These Are the 5 Craziest Classic Car Barn Finds on the Internet – MotorBiscuit

August 28, 2022 by No Comments

“Some things that should not have been forgotten were lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien. 

There isn’t much cooler for a car nerd than finding a rare old car abandoned in an old barn. We love barn finds. We LOVE them. It’s like finding buried treasure. We have taken our love for this rusty treasure to compile five of the most exciting classic car barn finds from all over the internet. If you love vintage cars, classic trucks, impossibly rare hypercar concepts, or just the excitement of discovery, this list might get you going. 

The pair of Plum Crazy Purple muscle cars

Muscle cars are among the most coveted barn find treasures. Muscle cars aren’t only extremely cool, but the amount of cool and unique options makes their potential value extraordinary. 

Value aside, some lucky soul discovered a pair of Plum Crazy Purple cars: one a 1971 Dodge Demon and the other a 1971 Plymouth Duster. The Duster’s original engine didn’t survive with the car hurting its value slightly, but the Demon is a rare factory car through and through. 

Just imagine seeing a PAIR of Purple MOPAR cars sitting silently, untouched for years. 

The Ascari FGT prototype is barn-find royalty 

Ascari Prototype barn find | RM Sotheby’s

While the barn finds that get reported are often rare and valuable cars, they usually weren’t that valuable when they got stashed away. However, this Ascari FGT prototype barn find doesn’t fit that mold. 

Ascari took advantage of Lee Noble’s incredible mind for sports car building and hired him to design the Ascari FGT prototype. Just imagine; this Ascari FGT debuted and was featured at the 1995 British International Auto Show, and within 15 years, this hypercar was lost in the shuffle when the company closed and got stashed in a barn. 

The $300 Lotus Esprit

Lotus Esprit barn find | ATS Racing

First seen on The Drive, this Lotus is one for the story books. Part of why we car nerds love stories of barn finds is because they keep the dream of one day being able to own one of our dream cars alive. 

The Lotus Esprit isn’t quite the same as finding a Porsche 550 Spider in the shipping container, but it is still an expensive and rare car. One lucky fellow found one in a field in Texas and managed to buy it for $300. Considering that with the right restoration work, this car could be worth north of $50,000, this is a significant deal. 

The $100,000,000 Bugatti and the disappearing man

Bugatti Aerolithe | Bugatti

Late last year, someone posted photos of some old car parts and some bodywork on Reddit. The nerds freaked out, and for good reason. The Reddit user posted a photo of what appeared to be the remains of an impossibly rare and a long hunted-for one of four Bugatti built in the 1930s. The four cars in question are the Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic. However, this one is the only one left undiscovered, even after decades of international hunting. The photos seemed to show the legendary Bugatti “La Voiture Noire.” 

The photos caused a storm of replies and heated debate. After plenty of digging, the more likely likelihood is that the car was actually a Type 57 prototype. An anonymous source told the Drive that the barn find was in Connecticut. But how did it get …….



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