Here we have what is claimed to be a factory racer built upon a highly unusual vehicle: The Simca 1204. Continue reading 1969 Simca 1204 Factory Rally Car Project
It’s a bit difficult to classify this oddball, but roadster isn’t too far off. We see sand rail styling influences, but no off-road capability. Continue reading Custom VW One-Seat Roadster
Yes, indeed, this is a 1960 Lincoln Continental with a full camper on the back. Supposedly, some Ford truck parts might have been used underneath, but the seller isn’t sure. We just know it’s got massive potential and it has a toilet. Continue reading Lamper or Contamper? 1960 Lincoln Continental Camper Conversion
We love old Chevy Blazers, so we briefly shed a tear when we find one has been sacrificed; but it’s a relief when the end result is awesomely odd. In this case, someone decided a 1962 Studebaker Lark two-door post would make a good off-roader. We tend to agree.
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.
This oddball will be at Pebble Beach. We’ll look forward to the coverage!
Click for Autoweek article. Hats off for this covering this awesome find!.
We’re big fans of the Corvair – especially the less common body types, which means we usually love the Greenbrier van. This one has some unfortunate modifications, but might be salvageable at the right price.
Mazda may own the volume rotary engine production story, but NSU put them into production first. So, in a sense, Audi has rotary heritage. We’ve not heard of any plans to bring one back, however. All that said, this is a second-year NSU spider, which has a rear-engine, rear wheel drive layout and makes the most of this compact engine with storage above it (see images below). There aren’t a lot of these and they don’t come up for sale often.
Here’s a fine piece of ‘Muricana for Memorial Day. What we have here is a Plymouth Valiant wagon with Barracuda bits sitting on top of a Jeep Wagoneer frame and powered by an Olds 455. Aside from the automatics trans, this is basically perfect! As a matter of fact, we’ll accept an AT on an off-road vehicle like this.
Oh, did we mention the American Indian-themed, carved wood dashboard?
What we have here is a period hot rod made from a Triumph Spitfire, a Chevy 327, a Corvair transaxle and a lot of fiberglass (plus bondo?). The end result is, well, unique.