27 03, 2018

Oddities, Eccentricities, and Aberrations – March 2018 Edition

By | 2018-03-27T16:05:55+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Cars We'd Like to Own|0 Comments

I've always liked Caterhams because they're raw and ridiculously fun to drive. For those people who want something barebones, fun, and tossable as the Caterham is known for, perhaps this one-off is the right car for them? Based on a Caterham CSR, it's just called the "Ultimate Driving Machine" and it features angular new bodywork that encloses the wheels as well as the driver with a custom hardtop and butterfly doors. The looks might not be everyone's cup of tea but I'm sure it's still plenty of fun to drive! Keeping things on the small and lightweight end of the spectrum, I'm kind of digging this little 1975 Mazda Chantez. This is the first time I've ever heard of this pocket-sized hatchback but I've got to admit, it's pretty neat looking; sort of like Mazda's version of the Honda N600. The 359-cc two-stroke engine might only produce a whopping 32 hp but it only needs to propel a little over 1,000 lbs of weight. Honestly, I'm stumped on how to feel about this thing. Both a '92 Corvette and a '67 Volvo P1800 gave their lives to become this... Thing. Functionally, it's a Corvette underneath with P1800 bits and pieces adapted to the nose and tail. It's not a particularly bad look but one must wonder what the thought process was that led to what we see here. Maybe the builder couldn't figure out how to fit a V8 in a P1800 and this seemed like the next best idea? [...]

16 01, 2018

Arizona Auction Picks – First Round of 2018

By | 2018-01-16T14:54:54+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Cars We'd Like to Own|0 Comments

Since I’ll be heading to Barrett Jackson this week, I thought I’d skip the actual auction I’m heading for and try my best at the Russo and Steele auction. While there’s still a chance I could make my way over there, I saw some insane stuff while browsing through and thought I should try and make the best of my time exploring what I can’t buy… So here’s my picks from the other auction across town. […]

31 05, 2017

Oddities, Eccentricities, and Aberrations – May 2017 Edition

By | 2017-05-31T13:01:32+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Cars We'd Like to Own|0 Comments

We’ve got the need for speed this month, so we’re doing a special Race Car edition of the Oddities roundup and right off the bat we’ve got something pretty special: the only Panoz DeltaWing ever made available for public sale. As far as weird race cars go, this one is right up there as one of the weirdest of weird, but how cool would you look showing up to the next track day in a DeltaWing?! It’s chassis #001 and has a substantial racing history in the P1 class of ALMS and P2 class of IMSA. The DeltaWing, along with spares and even track support, can be all yours for just $375,000 directly from DeltaWing Racing. […]

25 04, 2017

Oddities, Eccentricities, and Aberrations – April 2017 Edition

By | 2017-04-25T10:43:45+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Cars We'd Like to Own|0 Comments

We searched the deepest, darkest bowels of online car listings and found plenty of weird stuff for this edition of “Oddities”. First up, we found a bit of a Franken-Ferrari. At first glance, this might look like your run-of-the-mill 308 GTS, but I assure you, my good sir, that it is not. That’s because, at some point, someone came up with the brilliant, mad-scientist idea of cramming the 4.8-liter V12 out of a Ferrari 400i into the back of this 308, where the 3.0-liter V8 normally resides. The result is frightening intriguing. It’s sure to be fast, but that’s a pretty hefty lump of an engine to shoehorn behind the cockpit which makes us suspect that the handling might be slightly perilous. Either way, it’s going to auction in the UK next month where it’s expected to fetch a healthy premium over a normal 308. […]

28 03, 2017

Oddities, Eccentricities, and Aberrations – March 2017 Edition

By | 2017-04-19T13:40:43+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Cars We'd Like to Own|0 Comments

Say “hello” to Zombee1, which was created for a show called “Zombie Clean Up”, which apparently is a real thing. It’s a ’99 Chevrolet C2500 work truck that has been built up with custom armor, front and rear winches, and three mini gattling guns that may or may not work. While it’s certainly a well-executed build if zombies were a real threat, you’re bound to get plenty of looks from the walking dead and non-dead alike when driving around in this thing. Although it’s not quite as cool or practical as Ecto-1 from “The Ghostbusters”, Zombee1 would still make a great work truck for a road-kill cleanup crew if you swapped out the guns for some shovels, so that’s something… […]

6 03, 2017

The Amelia Island Auction Picks | 10-11 March 2017

By | 2017-04-19T13:43:30+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Cars We'd Like to Own|0 Comments

While we all already know about the Mazda 767B that will be going to auction at Amelia Island, we wanted to daydream for a while and pick out a few more cars heading to auction. Now there will be a few auctions over the weekend and we couldn’t help but dig in and see what tickles our imaginary fancy. Between Bonham’s, Gooding & Co., and RM Sotheby’s we thought we could find a vehicle, or two worth holding up the paddle on. We’ll keep the same format as last time: one affordable, one for the road, and one for the track. Ready, Set, Go! […]

18 01, 2017

Oddities, Eccentricities, and Aberrations – January 2017 Edition

By | 2017-01-18T08:24:43+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Cars We'd Like to Own, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Finally, we can get excited about the Catalina wine mixer, because we can buy this Pontiac Catalina limo and roll in style. Just look at it in all its majesty – 4 extra doors, truck mirrors, full-length roof rack. Plus, it’s gold. On gold. So. Much. Gold. It’s everything you need, all wrapped up into a single car, if everything you need is an 8-door station wagon. […]

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