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.”

1985 Toyota Land Cruiser BJ40

The iconic BJ40 offered here is a desirable convertible diesel variant that is seldom seen in the United States. The truck has just received a comprehensive, fully documented, body-off restoration by marque specialists. Every aspect of this truck has been thoroughly inspected and either upgraded or restored. The countless hours […]

Exotic Street Cred on a Budget

Alfa Romeo made a bold choice to re-enter the U.S. automobile market with the near-exotic 4C. They chose the sleek and sexy coupe to signal that Alfa would be a premium sports car brand. Now as the rumor mill presages the end of 4C production, it’s time to take a […]

1958 Pontiac Chieftain USAC race car

Pontiac salesman’s demo car from Freeport, IL Two months invested in race preparation Entered in a 150-mile event at the Milwaukee Mile in July 1958, where it qualified fourth-fastest against factory-backed teams Raced at Rockford, IL, 1960–62 Retired from competition in 1962 Discovered in 2005 Restoration completed in July 2012 370/300-hp […]

2012 Lexus LFA Nürburgring

Known for its 0–60 mph time of 3.6 seconds or less, the Lexus LFA is any supercar fan’s dream. This is the LFA Nürburgring Edition in Sunset Orange, a 2-seat supercar. It is one of only 50 LFA Nürburgring cars ever built. It has been on display in the Balise […]

1984 Peugeot 205 Turbo 16

This Peugeot remains in thoroughly original condition and now shows 48,000 km (29,825 miles) on the odometer. It wears its original gray metallic paint and its original two-tone gray leather and Alcantara interior, both of which remain in superb condition with only the most minor signs of use. With red-edged […]

1959 Kellison J-4R Coupe

This particular Kellison was purchased new by SCCA Executive Director Don Rodimer. In 2001 the car passed to its current owner. As he wished to use the car in driver events, the car was made fully street legal. Lights, turn signals and a windshield wiper were all installed to meet […]

Care to Place a Bet on the Fiat 500?

Fiat just can’t seem to catch a break in America. The company made headlines back in 2010 heralding a splashy return to our market with the diminutive 500 hatchback. Coming about 10 years (plus or minus) after the successful return of the VW New Beetle and the reimagined MINI Cooper, […]

2008 Tesla Roadster

Three-phase, four-pole AC induction electric motor 3.0 80-kWh battery 288 bhp and 295 ft-lb of torque BorgWarner single-speed transmission Four-wheel independent suspension Four-wheel disc brakes Just 414 miles on the odometer at the time of cataloging The 272nd of the first Tesla Roadster run of just 500 cars Recently upgraded […]

1984 GMC K10 Custom pickup

This 1984 GMC 4×4 “Fall Guy” re-creation pickup is powered by a rebuilt 350-ci 4-barrel engine with dual exhaust and a rebuilt TH400 automatic transmission with a rebuilt NP208 transfer case. Both axles have been rebuilt: a 10.5-inch, 14-bolt rear axle and a 10-bolt front axle with 4.10 gears and […]