Now, I want to start out today’s discussion by first apologizing for featuring two VW’s this week. I do try to mix up makes, models and nations of origin here as best I can, but sometimes a cool car comes along and throws me a monkey with a wrench flying into … [Read more...] about At $8,000, Is This R32-Swapped 1987 VW Jetta A Total Coupe De Grâce?
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This F100 is just as charming inside as it is on the outside. A wide and functional bench seat faces an equally functional all-metal dash. This is a truck from before the major safety standards took effect here in the U.S., so don’t plan on running into anything at any speed over a brisk walk and surviving with all your teeth intact. On the plus side, check out that amazingly long gear lever for the manual transmission. That’s married to a 292 CID Y-block which in this guise was good for 170 (gross) horsepower and 279 lb-ft of torque. … [Read more...] about At $4,500, Could This 1964 Ford F100 Pickup Turn You Into The Mac Daddy?
Out of that auspicious beginning,1993 Alfa Romeo 164 S we considered was representative of the last Alfa to be sold in the U.S. before the company went on a long hiatus here. The car was appealing in the way nicely maintained Alfas are, and at $5,200 it was seen as a decent value too, earning itself a solid 70 percent Nice Price win. … [Read more...] about At $5,500 Canadian, Could You Find Common Ground With This Custom 1985 Chevy S10 Pickup?
There are a number of updates to the cabin as well, mostly centered around a set of gauges crowded into where the double DIN radio used to live, and a gnarly set of checkered flag floor mats that look pretty cool. On the outside, the car sports what's said as its original paint and a South shall rise again pin stripe treatment, along with the de rigueur JDM-style Trueno bumpers front and back. This generation of Corolla was the only one to feature pop-up headlights and while many an AE86 has been retrofitted with the JDM Levin's fixed units, this one still keeps some of the mystery alive by hiding its headlights. … [Read more...] about For $13,500, Is This Corolla A Trueno Romance?
But if you're looking for honest, efficient, American-made transportation, this time capsule would fit the bill nicely. It comes with A/C to keep the summer at bay, and heat to ensure you keep your toes during winter drives. The sunroof is a singular nod to frivolity, and the rest of the car, down to the simple paddle mirrors screwed to each door, speaks of frugality and an egalitarian aesthetic. The deep ebony paint and edgy red pinstripe, along with the three-spoke rims, make the car look like it would have been right at home as the chief protagonist's ride in any number of John Hughes teen steamers. … [Read more...] about Ace of Base for $1,900!