What Would A Ford GT Look Like If It Was Styled After The El Camino?

Over time, all cars must be rendered unto forces outside of our control. Late-model Italian exotics must offer penance for their transgressions at the stake. General Motors G-bodies must be shod with wire wheels and parked on the wrong side of the tracks. And flimsy British sports cars must be mated to burly American… » 4/22/15 12:52pm Wednesday 12:52pm

This Is The Slowest 6-Speed, AWD, Supercharged Subaru Ever Built

The Subaru Sambar was introduced in 1961 as Japan’s first Keitora (軽トラ) or kei class truck. This fifth generation Sambar is a long way from the original 2-cylinder powered version, but it still puts the motor behind the rear wheels and offers a surprising amount of versatility for its overall dimensions while… » 4/21/15 1:36pm Tuesday 1:36pm

The 200SX Turbo Has The Best Pizza Box Sized Hood Scoop

The S12 generation Nissan Silvia was sold in the USA as the Datsun 200SX because the Nissan and Silvia names were not acceptable over here for reasons nobody understands.The 200SX was available with a version of the VG30E V6 from the 300ZX/Maxima, but the coolest version has a the pizza box hood scoop and turbo… » 4/20/15 1:26pm 4/20/15 1:26pm

A Stanza Wagon Is The Only 7 Passenger Car You Should Buy

If you are looking for a dirt cheap 7 passenger vehicle, the market seems to consist primarily of 60/70s American plus sized wagons or late model minivans with 300k miles on the odometer. Neither of those vehicles provide particularly good fuel economy so you are obliged to wait until Tesla P85 with rear… » 4/15/15 12:47pm 4/15/15 12:47pm

This Dune Buggy Fiero Is A Bad Idea Done Right

If a friend told me that he had this totally bitchin' idea about transforming a Fiero into a Jeepesque dune buggy, I'd tell him that he needs to check the expiration date on his meds. But somehow this mid engined dune runner pulls off a great beach buggy vibe and actually looks cool. Cut fenders, roll tube… » 4/13/15 1:26pm 4/13/15 1:26pm

Go Vintage Racing In This Cheap Fiat Abarth Spider

The Bertone designed and built Fiat 850 Spider was a small 2-sear roadster that sourced its rear engine setup and mechanical parts from the higher volume Fiat 850 sedan. The nuts at Abarth created a hopped up version with a bigger engine and called it the Fiat Abarth OT 1000 Spider. Don't ask me what OT stands… » 4/08/15 1:16pm 4/08/15 1:16pm

This Is The Nicest '59 Cadillacamino On eBay

Imagine you were a young man in 1959 who wanted the class and style of gigantic '59 Caddy tail fins but needed to haul around junk for your gardening business. Regrettably, the short sighted product planners in GM's Cadillac division offered nothing for the consumer that added the giant fins to a pickup body, so… » 4/06/15 1:00pm 4/06/15 1:00pm

Buy The Actual Mustang From Fast And Furious Tokyo Drift

Does anybody remember that ulta-realistic third installment of the Fast and Furious series where high school kids (poor Texans and Yakuza members alike) drive 500 horsepower drift machines with $100k in aftermarket parts? Between the RX-7s, Evos, Zs, and Tourans you might have missed the star of the movie, an… » 4/03/15 11:25am 4/03/15 11:25am

Do You Find This Cimbria Irresistible?

The 1982 Cimbria has a far out design that is permissible to compromise ones principles. Thankfully, its Amore Cars built body has a look that is kinda mythical, and anything but typical. It is a craze you'd endorse, a powerful force, and you'd be obliged to conform when there's no other course. It used to look… » 3/31/15 10:46am 3/31/15 10:46am

Rule All Kei-Cars With This Suzuki Alto Works RS/R

The Suzuki Alto started life at the bottom of Suzuki's Kei car lineup back in 1979. By the 3rd generation (1988-1994) its 125 inch length, 54 inch width, and 54 inch height made it similar in size to a pinewood derby car, but the Alto Works version with twin cam turbo power is anything but a gravity powered slowpoke. » 2/13/15 12:00pm 2/13/15 12:00pm

Screw VTEC, I Want This Turbo AWD Nissan Bluebird SSS-R

After delighting back-road thrill-seekers and autocrossers alike, the Datsun Bluebird left the U.S. market, never to be seen again. Back in its home country, it matriculated into the all-wheel-drive rally fighter you see here, until bloat and anonymity set in, and its role in the marketplace was filled by a… » 1/23/15 12:35pm 1/23/15 12:35pm

2006-2010 Pontiac Solstice & Saturn Sky Market Update

The people wanted it. The press wanted it. The engineers wanted to make it. And in 2006, General Motors finally delivered the American-built Mazda MX-5 competitor that was so missing from its domestic line up. The Skystice (Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky) was instantly loved by the people (7,000 orders in… » 1/16/15 12:40pm 1/16/15 12:40pm

Amphibious Reliant Is Boatsozoku Style At Its Best

Combining things into a bi-cultural fusion is all the rage these days. You can hardly take a drunk walk through any major downtown without stumbling into an Asian-Euro fusion restaurant featuring some ill-conceived melange of Swedish meatballs and Vietnamese soup, all served on a open pit BBQ. Why not bring this… » 1/13/15 11:55am 1/13/15 11:55am