Interested in buying an old Mercedes, but shied away because you’re worried that Craigslist is full of randos and murderers and this guy? Those may or may not be reasonable fears! But fear not, as Mercedes itself has you covered. If you’re willing to pay serious money, it’ll sell you a car right out of its own museum…
Rumour has it, there’s a barge-load of postwar Czechoslovakian machinery beneath the waves of the Strait of Georgia near Vancouver. I went looking for the story.
Hungary is home to just 10 million people, but the Jalopnik car density scale is off the charts. So what does it look like when the country’s classic car enthusiasts descend on one spot? This. And it is magical.
Photographer Ken Ishii visited the 2014 Tokyo Classic Car Festival near the very famous Meiji Shrine (which is next to the fashion area of Harajuku). His shots are amazing and well worth the potential load times. Personally, I like the yellow BMW Isetta the best.
Here's the story of one ambitious car flipper bought-and-sold his way from a chewed-out $500 Land Cruiser to the truck he's always wanted... another, much nicer Land Cruiser. He definitely took the long way 'round, but he got some great automotive adventures in on the way.
Body-on-frame construction gives customizers free range to do all kinds of wacky things; like turn a truck "backwards" so the driver looks out across the bed and the rear wheels do the steering. Who would do something like that? Apparently, this guy named Roy.
President and World War II Supreme Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower was given this Willys Jeep along with a castle apartment in 1946 by the National Trust of Scotland, which was apparently properly grateful for his efforts keeping Hitler off their island. The thing is beautiful like a Koenigsegg is "quick."
Alright, fine. So you may actually have to be a millionaire to reasonably afford some of the metal on this list, but there's some attainable hardware here, too. For example, did you know the average transaction price for a 240Z has shot from $4,000 to $19,000 in nine years? Check out our list of seven cars that may…
This 1974 Dodge D800 Truck Factory Oleynik Race Car Transporter is one of the few relics I've ever seen from the support side of racing to survive outside a museum.
The Nissan Patrol holds the distinction of being the first vehicle to successfully cross Australia’s brutal Simpson Desert. Similarly, buying today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe ’69 might just cross your mind, that is of course if its price doesn’t make you go d’oh!
Remember the case? Wealthy Porsche 917 owner lets journo drive his car. Engine blows. Owner sues journo. Journo now bankrupt. Full text of email from Mark to his supporters here
The folks over at Jalopy Journal dug up a real gem the other day, the Norman Timbs Buick Special . The car was built in the late forties by the racecar designer and cost the princley sum of about $10,000 to put together. The aluminum body over tube frame stretches out to 17.5′ long (same as my Lincoln) with a 117″…