The Phoenix was a compact GM offering that lived on the rear-drive Nova platform (1977-1979) and later switched to the front drive Chevy Citation X-Body platform shared with the Buick Skylark & Oldsmobile Omega. This early Phoenix could be considered an upscale version of the Pontiac Ventura, and today’s example is powered by a 231 […]
This next car came in as a tip from Hugh who writes; Oh my! Plus for seemingly having four donut spares installed. I didn’t fixate on the donuts, but I had strange sense of déjà v6 swap, because I swear I’ve seen this car before. And we’ve featured a strangely high number of V6 swapped TR7s over the years, but this one appears to be new to us. Find this 1976 Triumph TR7 V6 offered for $2,750 in Jefferson City, MT via craigslist.
This next car is an interesting thing — it is a Triumph TR7 that has had its original engine removed and replaced with a Buick V6, which should make it a rare thing — but this isn’t the first, second, or even the third Buick V6 powered TR7 that we’ve featured here…so I guess that Buick V6s in TR7s is a real movement within the automotive customization world. I think that is a good thing….right? Find this 1979 Triumph TR7 offered for $5,100 in Des Moines, IA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
When I first started reading about this next car, I have to admit that it got my nose crinkled up a bit. Why would you put a later V6 into a classic American muscle car when V8 power/torque/noise is so affordable…and then I thought…because you can. And because the Buick Grand National V6 was a turbocharged thing of beauty and not some junky Camry/Accord fuel saver. Nose un-crinkled, acknowledging positive head bob engaged. Find this 1968 Buick Skylark Buick V6 Turbo swapped offered for $14,999 in Lindenhurst, NY via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
This next craigslist advert is, for me, an exercise in frustration. First up…it is the radical Vega Wagon version, but there is not a single picture of the entire car. Next, the Vega has been given a Buick/Rover V6 swap, but again…no pictures. I love the gold paint and the black center wheels…but I want to know more!! Somebody buy it and send me pics. Find this 1973 Chevrolet Vega Wagon offered for $5000 in Bakersfield, CA via craigslist.
The MGB GT was a fixed roof version of Morris Garage’s iconic MGB roadster, introduced in 1965 and built through 1980 for various markets. When first released, the GT used the same BMC B-series inline-4 cylinder engine, but added small back seats for miniature passengers and Pininfarina designed greenhouse with a fastback lift-gate and storage […]
If you want to build a custom car that’ll be faster than a stock version, you could probably spend your hard cash on various performance parts and your spare time on cobbling up your custom machine…or you could buy something that another person has created….you just need to not mind the creator’s vision and execution. […]