I know that the RX-7 rotary purists (Wankers as they call themselves) will cringe at the average pushrod V8 swapped RX-7, but they’ll be decidedly appalled that the builder used a GSL-SE to turn into a piston pumping pavement pounder. However, despite the vintage Cali sunset plate, the car itself is pretty ragged — rust appears in bubbles all over the paint and the seller reported having a blown engine…so this wasn’t some cherry collectors item, this was an RX-7 that needed some love…which it got in the form of a Ford V8 swap. Find this 1985 Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE offered for $3100 in Palo Alto, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
The Fox body Mustang was a huge breath of fresh air when it was released in 1979 and it returned the Mustang to a proper long-hood short-rear pony car shape. I think that the design has aged well and if you are looking for an inexpensive convertible that’ll seat 4 people and be fun to drive…it doesn’t get much better than a well preserved Fox. Find this 1988 Ford Mustang Convertible offered for $4500 in New York via classiccars.com. Tip from Barbpaddles.
My dad told me to write about an American car for the 4th of July, so I looked on craigslist and this one was a definite winner for a number of reasons. One is that it is a Mustang which, to me, is the most patriotic car you could get. It is basically a muscle […]
Most any V8 swapped rwd Volvo is worthy of being featured here at DT, but today’s example is the creme de la creme of the breed. This wagon has it all and it’s turbo charged 5.0 Ford goes the extra mile to poo-poo any naysayer who says these swaps are not that fast by 2018 […]
V8 engine swaps into square edged 240/740/940 rear wheel drive Volvos never get old or go out of style here at DT. A certain something about any of these swaps makes them quite delicious. It could be the Letterman/Newman connection or that these are the ultimate Walter Mitty car. Today’s example is on the lower […]
What is the only thing hotter than a Phoenix sidewalk right now? A sunfire yellow TVR 280i that is powered by a Ford 5.0 V8. YES! Find this 1986 TVR 280i Convertible offered for $15,750 in Amherst, NH via Hemmings.com. Tip from Rock On! The 280i (aka the Tasmin) was penned by noted Lotus Elite/Eclat designer […]
Nothing exudes class more than simulated wood grain down the side of a 216″ long car. The introduction of 1984 Chrysler Minivans took out the breed of full sized American made wagons like an asteroid hit did to the dinosaurs. The panther based Ford Country Squire wagon had its final curtain call in 1990. Ford […]
There is something inherently cool about used service vehicles – it doesn’t matter if it was a street sweeper or a mine sweeper, but the idea of getting industrial grade stuff for a consumer use is intriguing. Used police cars also fit into this category; they were equipped with heavier duty shocks, sway bars, and […]
The Volvo 200 series lasted for a multi-decade production span starting way back in the hazy 70s and only ending when it was popular to “talk to the hand” (1993). Less boxy cars needed complete redesigns to meet periodic new safety standards, but the 240/260 was build decades ahead of the competition in terms of […]
The Datsun 521 is a small pickup truck that is almost never seen in the wild in anything nearing stock condition and today’s example is no exception. The build thread is 27 pages long over at the Ratsun forums, and the seller took 18 months to shoehorn a Ford 5.0 V8 into the front. Find […]