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Parked In ’77: 1964 Jaguar E-Type Garage Find

Here’s something you don’t see every day, but that I saw twice in one day—an old Jaguar that’s been in a dry-climate garage for decades now emerging. It’s the case with this 1964 Jaguar E-Type, for sale here on… more»

Rare Twin Cam: Restored 1959 MGA Coupe

The MGA was a fabulous machine, but it was deemed not quite fabulous enough. Its four-cylinder engine wasn’t suitable for serious racing and after a less-than-satisfactory result at Le Mans in 1955, the factory accelerated its efforts to equip… more»

Off Road Since ’71: 1952 MG TD

Is there a more iconic sports car than the MG TD? Well, for a time, this was basically the four-wheeled membership card to any sports car club you wished, but the torch may have been passed from the classic… more»

First One Sold! 1961 Jaguar E-Type Roadster

Can a car ever be considered a work of art? It is a question that has often sparked debate. Art connoisseurs might argue that a car is little more than a collection of steel, glass, and plastic. Classic car… more»

No Reserve! 1972 Lotus Europa

In the roughly 17 months that I have been writing for Barn Finds, one rare car shows up quite often in the “sell this thing NOW” category: the Lotus Europa. We’ve covered fourteen of them since April of ’22…. more»

Milestone Car in Pieces: 1950 Jaguar XK120

Many of us remember a unique old car that showed up occasionally in our hometowns.  Specifically, something special that stood out among the same old cars on the road.  In my childhood, I would occasionally see a Porsche 356… more»

Museum Exhibit! 1970 Triumph GT6

For a sports car that managed about 41K copies, Triumph’s GT6 is one of those seldom-seen models. Of course, the last one assembled was 50 years ago and that may have something to do with it…Today’s Santee, California discovery… more»

No Reserve Barn Find: 1969 Triumph TR6

I have always believed that the TR6 is one of the best-looking cars ever produced by Triumph. Its styling is more aggressive than its predecessors, and good examples can achieve respectable prices in the current market. This 1969 example… more»

BF Auction: 1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite

UPDATE – Photos of the spare parts have been added to the listing. Not mentioned in the listing, but included with the car is an exhaust header, oil cooler kit, set of vintage air cleaners, the original steering wheel,… more»

Cheap Luxury: 1976 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow

Anything on four wheels named Rolls-Royce is usually expensive to buy – and pricey to maintain and keep running. This 1976 Silver Shadow was drivable until an attempt to remove and repair the automatic transmission went south, so the… more»

1971 Lotus Europa Barn Find

The Lotus Europa, with its tiny, ultra-low “bread wagon” body, has always been an oddball on the American market. A huge percentage of the population can’t fit into it. But for those built to a compact size—with small feet—this… more»

Estate Sale – 1974 Jensen Healey Mark II

Non-operable for ten years, this 1974 Jensen Healey Convertible in Rockwall, Texas seeks a qualified individual to sort its mechanical and electrical systems (at least) and get the classic British sports car into the wind. We saw a remarkably… more»

No Reserve! 1967 MGB Roadster

Barn Finds has covered MGs of all ilks, most recently this nice Braken orange “B” roadster that Russ Dixon wrote up on August 7th; it sold nearly instantly. Here’s another great opportunity to put a British roadster in your… more»

Parked in The 1980s: 1957 Triumph TR3

Classic British sports cars from the 1950s and 1960s make ideal candidates for a novice considering their first restoration project. Their elegantly simple engineering means that dismantling these vehicles to the last nut and bolt is straightforward for those… more»

Top-Down Fun! 1974 MG MGB

The MGB was a 2-seat roadster built by British Leyland from 1962 to 1980, replacing the MGA. These were fun cars that were a bit larger than the famous MG Midget. 1974 editions like this one were the last… more»

Taking Reasonable Offers: 1978 MG “B”

So, a 1978 rubber bumpered MGB, finished in brown and available at a “make an offer” price. Hmmm, I thought, at first, that I should title this post “Three strikes and you’re out” but that would be really snarky… more»