Project Car Hell: Silver Shadow or Bagheera?

As I'm sure you all know, Friday's Choose Your Eternity poll was the most one-sided yet, with the Quadra-Opel option absolutely vaporizing the Bi-Fiat choice. It would be interesting to see how a single Opel GT would fare against its Fiat 600 counterpart in a head-to-head matchup... but that will have to wait for… » 8/06/07 5:30pm 8/06/07 5:30pm

200-Proof French Automotive Madness: Matra Bagheera

What do you get when you put a bunch of Simca running gear in a mid-engine chassis with crypto-Italian-looking bodywork? Oh yeah, and give it three front seats? The mighty Matra Bagheera! Sure, it wasn't so fast, but the French carbuying public dug it, and the car was produced from 1973 through 1980. Thanks to the… » 8/03/07 6:00pm 8/03/07 6:00pm