A few years after Malcolm Bricklin made a decent amount of money importing small Subarus into the USA, he launched his own auto company, which made the DeLoreanesque SV-1. The SV-1 was a cool car, but was an total financial failure, so Mr Bricklin went back to doing what he did best: importing cheap cars for the US economy car market. Except for the next project he didn’t find a reliable Japanese partner and instead partnered with the Serbian based Zastava Automobiles….and the rest is a punchline to every automotive joke from the 80s/90s. Find this 1990 Yugo Koral 55 offered for $7500 in Chardon, OH via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
The Tatra 805 is an oddball Soviet Bloc off-road military hauler built from 1952 through 1962 somewhere behind the iron curtain. According to various online sources, the 805 was called “crybaby” because of the peculiar engine note from the aircooled V8. Find this 1955 Tatra 805 offered for $16,000 CAD ($12,115 USD at time of printing) […]
There’s a scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark where Indy confronts his nemesis, the French Archaeologist Belloq in an Egyptian cafe. Belloq holds up a cheap pocket watch and says it’s worthless, but if you bury it in the sand for 1,000 years it becomes priceless. What about if you save a car that […]