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.

Parked in ’71: 1967 Austin Healey 3000

This 1967 Austin Healey 3000 has been left parked since 1971, following the removal of the radiator for a simple re-core job that was never finished. As such, the big Healey remained parked and ignored for the next several… more»

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50 Year Barn Sleep: 1937 Harley Davidson UL

This 1937 Harley Davidson UL Flathead was discovered after slumbering in a barn for 50 years. It’s a major project, but the seller has gotten it running. He does still note that a rebuild may still be in its… more»

1,194 Miles! 1987 Ford Mustang GT

This 1987 Ford Mustang GT is an incredible low-mileage time capsule, with well under 2,000 original miles and in showroom condition. Featuring Cabaret Red paint with a Sand interior and the preferred manual transmission, this GT is a holy… more»

The Second Lamborghini Jalpa Built?

The listing for this burned out Lamborghini Jalpa claims it may be the earliest production number available today, as the first one ever built resides in a museum and this car appears to be number two. Early production numbers… more»

30 Years In the Barn: 1973 Porsche 911T

This 1973 Porsche 911 Targa was recently extricated from a barn where it sat for 30 years after being driven in under its own power. The 911 is a numbers matching example with no real rust to speak of,… more»

4-Speed Survivor: 1978 Chevrolet Blazer

Great colors make this 1978 Chevrolet Blazer a standout, along with some interesting options from the factory. Mileage is believed to be genuine at 55,000, and the seller notes it’s basically spec’d as a base model with some power… more»

Hemi Cobra Kit Car!!!

The seller of this AC Cobra replica had a very specific goal when he set out to build the car to his specifications: assemble the first-ever Hemi-powered Cobra. Although the project has stalled and is now for sale, an… more»

Matching Numbers Project Car: 1964 Porsche 356 SC

This 1964 Porsche 356 SC is a major undertaking, but also represents one of the more sought-after models of old-school aircooleds. The SC packed a 95 b.h.p., 1600cc engine that delivered stirring performance when new, and while this car’s… more»

38K Mile Hatchback: 1990 Ford Escort LX

This 1990 Ford Escort LX is a seemingly well-preserved survivor that simply doesn’t exist in places like New England, as this one is listed for sale on the Worcester, Mass. craigslist. With Massachusetts’ second largest city a place I… more»

Navy Work Truck: 1953 Dodge Power Wagon

This 1953 Dodge Power Wagon is a former U.S. Navy vehicle that the seller is listing with a generous package of spares to support a proper restoration. The Power Wagon was destined for a restoration that preserved the Navy… more»

Gray Market Import: 1967 Mercedes 250S

This pretty 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250S was imported as a gray market car way back in 1967, which explains why it seemingly retains all of its desirable pieces of Europe-only equipment. Take note of the glass headlights, yellow driving lamps,… more»

Public Agency Sale: 1979 Cessna 172N Skyhawk

Bidding is quite active for this 1979 Cessna 172 Skyhawk, which is listed on eBay as “Public Agency Sale” in Hayward, California. This type of sales arrangement, as far as I know, usually denotes some sort of government entity… more»

Lost Luxury: 1979 Stutz IV-Porte

This 1981 Stutz IV-Porte is a far cry from its over-the-top beginnings as a luxury car coveted by the rich and famous. While downright goofy looking by today’s design standards, these were all the rage for the jet-set back… more»

Clean Commuter: 1988 Honda Prelude Si

This 1988 Honda Prelude is the desirable Si-spec trim, listed with under 100,000 miles and showing excellent cosmetics. The seller notes this is likely due to long-term ownership by a mature, female owner who was a non-smoker. The Prelude… more»

Chrome Bumper MGB for $285!

There’s not a lot of information to go on for this barn find 1974 MGB, which the seller claims has just been winched out of a lock-up somewhere near Detroit. It doesn’t appear that the storage unit was anything… more»

Sublime Green: 1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda

This 1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda is a worthwhile project, according to the seller, albeit one with ample rust and some valuable parts missing. The ‘Cuda left the factory as a desirable BS23 car equipped with Slap-Stic and Sure-Grip, the latter… more»