About Jeff

After waking up and realizing my paid-for Civic Si left me empty and bored, I’ve been on a bender of daily-driving BMWs that constantly test my love affair with vintage machinery. I’ve tried Miatas and Mustangs but keep coming back to the church of blue-and-white, despite their best efforts to test my devotion. Although I’m still searching for that next great barn find, I’m content to own two projects that were headed straight past storage and into the scrap pile if it weren't for some divine intervention and an understanding wife, two things no gearhead should be without.

3,800 Miles: 1979 BMW 733i 5-Speed

For a few months, I was hot on buying an old-school 7-Series. I even looked at a decent 1986 L7 up in New Hampshire, that I thankfully did not buy. Still, like an unrequited love, I… more»

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345 + A/C: 1979 International Scout

Finding a vintage car hidden away in the California desert sounds like a dream vacation to some of us. Being able to get that vehicle to fire up for the first time in years and drive… more»

The Missus’ Quiet Muscle: Survivor 1967 Camaro

According to the seller of this 1967 Chevy Camaro, this is a one in a million find. I suppose there’s some truth to that, considering the level of equipment and preservation at play. Do you agree?… more»

Don’t Hack it Up: 8,772 Mile Ford Mustang Ghia

Oh, this listing makes me angry. Not because of any issue with the car, as I  actually like these early Ghia-edition Mustangs quite a bit. Utilized to take advantage of Dearborn’s connections to the creator of… more»

Dependable Cleaners: 1963 VW Bus

Just when I think there can’t possibly be another old VW van languishing somewhere with vintage display advertising intact, someone has to go and prove me wrong. It really serves to demonstrate just how popular these German panel… more»

Mother Daughter Workhorse: Rusty 1973 Jeep CJ5

When first glancing at this awesome 1973 Jeep CJ5 project, it’s easy to look past any glaring flaws straight to that vintage business decor still proudly displaying this truck’s working history. However, that same lineage as… more»

NASCAR Lineage: 1978 Dodge Magnum

Headlight covers really need to make a comeback. I don’t mean the glass or plastic lenses that every set of lamps comes with, but rather, the wind-cheating aero design used on cars like this Dodge Magnum…. more»

Special Touring Edition: 1984 Olds Toronado

After featuring a well-preserved Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Touring Edition, I have been spending way too much time pouring over craigslist for nicely-preserved (but cheaper) Touring Edition models across the Olds lineup. Imagine my surprise, then, upon finding… more»

10,000 Mile Theft Recovery: 1986 Olds 442

Few things seem worse as a gearhead than having your pride and joy stolen and stripped. I’ve heard countless stories of automobiles that go missing, never to be seen again and likely headed overseas. Well, sometimes… more»

Ready for Finishing: 1956 Chevy Bel Air

There’s a point in every project where you’re either in or you’re out. Once you start buying enough parts to stock a Pep Boys and leaving engines with machine shops for months at a time, you’re… more»

Bubble in Banana: 1960 Cadillac DeVille

Few cars exist that need little in the way of an introduction like a Cadillac DeVille, a quality that is only enhanced to the max when you paint such a car with a bright yellow exterior…. more»

Another 1-of-1! Survivor 1970 Dodge Charger

A few days ago, we debated the merits of a Ford Maverick sedan with a decoded VIN revealing it was one-of-one in its combination of options and colors. Well, fasten your seatbelts for another ride on… more»

Foreign Affairs: 1990 Mercedes 560 Limo

Blame Hollywood. That’s what I say when faced with a wild imagination and a heavily-tinted Mercedes limo up for grabs. I can’t help but wander off to a place where ex-KGB agents use stretch Benzes to… more»


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