The seller of this next car describes it as “not a hackjob backyard swap”…which makes me wonder, where would you do an LSX swap into a 90s GMC Jimmy? In the realm of places to do swaps, from a Jay Leno style climate controlled garage to a dirt patch behind the Waffle House in Woooostaaaa, I’m gonna lean towards doing my Jimmy swaps at the latter, but I love waffles more than Jay Leno. And I mean that exactly how you might interpret it. Find this 1998 GMC Jimmy offered for $5000 in Northbridge, MA via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
This next pickup truck doesn’t look like much from near or far. In fact, it looks just like any other 90s era pickup, but to quote tipper Rock On; This thing can blow your doors off and then carry them away in the back of the bed! That’s not a Spacecab, that’s a sleeper cab!! Find this 1989 Isuzu Pickup LS1 offered for $16,500 in San Jose, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
The 900-series platform was the final iteration of Volvos front-engine rear-drive sedan/wagon platform that started with the 140-series in 1967 (which itself was derived from the Amazon/120 platform which launched in 1956 based on the previous PV444…you see where this is going). Regardless, the V90 was the final name put on the back of a rear-wheel-drive Volvo with properly positioned drivetrain and the only logical choice if you want to shove a V8 under the hood and chew anybody’s ass from 20 to 100. This might not be the legendary third Newman-Letterman V8lvo, but it is offered for a price that isn’t insane and should be great to haul around your family. Find this 1998 Volvo V90 with LS-swap offered for $13,900 in Laguna Niguel, CA via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
This next car comes as a seller submission from TC who describes his Porsche 951 as a “very nice car”. Wait, what is a 951? The 951 is the Porsche internal designation for the turbocharged version of the 944. Porsche took the front-engine transaxle equipped successor to the 924 and boosted it to 220 horsepower…but that doesn’t matter for todays 951, because it has a Chevrolet LS1 V8 borrowed from a Pontiac GTO squeezed into the engine bay. Find this 1987 Porsche 944 offered for $22,000 in Tampa, FL on Pro-Touring.com.
BMW’s E46 generation 3 series was sold from 1999 to 2005 and it was known for its well balanced chassis and smooth inline-6 engines. If you want a fast one, you can get the M3 version for less than the price of this next example…but it won’t have a 400+ horsepower V8 that’ll drink 87 […]
The S14 generation Nissan Silvia was badged in North America as the Nissan 240SX and is a favorite among drifters. Drifter? Not the sketchy train surfing murderer kinda drifter, but the drives with gobs full over oversteer style drifter. The US version was powered by a 2.4 liter 4-cylinder that only produced 155 horsepower…which is […]
In 1983-1986, the Ford LTD nameplate made its last hurrah on the fox body platform as a sedan and wagon. The sedan weighed in at a relatively svelte curb weight of 3000 lbs. Ford made a performance LX version of the car that came fitted with an uprated suspension and 5.0 V8. Today’s car takes […]
The E28 generation BMW 528e with the 2.7 liter ETA engine is a great car if you don’t mind being passed by most modern cars…but you’ve got that smug look on your face because you know there is more to life than driving fast. Except today, you know something that new BMW driver doesn’t know…this […]
What is it exactly that makes a slab sided Volvo wagon with an American V8 so cool? Try to explain to a non-car enthusiast what exactly is so special about a Volvo wagon and you will get a puzzled look or get your sanity questioned. The now famous Paul Newman and David Letterman stories have […]
The SJ generation Jeep Wagoneer was produced from 1962 through 1991 and holds the unique title of being the world’s first luxury 4X4 sport utility vehicle. Back before the Cadillac Escalade or Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen littered prep school drop-off zones, this was the vehicle that wealthy country club cowboys bought for their first wives, and tried […]