PCH, Clash Of The Superpowers Edition: Clown-Owned Panhard Dyna Z-16…

Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and most hellish! Last round, PCH Superpower Britain crushed PCH wannabe Germany, but today it's an all-Superpower affair. » 2/03/09 5:45pm 2/03/09 5:45pm

Nice Price Or Crack Pipe: Turnkey, Race-Ready, 24 Hours Of…

We had a Nice Price verdict on the super-clean '85 Toyota 4WD pickup yesterday, and today we've got something for you potential 24 Hours Of LeMons racers. » 1/21/09 8:00am 1/21/09 8:00am

PCH, Benefits Of Positive Thinking Edition: Cooked Countach or Rusty…

Welcome to Project Car Hell » 11/20/08 5:30pm 11/20/08 5:30pm, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! Yesterday, we saw a 6.9 Benz for the first time in Project Car Hell history, a feat that generally requires unholy intervention by himself, or at least the presence of Citroën badges. We've …

The 1985 Corvette: Better Than Lotus Esprit Turbo, Ferrari 308GTS,…

We may laugh at the early C4 Corvette these days, since most of the ones you see now are beat-to-hell heaps adorned with custom gear purchased from Manny, Moe, and Jack. Back in the mid-80s, however, it was quite the bang-for-buck deal, selling for $25K- half » 10/23/08 2:00pm 10/23/08 2:00pm the cost of the Porsche 928S- and outhandling some of…

1985 Porsche 944

Welcome to Down On The Street » 10/09/08 9:00am 10/09/08 9:00am, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. We've seen our share of Porsches in this series, mostly 911s and 912s but with a handful of water-cooled jobs thrown in. So far I've been unable to find any 924s, but today we'll …

1985 Cadillac Cimarron

Welcome to Down On The Street » 8/19/08 9:00am 8/19/08 9:00am, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. With all the cool cars and trucks we've seen in this series, it may come as a shock to some that the first-ever DOTS car- that is, the first use of "Down On The Street" as the…

Do You Enjoy The Finer Things? The '85 Celebrity Eurosport Is For You!

Perhaps it's because every Celebrity ever made looked like it had 200,000 rough miles on the clock by the end of its second year on the road- fading plastic, trim panels a-dangling, and so on, or maybe it's the acre upon acre of clapped-out examples you see clogging up the GM section at every junkyard in the country.… » 8/04/08 12:45pm 8/04/08 12:45pm

1985 Toyota Corolla AE86

We saw an AE86 Toyota with Sprinter badging earlier in this series, and now I've found one with a single Trueno emblem just a few blocks away. This '85 seems to have had the US-spec front bumper replaced with a JDM assembly, but I'm pretty sure this car was originally sold in the US. It's always good to see an AE86… » 7/01/08 9:00am 7/01/08 9:00am

1985 Ford Mustang: Makes You Think It's 1965 All Over Again!

So you think the Cocaine Factory '85 Duster Ad was the most Eighties car ad you've ever seen? Maybe so, but you're tapping a rich vein of 80s-ness when you add some low-end moonwalking and vaguely break-dance-esque music to an ad for a Turbo Mullet Era Fox Mustang. And only $6,885... for the car with the 88-horsepower… » 6/24/08 11:00am 6/24/08 11:00am

Murilee Shows You How To Steal Gas, 1985 Style!

Some guys might be ashamed of a blurry Super 8 film showing them at age 18, siphoning gas whilst sporting dirtbag-style long hair (no, it's not a goddamn mullet), a Dark Angel T-shirt, and a '68 Mercury Cyclone with cheap mags in the back and factory hubcaps on the front... but this is Jalopnik! Here's some footage I… » 6/20/08 3:00pm 6/20/08 3:00pm

1985 Alfa Romeo Graduate, With Bonus Italian DOTS Poll

Italian cars have been mighty rare in this series, so I was pleased to run across this '85 Alfa Romeo Graduate parked in the island's East End. I see this car moving under its own power on a regular basis, so it's a genuine driver (not just someone's hopeless Hell Project). » 6/06/08 9:00am 6/06/08 9:00am