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.

Rot-Free Frame: Barn Find 1965 Corvette

This recently discovered 1965 Corvette convertible is said to need everything, but it fortunately has a rot-free frame that will justify the expense of putting it right. The seller notes the motor and transmission are present… more»

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Rare in Yellow: 1986 Corvette Indy Pace Car

I blame Matchbox for making me not appreciate the years when a yellow Corvette Indy 500 Pace Car was an easy car to find. As a kid, this was one of numerous toy cars in my… more»

Near Mint: 1978 Plymouth Sapporo

To this day, the Plymouth Sapporo and Dodge Colt Challengers remain two of the more interesting outcomes of the Chrysler / Mitsubishi partnership that materialized in the 1970s. Essentially a Mitsubishi Galant Lambda in drag, this… more»

One of One: Cadillac Fleetwood Show Car

While a late-80s Cadillac Fleetwood D’Elegance wouldn’t do much for your pulse on a normal day, today is not normal. This particular example – a survivor of a 1987 model – is purportedly a one-off show… more»

Make An Offer! “Ferrari” Daytona Spyder

Just so you all know, we weren’t going to tell you about this epic discovery. But, being the generous souls that we are, we’ll let you in on this secret Ferrari Daytona Spyder that’s been locked… more»

One of 350: 1982 Alfa Romeo Balocco GTV6

Special editions are nothing new, but as a car gets older, does that cosmetic or other styling-related “upgrade” that sets a limited edition model apart star to matter more? That’s my question about the 1-of-350 Alfa… more»

19,000 Original Miles: 1988 Cavalier Z24

Although economy cars of yesterday fail to hold a candle to what your bottom-dollar vehicles can do today, there are still examples of entry level models that were decent performers once gussied up by the factory…. more»

(Mini) Truck Stop: Dodge Rampage Collection

When you’re a hoarder of Dodge Rampages, you’re allowed to be a man of few words. OK, I just made that up – but it sure seems like that’s one of the perks based on this… more»

Supercar Suspension: 1993 40th Anniversary Corvette

Finding a special edition Corvette isn’t a difficult feat. Blame the production numbers: cars like this 1993 40th Anniversary Edition ‘Vette have 6,749 twins running around – not exactly plentiful, but not scarce by collector standards…. more»

Of Course It’s a 5-Speed: 1987 Maserati Biturbo

The first thing your eyes may be drawn to when checking out this 1987 Maserati Biturbo sedan is the strip of LEDs underneath the headlights, no doubt added to emulate what modern luxury cars utilize for… more»

Saved from Scrap, Part II: 1987 Nissan Pulsar Sportbak

There was a time when car designers dreamed big and manufacturers allowed those dreams to live on in real-life vehicles. Nowadays, a tantalizing concept is unveiled and the production model looks like a warmed-over (and that’s… more»

Vega Derivative: 1977 Pontiac Sunbird

This 1977 Pontiac Sunbird stands out solely because there can’t be too many of these platform twins left on the road. Sharing much of what resides beneath the sheetmetal with the Chevy Vega of the day,… more»

Saved from Scrapper: 1987 Shelby Lancer

Over the years, there have been any number of tales about enthusiasts rescuing rare cars from the merciless hands of the local scrap yard. How many of them are true is anybody’s guess, but it sure… more»