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.

40 Years Owned: 1973 Ferrari 246 GT Dino

This 1973 Ferrari 246 GT Dino has just recently emerged from long-term one-owner care, with the listing claiming that it spend 40 years with a solitary caretaker. The 246 GT is the fixed roof model that came with more… more»

14,380 Miles! 1985 Cadillac Seville

This beautiful 1985 Cadillac Seville is a low mileage, a time-warp specimen with just over 14,000 miles from new. The bustle-back styling is just as riveting today as it was all those years ago, and while we’ve seen plenty… more»

Shorty Camel Van: 1979 Chevrolet G-10

Short wheelbase Chevy vans continue to find new homes on major selling sites with relative ease, as the looks and the period-cool style is hard to resist. The vans themselves may be nothing particularly special, but given how most… more»

4,700 Original Miles: 1975 Datsun 280Z

Many longtime car dealerships have a stash of collector cars hidden away, typically collected as part of normal trade-in operations or simply due to connections through the company dealership owners tend to keep. This 1975 Datsun 280Z has just… more»

Black Plate: 1962 International Scout 80 Pickup

This 1962 International Scout 80 pickup is a non-running example that the seller has owned for seven years ago with big plans for that never materialized. The old-school company name on the doors and the relatively stock, rust-free appearance… more»

One-Owner 58k Mile 1977 Chevrolet Corvette L82

The C3 Corvette gets relatively little respect among collectors of Chevrolet’s marquee sports car, but it’s an impressive value if you’re seeking a hobby car typically in great shape for reasonable money. This 1977 example is equipped with the… more»

No Reserve Ranger: 1974 Ford Bronco

Bidding is knocking up against $30,000 for this extremely well preserved 1974 Ford Bronco with the sought-after Ranger package. The truck is highly original with the sort of patina that can’t be faked, and just a few sensible updates… more»

Worth Fixing? 1973 Pontiac Trans Am 455

This 1973 Pontiac Trans Am is a matching numbers example that has unfortunately been sitting for several years, parked in 1978 under the trees and left to rot. It’s a shame, too, as the car retains many original parts,… more»

Supercharged Test Mule: 2001 Roush Mustang RP6

This 2001 Ford Mustang RP6 is a rare prototype of a limited edition model known as the 380R, a supercharged GT offered by one of the more recognized Mustang builders and tuners. The example shown here is believed to… more»

Australian Hot Rod: Battered 1967 Toyota 2000GT

It’s well known by now that the Toyota 2000GT is one of the foremost collector cars on the marketplace, and has been for years. Built-in exceedingly limited numbers in collaboration with Yamaha, it was a watershed moment when Toyota… more»

Factory Lightweight: 1979 Mercedes 450SLC 5.0

This listing for a 1979 Mercedes 450SLC 5.0 almost snuck right past me, as I wasn’t aware of this limited-production factory light weight coupe built to meet homologation requirements in the late 70s. That’s when Mercedes embarked on a… more»

Low Mile Cream Puff: 1993 Ford F-150

Given how many low-mileage pickups show up around these parts, it makes you wonder what modern-day pickup will become a collectible in 20 years when its found in a garage with under 100,000 on the clock. This 1993 Ford… more»

Barn Find Bus: 1972 Volkswagen Van

This 1972 Volkswagen “Bay Window” Bus is described as a barn find that’s just begging to be restored, and from what we can see in the pictures, that doesn’t seem far off. The bay windows are typically less desirable… more»

4,600 Mile Survivor: 1991 Ford Mustang LX

When it comes to Fox body Mustangs, bone-stock LX models with the 5.0L V8 and manual gearbox are among some of the more desirable specimens ever made. Yes, I know, there are Cobras to collect and GTs to salivate… more»

10k Original Miles: 1989 Lincoln Town Car

This 1989 Lincoln Town Car shows a tick over 10,000 original miles and is every bit the creampuff you’d expect as a result. Despite being the pinnacle of American luxury automobiles when new, the Town Car of this era… more»

Patina Ragtop: 1959 Volkswagen Beetle

Heavily patina’d air-cooled Volkswagens are not exactly a new concept, but few of them often feature as much attention and money spent on the oily bits at their owners spend on the cosmetics. Thankfully, this 1959 model breaks with… more»