My Car Quest

May 27, 2022

Are We Running Out Of Barn Finds?

by Mike Gulett - There is a limited supply of barn find collector cars - there were only so many cars ever made, a small subset of those cars are classic collector cars, a very small subset of those are in a position to be a real barn find and … [Read more...]

A Barn Find Discussion and Cartoon

by Mike Gulett - This Ferrari 275 GTB was at the Gooding auction in Monterey in August 2011. The estimate was $900,000 - $1,300,000 and the car sold for $1,540,000! Gooding's description: Desirable Alloy-Bodied 275 … [Read more...]

A Holy Grail of Porsche Specials: Found, Yes, in a Barn

by Wallace Wyss - When you start tracing the history of Porsche’s mid-engined cars, you come across, of course, the 550 and the RSK. And the very first Porsche ever made was mid-engined, though they decided to go rear engine for production. So … [Read more...]

Confessions of a Former Barn Finder

by Wallace Wyss - I know there's still the AutoTrader but my short lived career as a barn finder was built on the original newspaper-style Auto Trader that you could get at any liquor store. My method was to not look like a slickster from The … [Read more...]

Barn Find: Yes It Is A Real Ford GT40

No kidding, except it was found in a garage... by Wallace Wyss - When I was in the Shelby club, back in the ‘70s, which met at Galpin Ford in the San Fernando Valley, one of the club members was a fireman who had come across the car when the … [Read more...]

Ten Restoration Pitfalls

Text by Mat Fidge, photos by Mike Gulett - The joys of classic car restoration projects can only be matched by the frustrations they can bring – the rewards of working a car back to its former glory counterbalanced by the potential escalating … [Read more...]