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.

Sweet Wrecker: 1957 International Harvester A160

There was a time when local dealerships had their own fleet of roadside assistance vehicles, ready to head out under the cover of darkness or in the… more»

Uncut Fenders? Cheap 1971 Ford Bronco Project

I’ll apologize now for the horrible pictures, but this 1971 Ford Bronco appeared on the less-than-ideal Facebook marketplace, which doesn’t encourage world-class picture taking. However, while it… more»

Cheap Z28! 1980 Chevrolet Camaro

This 1980 Camaro Z28 is far from perfect, but it’s also pretty darn cheap at just $2,800. The seller is firm on the price, but notes that… more»

Slick Top Turbo: Euro-Spec 1980 Porsche 930

One of those hobby cars that can seemingly weather any economic storm is the air-cooled Porsche 930, a fat-fendered turbocharged vixen that quickly earned the nickname “The… more»

57,000 Original Miles: 1968 Chevy Pickup

We try to limit sharing posts with vehicles and sellers asking insane prices, but sometimes, the market is speaking and it’s hard to ignore. I remain amazed… more»

Hangar Find Tail Dragger: 1946 Piper J-3 Cub

If you want to feel better about the costs of restoring your project car or truck, talk to a vintage aircraft owner. This 1946 Piper J-3 Cub… more»

Sox & Martin Tribute: 1975 Plymouth Duster

No, don’t get excited: this isn’t an actual drag car that flew under the Sox & Martin flag in the 60s and 70s. Curiously, it’s called a… more»

Former Fuel Truck: 1969 Ford C700 COE

This 1969 Ford C700 hit a chord with me, as I recently passed up my first-ever tractor trailer cab purchase. More on that later. This example is… more»

Parked and Forgotten: 1976 Toyota Celica GT Liftback

Sitting behind some oil drums and other jobsite equipment is this dusty 1976 Toyota Celica GT liftback, complete with the desirable 5-speed manual transmission. Many of these… more»

Pair of Fairladies: 1969/70 Datsun Roadsters

One of the classic cars I keep waiting to fall into my lap is the classic Datsun 2000 roadster, like this pair listed for sale at $5K… more»

Dusty 427/4-Speed: 1968 Chevrolet Corvette

While we certainly see plenty of Corvette convertibles emerge as barn finds, I can’t remember the last one of this vintage that we saw with a matching… more»

Car Guy Garage Sale: 1992 Dodge Daytona IROC R/T

This very cheap 1992 Dodge Daytona IROC R/T was spotted by Barn Finds reader Brian A., and the ad sounds like a potential good time if you’re local… more»

Rocky Aoki Approved: Custom Porsche 911 Limo

While many consumers like to see their meal prepared in front of them at the hands of a chef who’s slick with a set of knives, I’ve… more»

California Survivor: 1969 Mercedes 280SE

While I dream of the day my Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16 sedan looks as good as this 1969 280SE, I’ll just enjoy sharing photos of what looks like… more»

Garage Art: 1955 Kleinschnittger F125 Microcar

When I first took a gander at this unusual Kleinschnittger F125, I called it a kiddie car; turns out, I was wrong. This is actually considered a microcar,… more»

Hangared Since New: 1948 Ryan Navion “A”

This 1948 Ryan Navion “A” is one of just 1,200 planes built over a three-year span, and it combines a colorful history as both a military aircraft… more»

Original Sheet Metal: 1952 Ford F3

When we begin to see a pattern develop of a certain type of vehicle appearing for sale with some regularity, I always check to see if the… more»

Barn Find in Miniature: Estate Sale Go Kart

One of the upcoming projects I’ll be profiling here on Barn Finds is a vintage go-kart I’ve picked up in the last few months. This is a… more»

Rare Kellison Bonnet: 1962 Austin-Healey Sprite

Austin-Healey Sprites are not the most uncommon car to find nestled in a barn, but the accompanying nose treatment known as a Kellison bonnet gives this example… more»

Uncut First Year Rancher: 1966 Ford Bronco

Not surprisingly, this 1966 Ford Bronco is already enjoying active bidding on eBay despite there being 10 days left in the auction. There’s a few reasons for… more»

Surprise Barn Find: 1960 Jaguar Mark II

While many of us dream of discovering an actual barn find, some folks just stumble upon it accidentally. That’s the case of this 1960 Jaguar MKII sedan,… more»

Not Driven Since ’98: 1980 BMW 320i

As some of you know, I own an E21-series BMW, a gray-market car I found on a farm and shared with this page a few years ago…. more»

Preserved IROC 5-Speed: 1985 Chevy Camaro

The third-generation Camaro remains one of those cars I’d like to own someday, along with an SVO Mustang. If I were to seek out an IROC-Z, it… more»

Chicken Coop Finds: Dells Auto Museum Collection

In Wisconsin are the remains of a great collection, with dozens of classic muscle cars and cruisers awaiting restoration. The founders of the Dells Auto Museum have… more»