There is no hallowed ground in the world of automotive swaps, but there are some swaps that make you say “why?”. And this next one is a real head scratcher — not that putting an OM617 Mercedes diesel into a small pickup would make for a bad vehicle…it is just strange. It’s not like you are going to increase your towing capacity or beat the torque from a Magnum V8…but that flapper valve tipped exhaust stack certainly has some style. Find this 1989 Dodge Dakota diesel swap offered for $2000 in Cazenovia, NY via craigslist.
How…why…wait! This next car is one of those head-scratching oddballs that begs the questions — how did it survive in this condition; why would it be in this nice shape compared to its siblings and cousins; wait, I want it but it might take 10 years to drive home! Find this 1981 Peugeot 505 Turbo Diesel […]
Sometime back in the middle of the 1980s there was a small company out of Michigan that produced 587 examples of a custom aero-styled recreational vehicle with a turbo-diesel BMW inline-6 engine hanging out back and powering the rear wheels. Styling was done by Bill Collins (known for his work on the Delorean) and the […]
The early 1970s fuel crisis hit small domestic automakers (like International Harvester from Fort Wayne, Indiana) hard and they didn’t have the resources to retool their entire fleet to meet the new requirements for emissions and fuel economy. So…what did they do? Only the most logical thing, which was to enter a joint venture with […]
Some craigslist ads require extra words from a DT wordsmith and others just write themselves. This is the latter. Find this 1998 International Flatbed offered for $6,900 in Readsboro, VT via craigslist. Tip from Jim. From the seller: 1998 International 7.3 6speed. 157,000 miles new clutch and Y pipe. Tires are in decent shape. Truck runs little […]
Find this 1985 Volkswagen Quantum Turbo Diesel Manual here on eBay offered for $4,400 buy-it-now located in Ada, MI. From eBay listing: Item specifics Condition: Used Year: 1985 VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): WVWFH0325FE057998 Mileage: 128,000 Interior Color: Tan Make: Volkswagen Number of Cylinders: 4 Model: Other Transmission: Manual Trim: electric moonroof Body Type: 4 door […]
German diesel cars have been getting a lot of press lately. Unfortunately, it has been for shady goings-on by VW to meet emissions requirements. If you do a little looking around, however, you can find a diesel from Deutschland that might make you change your opinion about the oily stuff for the better. Find this […]
Check out this 1996 GMC Yukon with original Detroit Diesel 6.5 Turbo Diesel V8 here on eBay bidding for $2,025 with auction ending on Thursday.
Quantum is defined in physics by Merriam-Webster as “the smallest amount of many forms of energy (such as light)“. Passat is a made up word by Germans for a large family car produced by Volkswagen. Dasher was Santa’s main reindeer until that upstart Rudolph with his nose so bright came along to guide the sleigh. […]
Those of us in the land of the free will often bitch ‘n’ moan about the price of gas, particularly when it hits some arbitrary threshold — three dollars a gallon, I can get water for less! — but our friends across the pond have paid taxed through the roof fuel prices for decades. For […]