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.

Super Clean Sunrader: 1986 Toyota Motorhome

Oftentimes, when you look at a mini camper, you go into it knowing you’re going to make some concessions for having a vehicle that is easier to maneuver and far more fuel-efficient than a full-size motorhome. You’re not going… more»

Caesar’s Chariot: 1976 Ford Econoline Boogie Van

Isn’t it incredible that despite the numerous intricate details that go into creating a truly a van like this that so many of them survive looking like they just rolled out of a 1970s drive-in movie theater parking lot?… more»

Restomod Royalty: 1976 Chevrolet Laguna S3

There are some cars you just want to see modified. I realize this is a subjective opinion, but the Chevrolet Laguna S3 is one of those vehicles for me. I feel its styling and proportions just make an incredibly… more»

1-of-1 High Boy: 1975 Ford F-250

The old-school Ford four-wheel-drive pickups continue to command a following whenever they are listed, usually selling for respectable money regardless of condition. At the moment, however, this 1975 Ford F-250 “High Boy” is selling in a no-reserve auction for… more»

Kit Car Pair: Bradley GT Duo

When it comes to kit cars like the Bradley GT, we’re accustomed to seeing them show up in fairly rough shape. At the very least, even if they are by and large complete, they rarely have the cosmetics to… more»

Step Side Barn Find: 1977 Chevrolet K10 4×4

Step side and a short bed? Few words have more meaning for a fan of pickups from the 1970s and 1980s. The fan base that loves vintage K10s will be all over this one (or should be, at least)… more»

Cheap Kit Car: Integrity Coach Works Cobra Replica

Just the other day, a Shelby Cobra replica drove past my driveway, looking low and mean and sounding laughably loud at five miles per hour as these things do. I couldn’t help but think about what a screaming bargain… more»

Pre-Auction Sale: Classic Car Collection in Pennsylvania

Over the last few years, we have been flagging a series of craigslist ads from the Bangor, Pennsylvania area with what looks like an entire warehouse full of vintage American cars and trucks. The seller would disperse a few… more»

High Mileage Survivor: 1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 2

The 964-chassis Porsche 911 for years was one of the more attainable modern air-cooled models you could buy. While it wasn’t the modern classic like the 993-era model is, it was still a touch more modern than the 1980s… more»

Under the Barn Find: 1970 Citroen DS21

Over the last few months, there have been a number of Citroens posted for sale on Facebook Marketplace in upstate New York. It’s clear that there was an individual who adored these funky French cars but didn’t have the… more»

Ran When Parked: 1968 Porsche 912

This 1968 Porsche 912 looks way better than most garage finds do, especially for a car that was dragged out as a non-runner. The air-cooled coupe was supposedly parked for a few upgrades and repairs that never happened, and… more»

Past Saving: Three Alfa Romeo Giulia Spiders

Well, we all try valiantly to defend even the saddest hulks of classic and vintage cars in hopes they can be saved, but sometimes, even the most dedicated among us have to wave the white flag. I have certainly… more»

Mark I Project: 1960 Austin Healey 3000

This 1960 Austin Healey 3000 has been in a project state for decades now, and the way you see it here is much the way it looked 30 years ago. The seller reports that most of the needed parts… more»

14K Original Miles: 1985 Buick Grand National

This 1985 Buick Grand National is a low-mileage specimen with just 14,000 miles on the clock. The seller reportedly purchased it out of the Wisconsin estate of the original owner when it had 12,900 miles on the clock. He… more»

1 of 38 F36: 1981 Ford F-350

We all know that some sellers really like to get into the weeds of what sets their vehicles apart. I can go either way on this, as rarity certainly plays a big role in how desirable a given vehicle… more»

Widebody Targa: 1977 Porsche 911

This 1977 Porsche 911 just oozes period cool, featuring an aftermarket widebody conversion and a sweet Recaro interior. It’s rare that you find old air-cooled models like this anymore that haven’t been restored back to perfection. I personally love… more»