Get down and dirty with these beauties from the barn

Have you no plans for the foreseeable future? Do you have a bottomless pit of money? Are you one of those people who simply has to finish what they started? We might have just the thing for you: 10 classic cars fresh from the barn to the Classic Driver Market…

How is it that the romance and fantasy of a barn-find restoration always prevails over the impracticality and expense? We suspect that’s something only fellow ‘fever’ sufferers like us will truly understand. These 10 long-unloved cars from the Classic Driver Market are in need of varying amounts of TLC, but with some good old-fashioned perseverance (and a healthy injection of cash), they could all be restored to their former glory – or to preservation class entries, if you’d prefer.

Fresh from the barn

Among the cars we’ve included are a matching-numbers 1965 Maserati Mistral with one of the most beguiling interiors we’ve ever seen, a one-owner 1960 Lancia Flaminia Zagato Sport that, if the straw-encrusted grille is anything to go by, might actually have been discovered in a barn, and a 1958 Fiat Abarth 750 GT ‘Double Bubble’ with a tantalising 34,000-40,000-euros auction estimate. So, are you brave enough?

10 restoration-ready classics from the Classic Driver Market