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.

Barely Driven: 1993 Ford Mustang Cobra

There’s just nine hours left in the auction for this super clean 1993 Ford Mustang Cobra, which is a virtual time capsule example with just 30,000 miles on the clock. Granted, that’s not a car that left the showroom… more»

Black Plate Beater: 1958 Mercedes 190SL

Described as a “very solid restoration car,” this 1958 Mercedes-Benz 190SL is a sharp California black plate survivor that’s been repainted and needs a proper reconditioning. Still, what we can see here presents as a fairly solid car provided… more»

Under the Barn Find: 1967 Porsche 911

While discovering a barn find is exciting, having that barn find be a car you’ve waited your entire life to own is something out of pure fantasy and folklore. It did happen for one enthusiast in West Virginia, who… more»

Mothballed Mach 1: 1973 Ford Mustang

This 1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1 is a solid “barn find”-quality example that has recently emerged from long-term storage. The Mustang was purchased from North Carolina and then entered into some sort of long-term storage arrangement, where it was… more»

Garage Find: 1976 Jeep Wagoneer

This 1976 Jeep Wagoneer is a sharp survivor, with just some light weathering of the cosmetics to tarnish what otherwise looks like a great project. The seller inherited it from his grandfather, who previously left it in garaged storage… more»

Still A Headturner? 1985 Mercedes 300D Pickup

No one will ever claim that Mercedes’ W123 line is anything but useful. Fuel efficient in the case of the diesels; smooth performers with the gas burners; and unbelievably reliable across the entire lineup. One area it may fall… more»

Factory 4-Door: 1980 Chevrolet Corvette

This unusual Corvette sedan was actually a factory-conceived experiment to see if America had a thirst for a sedan version of its favorite sports car. Due to the price tag and apparently common sense kicking in, the project was… more»

455-Powered Estate: 1975 Olds 98 Custom Cruiser

This 1975 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser 98 station wagon is a beautiful example of a family estate, with claimed original paint and interior. The Olds is equipped with the third row “flip up”-style seat and 455 V8 engine. Rust is… more»

Emerald in the Barn: 1976 Porsche 912

This 1976 Porsche 912 is a very pretty car, wearing a rare paint code known as Emerald Green. The 912 is clearly parked tightly into a barn with multiple cars, including what appear to be additional 911s. The seller… more»

Fallen Fastback: 1965 Ford Mustang

This 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback was a desirable specimen at one time, loaded with good parts and built in far more limited quantities than the coupe. However, this example has fallen on hard times and was clearly put out… more»

EXCLUSIVE: Nissan PGD-21 Pickup

Barn Finds reader Sean S. has sent in one of his latest acquisitions from Japan, this time a Nissan PGD-21 pickup with just 23,000 one-owner miles. The truck was used by a plant foreman indoors at the Mizuno Factory in… more»

Rare Mexican Sunroof? 1965 Ford Mustang GT

This 1965 Ford Mustang is unusual for a few reasons, it’s a Mexican-market car and it has an electric sunroof! It’s also a GT model and the seller claims you won’t likely find many others like it because the… more»

Stored 20 Years: 1974 Pontiac GTO

This 1974 Pontiac GTO is one of a very small number of the Ventura-based models that arrived after the GTO’s hey-day as an American muscle car icon. Although not terribly popular compared to the original “Goat,” these were still… more»

27,971 Miles? 1987 Buick Grand National

The 1987 Buick Grand National is an icon among 1980s muscle cars, and good ones always seem to command a strong price. This example is claimed to be a low-mileage survivor that isn’t perfect, but close to it. Mileage… more»

Sweet Graphics: 1979 Ford Free Wheelin’ Bronco

This 1979 Ford Bronco is a well-worn example of the rare Free Wheelin’ edition, which got some cosmetic upgrades and was offered across the Ford truck lineup from 1977-1981. The Bronco is described as a running/driving example equipped with… more»

Brush Find: 1959 Volkswagen Bus

Despite being hidden by the weeds, bidders have pushed this listing for a 1959 Volkswagen Bus project to nearly $30,000. This is an early, double-door panel model that looks to be quite rusty but is also seemingly quite complete… more»