Friday, April 26, 2013

Blown Bugeye: 1959 Austin Sprite

Solid Bugeye projects are very tempting. The cars are as cute and basic as can be, but the final results can be underwhelming in the performance department. That deficit has seemingly been mitigated with the addition of a period supercharger for this Lil' Bug.

1959 Austin Bugeye Sprite Project $6000

The Judson Supercharger is such a great vintage speed-shop part for these cars...and much more preferable to a modern powerplant swap.

The owner claims over $12500 in receipts so far in the restoration of this Austin, including $1500 for the rebuilt vintage supercharger. This one won't last. And in this state, the buyer has the advantage- as it seems much of your initial effort will be moving the collection from its current situation. Contact The Barnfinder if interested!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Oh What Fun!: 1960 Morris Minor Drag Car

Remember what we said a few posts ago about finding ads that are misspelled? Fans of this British marque would have been hard pressed to find this car unless they searched "Miner" (i.e. def: one who extracts elements from the ground)- and probably horrified when they did find it.

1960 Morris Minor Drag Car $6000

This car appeals to a unique sub culture in America: the Street Racer. Or more specifically, the Vintage Street Race, or Hot Rod scene. Nowadays, its more about the aesthetic than actual speed...but neither could be denied with this set up.

If this were ours, we'd keep that wonderfully odd shade of green (British Drag Racing Green, I suppose?) and add period looking, hand painted livery- Speed Shop sponsorship, perhaps a catchy name for the car. Kitsch it up a bit.

The empty engine cradle begs for an interesting selection. Maserati 4 cam? Small block Chevy with Hillborn Injection? Small block Ford Stroker? It's fun to think about. The beefed up rear end and chassis leave the options wide open.

We'd finish the interior with a diamond quilt fabric and lightweight racing buckets. The finished product would be like a thinking-man's version of a '38 Willys Drag car. Lots of room to negotiate for an old roller that needs finishing. Contact The Barnfinder if you are interested!

 हम एक हीरे की रजाई कपड़े और हल्के रेसिंग बाल्टी के साथ आंतरिक खत्म होगी. तैयार उत्पाद के एक '38 विलीज खींचें कार की एक सोच आदमी के संस्करण की तरह होगा. परिष्करण की जरूरत है कि एक पुराने रोलर के लिए बातचीत करने के लिए कमरे के बहुत सारे. आप रुचि रखते हैं Barnfinder संपर्क करें!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Too Good To Pass: 1960 Jaguar

Lest you think we have gone whole hog on Coventry cars, we post this latest offering which just seems too good to pass up..
 1960 Jaguar Mk. II  $6500

Located in Central Ohio, this Olde English white lovely comes with a rather nice looking red interior and the standard steel disc wheels. This is one of the best colors for these cars. The car needs straightforward engine work but cosmetically we would drive as-is.

Is there a lovelier grille and front end design in all of the automotive world? With the venerable 3.8 straight six these cars are competent performers and make a wonderful exhaust note. Strangely the market has yet to wake up to these sporting saloons. Perhaps with E-types and XK120s hovering around the $100k range, these too will be dragged upwards and have their day in the sun. Email The Barnfinder for more details!
मोटर वाहन दुनिया के सभी में एक प्यारी जंगला और सामने अंत डिजाइन है? आदरणीय 3.8 सीधे छह के साथ इन कारों सक्षम प्रदर्शन कर रहे हैं और एक अद्भुत निकास नोट करें. हैरत की बात बाजार इन खेल सैलून को जागृत करने के लिए अभी तक है. प्रकार और $ 100k सीमा के आसपास मँडरा XK120s साथ शायद, ये भी ऊपर की तरफ खींच लिया और सूरज में अपने दिन की जाएगी.