A Dodge Caravan El Camino, an Excalibur and a ’51 Ford Ranchero walk into a bar. The bartender says…I picked the wrong week to stop huffing paint. Wow. Tipper Matt C (who found this by searching for who knows what) put a crisp summary of the seller’s faceplace marketbork listing here: A Dodge Caravan pickup conversion for $9000, looks fairly well done. A ’51 Ford also converted to a pickup for $12000, looks like more of a hack job. And wait, there’s also an Excalibur kit car for $13000, looking like a prewar Mercedes that has put on a considerable amount of weight and been stuffed full of seriously downmarket interior. In other words, like a typical Excalibur.
It’s Loony Labor Day! Sometimes a car has a strange suffix tacked onto the end its name that I haven’t heard about before…some kinda special edition or unique designation. But today we’ve got something really special. We’ve got a car that has is named in a bizarre cornucopia of gobbledygook…words seemingly smashed together when some […]
There comes a time in a man’s life when he has to admit that he has outgrown the lifted 4X4 cars of his youth, and needs a van to haul around his growing family. It isn’t a easy decision, but it is something that you need to do for the sake of the kids…or do […]
In the late 1970s, it didn’t look good for the future of Chrysler, but two guys (Lee Iacocca and Hal Sperlich) pushed something they initially called “Magic-wagons” to the consumer. The concept was simple, make a van out of an economy compact platform (GM did this with the Corvans a few decades earlier, Ford with […]
The Opel Olympia Rekord was a ponton fender styled family sedan build in Rüsselsheim by GM’s German subsidiary Opel. The little car confused the West German public because it was given annual cosmetic update (similar to a 50s Chevy) while domestic competition (Volkswagen, etc) ran the same model for several years. Regardless, over a half […]
Have the last two turbo minivans left you wanting more? The Dodge Caravan Shelby clone, with its rad graphics, and SRT-4 swapped Voyager, with 300 horsepower, both fell short in the gear-change department. Now, you can pulverize latent childhood insecurities by running a 13-second quarter mile in the first car you puked in, while feeding […]
The first generation Dodge Caravan was built on the Chrysler S platform (along with the Plymouth Grand Voyager and Chrysler Town & Country), which was closely related to the Chrysler K-Car. For a few years Dodge built a turbocharged version of the front-drive people carrier, but what if the madmen at Shelby Automotive had gotten […]