That likely would have all changed if yesterday’s 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce had been within spitting distance of me. At $3,500, I could probably swing it, I do have one of those fancy new Apple Cards after all. I also didn’t think that any of the work it needed was beyond my skill level. … [Read more...] about At $8,000, Is This R32-Swapped 1987 VW Jetta A Total Coupe De Grâce?
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When people think of post-war BMWs, the first car that comes to mind is the funktastic three/four-wheeled Isetta. But the 502, known as the "Baroque Angel," came first. Available as a sedan, a coupe and a cabriolet, we're more smitten with the 4-door. Not only is the best looking of the trio, but, well, suicide doors uber alles. Plus, it looks like a Jaguar with a VW Beetle grafted on top. More cool, it featured Germany's first post-war V8; an all aluminum baby that clocked in at just 2.6-Liters (later bored out to 3.2). Sadly, they were hella expensive and most Germans were flat broke. Hence, bubble cars. The "spiritual predecessor" to the modern day 5-series also ran La Carrera Panamericana. We love that. Make the jump for more old school Bimmer action. … [Read more...] about Know Thy Germans: The BMW 502
December Mortal Engines Peter Jackson and his team are great at building worlds, and they’re going to have a build a bunch for Mortal Engines. That’s because it’s literally about building worlds. Well, cities at least. Cities that travel around the world and suck up smaller settlements. The fact that there’s a teaser trailer a year from release bodes well for the studio’s confidence in the film and we trust in Jackson’s ability to pick and help facilitate great stories. (Dec. 14) … [Read more...] about io9’s Guide to All the Movies You Should Give a Damn About in 2018
The good news is that the Alltrack has everything to keep your parents from pestering you. It’s a wagon with a decently sized rear seat and plenty of cargo room in the back. It also has all-wheel drive for New England winters. Of course, the best news of all is that the Alltrack was available with a manual transmission and you didn’t have to get a base model car if you wanted a clutch pedal. … [Read more...] about I Need A Responsible Family Car With A Manual Transmission! What Should I Buy?
The motor is claimed to have been professionally yanked from a JDM Toyota Al Jazzera Altezza RS200, and the transplant brought along that car's 6-speed manual for company. The description of those upgrades share ad space with a litany of other hardware that has been either updated or refreshed, including a fast rack up front and a Supra axle in the back. There are plenty of pretty pictures of the colorful underpinnings which include adjustable KYBs featuring little knobs that totally should go up to 11. … [Read more...] about For $13,500, Is This Corolla A Trueno Romance?