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.

Final Production Month: 1986 Jeep CJ-7 Renegade

This 1986 Jeep CJ-7 Renegade is a super clean survivor that spent much of its life being towed behind an RV. The seller notes it remains in clean condition throughout with a beautiful “Honey Denim” interior and a hardtop… more»

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Mini Camper: 1981 Ford Roll-A-Long Conversion

Roll-A-Long the company has frequently used Ford trucks as the foundation for its compact R/V conversions. Though the Ranger was the more popular model to use for the transformation, the F150 seen here also looks like it was always… more»

Collector’s Edition: 1996 Buick Roadmaster

It’s rare that any collector or survivor vehicles pop up on my local craigslist due to being in the snowbelt, but here we have a nicely preserved 1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon that is listed on the Providence, Rhode… more»

Military Flathead: 1942 Harley-Davidson WLA

This 1942 Harley-Davidson WLA is a hard-to-find military-issue example, one of the flatheads built in support of the U.S.’ efforts in World War II. The WLA is the American model while the WLC went to Canada, and Harley actually… more»

Just Donated: 1975 Winnebago Indian

This 1975 Winnebago Indian was recently donated to a national charity, and the acquired by a seller on eBay that specializes in selling donation vehicles at no reserve. Old RVs and campers are a common sight on the no… more»

Survivor Hardbody: 1987 Nissan Pathfinder

This 1987 Nissan Pathfinder may in fact be one of the nicest ones left, especially considering how few of these first-generation 4x4s remain on the road anywhere except for the sun-drenched West Coast. This one has just over 60,000… more»

Needs A 302: 1978 Ford Mustang Cobra II

This 1978 Ford Mustang Cobra II is certainly a looker with its bold graphics and painted wheels, but is desperately in need of a bigger powerplant. Of course, many enthusiasts said that about the cars when new, but this… more»

GE Service Truck: 1955 Chevrolet Cameo

This 1955 Chevrolet Cameo pickup is a largely original example that sports some genuine patina from its days as a General Electric service truck. While far from perfect, it looks appealing as-is, but given how sharp Cameos look when… more»

No Reserve 6.3 V8: 1971 Mercedes 300SEL

This 1971 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL looks quite fresh for having just recently emerged from storage. Long regarded as one of the pioneers of the fast sedan movement, the W109 chassis models like this featured the M100 V8 that did duty… more»

Short Wheelbase Rarity: 1992 Isuzu Trooper RS

I’ve been crowing for a while that square-body SUVs are one of the hotter markets in collector vehicles that has long been ignored by enthusiasts. Yes, the Broncos and the FJ40s have long been darlings of the collector car… more»

Storage Unit Find: 1978 Mercedes 450SL

The varying degrees of condition a car can emerge in from long-term storage tends to defy logic. Sometimes, what looks like a perfectly sound arrangement still reveals plenty of hidden corrosion, while other vehicles left outdoors survive because of… more»

Rebuilt and Parked: 1981 DeLorean DMC-12

The seller describes this 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 as being a Texas car since new, bought at a dealership in Humble, Texas and remaining there ever since. It has a curious description, as despite the claims to it being rebuilt… more»

Dealer Serviced: 1995 Jaguar XJS Cabriolet

This 1995 Jaguar XJS convertible represents the end of the line for the long-lived platform of beautiful, if not needy, Jaguar coupes. Though 1996 was the final year, marking a production run spanning just over two decades, this 1995… more»

The Angry Catfish: 1959 Daimler SP250

I’ve seen a few humorous references to the Daimler SP250 as looking like something akin to a catfish, and an adjective of aggression is usually thrown in there considering the car’s brawny Hemi powerplant. This example deviates slightly from… more»

Sweet Tribute: 1961 Ferrari 250 SWB Berlinetta

This replica of the pricey and iconic Ferrari 250 SWB is one of the better ones I’ve seen and even has respectable underpinnings that don’t trace their roots to a Fiero. The Ferrari is one of a handful of… more»

1985 Buick Grand National Barn Find!

Another day, another Buick Grand National popping up as a barn find on a major classifieds network. This example is exceedingly limited on information, with just the basic location and make/model filled in on eBay. Just the other day,… more»