I wonder if someone looked at the Honda S2000 and said “this car is too heavy and too safe…I’m going to fix that.” A few hundred yards of welding rod and a few bent pieces of aluminum later this next beast emerged from the shed. With 240 horsepower from the 9000 rpm screaming Honda VTEC engine and the curb weight of a wicker basket, this thing should fly. Find this 1965 Lotus 7 Replica offered for $9,750 in Dublin, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
If you are going to drive something that looks like a vintage racer, you might as well get something that performs like a vintage racer, which isn’t like the latest turbocharged Caterham offering or one of those three wheeled Slingshot things. Cars from the golden age of the automobile were slow, even race cars, and there is nothing wrong with that at all. Find this 1980 SSR1 Speedster offered for $10,950 in Surprise, AZ via ebay.
Have you ever wanted to build a flat-12 engine by bolting two standard production flat-6s together into one Frankenstein’s monster-12? Yeah…me too! Been on my bucket list for a while, right behind building a street legal Tyrell P34 six wheeler replica…but someone actually got his two subaru EZ30 flat-6s and bolted them together to make […]
I recently had the opportunity to ride in and drive a late model Caterham kit version of the Lotus 7 that was built by an insane friend and equipped with a 350 horsepower turbocharged GM Ecotech 4-cylinder and 6-speed. Getting into the coffin-shaped passenger compartment was tricky, but acceleration was nothing short of psychotic. At […]
This next car comes as a tip from Hugh who writes: What do you call a T-bucket roadster with a Jaguar XK engine and an automatic transmission? A lotus Seven of course! It’s almost as strange as that desert boat pickup thing. Maybe pickups that aren’t pickups week? I dunno…but this next car sure is […]
The typical vintage T-Bucket replica goes like this; off-the-shelf tube axle front end kit, bucket of fiberglass, Ford 9-inch rear end, TH350 slushbox, Chevy 350 small bloc—whoa…who put that Chebby part in my Ford? Thems’ fightin’ words. The only non Ford power I’ll put in a T-Bucket is something from a long-time Ford partner…like Lincoln, […]
The world of GT-40 replicars runs the gambit from atrocity to travesty, but in this next car we might have found a bit of a gem. The FT Bonito was sold as a kit by Fiberfab and sold mostly in Germany and the Netherlands according to various furrin language websites. The FT used a VW […]
If you are going to build a NASCAR replica there are a few key highlights you need to hit. First, you need stickers…lots of ’em. Then you need a big pushrod V8..please no overhead cams or turbocharged V6s…and finally you need to suck fuel through a venturi. I know that NASCAR adapted fuel injection for […]
There is nothing quite like the Gulf Livery blue & orange paint scheme to make a car look cool and what looks cooler than a GT40? This next car isn’t a real GT40, but it looks wicked and bidding is favorable for a buyer at this time. Find this 1973 Ford GT40 Replica here on eBay bidding […]