Nearly every make and model of sports car was well represented—both at the swap meet and in the car show that covered nearly every acre ...
We bought a Mercedes-Benz 230 S as a rough runner. We rallycrossed it and had some fun, then fully restored it.
We recently picked up a 1957 Tornado Typhoon. Come see it--and us, of course--at Carlisle.
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Current Project Cars
May 21, 2013
1967 Mini Cooper S
Our 1967 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 at …
May 15, 2013
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 …
May 10, 2013
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 …
May 01, 2013
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 …
Apr 18, 2013
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 …
Jan 31, 2013
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 …
Oct 26, 2012
1957 Triumph TR3
We’re preparing a 1957 Triumph TR3 for the rigors of vintage racing.
Oct 24, 2012
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 …
Sep 13, 2012
1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6
We found a cool vintage racer with some real history.
Jul 27, 2012
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.
Jul 10, 2012
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 …
Dec 21, 2011
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 …
Apr 21, 2008
1974 Triumph TR6
Associate Editor Joe Gearin’s Triumph TR6 came all the way from Rye, New Hampshire. He drove it home to Classic Motorsports World HQ in Florida.
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 …
1974 Saab 99 LE
The 1974 Saab 99 LE that we found in Kentucky is affectonately known as Garfield, after the cartoon cat. The name stuck because of the color, the black stripe down …
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.
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.
1969 Triumph TR6
1968 Fiat 124 Spider
One of the nicest examples of a first-year Spider we’ve seen, but it still needs some attention before we’ll be satisfied.
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 …
1963 Ford Ranchero
We resto-mod a classic for use as a shop truck.