoration to get it up to snuff. So, definitely try before buying.
Ferrari Enzo – $1.1 million
This one makes us sad. Police impounded a Ferrari Enzo in Dubai in 2012. They believe it belonged to a British owner who left it in a parking lot. The publication Interpol claims that the person stole the car or bought it with fraudulent funds. After seven days, no one claimed the vehicle. However, the police did not sell it like they usually do. Instead, the Enzo was moved into a facility to prevent further damage during legal litigation over the car’s owner.
Pontiac Firebirds – $650,000
The Discovery Channel’s “Fast N’Loud” host Richard Rawlings found a pair of Pontiac Firebirds in 2014. He talked to a client to see if he had something cool to buy. The client said he didn’t but knew about a barn in Connecticut that housed some amazing vehicles. They found two original prototypes for the Firebirds, hand-built by John DeLorean and his design team. After restoration, these cars sold for $650,000 to a collector in North Dakota for museum display. What an incredible find.
1972 Aston Martin – $69,000
This is a 1972 Aston Martin. It remained in a barn for over 30 years. The car was one of the last to come from a production line. If anyone is a James Bond fan, they’d recognize a similar model in the movie “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”( 1969), a very underrated 007 flick. Originally this Aston Martin belonged to an enthusiast in 1975 who bought it from a dealer in Thames Ditton, Surrey. In 2015, the car sold for £45,000 ($69,000) at an auction in London.
Shelby Daytona – $4 million
Only six of these Shelby Daytona exist. In 1964, the car got first place in the GT class of 12 Hours of Sebring and set 25 records at the Bonneville Salt Flats. After its racing career, the vehicles saw a variety of owners. The one in the picture vanished in the 1970s. Someone finally unearthed the Daytona in a private storage unit belonging to Donna O’Hara. After O’Hara passed, her mother sold the vehicle for $4,000,000 to Dr. Frederick A. Simeone. He placed it in the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia, PA.
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB – 2.3 million
“Barn Find Hunter” host Tom Cotter found this 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB. It had been sitting in a garage for decades and only had 13,500 miles. Along with the great mileage, it also had most of its original parts. There are not many out in the wild in this kind of condition. We think this is one of those cars that an owner would want to showcase rather than drive. At an auction, this Ferrari sold for $2.3 million. Whoever has that kind of money to throw around, we cannot blame them for this purchase.
1966 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 – $159,500
According to Hemmings, in Framingham, Massachusetts, this 1966 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 was used as a dealer competition and demonstrator car. A local person bought it and put 55,000 miles on the vehicle. In 1976, the owner left it in a garage for around 40 years. What set the 1966 model apart from other Shelby’s was a laxer suspension arrangement, plexiglass rear-quarter windows, and a quieter exhaust. The Shelby went up for auction in 2016 in Connecticut and sold for $159,500.
1925 Bugatti Brescia- $934,000
This 1925 Bugatti Brescia comes to us from a barn in France. The owner stored it there in 1975 and has left it mostly untouched and still has all its original parts. The Bugatti belonged to enthusiast Bernard Terrillon. The family of the current owner acquired it in 1953. It is one of twelve of these cars in existence. In 2015, the Arcurial Motorcars auction house planned to sell the Bugatti. At the time, they expected it would sell for around $280,000.
1964 Jaguar E-Type – $58,752
The owner of this 1964 Jaguar E-Type purchased it for his wife in 1970. They used to drive it all the time until they had their first child. The couple left in their garage in Cheshire, North West England, to work on raising their family. The owner never parted with it, and it was not until 40 years later that someone pulled it out. H&H Classics James McWilliam was in charge of selling it. He put it up for auction at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Experts estimate it is worth £45,000 ($58,752.67), but McWilliam notes it will be costly to repair.
Ferrari F40 – $450,000
This is a Ferrari F40. It has a twin-turbo V8 with a top speed of 201mph. So, this particular one belonged to Uday Hussein. Yeah, he is the son of that other Hussein. He obtained it during the timespan of the Gulf War. He abandoned the vehicle shortly after the U.S. invasion of Iraq along with many other cars in his collection. Somehow it ended up in an impound lot. Supposedly an Iraqi collector bought the F4. We’d love to know if he got it cheaper than its value.
1967 Ford GT40 – $7 million
This is a 1967 Ford GT40 from a neighborhood garage with junk covered over it. It must have sat there since the 1970s. The original owner tried to restore it but opted out after an injury. The car had a nickname written on the side “Salt Walther.” Walther was infamous for his 1973 Indianapolis 500 crash. Collector Thomas Shaughnessy learned about the GT40 at a Steve McQueen Car show and decided to visit and buy it in 2014. Shaughnessy has since tried his hands at restoring it too.
Mercedes-Benz Von Krieger 540K
The Mercedes-Benz Von Krieger 540K Special Roadster has a fascinating history. In 1936 an aristocratic Prussian family purchased this car. Gisela, Baroness von Krieger would often drive it. Hermann Ahrens styled the car in Switzerland and shipped it o New York when Gisela and her brother moved there during WWII. Eventually, Gisela moved back to Switzerland but left her Mercedes in a garage in Greenwich, Connecticut. Whoever acquired the estate had the car restored. Gisela left her gloves, cigarette butts, and driving maps inside, making it a unique historical cache. In 2012, the vehicle sold at auction for $11.77 million.
Mercedes-Benz 300SL ‘Gullwing’ – N/A
Photographer Piotr Degler took photos of old cars for his 2015 calendar called the “Carros de Cuba.” He wanted to take advantage of the country’s unique circumstance of banning new vehicles. It is kind of a portal back in time. For over a month, Degler looked all over the island for a rumored Mercedes-Benz 300SL ‘Gullwing’. He finally found one under a banana tree. It was in complete disarray, so it is hard to say what it is worth in its condition. At least it makes for a fantastic photo.
1969 Dodge Charger Daytona – $200,000
Ryan Brutt, aka Auto Archaeology, found this 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona at a farmhouse in Wisconsin. He got pictures and talked to the owner. The owner and his wife traded their 1968 GMC Pickup Truck to acquire it back in the 1970s. Unfortunately, around 1974, the family discovered someone was messing with the engine and hydro-locked it. They decided not to repair it but have taken it wherever they move. In 2014, they took Daytona out of the garage to ensure the roof did not collapse. The family said they have big plans for it.
1937 Bugatti Type 57S Atalante – $4.3 million
This is a rare 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Atalante. In Northern England, Dr. Harold Carr had this stored in his garage in Gosforth. The company only made seventeen. The previous owner was Earl Howe, a famous race car driver. When Carr passed in 2007, his relatives inherited his possessions. They were unaware of the car. When they discovered, they took them to an auction in Paris. Experts estimated it was worth around £3 million ($4.3 million). Talk about coming into some money.
1967 Shelby Cobra 427 – $2 Million
This is a low mileage 1966 Shelby Cobra 427. According to “Barn Find Hunter” host Tom Cotter, the car is in good condition minus the dust. They discovered in a North Carolina garage. The owner was a mechanic. He passed away in 1991 and did not trust anyone else with his vehicles. He permanently stored his collection in his garage. It is not often where someone stumbles upon an amazing barn find, let alone one that is well kept. Whoever owns the car now is extremely lucky.
1956 Maserati A6G 2000 Gran Sport Berlinetta Frua – $2.2 million
Along with the ’61 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider, Roger Baillon also took special care to house this 1956 Maserati A6G 2000 Gran Sport Berlinetta Frua. Despite Baillon’s money issues at his company, he kept a relatively high number of cars in his collection even though many suffered from rusting over the years. After he and his son passed away, his grandchildren decided to sell his cars at the Rétromobile Exhibition in 2015. Thankfully, this one is in relatively good condition. The Maserati went for $2.2 million
1936 Bentley – $601,500
This 1936 Bentley belonged to Charles Blackham, a WWII pilot who purchased it in 1952. The manufacturer only made six of these vehicles. Blackham kept the car in his garage for three decades. People found it after he passed away at age 96. H&H Classics sold the vehicle for nearly double the estimates. The head of sales of H&H Classics mentioned that the Bentley was unusual because the manufacturer only made the body fresh while the car’s mechanical parts were not newer than 1931.
Aston Martin DB4 – $375,000-$475,000
Someone left this Aston Martin DB4 in Massachusetts woods for about 45 years. It is a shame to see it in such a condition since the manufacturer made less than a thousand. The story behind this one is that Britain shipped this DB4 to a voice actor in LA. Someone drove it from Colorado to Massachusetts and left it outside his home in the 1970s. Still, it went up for sale at an auction in Arizona in 2017. Aston Martin was estimated to sell for $375,000-$475,000.
Bugatti Veyron – $1.5 million
This abandoned Bugatti Veyron picture popped up online in 2015. Sites on the internet claim that it is from Russia. From now on, this is purely speculation from online users. Some people believe it belongs to a car dealer in Moscow that got rear-ended by an Aston Martin in 2013. We personally find that hard to believe, but either way, it makes for a good story, if nothing else. Maybe one day, we will get a more definitive look at the origin of this Bugatti Veyron.
Shelby 289 Cobra – $979,000
This vehicle is a Shelby 289 Cobra. In 2015, the car went to auction. Previously, the owner, Sy Allen, had kept the car in a barn in Vermont for over 40 years. Allen acquired the car from his friend Peter DeSilva in Massachusetts, who got it from Ed Jurist’s Vintage Car Store in New York. Before that, it belonged to James Wallerstein, who purchased it from Timothy Crowley in Connecticut. Whew. That is a lot of changing hands. Finally, in 2016, someone bought it for $979,000 at a Gooding & Company sale.
1929 Bentley 4.5-Litre Sports Saloon – $1.08 million
E J Harwood in Epsom, England, purchased this 1929 Bentley 4.5-Litre Sports Saloon from a relative in 1935. Initially, the car belonged to an NH Player who commissioned a coachbuilder to fit the chassis with a saloon body. Hardwood permanently kept the vehicle in the garage in 1985 due to fuel issues. People did not touch it for another 30 years, and inspections show it is in good condition despite the engine seizing. In 2015, the Bentley sold for $1.08 million.
1957 Lincoln Premiere
It’s not every day you see a classic 1957 Lincoln Premiere. This two-door monster has been parked in a barn for the better part of 60 years. Though the ad stated that the three 68 in.³ wide block did not work, we still think it’s worth a look.
1972 Ford F-250 Camper
Sometimes you come across a vintage vehicle that serves a more utilitarian purpose. Such is the case with this 1972 Ford F-250 Camper. It’s in pristine condition, has a nice size V-8, and is ready to go to work. Oh yeah, we forgot to mention, original paint and body!
1957 Chevy Bel Air Convertible
Barn finds don’t get much better than a 1957 Chevy Bel Air convertible. Even better, we have a little history on this car. It was painted once in the 1980s, before being stored in the barn. But who cares about that right? This car only has 33,281 miles!
1966 Corvette Coupe
The UK owner of this 1966 Corvette Coupe with a 427 in.³ V-8 always wanted this car. He received a tip that this beauty was tucked away in the barn, nearly 15 miles down the road from their house. Can you say score?
1967 Cadillac Deville Convertible
What do you do with a 1967 Cadillac Deville Convertible that’s been sitting in a barn for the better part of two decades? Whatever you want is the short answer. True, you may have to perform major surgery on the 429 cu V8 engine. However, when you do, get ready to unleash the 340 hp under the hood.
1966 Austin Healey 3000
Many of our barn finds have been stored for years, but few look as good as this 1966 Austin Healey 3000. Originally, this car was British racing green, but has since been updated to yellow and black. Good luck driving it away too. The clutch is stuck to the flywheel.
So this little 1954 Corvette has been hiding away in a barn since the 1970s. And while it has plenty of holes and parts missing, there is a bit of historical evidence we find exciting. This could have been a Salt Flat racer.
1979 Ferrari 308 GTS – $50,000
Who doesn’t love a good supercar? That’s what we thought. Check out this 1979 Ferrari 308 GTS. Remember, the GTS came equipped with a targa top? And considering this might be your only chance at owning a Ferrari, it might be worth checking out. The owner listed it for sale for $50,000.
1959 Isetta BMW
This 1959 Isetta BMW belonged to an Alabama soldier originally and then changed hands and was brought to North Carolina, where it was stored as a project car. It has since been sold again and, as it turns out, contained the original motor.
1960 Panhard PL17
Straight from France, this 1960 Panhard PL17 had a production run of only seven years (1959-1965). The body style was meant to be aerodynamic because the entire thing was powered by an 850cc twin-cylinder, air-cooled boxer engine, meaning you get a whopping 42 horsepower.
1968 Mustang fastback GT
This 1968 Mustang fastback GT was listed on eBay in Tomahawk, Wisconsin, as “stored under a tarp.” Even though the car had no motor, the bidding went up to almost $15,000. Not bad for a Mustang that shows obvious signs of wear and tear!
1957 Golden Rocket 88
The 1957 Golden Rocket 88 was quite a sight to behold. Loaded with chrome, a fat V8 and 4,400 lbs of metal turn this two door beauty into quite a beast. These haven’t been street legal since 1969, so be mindful on the road if you get behind the wheel.
Hemi Cuda Challengers
Check out these Hemi Cuda Challengers found paired up together in a barn. The Cuda on the left is a 1970s model. The one on the right is a few years later. However, both would be beasts to contend with on the road.
1962 Jaguar Mark 2
Does anyone else have a 1962 Jaguar Mark 2 laying around their barn or just this guy? That’s what we thought. The good news is this car would not take too much TLC to get up and running. Imagine driving around this classic?
Do you remember the marketing schtick for the old 1972 Matador you see here? AMC said this car provided “most of the things you’d want in a family house.” As long as the original 232cui six-cylinder inline is part of the deal, we would want that in our family house.
Yep, this is a Chevrolet Cheetah. Only 19 were built during the 1960s, but they were total BA cars. Even better, before his death in 2009, designer Bill Thomas gave a green light for 100 more to be produced. To date, around three dozen found their way out of production.
1962 Porsche 356
Hidden in our next barn is a 1962 Porsche 356. This one was sold to a German priest who later moved to the states. The Porsche features the original gray color and is in surprisingly good condition for its age.
What an epic barn find! This was an all new Plymouth designed for the 1933 production year. The PC featured a new 6 cylinder engine, replacing the old 4 cylinder flyweight. Interestingly enough, this would be the same engine Plymouth would use until 1960.
As it turns out this 1969 Mustang belong to none other then Larry Shinoda. For years, people searched for this vehicle until someone discovered it in 2011. Where was it? Tucked away in a barn near the town of Peoria Illinois.
1948 Toyota FJ40 4×4
What’s better than a Jeep? A 1948 Toyota FJ40 4×4. However, they are not entirely as popular as they once were. They are still highly desirable. And this one features the original inline six-cylinder engine. And this one features the original inline 6 cylinder engine.
1963 Mercury M 100
Here’s another vehicle in this Canadian barn full of 13 classic cars and trucks. This one is a 1963 Mercury M 100. We also know it by another name, the Ford F1oo. Cast a glance beside it and you’ll see a vintage Studebaker! What a treat!
1979 Firebird Trans Am
If you want a fund muscle car like throwback, try this barn find out. Pontiac did well with its 1979 Firebird Trans Am. This one even features a shaker hood and 4 speed manual transmission. You almost expect to see the cast of Weird Science show up at any moment.
1977 Fiat 124 Spider
Looking for a classic car that’s all bark and no bite? Try the 1977 Fiat 124 Spider on for size. This beauty cranks 115 bhp from its DOHC four cylinder engine. And while it may not be powerful, it is gorgeous.
1940 Hudson Business Coupe
Business coupes are always a kick in the head, right? They have two doors, incredible sleek design, a huge trunk and that rare designation that separates them from the main production line. Such is the case with the 1940 Hudson Business Coupe.
1930 Ford Model A
Barn finds don’t get any better than a 1930 Ford Model A. For a vehicle that’s 88 years old, this one looks amazing. Even better, this Model A contains the original four cylinder flathead. They don’t make them like this anymore.
1969 Porsche 912
Next up, a 1969 Porsche 912. This one doesn’t look too shabby either. It may have spent several years in a barn, but looks absolutely amazing. Don’t get too excited though. The engine is not original, but still true in type.
1961 Lancia Appia Berlina
The year 1961 gave us many good things, one of them was this 1961 Lancia Appia Berlina. Interesting things about the Lancia are its pillarless design, among other engineering feats. Not bad for an Alfa series vehicle. It’s a worthy collection piece for sure.
Finding a late-model you Unimog is typically rare. However, seeing an early model 411 is almost unheard of. This Unimog is actually a rebuild of the 401/402 model years. What it lacks for in power it makes up for in utility and in our opinion, for a barn find, this one is in incredible shape!
1958 Aston Martin DB 2/4
How do you make a 1958 Aston Martin DB 2/4 better? Simple. Find one owned by former Formula One Race Car driver Sir Stirling Moss. Of course, if you are a movie buff, you will recall this vehicle played a somewhat dominant role in the Alfred Hitchcock movie The Birds! Moss unfortunately is not selling it anytime soon.
1970s Lotus Europa Racer
Here’s a rare blast from the past. That’s right, you are looking at a 1970s Lotus Europa Racer (or barn racer as we see it). To set her right again you will need a 1470 cc Renault A1K 14 engine. May the force be with you in finding one.
1955 Packard Patrician
In 1955, Packard rolled out a fantastic redesign of the Patrician. Stately and solid, these cars were no flyweight under the hood either. The V-8 engine cranked out 260 hp along with 355 foot-pounds of torque. Not bad for a car with cathedral style tail lights incorporated into its design.
When someone is shipping magnate, they have a ton of classic cars from the 1930s to 1950s left over. Take a look at the ones featured here. While the frames are a bit rusty, you can almost hear them speak.
So this 1968 Mustang has a few issues. For one, she is dusty. Also, the car has a little bit of rust. Other than that, we have a pony car who is ready to play! And it looks like a little bit of play would do the pony car good.
Do you even recognize what you are looking at? If you go to an auto show, you will undoubtedly find a polished version with a price tag that would make you gag. The headlights give it away. This is a 356 Porsche, who has seen better days.
Model T Custom
They don’t make Model T’s like this one. In fact, they’ve never made one like this. With a machine gun mounted on the back, this 1921 classic Ford Model T is nothing to mess with. If you find yourself tailgating behind this roadster, you might want to back up.
1968 Corvette Convertible
Corvettes are always a thing of beauty, even when people do real strange things to them. Take this one for instance. If the body looks a bit wide it’s because someone switched out the original for a larger body kit.
1983 Buick Riviera and Chrysler Daytona
So we aren’t exactly sure why a 1983 Buick Riviera and Chrysler Daytona made it into the mix, but they did. As for the Riviera, Buick didn’t make too many of them, especially the diesel and turbo-powered models. And the Daytona just seems like the Camaro version of a sedan.
1934 Auburn and Ford Fairlane
Produced from 1900 to 1937, the Auburn you see here is a 1934 version. The blue car in the picture looks like a Meteor Rideau, but if you look close, you will notice it’s a Ford Fairlane dressed up as something else.
Custom 1946 Lincoln And Rolls-Royce
These two barn finds are in pretty good shape. The 1951 Lincoln convertible is a little droopy, but the paint is decent and looks as if it was in the midst of a restore. The next picture is a 1946 Lincoln with a Rolls-Royce as its front end.
1955 Aston Martin DB 2/4
This is one of those legendary barn finds. You’re looking at a 1955 Aston Martin DB 2/4. This car was in almost pristine condition when the owner found it in a barn in Gloucester, England. Rumor has it it served as an unmarked police car in the 60s.
Custom 1942 Cadillac Fleetwood Series 60 Special – N/A
It would be awesome to find these vintage cars. Like any car modifier, the first thing anyone would do if they came across a 1942 Cadillac Fleetwood Series 60 Special from Argentina is transform it into the world’s coolest hearse, complete with a hand-carved wood body.
Rolls-Royce Phantom – $450,000
We don’t know much about the condition or quality of this Rolls-Royce Phantom. Apparently, someone listed it on eBay motors calling it the “Centurion.” They said it was one of the most historically significant cars. People online believe that someone deserted this Rolls-Royce in the picture on Russian railroad tracks near the suburbs. We cannot verify this, but even if it was, people might want to check it out first before they drop too much money online. We assume the Rolls-Royce is a local pickup, but the delivery fee is probably enormous if it is not.