What am I looking at? Which way does this car drive? What is an electric zzipper, and could it cause extreme blood loss in the event of a minor accident? How many truck bed covers were sacrificed for their windows to make this thing? Would this be an example of a car that I could […]
I watched this video of a crazy SoCal car crash the other day — the suspect managed to steal three different cars during his almost 2 hour GTA-in-real-life rampage, but the most shocking thing in the video was the gas prices at the station where he crashed his final pickup before cops took away his […]
The other day, it was announced that California is banning the sale of new internal combustion powered passenger cars after the 2035 model year and I wish I could say that I was upset or going to protests and try and save the V8 with manual gearbox. But I don’t buy new cars, so I […]
The Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle had a remarkable production run from 1938 through 2003 with over 21 million examples built, but they never built a factory electric version. If the Beetle had survived with its rear-engine configuration through to today, it certainly would have had an electric version and today’s example is probably close to […]
Why do electric cars need to be so ugly? This next car comes as a tip from David in Tampa who writes: I was astonished to discover that the factory for these cheese wedges was not far from my home in Tampa Florida. Ironically it’s Sebring, a town known for going fast. I think you […]
If I learned anything from the LA Auto Show last week, it was that electric cars are the future. The boring, blob shaped, no fun, future. Why does every new electric car need to look like a blob shaped CUV, why can’t they be styled after the aesthetics of an 80s full sized American van, […]
is next car has me confused. I get the smooth hot rod wheels -those are vintage land speed style and I dig ’em — but what is going on with the ride height? It is sitting on 55 Chevy Axles and Springs…and is powered by an electric forklift but the strangest part is the satellite dish, which is NOT included with the sale. Whut? Find this 1976 MGB offered for $2450 in Ione, CA via craigslist.
I think I might have inadvertently implied that Tesla (and owners of electric cars in general) were (or are) pompous, self-aggrandizing douchebags and that was…well…unfortunate. Sometimes this keyboard gets ahead of my good sense and I want to apologize by posting this next electric car and saying some nice things about the owners of cars driven by electrons. So I’m sure that the next owner of this BMW i3 will enjoy the extended CPO 100k warranty while driving around in a luxurious electric compact pod thing with a range extending gasoline engine. Looks like a great daily driver to augment your collection of El Camino’d LS1 powered Volkswagens. Find this 2016 BMW i3 offered for $14,995 in Spring Valley, NY via eBay.
I’ve been dismissive of Teslas (and the electric car in general) not because the owners are wealthy, pompous, self-aggrandizing douchebags, but because they were foolishly expensive. And I get, the electric car is the future, and I’m not going to fight it, but I’m not going to pay more than it is worth because I need to keep up with the Joneses. Quite the opposite, I am going to wait until they are used and abused and get one for cheap, like this next thing. Or I will wait until this is salvaged a few times and get it for 1/2 this price. Not sure. Find this 2013 Tesla Model S offered for $26,000 in Huntington Beach, CA via craigslist.
The Maserati BiTurbo was one of the first twin turbo engines produced for mass consumption and could put out a respectable 150 horsepower/liter, which was enough to blow the engine up after a few months. It was a case of Maserati engineers getting overly optimistic with the amount of boost that cheap Sicilian pig iron could withstand and the result was an engine block better suited for using as cement shoes. Today’s BiTurbo was converted to electric and then further restored by everyone’s favorite TV show car flippers – Mike Brewer and Edd China of Wheeler Dealers a few years ago. In fact, we featured this car in 2016 at the request of a Wheeler Dealers producer when it was offered for a big pile of money. Today it looks ready to shred some tires and maybe burn to the ground in an uncontrolled lipo fire – who knows what adventure awaits when you drive a Maserati. Just always remember to wear fireproof shoes that are good for walking. Find this 1985 Maserati BiTurbo offered for $18,000 in Oceanside, CA via craigslist.