Gunners Garage

Jeff’s Cars

Jeff’s 1973 Karmann-Ghia. He has the original wheels and lots of Ghia parts.

Jeff’s 1973 Karmann-Ghia. He has the original wheels and lots of Ghia parts.

 

Jeff came to see us a few months ago about restoring a Triumph TR250. He is in the construction trades, but he takes care of a Chicago businessman’s summer place in Wisconsin. He also takes care of the man’s boats and cars.

So, Jeff brought us the car to work on. Like many projects it started as a “just fix it up” job and turned into a restoration. Now, Jeff does body work, but he doesn’t do mechanicals on British cars. This made things easy. Jeff is taking care of the body and paint work and we are doing the rest.

Now, Jeff never really told us that he had cars and trucks of his own, but we found this out the other day when we took him some parts for the Triumph. His fleet includes a ’67 Camaro, 1970 and 1972 Corvettes, a ’47 Ford coupe on a Chevelle chassis and a pair of Pontiac Fiero’s with heated up power plants. One Fiero has a supercharger on the stock engine and the other has a Corvette engine. In another location, Jeff had a ’73 Mustang Mach 1 and a Chevelle.

Oh, he had two other vehicles, but he said that he was thinking of selling them. One is a 1973 Karmann Ghia coupe. Since we were on our way home from the Volkswagen Funfest, we had developed the hots for a VW. The second vehicle was a 1944 Ford flatbed with a Marmon-Herrington four-wheel-drive conversion. We have a bit of an interest in that kind of truck, too.

Maybe going to see Jeff was a bad idea. It could be expensive, too. If we start adding more cars and trucks to what we already have, it will be time to put up another building. Isn’t that the way it goes? Hey Jeff — thanks a lot!

 

Jeff’s 1944 Marmon-Herrington Ford. These have links to another truck we’re trying to put out a book on.

Jeff’s 1944 Marmon-Herrington Ford. These have links to another truck we’re trying to put out a book on.

 

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