Anyone who knows 80s cars knows Chevy never made a convertible S10 Blazer, so this is a custom job, but it does look like it was meant to be. The V8 swap solves the extreme slowness problem these had, but we worry that the lack of a proper top means you’re screwed if you take more than one friend with you and it starts to rain. Continue reading Open-Top S10 Blazer with SBC Swap!
We don’t think it gets much cooler than this build. Sure, this wagon gave up is all-wheel drive; but it gained a lot in performance and looks.
Here we have an old-school trike running a Ford 302 (4.9L) V8 and C4 three-speed automatic trans. The seller provides shockingly little info,but does point out that it has a crushed velvet interior. What else do you really need to know? Continue reading Gold Dust V8-Powered Trike
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.
Yes, you are looking at an E-Type, or what’s left of one. Apparently, it is owned by a shop owner/car builder whose friend rolled his E-Type 2+2. So, purists can relax a bit, as 2+2 E’s frankly aren’t that good looking AND this one was damaged. The 2+2 roots also explain the long wheelbase.
This is not subtle, not understated; but we like the swap. Can it be saved?
The engine is a Corvette-sourced 350, though we’re not sure of the generation. A Paxton supercharger was added for good measure and the seller claims 400HP. Regardless of actual output, that should be a big upgrade vs. the 160HP 4.3L V6, which was standard in 1990.
Given the interior was treated to way too much yellow, we think this only has potential if it stays close to $5K, as we’d want to paint it and reupholster. If, however, you like yellow, this may have more value to you.
The body has been converted to panel delivery, which is interesting, and it looks like a speaker panel (or box?) has replaced the back seat. We’d make different decisions there, too, as this isn’t IASCA in 1991. That being said, the seller indicates that the stereo is “optional and extra”, so there’s hope.
Our biggest concern is that the images are all taken in a garage. Does this truck actually move under its own power? Claimed mileage is 64K, but we don’t know if that’s the truck (likely) or the engine.
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West Olive, MI, USA
$4,550 with three bids, reserve not met and 5.5 days to go
Graphics don’t ooze taste or subtlety anymore than the color; but the panel delivery conversion is pretty cool.
Here’s the name inspiration. Most will agree, some using the literal interpretation, and others the street version.
Obligatory Corvette-inspired “roll pan” with tail lights is present, as one would assume. After all, this is a modified GM truck product from the 90s.
350 badge is pretty cool.
The overdone yellow theme carries over into the interior, unfortunately.
How ’bout them speakers?
And them speakers? It’s strange that unfinished particle board is present here, given all the yellow elsewhere in the interior.
Small block Chevy swaps are fairly common in these S10 Blazer and this looks pretty well done.
Here’s the small Paxton supercharger.
1990 S10 Blazer, Custom corvette yellow imron paint, Custom Corvette Roll Pan.
Custom Corvette engine, Supercharged 5.7l 350, 400hp. March pulley set, Billet brackets and accessories. Custom sewn seats and interior, All new parts, no rust, stored in heated garage.
Over $30,000 invested. Built 700R4 good to 1200hp. Stereo optional and extra.
This is a fully custom tractor running a Chevy 350 and an Opel-based front suspension. The seller calls it the “Road Warrior”, but promptly points out it’s not for on-road use, as it likely can’t be registered. Hmm – to be fair, no one needed registration in the Road Warrior (as opposed to on Mad Max).
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Justice, IL, USA
$1,025 with three bids, reserve not met and 6.5 days to go
The look is all tractor, yet the front end is clearly extended to house the non-tractor engine.
Here’s a close-up of the chromed 350 with its awesome headers. Up close, the fabrication work looks good, and the builder even thought to put in a step.
Rear view doesn’t show much other than lots of tire and the keg-style fuel tank, but there’s a narrowed Dana rear end in there.
“Interior” is simple, but better equipped than one might expect. We see a full (overdone!) compliment of gauges, although we note two tachs; so it’s possible the car cluster doesn’t actually work. A stereo is oddly present – we can’t imagine one can hear anything over the headers. Shifting looks to be a crotch-grabbing exercise.
This is a one of a kind, garage kept, custom built, trophy winning V8 **Tractor**. It’s called the ROAD WARRIOR (like an outrageous vehicle on Mad Max). It is about 9 1/2 feet long and is powered by a 1972 Chevy 350 V8, turbo 350 automatic transmission, Dana rear end, Opel GT front axle, powder coated Zoomie headers, aluminum keg gas tank, lots of chrome, custom paint. It runs great!
This vehicle is intended for car shows, parades, cruise nights, tractor events. It will be sold on a bill of sale since it is not intended for street use.
Due to recent non-paying bidders we will reject all bids with zero feedback. We’re very sorry for the inconvenience.
Any questions or concerns please call George on 708-xxx-xxxx.
This vehicle needs a good home. Happy bidding!
We first saw this and imagined it was someone’s idea of a cool custom. Thankfully, this was custom-built for a Rexona deodorant ad.
The seller claims this can be converted back to a street car. We’re not sure; but maybe it can if all VIN plates, etc. are present. The hard part might be passing a smog test. Anywho, the buyer – if there is one – will have something truly, umm, unique.
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Santee, CA, USA
$4,900 BIN with offers considered and 2.5 days to go
This is quite an exercise in fiberglass studies.
A front end only a mother could love?
One more shot, for good measure. Not built for aero…
And, yes, the rear has been similarly modded.
Here’s the interior, which is described as a “sheet metal race” interior. That seems fairly accurate.
1996 Ford Mustang GT modified. 302 V8, 5 speed manual transmission.
Full on custom exterior with heavily modified body panels, custom front and rear end.
Sheet metal race interior.
Has no mandatory safety equipment.
Buyer must sign a waiver acknowledging that this is a movie prop and NOT STREET LEGAL.
Featured in: Rexona Commercial
DMV: CA Title. Current Reg.
THIS CAR RUNS AND FOR RACE TRACK ONLY I WAS TOLD AND POST IT HERE THAT IT COULD BE TURNED BACK TO STREET LEGAL
Odometer removed so consider True Mileage Unknown — Comes with a Bill of Sale CA Sellers title,
It does run
A custom-built race car that is not street-legal presently but can be again.
Custom race body that is literally one-of-a-kind.
Race interior with racing gauges, heavily modified with roll cage and race suspension.
SOLD AS PICTURED SOLD AS-IS WARE-IS HOW IS
WHY DID I BUY IT WELL I LOVE CRAZY CARS AND TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH I WON IT AT AUCTION AND DIDNT WANT TO LOL
CA BACK FEES ARE DUE BUT NOT STREET LRGAL RIGHT NOW ANY WAY LOL
I FOUND IT ON UTUBE AND IT WAS NOT ON FILER LOL
IF YOU SEARCH THE VIN YOU WILL SEE WHAT IT SOLD JUST CRAZY BOOS 302 LOL THT ENGICE IS 5 TO 9 GRAND
Falcon Rancheros are just plain cool! Although the Mustang was based on an updated 1964 Falcon, many parts still fit, which means you can do just about anything with one of these little trucklets. These didn’t come with a V8 until 1963, but they easily accept one.
The owner of this one has done some good things, as a V8 is installed, along with front disc brakes and new springs and shocks front and rear. The car originally has a “three on the tree” column-shifted, three-speed transmission, but now wears a floor-shift four-speed. The column shifter would be cool for its unusual nature, but the four-speed and floor shifter will be much better for performance driving.
Why do we beg readers to save this one? The seller says he or she was going to make this a tribute to the early Shelby Mustangs. We love Shelby Mustangs and we love Rancheros, To each his own, but we don’t think the two should meet. This would be awesome looking mostly stock and would have good sleeper value with its upgraded engine and suspension (although the rumble would probably be obvious!). This needs a lot of work, but a lot of work has already been done and it’s ready for you to make your own decisions on how to finish it out.
E30 BMWs with other BMW inline sixes swapped are not altogether too uncommon, and some even receive BMW V8s. This seller, however, took a different path. Yes, that’s a Nissan/Infiniti VH45DE engine from a first generation Q45.
What’s that engine doing there, you ask? The seller apparently was looking “to generate as much power to the wheels as possible while keeping it low maintenance and Japanese reliable with easy to find replaceable parts.” Mission accomplished?
This will annoy purists on Bimmerforums and at your local Cars and Coffee; so we say go for it! We would consider going a bit more stealth, but wouldn’t need to change too much. Most importantly, we’d find a way to have a “345is” badge made for it. After all, most of the E30 names (save for 325 and 325e in different years) actually matched engine displacements.
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Tustin, CA, USA
From this angle, this looks like just another modified E30, though in a particularly interesting color. We like the 325is air dam and the ‘deflated’ bumper.
Hmm…the exhaust isn’t standard fare. Frankly, it needs to be toned down. We’d also like to see a 325is rear spoiler here.
Body appears to be straight.
Interior is all there, but seats could use a little TLC. This is a great excuse to swap in the 325is and convertible sport seats with the good bolsters and thigh extensions.
Here’s that unusual engine. No, it’s not mounted transversely…
Had a baby need downpayment for a bigger car so my toy has got to go. selling my unique battleship grey e30 with a one of a kind v8 swap. not in a hurry to sell but will entertain the right offer – please no low ballers -do not bother looking to sell only no trades – no trade cash only no paypal or financing.
Car sold as is, test drive cash in hand only
the engine swapped in is a Vh45de v8 motor from an infinity q45. the idea is to generate as much power to the wheel as possible while keeping it low maintenance and japanese reliable with easy to find replaceable parts. the swap was done professionally at DR CONCEPT in Signal Hill.
engine vh45de with about 100k miles
custom plate mated to 300zx twin turbo transmission
stage 2 racing clutch
custom motor mounts
custom tranny mount
xxr rims with a set of bottle caps as drift spare.
sparco steering wheel