Author: Jeff Zurschmeide

Jeff is a lifelong automobile enthusiast with a penchant for sports and racing cars. He has raced SCCA, local circle track, and stage rally as a co-driver. He makes his living as a freelance automotive journalist and is the author of six books on automotive topics. As a rule, he practices catch-and-release fishing when it comes to collectible automobiles, trying to leave each one in better condition than he found it. Enduring passions include his MGA and Austin Mini, and his 1969 Corvette. He recently purchased a 1920 Ford Model T Touring because “you just have to have one of these once in your life.”

Keith’s Blog: The Rite of Spring

Editor’s note: Jeff Zurschmeide, frequent contributor to SCM, is taking over Keith’s Blog with week with his report on last weekend’s Portland Swap Meet and PIR Auto Swap Meet:   By Jeff Zurschmeide April in Portland means two things: rain and the Portland Swap Meet. Both are as inevitable as […]

A Type 1 Collectible

The auto industry has always been about newer and better, mostly because they want to sell everyone a new car every year. However, the Volkswagen Beetle stands in stark defiance of that idea. With only comparatively minor changes, the original Beetle was produced and loved worldwide for 57 years. With […]

1969 Chevrolet C-10 Pickup

350-ci V8 engine with 4-bbl Turbo-Hydramatic transmission Frame-off restoration Original Protect-O-Plate, owner’s manual and sales books Loaded with some of the rarest options Factory a/c, power steering and brakes Factory cruise control, rare speed alert Engine-block heater Tilt wheel Deluxe Interior with bucket seats, console and headliner Deluxe gauge package […]

This Dino Was a Deal

When is a Ferrari not a Ferrari? Generally speaking, when it’s a Dino. These vehicles were created because Ferrari needed to build a production V6 in sufficient numbers to homologate the engine for racing in the mid-1960s. However, Ferrari didn’t want to offer a downsized engine in its own road-going […]

1984 Lamborghini Countach LP5000 S

Comprehensive restoration with extensive receipt file $23,000 paint by Stuart’s Paint & Body Specialists of Dallas, TX $80,000-plus in mechanicals by Norwood Auto Italia of Carrollton, TX New leather interior panels and carpet from marque specialists Factory tools and manual included  

Subaru Climbs Out of the Econobox

Subaru changed their thinking in the early 1990s — away from funky econobox subcompacts and towards performance and comfort. In so doing, the company ushered itself into a period of commercial and enthusiast success that continues to this day. Now that 25 years have gone by, Subarus of the early […]

1991 Toyota Celica ST165 TC 4-55

Factory car Driven by Carlos Sainz and Marc Duez during the 1991 season Restored by the former factory team Perfect for historic rallies 2nd at the 1991 Acropolis Rally with Carlos Sainz