Cheap, Slow & Awesome; The Mercedes-Benz W123 240D

Equipped with the automatic transmission, a 240D Mercedes is about the slowest car you can drive around without people looking at you funny. Well...maybe people will still look funny at you, but I've logged many miles behind the wheel of both manual and automatic transmission equipped W123s and I can tell you the… » 4/17/14 1:34pm 4/17/14 1:34pm

This Buick Invicta 4-Door Hardtop Sedan Is For The Birds

Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 classic horror movie The Birds was released three years after his infamous and ground breaking film Psycho. The Birds did away with the abject terror of the depraved slasher and instead used a combination of sodium vapor spit screen (instead of the standard blue screen which would have cause… » 4/16/14 1:50pm 4/16/14 1:50pm

This Is What Happens When You Mate A Volvo Wagon With A Mustang

Imagine that you've got an Easter egg delivery service and a love of classic Mustangs. You aren't going to fit many eggs in the back of the standard coupe version or even the fastback with its fold-down rear seats...but...you've got a Volvo 245 shell sitting around collecting dust...and a welder. » 3/28/14 2:31pm 3/28/14 2:31pm

Try Saying Autobianchi Lancia A112 Abarth Three Times Fast

The Autobianchi A112 was a supermini built by a joint venture between an automaker (Fiat), tire company (Pirelli) and bicycle maker (Bianchi). The all Italian trio built a handful of models starting in 1955, mostly higher end versions of Fiat offerings that often showcased new or innovative technology. » 3/26/14 12:38pm 3/26/14 12:38pm

Born In Compton: Powell Sport Wagon

Compton, CA has been a manufacturing center long before Will.I.Am said he was going to build an automobile manufacturing company in the east Los Angeles hub city. The Powell brothers started in Compton building motor scooters but from 1954 to 1957 they crafted a vehicle called the Sport Wagon. » 3/25/14 11:35am 3/25/14 11:35am

Stuck In The 60's With A Late 80's Nissan Pao

In the late 1980s Nissan launched a series of retro-styled cars in what was called the Pike series and consisted of the Be-1, Pao, Figaro and S-Cargo. Nissan beat the New Beetle, New Mini, PT Cruiser to the retro-style market, but keeping everything in perspective —the old Mini had been retro-styled since about 1970… » 3/24/14 12:14pm 3/24/14 12:14pm