Yeeeeeeah, “I have two Lemons cars I don’t want to get rid of” has been a non-negotiable part of my job search for a reason. Moving from Austin (three tracks within farting distance, no rust, cheap parking spots, active rallycross group also within farting distance, yee and haw) to somewhere that didn’t have similar…
I’ve had 8 in my garage in Maine if you count the almost complete Spitfire in boxes upstairs. Actually, there is most of a Saab C900 up there too, so 8.5. :-) With two lifts. Currently just three working cars in residence though. But two of them are British, and one German, so that probably counts for like 11.
If I ever get out to that side of the country I’ll be sure to put it on my list!
Fun fact - most of the Merlin engines were actually put to use in the Avro Lancaster bombers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avro_Lancaster
I think that rag was the exact moment when the builder finally said “fuck this shit” and started researching prices on Craigslist.
I wanted one of these as a teenager and this morning I feel like a teen again.
That is literally one of the ugliest cars ever produced, if not THE ugliest!!!! It even beats the current gen Jeep Cherokee for ugliness.
*catch a beak.
I wanted this car so bad when it first came out. I even walked into the dealership to talk about my options for ordering one, but was blown off by the salespeople. Turned out to be a good thing, as I already had a very high powered small rwd car (240sx) and didn’t need another one that could potentially have had many…
This is crazy coincidental. I have the exact same car - color and all, about to go up for sale. I was going to list at $15,400 (reasonable offers accepted). Mine is an 09 (exactly the same as the 08 really - build date is Nov 08), same interior, same black grill swap, but zero mods ever, adult owned (this was my third…
NP all day long. To put things into perspective, I paid $5k for my 2003 Equus when I lived in South Korea from 2013-2017.
I swear this was a Torch piece. Nice to see Graverobber branch out from NPOCP. Very well written. :D
I’ll leave this here:
A buddy of mine stuffed a 911 engine in a Kelmark GT and rallied the hell out of it.
One minor correction.. There was a company in Danbury called Farnbacher Loles. They’ve since been closed due to the owners being scam artists.
All that thing is missing are a set of truck nuts made from bowling balls.
Rob is always teaching me something about a used car I didn't know.
Reading this article this morning was worth it just for the weird brakes alone. That’s Torchinsky quality automotive weirdness right there. Good work as always, Rob.
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