As we get closer to the aptly-named B.F.E. Grand Prix 24 Hours of LeMons in Colorado next weekend, I decided to pay a visit to the team building the first-ever LeMons Marlin. All I can say is: Ho-lee shit!
We saw a preview of this car a while back, and the great thing about LeMons projects is that they get done! Choosing a Marlin as an endurance-race entry is on the absurd side. Dropping a Chevy 454 big-block (yanked from a wrecked '91 truck) and Camaro front subframe into it is even better. Giving it a couple feet of engine setback... now we're talking! Add a Jaguar XJ6 IRS setup— hey, why not?— and then drill hundreds of big holes all over the body while you're at it, and you've got one of the Greatest Race Cars Of All Goddamn Time! Best of all, the plan is to get license plates on it after the race and use it as a street car. You E30 LeMons teams that think you're living on the edge by painting your car like a Focke-Wulf 190, please take note... and start shopping for a Sunbeam Rapier, because that's your best shot at topping this.