There are a number of reasons why gas is so expensive now, but I don’t have the time or expertise to explain it all, but I will say that I’ve got a car with a tank big enough to bust $100 at the pump in California…but I can’t imagine what it would be like to […]
There is a mental hospital in Atascadero. I know this because I made the mistake of staying at a Motel-6 in that town on the way through the Central Coast one time. What I didn’t know beforehand was that the Atascadero State Hospital is the largest employer in the town of Atascadero and is a […]
The C3 generation Corvette isn’t the most collectable of Vettes, but that shouldn’t stop you from wanting to get your 70s vibe on. Today’s example has a few dents and dings on its fiberglass body, but it also has a sweet custom wagon back rear end that looks awesome. It will need some expertise in […]
Cadillac didn’t build wagons in the 60s, 70s, 80s, or 90s…in fact, the first factory wagon offering from Cadillac from the modern era is the 2010 CTS SportWagon, but you wouldn’t know that given the number of “coach-built” Caddiwagons you’ll find passing between buyers and sellers on ebay or craigslist or whatever. The fact that […]
This next car starts with the body of a new Mini Cooper…which was a front-wheel-drive thing assembled by BMW…but today’s Mini is not longer mini. It sits on an extended wheelbase and features power from an flathead Ford V8. The result is a strange looking combination of classic hot-rod proportions and style of a late […]
When this next car came into the DT tips inbox, I had a sense of deja hooptie. We’ve featured this car before when it was listed on craigslist for $25k asking…but it looks nicer than in the previous photos, when it was offered in an estate sale by Halstead’s Helping Hands Estate Sales. It looks […]
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.