The Chevy Malibu was a forgettable midsized sedan from the 80s and not worth a second glance…unless someone has shoved a giant 454 cubic inch V8 under the hood, painted the bumpers, and do some massive burnout in the advertisement photos. Today’s feature has been transformed from Maliboring to Malibadass. Find this 1983 Chevrolet Malibu Wagon offered for $9,500 in Boston, MA via craigslist.
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 tip from SecondMouse who writes: Ordinarily, car people would generally run screaming away from an S10 offered for sale. But this one is, well, different. Some maniac stuffed a 2012 6.2 liter Chevy V8 in it, along with a 6 speed automatic and a few other goodies. This might be a fun ride for someone with an uncle in the tire business. Find this 1998 Chevrolet S-10 in Clute, TX via craigslist offered at $8500.
The most famous Volvo wagon (or wagons) of all time is the V8 swapped 960 wagon that Paul Newman owned — the saga of this car was told years later by Dave Letterman and in 2014 Newman’s wagon was found in a cheap used car lot — that story was broken here on DT. Many […]
The late 70s Continental was never a sporty car. It was marked by Lincoln as a personal luxury coupe with an emphasis on the luxury. It wasn’t Lincoln’s fault that the fuel crisis and emissions laws made the Continental barely produce 200 horsepower from its massive 460 cubic inch V8…but this next car has been […]
This next car comes as a tip from Jeff who writes; Slick wagon, assuming you trust the shop that did the work. I’m not as concerned about the quality of the swapper as I am about the signs of the tin worm from life in the rust belt…is D.C. in the rust belt? Maybe the proximity […]
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 […]
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 […]
This next car comes as a tip from Matt C who writes: Only slightly less unexpected than the Spanish Inquisition. From the side, you wouldn’t expect anything serious going on – just an old Honda with some cheap rims. Plenty of cars out there with a few cosmetic mods and not much money under the hood, […]