What’s up with Panera Bread trying to kill the Pantera?
We have featured Renault Alliances before, but never two as part of one sale. Today’s feature includes a Motor Trend Car of the Year Edition and a GTA parts car. Why is the more desirable car the parts car? One word: rust.
What happens when one combines a VW Beetle with kit car mid-section, 1971 Camaro front end and 1971 Corvette rear? Apparently, this is it.
Long before most ‘Mericans had heard of the beer, there was the Toyota Corona. Today’s feature is the awesomely rare and quirky wagon variant.
The Protege5 was the wagon (5 = five door) version of the Mazda Protege, a small car known for fantastic handling and only okay power. This is a good car, but the ad is the reason it’s here.
Here was have a delightful JDM van with arguably the best collection of typical late 80s/early 90s factory decals ever applied! If you’ve never seen a Mazda Bong – er – Bongo, yet this seems familar, that could be because it was also sold as the Nissan Vannette (related to the fire-prone, US market C22 “Hibachi” van), the Ford Econovan and the Mitsubishi Delica.
Jeep made and sold a CJ6, but this isn’t it. The CJ6 was a long-wheelbase CJ, offered with two or four doors. Today’s feature is a CJ8 with six wheels and the option of two-, four- or six-wheel drive!
Here we have arguably the best Soviet car ever made – one so good that it’s still in production. Its the Lada Niva, the ultimate off-road hatchback! As a 1990 model, this is still Soviet, too, not only Russian.
We’ve vaguely heard of the Morris J2 and J4 commercial vans, but confess never having seen nor heard of the Dormobile variant. Today’s example is very rough, but complete enough to largely serve as its own template for restoration.