The series 1 Jaguar XJ was built from 1968 through 1973 with a standard inline-6 engine and an optional V12 (introduced for the 1972 model year). The XJ12 was the “fastest” 4-door car in the world when it was introduced, but keeping one running will make you the “brokest” person on your block…so…swap in a Chevy V8 and cruise into the sunset…or until you IROC V8 siezes and then sell it for pocket change. Find this 1970 Jaguar XJ V8 Swap offered for $2000 in Albany, NY via craigslist.
You can’t deny it — the 11 year old boy (or girl) inside you wants to drive a super car. Every single day. That little kid spent so much time staring at the mid engine red styled by Giugiaro speed machine on the wall in his room and you are driving around in a comfy SUV. Stop it. I know the excuses…modern super cars are too expensive and classic super cars are collected to the point where they are also overpriced…and maintenance on a V12 is ridiculous. But what if I told you that you could afford a vintage mid engine super car and afford to drive it every day. Well…maybe it’ll leave you stranded occasionally, but AAA unlimited towing is a small price to pay for letting that little kid see his dream. Find this 1978 Lotus Esprit S1 offered for $14,500 in Portland, OR via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
Sometimes a picture says a thousand words. Sometimes, a lady with hands on her hips says a million words. Today, we’ve got a little of each — and for this next car I am going to let the seller’s wife take it from here: Honey, are you comin to dinner? Your dinner is gonna be […]
You’d have to be brain dead to not love Giorgetto Giugiaro’s Series 1 Lotus Esprit — its polygonal folded paper design is drop dead gorgeous and beyond reproach. It is also extremely affordable compared to similar era supercars like a Lamborghini Countach or Porsche 911 Turbo. It may have something to do with small inline-4 […]