If you’re into Hawaiian shirts and drinking Pina Coladas out of coconuts, you might need this 1948 Crosley Tiki Taxi in your life. With room for three on the unique wicker seats, custom thatched side panels and bamboo front grille panel, the creator of this Tiki Taxi has thought of darn near everything. Even the exhaust pipe has been custom painted to look like a bamboo chute. It’s everything you need for a tropical road trip in a single car! To live out your festive Tiki dreams, check out the listing on eBay Motors.
Hondas from the 1990s are legendary for their reliability. It’s not uncommon to see a Honda Accord or Civic from 1993 with well over 300,000 miles on it. You might be forgiven for thinking this 1993 Honda Crossroad could get you there as well. I mean, just look at it. It’s a burly-looking SUV with a Honda badge. What could possibly go wrong? Well, those of you who are well-versed in British SUVs might notice this Honda shares a familiar shape with the first generation Land Rover Discovery. It’s not just a passing resemblance either. The Honda Crossroad is literally just a Disco covered in Honda badges. For better or worse, it carries over the Land Rover’s driveline, including the 3.9L V8 engine. It’s one of the weirdest automotive brand mashups ever and was apparently Honda’s best bet for getting their badge on an SUV in the early 1990s. To see more of this rare JDM oddity, check out the listing on Craigslist.
Speaking of weird, bastardized Land Rovers, I think we can all get behind a Range Rover that not only makes about 1,000 hp but is also probably more reliable than it was when it left the factory in stock form. If that sounds good to you, check out this twin-turbo Chevy LS-swapped 2008 Range Rover Sport on Craigslist. There’s not a ton of info about how it runs and drives but it looks like there’s a pretty extensive parts list to go along with the build.
It’s summer road trip season and plenty of people choose to take big campers and RVs around the country. Sure, the modern RVs have all the creature comforts you could want and they basically drive themselves, but why not cruise in vintage style with this super cool and unique 1955 Porsche Tempo Mikafa Sport Camper instead? Although it’s unrestored, this example has been beautifully preserved over the years, which is great because it’s one of just three such campers ever built that was powered by a Porsche 356 engine. Although it needs some love, it’s a gorgeous shape and it looks like there are some good bones to work with. It’ll be going up for auction with Mecum Auctions in Monterey, CA in a couple of months.
Another rare car going across the auction block in Monterey this August is perhaps the most significant Porsche to ever go on sale: the 1939 Porsche Type 64. This is the 3rd Porsche ever built, and the 2nd oldest surviving Porsche in the world. Originally built by Volkswagen as a race car before the Porsche brand existed, the Type 64 features lightweight aluminum panels and constructed using similar techniques to aircraft of the time. The flat-4 engine was tuned to produce just 32 horsepower, which doesn’t sound like much for a purpose-built race car but given the weight, it should’ve been plenty. Unfortunately, the 1500-kilometer race that the Type 64 was built to compete in was scrapped just weeks before it was meant to take place due to the start of WWII. After spending 60+ years in private collections, the Type 64 is heading to auction with RM Sotheby’s.