It was recently announced that Chrysler (technically Fiat-Chrysler-Automobiles) merged with Peugeot S.A. (which is Peugeot, Citroen, Opel, Vauxhall…) and became yet another global conglomerate with the baffling (and vaguely aquatic sounding) name Stellantis. Uggg. The irony is that Plato’s city of Atlantis was a fictional city that was consumed by the ocean after an unsuccessful attack on ancient Athens…a victim of it’s own hubris. Perhaps, there will be a time in the not-so-distant future when people talk about a car brand called Chrysler who built amazing cars back in the 20th century…but it is only a myth. Find this 1965 Chrysler New Yorker offered for $4995 in Santa Rosa, CA via craigslist.
The Caprice name was first used by GM on a full sized top of the line Chevrolet in 1966. You could even get the Caprice with a big block pushing 425 horsepower out of some crazy 11:1 compression ratio solid lifter equipped beast…but those are collectible and expensive today…and still slower than the Caprice you can get from a city surplus auction for about $5k. The sixth generation Caprice was built in Australia through 2017 when the Holden plant was closed and another chapter in the automotive history books was closed. Find this 2011 Chevrolet Caprice PPV bidding for $5000 with a few hours to go, located in Orlando, FL.
If you’ve never driven a Porsche 914, you owe it to yourself to find one and give it a spin. They are furiously agile cars and you feel connected to the road in a “my butt is only 4 inches above this roaring pavement” at 60 mph like nothing you can find in the showrooms today. The only downside is that they are pretty lackluster in acceleration with the stock flat-4…but you can find them with a Chevy V8 shoved where it shouldn’t be. Find this 1970 Porsche 914 with V8 offered for $10,000 in Fremont, CA via craigslist.
This next car is an interesting pile of semi-built parts. It is a kit car that was born in 1980, but has been sitting in storage for the past 40 years. Perhaps the next owner will finish the dirty work and turn it into the pavement pounding beast that it should be…or let it sit […]
The Triumph Stag was a 2+2 convertible sports tourer designed by Giovanni Michelotti (known for his work on the Triumph Spitfire, GT6, TR4, Ferrari 250/340/375, Maserati 3500/5000, and BMW 2002…you get the idea) and produced by Triumph. Today’s Stag has been de-bumpered and the result is a car that looks more mid 60s Lotus or […]
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 […]
If you are in the market for a fast small luxury sedan you probably have seen prices on 10 year old M3s and S4/S5 drop to sub $20k DT range…but wait…there is another Skywalker. And this one is arguably the most brutal of the group — it doesn’t have all-wheel-drive grip like the Audi or […]
The 4th generation of the BMW M3 was released in 2007 and it featured a big departure from previous models. Gone was the screaming inline-6 engine and in its place was a throaty V8…which was a heresy according to BMW fanboys but it sold quite well and the 414 horsepower and 295 ft-lbs of torque […]
Picture this; you are stuck at home under stay-at-home orders and you need something to occupy your time since your internet connection is dead. What you need is an engine and a vehicle that needs an engine. Then you just need a few wrenches, some zip ties, a welder, and some fresh 5w30 oil. The […]
This next car came with a certain amount of deja vu. Did we already feature this car? Or have we simply seen so many Rover V8 powered MGBs that my brain has become a fog of classic British steel and aluminum alloy? I guess this is a new entry into the world of V8 powered […]