When you buy a car that hasn’t moved in 13 years, there are a few things you need to look at before firing her up. After that, it’s adventure time.
The Lamborghini Miura is one of the most valuable, iconic, and well-preserved cars in history. They are owned by rock stars. They are not forgotten. Except for one, hiding in a barn in New Jersey.
There are barn finds, and then there are hidden caches of treasure so precious as to attract the descendants of Spanish conquistadors. This is the latter, and it contains gold like a prototype Cadillac V12 convertible. Estimated sale price? Up to $350,000, and that’s just the one car. There are four others, including…
For some reason, I've always had this idea that there was sort of a limited but perpetually-renewing supply of amazing vintage cars forgotten about in barns and old garages. This is, of course, absurd, and this recent major find of 60 incredibly valuable, unrestored vintage cars could possibly be the last of its kind.
It's amazing to see a one-owner Ferrari 250 Lusso in 2014, let alone a barn find. Patina has never looked better and you only need around $1,400,000 - $1,800,000 to call it yours.
Three Ford GTs, six Corvettes, a plethora of Mustangs and Thunderbirds and more hidden gems were just uncovered by one very lucky individual in a place doesn't exactly spring to mind right away when we think of American muscle: Canada.
BMW only built 8,000 Z1 roadsters between 1989 and 1991, but have no fear, you can still buy yourself a brand new one if you have around $100,000 sitting around.
Some garage finds uncover fire-damaged Porsche 914s with a family of raccoons living where the engine used to be, and some of them uncover stunning gems. This garage find is definitely the latter.
The first Porsche ever built has been untouched since 1902. Officially called the Egger-Lohner C.2 Phaeton, this electric car from 1898 has 'P1' engraved onto all of the key components standing for Porsche 1, done by the then 23-years old Ferdinand Porsche himself.
You wouldn't save a car that's been rotting for decades deep in a forest, frozen into ice and mud with no roads in sight as a way back to civilization. Well, these guys did, because the wreck in question is a 1951 Volkswagen Type 2 "Barndoor." It only took a chainsaw and a helicopter.
Warning: this post is not for the faint of heart.
Hey kid. Yeah, you. Want to make a cool half-mill? Well, there's a car covered in dust and chiaroscuro dongs sitting out in the open on a college campus. A very valuable car; a GM EV1. One of the ones that was supposed to have been destroyed. All you have to do is go to Rolla, Missouri and grab it up.
We get pretty harsh on Lincoln (Lincoln Motor Company, forgive me) these days because of their laughable ad campaigns and insipid product range of late. But in the 1930s they were remarkably good, and the 1939 Zephyr represents just how good things got.
There are barn finds, and then there are barn finds. Okay, technically this was a warehouse find, but it falls under the same category. And it's remarkably awesome: the Mercedes-Benz race car piloted by racing legend Juan Manuel Fangio to victory in both the 1954 German and Swiss Grands Prix. It can be yours if you…
Could there be anything better than uncovering a priceless classic sitting lost in your garage? Jalopnik readers know the ten greatest barn find fantasies ever made real.
The barn find is the ultimate prospect for a car collector – it offers a kind of untouched, deflowered vehicle. They are the virgins of the auto world.
You probably know Aristotle Onassis for marrying your favorite presidential widow, Jacqueline. As a guy who had more money than his native country has today, he also financed the construction of the Olympic Tower on 5th Avenue, while enjoying the best music Greece could offer in the seventies. In fact, he was so…
It's no secret that barn finds are currently in favor with car collectors, but once a car is unearthed after a lengthy storage the question becomes what to do with the car.
Although we think discovering any old rusty vehicle that has spent several decades idle is a lucky score, tracking down a Pre-A Porsche 356 Cabriolet goes a bit beyond the "average barn find".