1988 BMW M3: The Jalopnik Classic Review

It has been described as one of the greatest enthusiast vehicles ever made. It roundly tops lists not only of the best BMWs ever made, but of best driver's cars in general. It remains the winningest vehicle in all of sports car racing. Its nickname is the not even remotely subtle "God's Chariot." » 10/08/13 4:00pm 10/08/13 4:00pm

An automotive unicorn - BMW 2000 tii Touring

In the world of automotive unicorns, there are plenty of rare breeds. Exotics, supercars, one-offs, a Chevy powered van called a Skarab... But this BMW 2000 tii Touring is a unique unicorn. Given that vintage BMW's are all the rage these days, it's amazing that most car guys don't even know this thing exists. So...… » 8/07/13 1:04pm 8/07/13 1:04pm

1967 BMW 1602: The Jalopnik Classic Review

If you ever come across the opportunity to drive one of BMW's Neue Klasse (New Class) cars, you need to seize it. Even 50 years after they first debuted they're just as good as you've heard, if not better. » 5/21/13 10:12am 5/21/13 10:12am

1972 Lincoln Mark IV: The Jalopnik Classic Review

Forget all about Jimmy Fallon and that puddle of beige goo Lincoln has been calling cars of late. Let's go back to a time when Lincoln meant class. It meant style. It meant "personal luxury" and all of the loud polyester tie, wide lapel wearing glory that entails. » 4/09/13 2:20pm 4/09/13 2:20pm

1969 Fiat 500 Berlina: The Jalopnik Classic Review

In Italy, old Fiat 500s are ubiquitous the way aging VW Beetles are everywhere else. They weren't around for as long – from 1957 until 1975 (as opposed to the Beetle's much longer five-plus decade run) – but they make a lot of sense on narrow Italian streets, so a lot of people bought them over the years. Here in the… » 3/19/13 10:14am 3/19/13 10:14am

A Morass of Mid-Atlantic Merkurs

Alluring (asinine) alliteration aside, allow me to set the scene for a rare sighting. You are a Boy Scout in a suburb of the nation’s capital. As a Troop, on this fine Saturday morning, you are out delivering mulch, the lifeblood of a fundraising operation. On your fourth trailer load of the day, your back is hurtling… » 3/17/13 6:57pm 3/17/13 6:57pm

1941 Studebaker Champion: The Jalopnik Classic Review

Remember the car you had at 16? I remember mine. A Wrigley's-gum beige 1968 VW Beetle I saved up $600 to buy when I was 15, then waited and stared at every day until I turned 16 and could actually drive it. Of course, it was wrecked within a year or so, because that's what usually happens to cars owned by 16 year old… » 2/04/13 2:20pm 2/04/13 2:20pm

1972 Volkswagen Type III Fastback: The Jalopnik Classic Review

First of all, this car has a name. Of course this car has a name. This lovely, citrusy 1972 Volkswagen Type III Fastback is named Edna, after the archetypical Little Old Lady that was the previous owner of the car. That human-Edna sold car-Edna to Joy Ivy eight years ago, when the VW had only an astounding 15,000… » 1/22/13 4:00pm 1/22/13 4:00pm

What's This Button Do?

I was just in a very interesting car for an upcoming Jalopnik Classic review, and I noticed this control on the dash. Now, in a classic car, you often encounter symbols that are a bit different from the standard set almost every car uses now. I quickly flipped through my Mental Dash Control Symbols chart and came up… » 8/10/12 1:30pm 8/10/12 1:30pm

For $3,500, Impala To The People

Like any good scientist, Goldilocks famously sampled all three options before settling consistently for the middle of the road choice. With its 327 and pillarless four door body today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Impala also stakes out the middle ground, but is its price fair to middling? » 8/09/12 8:00am 8/09/12 8:00am

2009 Barrett-Jackson Auction Scottsdale: Eight Highest-Priced Cars…

The big Barrett-Jackson car auction in Scottsdale's going on right now and we're already into the fourth day of hot gavel action. Here's the eight top cars that have found new owners through day three. » 1/16/09 10:00am 1/16/09 10:00am