About Jamie

I've been a car nut ever since I can remember, loving all cars but having a special affinity for eclectic British ones, starting with an Austin-Healey Sprite when I was 12. I've been lucky enough to collect some and drive the heck out of them, including autocrossing and racing them. There's nothing more fun than poking around an old car that hasn't been disturbed in years and getting it to run and drive again!

1977 Chrysler New Yorker: Talk Of The Town!

After listening to Jack Jones warble on about the 1977 New Yorker being the “Talk of The Town” while I was researching this car, I started looking even closer at this apparent survivor for flaws–and could… more»

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Unfinished Project: Original 1940 Buick

This 1940 Buick two door coupe looks very original. It was purchased by the current owner from a long time¬†previous owner in 2006, and was intended to be a father-son restoration project. Unfortunately, the father was… more»

Pictures Don’t Tell The Story: 1972 Buick GS 455

In the continuing story of sellers that fail to take good pictures of interesting cars, we have this listing on eBay of a 1972 Buick GS 455. The seller calls it a Skylark GS 455, but… more»

Ol’ Rusty Goat: 1965 GTO

Full restoration needed here for this “barn find condition” 1965 Pontiac GTO. It was originally teal, although little to no factory paint remains. Now it’s listed for sale here on eBay, with an opening bid of… more»

All That And A Hoard Of Parts! 1971 AMC Javelin/AMX

We don’t have a lot of great pictures of this car to show you, but to be honest, that’s not the star here. The owner of this Javelin has spent a lot of time and effort… more»

Fly Away Restovivor: 1962 Oldsmobile Starfire

Starfire! Just the name (along with all the visual cues!) reminds us older folks of the Space Age, jet airplanes and the early 1960’s. This 1962 Oldsmobile Starfire is still wearing it’s original paint–the nice thing… more»

Plain As Can Be! 1955 Chevrolet 150

When the 1955 Chevrolets were introduced, they came in three models; the Bel Air at the top, followed by the 210, and then the 150, which was the plain car of the bunch. This plain as… more»

Nearly New! 3,453 Mile 1987 Ford Taurus LX

Back in 1986 when it was first introduced, the “jelly bean” Ford Taurus’s styling was quite controversial. Now, it looks much more normal. This garage find has only 3,453 original miles and has never been driven… more»

Riot Victim: 1967 Dodge Charger

This 1967 Dodge Charger was a victim of rioting in 1974 (I couldn’t find a mention of it, so it must have been pretty small) and received a repaint from white to red as a result…. more»

One Family Owned: 1955 Chevy Cameo Barn Find

The Cameo is one of 5,220 produced in 1955, all of which surprisingly were Bombay Ivory¬†with red. I’ll bet there aren’t many left now, especially one that’s had single family ownership! Now it’s back on the… more»

Not What It Seems: 1973 Chevrolet Vega Barn Find

As the seller quite correctly points out, the “GT” trim has been added to this base level Vega. But that doesn’t make it a bad car! As a Pinto and Vega fan, I struggle with the… more»

Not A Nomad! 1956 Pontiac Safari

Even more rare than a Chevrolet Nomad, there were only 4,042 1956 Pontiac Safaris produced, versus 7,886 1956 Nomads! This fancy two door wagon can be found in Huntington Beach, California and is listed for sale… more»

Of Course It’s In California: 1966 Catalina Convertible

Where else would a beautiful Pontiac Catalina convertible be hiding out but California? And with black paint this shiny, it would be hard to hide any body defects! It’s located in Daly City near San Francisco… more»


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