The trick with a turbocharger is to make the compressor (that is the cold intake size) big enough that it flows the desired air you need to make your power target and the turbine small enough that it spools at a reasonable rpm (before your engine blows up…for instance). Or…you could just strap on a […]
If you don’t believe in wormholes and alternate universe theories, this next car might change your mind. It is the ultimate in bearded Spock mind chicanery and it includes many elements that would seem normal in a mildly altered universe. Fastback Miata…sure. Stars and moons on door inserts…why not? Matching stars and moons on gauge […]
This next car is a Datsun S30 generation Z-car of someone obscure origins. The seller lists it as a 77 Nissan Quest, but that is because Facebash doesn’t have all car listed for all years, so he/she may have picked something close enough. The part where it gets more cloudy is when the seller says it has “minimal rust, no cancerous rust” which is the automotive equivalent to carcinoma instead of melanoma…but its best to avoid both. Finally the seller mentions that you’ll need to live in a state where you can register without a title or apply for a new one…and that the car was listed for sale a year ago. I’m not sure what I’m looking at here, but I love the fender flares. Find this 1977 Datsun 280Z offered for $11,000 in Birmingham, AL via facetrash fenderbook. Tip from Mark.
Some people collect stamps…and others collect celebrity autographs, but if you enjoy a special collection cease and desist letters — this next car might bag you a few from Mercedes-Benz corporate offices. It is described by the seller as a “Mercedes-Benz AMG C8 GTR” and it appears to be home-brew metal frame construction with a plastic body and a classic iron small block Chevy V8. Find this 2008 Mercedes-Benz WTF offered for $75000 in Chicago, IL via craigslist.
I know it might be a few days late for Loony Labor Day, but this next car is ready for the next lunatic owner. I’m still not entirely sure what it is or how it was built, but it is powered by a 454 cubic inch V8 and…well…that’s about all you need to know. Find this 1946 Jeep Willys Replica Replicotrod offered for $14,999 in Duluth, MN.
eatured a $1300 Volvo 240 that was hacked into an El Camino this morning..so I figured it was time to post a Porsche 914 that had been modified to look like a Lotus Elite. Yes, the price tag might be 100x higher, but the dedication to doing what you want and not what other people want is too much of a coincidence. Find this 1970 Porsche 914-6 Prototype bidding for $125,000 with a few minutes to go located in Strasbourg, France via pcarmarket.com. Tip from Mark.
This next car comes as a tip from Hugh who also provides some commentary: This thing just looks like so much fun. Looks like the builder had at least seen a Kurtis roadster. Look at that beam axle. Seems that the seller picked it up at this auction. There are a couple of vacuum cleaner patents listed to a Leo G. Krieger who worked for whirlpool in Benton Harbor, MI. So maybe this was a hobby project for an engineer at Whirlpool? I can’t find anything else about it, and just don’t have the resources to acquire and keep this thing but it looks like fun and I am sure has some sort of interesting story. You could probably get invited to some old car events with this thing on the cheap. Personally, I love the combination of biasply tires and finned drum brakes on something powered by a small block Chevy and sporting Batman seat piping plus tail fins. Win, win, win. Those little exhaust pipes should make the perfect hotrod brap-brap-brap sounds as you do limitless burnouts to impress your neighbors. Find this 1961 Custom Replica bidding for $8,850 in Granger, IN via ebay.
We’ve featured some interesting Shorty conversions over the years — the winged Shorty Type 2, a super cheap 56 BelAir, and a particularly eye-bending Dodge Omni with rear doors that Kate Moss couldn’t squeeze through, but this next custom is special. Not short bus special, but with that wheelbase, it’ll be twitchier than Jeffery Epstein at a Disney princess convention. Find this 1980 Toyota Corolla Shorty offered for $3800 in Perth Amboy, NJ via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
We featured a chopped Silverado the other day that was generally appreciated by the crowd for being tidy and subtle modification. However, today’s next feature is anything but understated. It does appear to be a decently conceived 4 seat convertible pickup truck conversion, which is not something you hear very often. Find this 2000 Chevrolet Silverado offered for $6000 in Buffalo, MN via fleecebook mothership.
The Porsche 914 was the entry level offering from the aircooled engine guys from Stuttgart in the early 1970s, and it is well known for fun handling and subtle styling. Today’s example has a crazy modified body that looks like it could win a race against a fighter jet, but the basic stock 2.0 liter flat-4. Expect a lot of confused cops looking to recalibrate their radar guns after you cruise by 5 mph under the speed limit. Find this 1976 Porsche 914 Bravossa Custom bidding for $9,500 on eBay with 6 days to go and with a $16k asking price on craigslist. Tip from Rock On!