Our Ramp Truck Makes Its Debut
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More DetailsOur project ramp truck makes its first haul... Over 600 miles.

Mini Cooper S
Project Car
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More DetailsWe're rebuilding a rare Cooper S from the bottom up. Have a look at the latest progress.

Restoration: Impossible
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More DetailsMeet our newest restoration project: A very rough 1964 Lotus Elan.

The Tornado Thrash
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More DetailsOur Tornado Typhoon made its concours debut at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance.

Current Project Cars

Mar 15, 2017

1964 Lotus Elan

Mar 15, 2017

The best deals always seem to arrive when you’re not looking for them. Just before a trip to Traverse City, Michigan, we got a call from a reader asking if …

Jan 26, 2017

1957 Triumph TR3

Jan 26, 2017

We’re preparing a 1957 Triumph TR3 for the rigors of vintage racing.

Dec 06, 2016

1980 Triumph 1500 Spitfire

Dec 06, 2016

We have always liked Triumph Spitfires. So we picked up a 1980 car—the last year that they were built—that we found for a good price.

Jul 19, 2016

1958 Tornado Typhoon

Jul 19, 2016

What’s a Tornado Typhoon? Good question. It’s one of the countless cool limited-production cars offered during the ’50s and ‘60s. We bought ours—some assembly required, of course—for MGB money. Here’s …

May 12, 2014

1975 Pontiac Catalina Safari

May 12, 2014

We can’t have a sports car for everything, can we? Sometimes a wagon just makes sense. Plus it’s an inexpensive way to enjoy the hobby.

Oct 29, 2013

1965 Sunbeam Tiger

Oct 29, 2013

While on a business trip to Charlotte, North Carolina, we found a 1965 Tiger in a barn with a straight, rust-free body and a blown motor. It was last driven …

Oct 15, 2013

1967 Shelby GT 350

Oct 15, 2013

Our GT350 is a survivor with the patina to prove it. After a years of abuse and neglect, we’re getting it back on the road for a run on the …

Aug 08, 2013

1929 Ford Model A

Aug 08, 2013

This antique coupe was restored by our publisher nearly 40 years ago, and has done little but sit in the garage since. Now his son is using it as a …

Completed Project Cars

1974 Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV

A friend of ours, Mark Daddio, found this Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV in storage where it had been sitting for three years. It’s was last registered in 1983, as far …

1973 Triumph Spitfire

We introduce a new project and a new author as 2012-10-14er Tim Suddard’s son, Tommy, tackles the restoration of the 1973 Triumph Spitfire on a teenagers budget.

1972 BMW 2002tii

It’s the original sports sedan: the 1972 BMW 2002tii, complete with Kugelfischer mechanical fuel injection. It’s the bee’s knees.

1971 Innocenti Mini Cooper

This 1971 Innocenti Mini Cooper is a Mini built under license in Italy and outfitted with some select upgrades and changes. It’s already a fun, capable weekend runabout, and it …

1967 Austin Mini Cooper S

Our 1967 Austin Mini is a rare Cooper S model, and under its sleepy exterior lies original Tartan Red paint, a complete Cooper S drivetrain, and hydrolastic suspension. Our friends …

1967 Meyers Manx

On some project cars everything is harder than it looks, and on some (or at least one) everything is always easier. After totally thrashing our Manx on the sand dunes …

1966 Mercedes-Benz 230 S

Our 1966 Mercedes-Benz 230s is a moderately rare example with 4-speed floor shift and factory air conditioning. It’s a running, driving car in need of some TLC, so follow along …

1966 Volvo 1800S

This 1800S recently landed in our garage. We bought it as a driver-level car and tested that claim by driving it home from across the country. It’ll be a clean …

1963 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder

Sometimes it becomes obvious that we live our lives according to emotion, not logic. No wonder we drove poor old Mr. Spock so crazy. Our own proof of this tendency …

1959 Edsel Villager

Tim had been looking for a big American wagon for some time before finding this beautiful example in California. A few phone calls and a harrowing road trip later, the …

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