More DetailsOur project ramp truck makes its first haul... Over 600 miles.
More DetailsWe're rebuilding a rare Cooper S from the bottom up. Have a look at the latest progress.
More DetailsMeet our newest restoration project: A very rough 1964 Lotus Elan.
More DetailsOur Tornado Typhoon made its concours debut at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance.
Current Project Cars
1980 Triumph 1500 Spitfire
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.
1958 Tornado Typhoon
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 …
1964 Lotus Elan
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 …
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 …
1975 Pontiac Catalina Safari
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.
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 …
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 …
1965 Sunbeam Tiger
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 …
1957 Triumph TR3
We’re preparing a 1957 Triumph TR3 for the rigors of vintage racing.
1967 Shelby GT 350
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 …
1929 Ford Model A
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 …
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 …
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 MG Midget
Eclectic Motorworks’ Carl Heideman set out to make a Miata-killer of our “rust-free” 1971 Midget.
1970 Datsun 240Z
This 240Z is what we’d call a survivor. It sports the original paint and is largely unmolested. Since our plan is to keep the patina and originality of the car …
1969 Volvo 142
We add some modern touches to a classic Volvo.
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 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 Ford Ranchero
We resto-mod a classic for use as a shop truck.
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 …