Survivor Cars

Not all barn finds are rusty! Here are the very best unrestored classics:

23K-Mile One Family 1977 Plymouth Volare Wagon

If you’re of a certain age, you can’t help but have the “Volare” song in your head every time we see a Plymouth Volare here on Barn Finds. “Volare, oh oh – Cantare, oh oh oh oh…” This time… more»

Low Mileage Survivor! 1980 AMC Pacer Wagon

Before we launch into a review of AMC’s Pacer, let’s establish a modicum of credibility for a car that doesn’t always get the respect it deserves. First, Brigitte Bardot owned a Pacer, a wagon version complete with faux wood… more»

Holy Grail Car: 2005 Mini Cooper JCW Convertible

UPDATE – The seller has relisted this Mini, but now as an auction. You can take another look here on eBay. When we look at the vintage muscle and classic cars that are most sought-after today, it is often… more»

1978 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme with 9k Genuine Miles!

Every classic car has a backstory, and some are more fascinating than others. The seller provides little information regarding the history of this 1978 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, so we are in the dark about how a car with forty-five… more»

BF Auction: 1967 Dodge Coronet R/T

The 1960s muscle car war was in full swing by 1967, with Chrysler marques producing some of the most potent offerings available. This was graphically demonstrated by cars like this genuine 1967 Dodge Coronet R/T. It features the sector’s… more»

75k Original Miles: 1990 Cadillac Allanté

Releasing an entirely new model is a practice that automotive manufacturers avoid where possible. It is a high-risk venture, and carrying over as many components as possible from other offerings within the product range reduces the risk of sales… more»

Last Year: 1975 International Travelette 200

It’s always a gamble to list anything as the first, biggest, smallest, oldest, etc. That being said, many sources list the International Travelette as the first factory crew cab pickup. Can you think of an earlier example than the… more»

One Owner Survivor: 1971 Datsun 1200 2-Door Sedan

Most small cars from the early 1970s saw active service as commuters or daily drivers until their owners felt they’d reached the end of their serviceable life. Survivors within that category are relatively rare, especially if the car is… more»

California Wagon: 1978 Mercury Marquis 400 V8

“Woodgrain, or not woodgrain, that is the question”, to paraphrase Bill Shakespeare, who I’m just assuming would have been a big fan of full-sized Mercury station wagons. The seller has beautifully presented this 1978 Mercury Marquis Wagon here on… more»

BF Auction: 1987 Chrysler Conquest TSi

It has been said many times that a vehicle is only original once. Yet, many enthusiasts looking to make a vehicle “their own”. The new owner of this 1987 Chrysler Conquest can do just that. While this low mileage… more»

Turbocharged V6! 1978 Buick Regal

First introduced in 1973, the Regal would be Buick’s premium mid-size automobile. Like the rest of GM’s intermediates, it was downsized in 1978 to more manageable outside proportions with passenger space remaining about the same. This 1978 edition has… more»

BF Auction: 1958 Lincoln Continental Mark III

Life in the fast lane isn’t always what an enthusiast seeks when searching for a classic car to park in their garage. Isolating themselves in a vehicle offering a luxurious motoring experience can prove irresistible, which is the opportunity… more»

Clean Survivor: 1979 Mercedes-Benz 300D

Let’s say you decide your life can’t go on without a mint 1979 Mercedes-Benz 300D. Well, here’s your car, on eBay in Troy, Michigan. It’s as nice an example as you’re going to find of this diesel-powered juggernaut, a… more»

One Family Owned: 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442

This 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 is not a genuine barn find but a classic worthy of close inspection. It is an original and unmolested survivor. That is not particularly rare, but it features some desirable options and has been… more»

Are Prices Crashing? 1939 Lincoln Victoria by Brunn

While the crushing forces of inflation are steadily robbing our pockets of buying power, some segments of the classic car market are experiencing the opposite force of deflation.  Like a black hole, the value of vehicles in these segments… more»

24k Mile Original Survivor! 1950 Packard Eight Sedan

The decade of the Fabulous ’50’s didn’t start out well for the Packard Motor Car Company (and wouldn’t end well, either). By 1950, Packard was losing ground in the luxury car field to rival Cadillac in sales as well… more»