Barn Finds have been a trademark of the Forza Horizon franchise ever since the first game launched in 2012.
The term “Barn Find” was coined because of how some of the rarest and most desirable cars can often be found sitting for years inside of a literal barn or barn-like storage. You have probably heard of a few stories from friends of friends where they were able to find a low-mileage, all-original classic car just waiting to be restored to its former glory.
The same is true in Forza Horizon 5. Scattered across the map are abandoned cars that have been kept inside a barn-like storage room for quite a while. These Barn Find cars can be acquired for free. All you have to do is unlock them and find them.
Barn Finds are a staple in any Forza Horizon series, and we bet it’s here to stay. Barn Finds fit very well with the open-world narrative that Forza Horizon tries to express. Open-world gameplay encourages exploration, and with exploration comes discovery. Finding sweet little nugget rides scattered throughout the map in Forza Horizon 5 keeps the game interesting for new and old players alike.
Barn Finds can vary from one Forza Horizon game to another. The cars featured in Barn Finds are often culturally significant to the location of the Horizon Festival. For example, back in Forza Horizon 4, some of the barn Finds were classic British cars that fit nicely with Forza Horizon 4’s setting: The UK.
This time around, Forza Horizon 5 takes us to Mexico. Following the Barn Find trend of the previous game, we can expect to see a few cars which have cultural significance to Mexico.
Barn Finds are free and will only take time to unlock and restore to their former glory.
The 14 Barn Find Cars in Forza Horizon 5
A total of fourteen Barn Find locations are scattered across Forza Horizon 5. The cars you can acquire from the Barn Finds range from legendary rally cars, classic muscle cars, and record settings supercars. These Barn Finds are unique only to Forza Horizon 5 and cannot be bought from the Showroom.
Here are all of the Barn Find cars in order:
- 1968 Renault 4L Export
- 1973 BMW 2002 Turbo
- 1968 Ford Mustang GT 2+2 Fastback
- 1962 Ferarri 250 GTO
- 1967 Ford Racing Escort MK1
- 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS
- 1956 Ford F-100
- 1953 Chevrolet Corvette
- 1993 Toyota T-100 #1 Baja Truck
- 1968 Dodge Dart Hemi Super Stock
- 1991 Jaguar XJR-15
- 1970 GMC Jimmy
- 1999 Dodge Viper GTS ACR
- 1989 Ferarri F40 Competizione
How to Unlock Forza Horizon 5 Barn Finds
Some of the Barn Finds on the list above can only be unlocked through certain in-game accolades or by progressing in the game. Thankfully, most of the Barn Finds on this list can be unlocked at random.
1968 Renault 4L Export
The Baja Expedition event has to be completed in order to unlock this Barn Find. The La Cabana house is also a requirement to be able to find the Barn House where the 1968 Renault 4L Export resides.
1973 BMW 2002 Turbo
The BMW 2002 Turbo unlocks on random. Keep playing the game and the game will randomly notify you of a location where a barn might be housing this classic DTM car.
1968 Ford Mustang GT 2+2 Fastback
The classic muscle car unlocks on random as you progress in-game.
1962 Ferarri 250 GTO
One of the most iconic Ferarri’s ever made can be unlocked by progressing in-game.
1967 Ford Racing Escort MK1
An accolade from the Baja Expedition titled “collect a sample from the hot spring lake” will have to be completed to unlock the rumor for this Barn Find.
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS
The classic 2.7-liter 911 Carrera can be unlocked randomly by progressing in-game.
1956 Ford F-100
The classic Ford truck can be unlocked through normal gameplay.
1953 Chevrolet Corvette
This 50s muscle car can be unlocked at random by just progressing in-game.
Toyota T100 #1 Baja Truck
All you have to do to unlock this Baja Monster is progress further in-game. The car will be unlocked at random.
1968 Dodge Dart Hemi Super Stock
This torque monster will be unlocked at random. Simply progress further in-game to unlock this Barn Find.
1991 Jaguar XJR-15
An Optional Accolade called “Discover the Lost Barn Find Notes” from the Wilds Expedition event has to be completed to unlock this Barn Find.
1970 GMC Jimmy
The Optional Accolade “Reach the Top Of The Central Ruin” has to be completed to unlock this Barn Find. The Optional Accolade can be found during the Apex Expedition event.
1999 Dodge Viper GTS ACR
The limited-edition Dodge Viper can be unlocked through further in-game progress.
1989 Ferarri F40 Competizione
One of the most iconic sports cars of all time. Can be unlocked through normal gameplay.
Barn Find Map Location Outline
Here are the approximate locations of the Barn Find houses scattered across the map. Most of these locations are off-road, so we suggest that you take a vehicle with tall suspensions such as SUVs or rally cars. Taking AWD vehicles on your Barn Find search can help you find the locations much easier.
We would also like to add that, for some of these cars, knowing the exact locations of these Barn Finds will not allow you to take them home right away.
As we have mentioned on the unlocking details on some of the cars on this list, you will need to complete specific Optional Accolades to unlock some of the Barn Find cars. We have tried to access these locations ourselves, but without the proper Optional Accolades unlocked, we simply could not open the Barn and acquire the vehicle inside.
Barns aren’t just for livestock
Barn Finds are the cheapest way to unlock and acquire rare cars in Forza Horizon 5. Playground Games have continually added Barn Find cars that are relevant to the story at hand in every Forza Horizon franchise since its release.
Forza Horizon 5, for example, features some Barn Find cars that have made a name for themselves in Mexico. Featuring cars tied to the car culture of the Horizon’s location is a very nice touch.
That’s about it! Go ahead and explore the entire map to find your very own Barn Finds in the Horizon!