Jeff Lavery

About Jeff Lavery

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.

Storage Unit Find: 1982 Ford Mustang GLX

Update 3/27/20 – Another big price cut! This Mustang is now listed here on eBay for $6,500 or best offer. Are we getting closer? Update 2/19/20 – The seller has cut their asking price by two grand! Is that… more»

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Army Truck: 1972 Chevrolet C10

This 1972 Chevrolet C10 pickup is a former Army-owned service vehicle that comes with the desirable short wheelbase and stepside bed, along with its original 350 engine. The body presents a heavy dose of patina that some potential buyers… more»

Mechanically Refreshed: 1986 Porsche 911

This 1986 Porsche 911 is going cheaply at the moment, but there are four days left for bidders to clear the reserve price. While there’s little doubt the price will clear the reserve with ease, it’s still surprising to… more»

Clean Driver: 1989 Ford Mustang LX

The seller of this 1989 Ford Mustang LX claims he bought it from the longtime original owner in 2019, who maintained it to a high degree and kept it in nearly stock condition. The exhaust has been modified with… more»

Hideaway Lights: 1972 Dodge Charger

This 1972 Dodge Charger may potentially have a terminally locked-up engine, but its nearly rust-free body should more than make up for the challenges of rebuilding the 318 that’s under the hood. Throw in the desirable hideaway headlamps and… more»

Turbo Project: 1987 Buick Regal T-Type

This 1987 Buick Regal Turbo T follows closely on the heels of a recent post for a survivor-grade example we featured. The Turbo T is effectively a Grand National without the attitude despite having just as much performance on-board,… more»

Worth Fixing? 1966 Ford Bronco For $1,900

I, as much as the next guy, like to see vehicles rescued. I also think the finder of elusive projects should get to command a fair price for their efforts to drag long-forgotten hulks out of their resting place…. more»

Mild Mods: 1988 Ford Mustang LX

This 1988 Ford Mustang LX is a largely stock driver with the preferred 5.0L V8 under the hood. The LX cars were far more subdued than their GT brethren, and could be confused for a six-cylinder model if you… more»

Wrecked Rolls: 1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud

If I had the time, I’d love to track the sales from this seller of wrecked European luxury and exotic cars. Do they all go on to get restored? Or are they just used as parts cars, a justifiable… more»

No Reserve Driver: 1966 Ford Mustang

This 1966 Ford Mustang project is listed at no reserve and benefits from lots of recent work, including replacement floors and a rebuilt engine. The seller has been using it as a daily driver, noting he was driving it… more»

Triple Mustang Stash: S-Code, T-Code, And ’64 1/2!

Bidding is nearing $30,000 for a package deal featuring three desirable Mustang projects, but the reserve remains unmet. Usually, these multi-car offerings fail to entice bidders into action because of the additional logistical hurdles involved in transporting multiple vehicles,… more»

Cheap Super Sedan: 1979 Mercedes 450SEL 6.9

Few numbers have had as much of an impact on the world of executive transport as 6.9. This, of course, refers to the Mercedes factory hot-rod that could haul your friends, family, or no one and absolutely shame almost… more»

A-Code Fastback: 1967 Ford Mustang

I’m almost positive I saw photos of this exact car being unearthed on Facebook recently, as the wheels, those mudflaps, and the fastback body are all super specific clues that line up with an example that had long been… more»

Arizona Barn Find: 1977 International Scout II

This 1977 International Harvester Scout is described as an Arizona survivor with under 70,000 original miles and just one repaint in its original color. Rust is said to be limited to service-level only, and one dent in the hardtop… more»

Supercharged 4-Speed: 1963 Studebaker Avanti R2

Another day, another supercharged Studebaker Avanti. It does seem like we are seeing Avantis pop up almost daily, an impressive trend for a car that remains quite obscure by collector car standards. The first generation Studebaker-built Avantis are the… more»

No Reserve Hilux: 1980 Toyota SR5 Pickup

This 1980 Toyota Hilux pickup is a desirable short-box survivor with a refreshed interior, strong-running 20R paired to a manual transmission, and original paint, all offered with no reserve. The body has some age-related patina that has been permanently… more»