A few years after Malcolm Bricklin made a decent amount of money importing small Subarus into the USA, he launched his own auto company, which made the DeLoreanesque SV-1. The SV-1 was a cool car, but was an total financial failure, so Mr Bricklin went back to doing what he did best: importing cheap cars for the US economy car market. Except for the next project he didn’t find a reliable Japanese partner and instead partnered with the Serbian based Zastava Automobiles….and the rest is a punchline to every automotive joke from the 80s/90s. Find this 1990 Yugo Koral 55 offered for $7500 in Chardon, OH via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
Do you know what is better than putting one Cadillac V8 into your mid 80s Yugo crap box? Yes…yes, you do. It is putting two Cadillac V8s into the pile of junk. Three would be too many, but two is just perfect for the 21st century interpretation of the Hannibal Twin-8. Now…it just needs a full scissors lift suspension so we can RISE ABOVE IT. PRESS THE BUTTON MAX!!! Find this 1986 Yugo GV with twin Cadillac V8s offered for $25,500 in Los Angeles, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
A few years after Malcolm Bricklin made a decent amount of money importing small Subaru cars in the USA, he launched his own auto company, which made the DeLoreanesque SV-1. The SV-1 was a cool car, but was arguably a financial failure, so Mr Bricklin went back to doing what he did best: importing cheap […]
When you eventually do buy a Yugo, might I recommend buying it from someone who posts pictures of his cul-de-sac packed with GV’s and a few shots of the NATO bombing of the Yugoslavian production facility? Find this 1988 Yugo GV for sale by the world’s premier Yugo enthusiast in Concord, NC for $1,500 via […]
There’s a scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark where Indy confronts his nemesis, the French Archaeologist Belloq in an Egyptian cafe. Belloq holds up a cheap pocket watch and says it’s worthless, but if you bury it in the sand for 1,000 years it becomes priceless. What about if you save a car that […]
A few years after Malcolm Bricklin made a decent amount of money importing Subarus in the USA, he launched his own auto company, which made the DeLoreanesque SV-1. The SV-1 is a cool car, but was arguably a financial failure, so Mr Bricklin went back to doing what he did best: importing cheap cars for […]
“You can’t have too much of a good thing” is one of those truisms that isn’t remotely true. The obvious caveat: candy corn. The first two handfuls are bliss, the second three induce stomach aches, and each recurrence (likely accompanied with Halloween-themed booze like Morgue-A-Rita) will end your night early and rot your teeth out. […]
The Serbian built Yugo GV was such an miserably disgraceful excuse for an automobile that even swapping in a LS1 would leave you with a feeling of meh. Its cool…but I’d rather have an F-body Camaro… No. Full stop. The only way you are going to pull a Yugo from the depths of shame is […]
Y is for Yugoslavian, a household term synonymous with high manufacturing standards and reliability. Indeed, following Yugo’s lauded introduction to the U.S. Market in 1986, the sales success of Yugoslavian imports put pressure on the Big Three domestic automakers to increase their build quality and fuel efficiency. And now, an all-original example can be yours […]