I keep hearing crazy stories about blistering cold weather from people in places from Texas to Oregon, and how much it is impacting their day-to-day lives. Meanwhile, everybody in Minnesota or Alaska (where it is 10-to-20 degrees colder) keeps going to work and the store and acting like this is normal. The problem is that people in Texas or Arizona tend to drive vehicles that are setup for warm weather or imported from California, but what they need to do is to start car shopping up North. If you tried to bring some little summer rubber shod convertible to Alaska, you are going to die on the side of the road when the first storm comes through in October (and they won’t find your carcass till next May), but if you bring a 4WD SUV from Alaska to Texas…that is a recipe for getting places on-time and in-one-piece. Find this 2005 Saab 9-7X offered for $5,400 in Wasilla, AK. Tip from Zach.
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.
The Volvo purists might get a little disturbed at seeing yet another LS-based V8 swap in a classic 240 body…but let’s face it, with over 2.8 million examples of the 200-series (240 and 260) built from 1974 through 1993, it’s not like you can’t find another stock one sitting around. And that stock 240 will probably been useful to tow this thing to the next fuel station. Find this 1989 Volvo 244 With V8 Swap offered for $7000 via facebork in Sarasota, FL. Tip from Art.
Happy 4th of July to everyone out in cyber space — this next car is as American as apple pie and as cheap as an expired apple pie on the clearance rack at your local supermart…but apple pie doesn’t have a firebreathing LS1 V8 and a 6-speed manual box for less than $8k. Find this […]
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 Porsche 944 is one of the few affordable Porsches available on the open market that offers a decent amount of performance…but even the turbocharged later versions are still down on horsepower compared to a new Honda minivan. In fact, a 2018 Honda Odyssey Elite hits 60mph in 6.9 seconds, while an ’87 Porsche 944S […]
The Mercury Zephyr (not to be confused with the California Zephyr, British Ford Zephyr or pre-war Lincoln Zephyr) was produced as a sedan, coupe and the uniquely styled Z7 coupe. The roof treatment is ostensibly an homage to the 1950 Ford Crown Victoria, but looks to us like an El Camino with a truncated truck […]
The RX-8 was the last of the line for production rotary engines from Mazda or any other manufacturer. It wasn’t a bad car, but it wasn’t the fastest thing from a Japanese dealer when new and cars haven’t gotten any slower…HOWEVER, the chassis was sublime, so it makes the perfect donor car for something with […]
BMW introduced the 3rd generation of their 3-series in 1990, and the lineup included sedans, coupes, hatchbacks, and wagons with inline engines. The fastest has always been the BMW Motorsports designed M3 version, but many people have discovered that Chevrolet’s fantastic GenIII small block V8 fits between the shock towers…and the rest is history. Find […]
Find this 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle here on eBay offered for $13,900 located in Blue Ridge, TX with 19 days to go. From eBay listing: Item specifics Condition: Used Seller Notes: “If your looking at this add on your smart phone, please click on item description to see all the pictures.” Year: 1967 VIN (Vehicle Identification […]