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.

23K Original Miles: 1984 Ford Mustang SVO

With just over 23,000 original miles, this 1984 Ford Mustang SVO may be one of the lower mileage examples on the market right now. It’s an early production model, as evidenced by the recessed headlights, so it makes a… more»

Muscle Truck Survivor: 1990 Chevrolet 454 SS

Despite their limited production, it seems the muscle trucks of the early ’90s still pop up for sale with decent regularity. This 1990 Chevrolet 454 SS pickup isn’t like all the others, however, as it actually has some real… more»

Sand Machine Stash: Dune Buggy Collection

When it comes to dune buggies, you don’t have to look too far to find a roached-out carcass of a fiberglass kit sitting on the side of the road or in the local classifieds. Despite their fun-loving reputation and… more»

4,195 Original Miles? 1987 Suzuki Samurai

“Questionable” is a word that comes to mind when reviewing this listing for a Suzuki Samurai that the seller claims has under 5,000 original miles. The Samurai, in general, has become a favorite of 1980s collectors given the novelty… more»

Survivor Conversion Van: 1987 Ford E150

It seems to me that conversion vans are hot at the moment. It could be the post-pandemic pricing that’s affecting everything from house rentals to grocery items, or it could just be that conversion vans are damn cool and… more»

11K Mile Storage Unit Find: 1981 DeLorean DMC12

“If you don’t like the price, go buy a different one.” That’s the advice from the seller of a claimed 11,000 mile DeLorean DMC-12 that was supposedly restored years ago before being put into storage. The story is vague… more»

Jeep + Ferrari = Bill Harrah’s 1969 Jerrari 4×4

Founder of the Harrah’s casino empire, Bill Harrah, amassed a massive car collection with upwards of 1,500 vehicles. Among them was his prized Jerrari – a case of what can be done to make lemonade out of lemons. The… more»

No Reserve Oval: 1957 Volkswagen Beetle

  It’s rare to see desirable collector cars offered at no reserve, but that’s what we have here with this 1957 Volkswagen Beetle, a genuine oval window riding on a later pan but still titled as a ’57. The… more»

No Reserve 1978 Chevrolet G10 Sportvan

The seller of this clean short wheelbase 1978 Chevrolet G10 Sportvan is just putting out some feelers to see if anyone wants to take his forgotten project on, and surprisingly, there have been more than a few bidders raising… more»

Last 50 Built: 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo

The Porsche 930 needs no introduction, but this one is extra special for being one of the last 50 built and because it was the only one not painted in Silver, like the other 49. The owner requested a… more»

Iron Pig Survivor: 1973 Toyota Land Cruiser

It has some bullet holes. Some rust. And clearly, lots of patina. But I’ll be damned if the Iron Pig doesn’t live up to its heavy-duty reputation in these pictures. This 1973 Toyota Land Cruiser, otherwise known as an… more»

Swedish Duo: Volvo 1800S and 1800ES Projects

For the vintage Volvo fan, it doesn’t get much better than this: a garage-find pair of an 1800S coupe and an 1800ES wagon. The seller is a specialist in Volvo sales here in New England, and has helped find… more»

25K Mile 4×4: 1964 Dodge Power Wagon Fire Truck

The seller claims this former fire truck comes with an amazing paper trail that documents its creation from Day 1, and that it retains its original paint job as well. A 1964 Dodge Power Wagon 4×4 would be a… more»

Rare Coupe: 1975 Jaguar XJ6C Survivor

This 1975 Jaguar XJ6C is a rarely seen two-door version of the manufacturer’s iconic luxury saloon, and with under 90,000 original miles and no evidence of rust, it’s likely one of the few unrestored survivors left. This Jaguar has… more»

Cowboy Cadillac: 1986 GMC C3500 Crew Cab

The seller rightfully refers to this clean 1986 GMC C3500 Crew Cab as a “Cowboy Cadillac.” Clearly, one of the more expensive trucks you could have purchased in 1986, it’s remarkable for having survived in such exceptional condition. Most… more»

Autostick Convertible: 1968 Volkswagen Beetle

This 1968 Volkswagen Beetle convertible was left by the seller’s father in the family barn after beginning a restoration and never completing it. The drop-top Bug is generally sought after by VW enthusiasts, but this one may have a… more»