The 2nd generation Chrysler Cordoba was released in the 1980 model year on a downsized J-Body platform shared with the Dodge Mirada and Imperial YS Coupe. Today’s LS model has a unique aerodynamic nosecone with a prominent crosshair shaped grill. Unfortunely the rad 80s styling couldn’t save the Cordoba from abysmal sales and it went […]
This next car comes as a tip from ME who did a random search for Manual Mercury vehicles and expected to find nothing (or at least nothing “good”) but instead found this sweet piece of Cougar bait. I am even starting to like that strange rear window shape that was so easy to ridicule back […]
In the world of custom cars, you can go too far. You can hit the crazy button so hard that it goes through your desk. I should know. I’ve built and driven a vehicle like this before and it was victorious at a 24 Hrs of LeMons race. Unfortunately, the LeMons organizers have banned these […]
When I first saw the details on this next car, I thought “wow, that’s a lotta miles for a 2007″…but then I pondered more and thought “that’s a lotta car for $8500”. The 4th generation Lexus LS (internally known as the XF40 at Toyota) has a 4.6 liter UR-series V8 that pushes 375 smooth horsepower […]
When I first saw the cover shot of this next car…I didn’t know what it was. Not exactly, at least. I knew it was a GM 90s front-drive econobox, but like a small pile of earthworm vomit, it is moderately undesirable, but not as nasty as racoon scat. But I still didn’t know what kind of 90s GM product I was looking at until I saw the badge on the back and was surprised to see the legendary Monte Carlo badge. Somewhere between the old G-body Monte Carlo and the NAHSHCARR styling inspired thing released in 2000 there was a Lumina/GrandPrix/Cutlass that was as boring as the line at the DMV…but almost boring enough to be interesting. Find this 1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS offered for $6,150 in Phiadelphia, PA via eBay.
This next car comes as a tip from Hugh who writes: Non gm non v8 LS. That Lincoln that’s really a jaguar but with a stick 5 speed from Germany for 2500. And it’s neither a diesel truck or a stretch limo! I wasn’t going to post a car that wasn’t a limo or a diesel truck (Dieselimo Turismo…has a nice ring to it) but a manual gearbox Lincoln/Jag for the price of…well…a manual gearbox, can’t not post that. Find this 2001 Lincoln LS offered for $2,500 in Pittsburgh, PA via craigslist.
This next car is an oddball. It isn’t sporty or fast, or cool, or sexy…but it is special. First you’ve got to admit that any wagon with rear facing seats is something special…and then you’ve got to honor the souls of all the muppets who were killed and skinned to cover those seats. And finally, this is a Hunsbloger approved Sable — the corporate cousin of the Ford Taurus that is both cheaper and more interesting than the Taurus bidding for a pittance with a few days to go. Find this 1992 Mercury Sable LS Wagon bidding for $2200 in Tucson, AZ with 3 days to go via carsandbids.com.
The XF20 generation Lexus LS was sold from 1994 through 1997 and gives you all the speed and comfort you’d expect in a German executive cruiser (S-Class…or BMW 7-series), but with Japanese sensibility and reliability. There was no option for a 5-speed manual gearbox, but it wouldn’t raid your savings in expensive parts repairs or goad you into thinking your car was sporty. Find this 1995 Lexus LS400 bidding for $2500 in Gadsden, AL via Hemmings auctions with 5 days to go. Tip from BarbPaddles.
I love the classic Mitsubishi Van, even if it does have a Kirk Douglas chin. But Kirk Douglas (God rest his soul) doesn’t have a sweet velour interior, reclining/rotating captains chairs OR the ability take you and seven of your co-sheltering family/friends to somewhere you can stand 6-feet apart. What a strange time we live […]
As an apology to all of you readers for the pink Studebaker Avanteaf thing the other day, I wanna post an engine swap that is properly done. Something that’ll put a smile on your face and black stripes on the ground. Like a 9 second Geo Tracker. Find this 1993 Geo Tracker LQ4 Turbo here on eBay with […]