Restoring a Tri-Star
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More DetailsWe bought a Mercedes-Benz 230 S as a rough runner. We then restored it to be a support vehicle on the Orange Blossom Tour.

It's a Tornado!
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More DetailsWe recently picked up a 1958 Tornado Typhoon. Can it do top-shelf events for rubber-bumper MGB money?

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

Ride with us in the Shelby
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More DetailsOur Shelby GT350 is a repaired survivor, not an overrestored trailer queen. We regularly take her on 1000-mile rallies.

Current Project Cars

Jul 29, 2014

1958 Tornado Typhoon

Jul 29, 2014

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 …

Jul 16, 2014

1967 Austin Mini Cooper S

Jul 16, 2014

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 …

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.

May 08, 2014

1966 Mercedes-Benz 230 S

May 08, 2014

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 …

Dec 02, 2013

1963 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder

Dec 02, 2013

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 …

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 28, 2013

1957 Triumph TR3

Oct 28, 2013

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

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 …

Sep 16, 2013

1966 Volvo 1800S

Sep 16, 2013

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 …

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 …

Jul 10, 2013

1971 Innocenti Mini Cooper

Jul 10, 2013

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 …

Sep 13, 2012

1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6

Sep 13, 2012

We found a cool vintage racer with some real history.

Completed Project Cars

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.

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 …

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 …

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