About Tom Joslin

Appealing Mystery – 1967 Jaguar E-Type Coupe

A famous print advertisement for 1967 Jaguars once stated that "Before you buy a Jaguar XKE you should know the inside story." They couldn't have known it then, but we've rarely heard better advice for buying a vintage E-type. Sure, they meant that phrase in a "here are all of the less than obvious details that make us great" kind of way when the ad was originally printed. We mean it more in a "unless you're a financial sadist don't buy a … [Read more...]

Serious Pony – 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429

Don't be fooled by the fact a Mustang fastback is a relatively common sight. From a distance you might not be able to tell the car you see is any different than the average cruise night special, in fact on this specific model that was the part of the intention. Even once you notice the BOSS lettering on this car, it's no guarantee Surely for every legitimate Boss Mustang that exists there are several dozen more clones dressed as the genuine … [Read more...]

Worthy Imposter – 1971 Westfield Lotus Eleven Replica

What's better than driving a real Lotus Eleven? Some might call it sacrilegious but we'd argue the answer to that question is driving a Westfield built replica of the original racing icon---like the one seen here. Surely there's no direct substitute for the genuine article but from the looks of it, this replica certainly comes pretty close. We'd say the replica seen here has the edge drivability-wise. … [Read more...]

Luxury Aging Well – 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC

Back in 1987 if you were looking for a high-end personal luxury coupe, it didn't get much better than a brand new Mercedes-Benz 560SEC. Although the design shows a bit of distinguished age we'd say if you're looking for a luxury coupe in 2013 it still doesn't get much better than an immaculately preserved 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC. In the second half of the 1980s, $80,000+ bought you cutting edge performance and the highest standard of luxury … [Read more...]

Super Rare – 1960 Porsche 356 Super 90 Roadster Barn Find

Any Porsche 356 is an amazing little sports car. Vintage Porsche-philes have known it since the cars were new, but judging by their skyrocketing prices the collector car world at large has really caught on to this fact over the past few years. Any 356 is a desirable car most car lovers would be thrilled to park in their garage. … [Read more...]

BAT Beauty – 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale

There are two types of people in this world: those who think Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciales are beautiful and those who should think Sprint Speciales are beautiful. It's hardly an infallible argument but we are sticking to it -- especially after spending a few minutes staring at this amazing original Alfa. … [Read more...]

Preserved Pony – 1967 Ford Mustang

Any 46 year old car with a mere 24,000 miles on the odometer that looks not far off from showroom fresh is pretty amazing. A Ford Mustang that not only fits this description but somehow went over four decades without being modified, crashed or otherwise abused is nothing short of a miracle. There were no shortage of Ford Mustangs in 1967, in fact a total of 472,121 Mustangs rolled off the line before the production year was over. … [Read more...]

Unique Longroof – 1970 Saab 95 Wagon

Surely there are prettier cars than this 1970 Saab 95 Wagon. Similarly we'd say finding a sportier vehicle than this old Swede might rank among the world's easiest tasks. However if you set out to locate a more unique vehicle than this wagon, you'll definitely be searching for a little while. If you haven't seen a Saab 95 Wagon for a long time--or ever--you're certainly not alone. Most of these hearty little cars rusted apart long ago and were … [Read more...]

Sporty Survivor – 1970 Porsche 914-6

It's hard to miss a Porsche 914. Love it or hate it, there's nothing else that looks quite like the unique sports car. Some call the design stylish. Many others, ourselves included, would suggest the car fell a little short of both the 912 and Karmann Ghia it was built to replace in the looks department. Born of a collaboration between Porsche and Volkswagen after identifying a shared need for an economy sports car, most would also agree the … [Read more...]

Italian Delight – 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV

Many cars are special for what they are. While the Alfa Romeo GTV is unquestionably a special model beloved by automotive enthusiasts, this particular example from 1974 is special in part because of what it is not. It is not a race car or otherwise modified, it is not a rust bucket nor has this Alfa had a high dollar restoration. It sounds simple enough but finding a vintage GTV that doesn't fit into any of the above categories is more … [Read more...]