It is odd that the icon of compact hatch of our time does not already have fully electric cars plying the roads. I guess MINI is taking its time to make sure it does it right cos’ obviously, a car this tiny will have questionable range due the straight up space constraint. While BMW Group let lose its exclusive version of the Mini Cooper S E Countryman ALL4, a plug-in hybrid, on a long-haul journey that will take it from North America to Tierra del Fuego, the British marque has brought to the show floor of the New York International Auto Show a full-electric drive example. Continue reading Seriously, I Want This All-electric Classic Mini Now!
Jaguar Land Rover group has an interesting project planned for 2018. The company has found one of the three original pre-production prototypes 4×4 that made their debut at the Amsterdam Motor Show in 1948. The vehicle was apparently bought by someone in the 60s and when it was found, it was in such a dilapidated state that it took a team of experts at Jaguar Land Rover Classic months poring over the archives to determine that it is indeed the long lost vehicle, the vehicle that started it all. As part of the group’s 70th anniversary in 2018, the group will embark on a year-long meticulous restoration progress to bring the 48’ prototype back to its former glory. Continue reading Land Rover Set To Restored The 70-Year-Old Original 4×4 Prototype
No self-respecting, true-blue Land Rover enthusiast with the financial muscle to flex should miss this beautifully restored 1974 Land Rover 109 Santana Especial from the garage of sport car maker, Lucra Cars. Originally, a barn find in Spain, this left-hand drive granddaddy of SUV is corrosion-free with no damage and by the virtue of it being used in a rural vineyard estate, you can be sure its condition was already pretty up there when it was found. It was given a full frame-off restoration nevertheless, which saw every part of this rare, four-door diesel-powered beauty being disassembled and restored to its original condition, and the chassis and axles powder-coated Continue reading Barn Find 1974 Land Rover 109 Beautifully Restored By Lucra Cars
We are featuring this particular Custom Restored Polish Fiat 126p not because it was created specially for Hollywood actor Tom Hanks. OK, maybe just a little. Anyways, thanks to Hanks’ multiple posts on Twitter of him posing with this now-classic 70s Polish-made Fiat, some fans in Poland decided that Tom deserves to have one. Lucky for Hanks, these devoted fans managed to secure a 126p and turned it into this beautiful, bespoke example. Continue reading Tom Hanks Is Getting A Custom Restored Fiat 126p Because, Tom Hanks
Dickhead is a vulgar slang defined by “a stupid, irritating, or ridiculous man.” Now, if Batman’s ride is a Batmobile, wouldn’t the aforementioned person’s ride called Dickmobile? And Dickmobile this is. I mean, seriously, we don’t even need to tell you this, do we? Not that the person who created it is a dickhead or anything. Just that it is too obvious what it is. The intention however is not as vulgar as it seems. As it turns out, this car was created way back in 1969 by one Steve Paige and it was meant to be an “art car”, but really what was its purpose is unclear to us. Perhaps if you know something about this rolling willy, you can point us to the right direction. Continue reading Oh, Look, Someone Actually Made A Custom Car In The Likeness Of A Dick
Anyone with money can afford themselves a race car, but sometimes even with all the money in the world, not everyday you get a chance to own a piece of motoring history. Granted, not everyone is a fan of Porsche but if you are, the good news is, this is the “not the everyday,” this is the Ex-Factory Works Team Le Mans 1958 Porsche 550A Spyder. Besides the obvious freaking dope aesthetic, evergreen aesthetic, this beautiful classic race car was a Le Mans and Nürburgring podium finisher and perhaps more importantly, it is the most original examples in existence. Continue reading Ex-Factory Works 1958 Porsche 550A Spyder To Go Under The Hammer
Caricature of automobiles look pretty cute, aren’t they? With oversized, fat wheels and a plump, short body, these fantasy automobiles look totally cartoonish and they don’t exist in real world, or do they? Well, actually, they do – thanks to Ron Berry’s magic hands. Ron is an avid car customizer with an alternative taste: turning real world cars into cartoon custom creations and his latest work, “Surf Seeker” Custom VW Bus, which is based on a Type 2 VW bus, looks like something straight out of The Road Runner cartoon series. It is not hard to imagine Wile E. Coyote behind the wheel of this sweet custom VW bus, trying to run down our dear Road Runner. Continue reading Guy Turned Classic Volkswagen Bus Into A Driveable Cartoon Bus
Costing nearly two third of an entry level Jaguar XE and almost 70 percent pricer than the cheapest car in the United States, the Adult’s Jaguar XK120 Mini Roadster is certainly a luxury to have just like its real-life counterpart. And at 1:5 scale, this is the kiddie ride for grown ups, which means, it can only accommodate a person and 50 percent or more (if you are taller) of your body will be completely exposed to the elements, and the tiny replica windscreen is not going to stop bugs from hitting your face at 38 miles an hour. It is a roadster, so I guess that’s ok, but still, having more than half of your body exposed is a lot (hence a kiddie ride which we can’t stop saying). Continue reading 1:5 Scale Jaguar XK120 Is A Kiddie Ride For Grown Ups That Goes 38MPH
Unless you grew up in the 60s (or maybe even the 50s), chances are, you are not aware that Chrysler actually had a Turbine-powered passenger car that runs on kerosene, diesel or JP-4 jet fuel. It was kind of the big deal, because it literally has an aircraft engine powering it way before M1 Abrams and Putsch Racing iteration of Tim Burton’s Batmobile did. And not surprisingly, the car was born out of the supersonic jet engine age, where rockets and jets played a big part influencing the design and technology of car designs of the 50s and 60s. The Turbine car had a total of seven generations, all of which were prototypes that never saw the light of mass production due to cost of manufacturing as compared to standard internal combustion engine. Continue reading Turbine Engine is Not Limited to Aircraft, Abrams Tanks and Batmobile, This 1960s Chrysler Car Had it Too
why bothered with other Rolls-Royce wheels if you can have one excellent example once own by one of the most influential American musicians of the 20th century? yup. we are talking Johnny Cash’s 1970 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow. you will have a shot at owning a piece of the history that transcends two industries: motoring and music, when it goes under the gavel at an auction organized by Barrett-Jackson in Las Vegas on the September 25th. powered by a twin-carbureted 412 cid (6,750cc or 6.7-liter) aluminum V8, Cash’s Rolls features a three-speed automatic transmission, an independent front and rear suspension, all-round disc brakes, black exterior paint job, a predominantly black luxurious interior, and it has only 32,000 miles (51,500 km) on the odometer. Continue reading Why Bother With Other Rolls-Royce When You Can Ride In Style and Luxury In Johnny Cash’s?