Jeff

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.

Garage Goat: 1965 Pontiac GTO

In real estate, consultants are paid big bucks to “stage” a house so it looks more appealing to curious home buyers. After seeing this initial photo of a 1965 Pontiac GTO project up for grabs, I’m… more»

10 Hours Left! Garage-Sale Find ’63 Beetle

I’ve always held out hope that I’d stumble upon a garage sale wherein a vintage car in the garage would be half-heartedly for sale by the longtime owner. Perhaps they’re downsizing, and the spouse doesn’t want… more»

Small Friends Only: 1978 Dodge Club Cab

Today, you can’t seemingly walk around a corner without bumping into a pickup truck sporting four doors and room for five or more. However, there was a time when such convenience was a rarity, like with… more»

Former Show Car: Olds Achieva Convertible

A few years ago, GM hit the skids and the American taxpayer bailed them out. For right or for wrong, some folks say it was essential to do. GM made some sacrifices of their own, which… more»

Beach Rig: 1965 Chevy 2500 Camper

I got slightly sentimental when I read the description for a 1965 Chevy C/K 2500 pickup, complete with sidestripes that match the attached camper. It was purchased new in my current state of Rhode Island, and… more»

Georgia Overdrive: 1966 Mini Hauler

Got a bear at your back door? No worries if you’re driving an Austin Mini Rig, as you’re likely not exceeding the speed limit anyway. I love CB radio trucker lingo, as evidenced by the title… more»

Buggy with Doors: 1977 Maxi Taxi

We’ve all seen or heard of the Meyers Manx VW-based dune buggy kits that were all the rage in the 60s and 70s, and today command a premium if its heritage can be proven. Lots of… more»

Luxury & Performance: 5-Speed Maserati TC

The Chrysler TC by Maserati never quite had the intended effect on sales and brand image the geniuses at headquarters were likely hoping for. It wasn’t particularly fast, nor did it offer class-leading handling. It wasn’t… more»

Widebody, Big Budget: Mercedes 450SL Koenig

In addition to the cars that were produced and sold in the 1980s, I’m also partial to the era due to the wide range of tuners and aftermarket companies that seemed to spring up daily. In… more»

Jeff’s Project Updates: 1988 Subaru XT6

Not too long ago, I provided a run-down on where my projects stood as it had been a while since I gave an update. Well, the new arrivals from this summer – my first Japanese cars… more»

257 Actual Miles: 1995 Chevy Corvette

It’s not all that unusual to see Corvettes socked away with low mileage, but a number less than 300 on the odometer is pretty significant. This particular car is even more interesting due to the fact… more»

Excessive Aero: Chevy Celebrity Eurosport VR

In the world of performance sedans, the Chevy Celebrity is not often cited as an example of high-horsepower peope movers. And that’s OK – the Celebrity wasn’t intended to be a hot rod, and most of… more»

Dress Up Kit: 1971 Pontiac GT-37

If you thought that the recent spate of GM products wearing fancy badges like Z24 and GTU was anything new, you’d be mistaken. For years, in the interest of moving inventory and making customers feel like… more»

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