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Zachary Dillinger (no relation to John) is a freelance automotive writer and USPAP-compliant appraiser at Wipiak Consulting and Appraisers who writes about cars for RM Sotheby’s and Auctions America. He also collects and restores cars with a special focus on pre-war American examples. Though his first love is cars, Zachary is also a passionate woodworker who specializes in reproducing antique American furniture. He is the author of With Saw, Plane and Chisel: Building Historic American Furniture with Hand Tools (F&W Media) as well as numerous nationally published magazine and journal articles. His second book, “Duct Tape is Flammable: an automotive life” is due out next year.

SHOW SPONSORS  

Covercraft   •   MetronGarage   •   Christopher Kimball Financial Services

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE

“Fast, Good, or Cheap. Pick any two.”

CAREER & LIFE CHALLENGES 

When he was young Zachary learned the hard way that duct tape is flammable after using it to fix a broken exhaust pipe. 

FIRST SPECIAL VEHICLE 

A 1979 Datsun 280 ZX

BEST AUTOMOTIVE ADVICE 

If a deal looks too good to be true it probably is and remember, the seller’s story is just that.

RESOURCES 

Antique Automobile Club of America

RECOMMENDED BOOKS 

With Saw, Plane, and Chisel by Zachary Dillinger*

Kings of the Road by Ken Purdy

PARTING WORDS OF ADVICE

Work hard and always do your best.

WHERE TO FIND ZACHARY

Wipiak Consulting & Appraisals

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