I saw this next car and light up with the possibility of a Yamaha R1 powered Mini, at least until I took a peek at the underhood photos. Yup. Stock Austin 4-cylinder in installed in the vehicle and the Yamaha engine (with custom subframe) is offered on the side. Find this 1976 Austin Mini offered […]
If you see this next car and get a primordial tingling of deja vu…you might be right, because we’ve featured this car before…and not just another Falcon Caribbean kit car, but this exact Falcon Caribbean was featured in a “what am I?” post in 2014. It is, unfortunately, still in the same semi-finished state as before and the Ford Anglia chassis (probably not the Austin 7 as specified by the seller) is not entirely sorted under the fiberglass body. Get it for cheap, store it, don’t actually do anything to it, and then sell for the same price a few years later. Sounds like a recipe for success. Find this 1959 Falcon Caribbean offered for $7800 via facebag monsterbook.
The London Black cab is a dying thing. The strange looking hacks zipping through tight streets are as much a symbol of London as the Tower Bridge or Big Ben…and certainly more iconic than the big Ferris wheel of blimps that blights the view of the Thames these days. Regardless, the crunch of low cost alternatives like Uber/Lyft, autonomous driving, pollution, and the fact that black cabs are based on a chassis older than a ’57 Chevy means that there is an asteroid with their name on it headed toward London now. Find this 1967 Austin FX4 Taxi offered for $10,900 in Sacramento, CA via craigslist.
I’m really feeling the “old car” vibe today…probably the fumes in my 65 Buick getting to my head…but I really don’t enjoy some of the routine maintenance required in old engines…so I’m think the way to fix this is to find something vintage with a slightly more modern drivetrain. Like this 1931 American Austin with Datsun […]
The original Austin Mini had a long life (from 1959 through 2000) will mostly engineered changes to the chassis/powertrain/suspension with little to notice on the outside. The configurations of the Mini were varied and interesting, but it seems they never fitted one with a compression ignited diesel engine from the factory, which is odd given […]
This next car pushes the acceptable limit of money you’d want to spend on a modified car…but it does offer a certain degree of classic charm, modern powerplant, and wheel roasting potential. The best part is that nobody will expect you are driving something from the year that Survivor had their break out hit Eye […]
The original Mini was produced for an insanely long period of time — 41 years to be precise — with only minor changes from 1959 through 2000. The long in the tooth Mini was probably the best 1950s designed car you could buy in 1980 (aside from that Alfa convertible thing) but does that mean […]
The original Mini was produced for an insanely long period of time — 41 years to be precise — with only minor changes. However, it was always a pokey little puppy, even in the hottest of Clubman 1275 GT trim, so if you want to go fast, you’ll need to find a modified example. Like […]
The classic Mini was built starting in 1959 and production didn’t stop until the year 2000, so you might be shocked to learn that the classic looking beast in front of you today was built the year when the UK and France annouced plans to build the Chunnel and Argentina was victorious at the World […]
DT’s cub reporter Hunsbloger stumbled onto this next feature in the flesh at the 2012 Coronado Festival of Speed and you can read the original roadkill feature about the car here. The seller (Glenn) seems like a competent craftsman, a serious car nut, and a good guy — but don’t buy our word for it…buy […]