Ten Of The Most Epic & Legendary Barn Finds!

Abarn find is a classic car or motorcycle that has been discovered, often in derelict condition. The term comes from their tendency to be found in places such as barns and outbuildings where they have been stored for many years.

The term usually applies to vehicles that are rare and valuable, and which are consequently of great interest to car collectors and enthusiasts despite their poor condition.


When it comes to the greatest Americansports racing car the Shelby Daytona Coupe has long been a contender for the title. It is a true legend and rarity at that, with only six being made and produced!

For a long time many people thought only five were in existence until one British woman came forward with the legend itself. It was locked in her storage shed for several years and little did she know she had one of rarest vehicles in automotive history valued for over 4 Million dollars!

1937-bugatti-type-57s-atalanteThe Bugatti Type 57s Atalante is a true classic in the history of Bugatti. When one man game across a garage with the legend inside he knew he had come upon one incredible find.

The car was not only in pretty great condition, but it sold without being restored for 4.4 Million dollars! WOAH!


Amazingly the legendary Ferrari 250 GTO sat in the field in Ohio for a little over a decade rotting away and being used as a play toy for adventurous country kids.

Eventually the owner gave up hope of ever restoring it and sold it. After a run around of several different owners it finally got restored and brought back to life!


The Lamborghini has always been a car for the men and women with a hefty bank account.

The legendary V12 Lambo is among the most expensive and not so long ago one incredible Lamborghini  Miura dubbed the Onassis Miura was found Under Athens Hilton after the rich Aristotle Onassis had seemingly left it and forgotten about it!

Talk about an incredible find!


Manny Del Arroz is one lucky man who came upon a legendary 1950 Ferrari 166MM Barchetta left in an Arizona backyard.

He was able to get 1 millon from this lucky find and restored it to absolute perfection, but the picture above is the original find.

0citroen2cv1-004The Citroen 2Cv was not the finest car to ever be put into production, but it does have it’s special place in post WWII production vehicles. The original prototypes were  actually so important to the French auto industry, that they had to hide them from the invading Nazis just before the war!

Amazingly half a century later they were found and amazed automotive enthusiasts around the world!


As car enthusiasts most of us probably browse around Craigslist or Ebay looking at old cars to possibly restore. That was what one man was doing one day and he ended up hitting the jackpot!

He was simply looking for a scale model of the BMW M1 and  ended up getting genuine Mach M1 that raced at Le Mans! Talk about lucky! BMW ended up teaming up with the kid on an incredible rebuild of the classic!

Feb. 7, 1978: A buried Ferrari stolen in 1974, is dug up from a backyard on W. 119th Street, still in good condition. This photo was published in the Feb. 8, 1978 Los Angeles Times.We are not sure why the Dino was buried  beneath the ground, but it certainly has to be one of the most epic finds in automotive history! The car has a whole interesting history as to how it got to where it was and where it is today.

There is an incredible mini documentary all about it by Mike Spinelli if you really want to delve into the interesting Dino find!

18grf2lmza3orjpgThe 80’s was not the most popular decade in automotive history, but it certainly has it’s fair share of gems and the BMW E30 M3 Sport Evo,  Ford Rs200 and Mercedes 190E Cosworth Evolution II are certainly among them.

Luckily for one British man he was able to come up on these classic while peeking around an old British barn! Talk about come up!


Incredibly just a few years ago Rudi Caracciola’s 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K, was found sitting in a junkyard in South Central LA. A man by the name of Michael Mratz was the lucky man who found it and although the Mercedes was among the most valuable cars he found it was certainly not the only one!

This LA Junkyard was a restoration enthusiasts dream!

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