Would You Pay CA$10,500 For This 1959 Falcon Caribbean Time Capsule?

Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe contender is an unfinished project… from the '60s! It's as idiosyncratic a throwback as Austin Powers and twice as British, but will its price prove to be groovy, baby? » 2/24/15 8:00am 2/24/15 8:00am

For $10,900, This Blakely Bernardi Is Your Kit And Caboodle

In British slang to get one's kit off means to get nekkid. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Blakely is a kit car, and while American, it looks all kinds of Jolly Old. Will its price however, have you ready to drop some cash? » 11/14/14 8:00am 11/14/14 8:00am

Driving, Stalling, And Roadside-Reviving A Shelby Cobra

A reader got a chance to meet, and drive, one of his heroes: a Shelby Cobra replica. They ran into a little mechanical trouble on the road, but managed to get the car sorted again in time for supper. Here's his story. » 10/26/14 5:34pm 10/26/14 5:34pm

This Is The Best Chevrolet Citation You've Never Seen

The Eesti Sports was introduced at the Las Vegas specialty car show in 1984 and as you can see, it's just as coketastic as the rest of the eighties was, despite being just a kit car based on the Chevrolet Citation. Yes, it's indeed a sporty Citation. » 1/24/14 1:40pm 1/24/14 1:40pm

This Is Why I'll Never Build A Kit Car

Here we see a guy driving a Se7en clone on a fantastic mountain road, wind on his helmet, driving nirvana before him. And then his front wheel falls off. » 6/03/13 4:00pm 6/03/13 4:00pm

Is This The World's Only Pagani Zonda Kit Car?

For sale right now in a suburb of Ontario is this, possibly the only Pagani Zonda kit car in the world. $5,000. Some assembly required. » 2/28/13 3:56pm 2/28/13 3:56pm

Man Does Not Live By Bread Alone, Baby: The Hilarious Amante GT Brochure

How do you sell a kit car based off of a VW Beetle with a Corvair engine back in 1969? Get a pretty blonde model and make one hilariously out-of-touch brochure. » 2/21/13 6:22pm 2/21/13 6:22pm

This Pontiac-Based Lamborghini Aventador Replica Is Pure Nightmare Fuel

We always knew people would start making replicas of Lamborghini's newest supercar, but we didn't expect it to be this horrifying. And it's for sale! » 9/24/12 2:40pm 9/24/12 2:40pm

A Homemade Cobra Replica Is The Ultimate Tribute To Carroll Shelby

At face value, it might seem in bad taste to honor Carroll Shelby with a knockoff of the car that made him a household name in the mid-1960s. But what is it Charles Caleb Colton once said about imitation and flattery? » 5/31/12 3:30pm 5/31/12 3:30pm

Watch A Guy Freak Out As An SUV Backs Into His Hand-Built Car Out For…

Kevin Patrick spent months building his own sports car and was ecstatic at the prospect of finally taking it out on to the open road. The ecstasy lasted all of three-tenths of a mile before an SUV backed right into it. Patrick recorded the whole crash and it may be the most painful thing you'll see today. Making it… » 4/24/12 2:45pm 4/24/12 2:45pm

For $2,000, Jamaica Phone Call To Your Momma Lately?

It's long been the rule of thumb here on Nice Price or Crack Pipe that you never, ever buy someone else's project, as you don't know if they were all thumbs. Of course today's Triumph-based Jamaican needs so much work that it conceivably could be considered your project. Its price however, may not get a thumb's up. » 3/29/12 8:00am 3/29/12 8:00am

For $18,995, duke it out

There's a chasm that lies between the major auto makers and kit car builders, call it the taint between the big boys and the homeboys. That's because it's pretty obvious that one t'aint t'other. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Jag SS evoking ‘Duke' closes that gap a bit, but is its price tainted? » 10/13/11 8:00am 10/13/11 8:00am

For $7,500 Canadian, get the kit and kabuki

When the world's great auto makers leave you wanting, maybe it's time to go it alone with a kit car. And if your yearnings extend to gull wings and Asiatic dragons then perhaps it's time for this Nice Price or Crack Pipe Bradley GT II. You might however, hanker for it having a lower price. » 9/14/11 8:00am 9/14/11 8:00am

For $45,800, yes, those are Sonata tail lights

In social classes, nobility implies privilege, and those of noble lineage are considered the holders of power. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Noble M12 is powerful, and would likely be a privilege to drive, but is its price too bourgeois? » 2/21/11 8:00am 2/21/11 8:00am

Frankenbodied Porsche 914 Escapes From Kit Car Lockup

Every year to mark Thanksgiving, a U.S. president pardons a turkey. In unrelated news, here's a 1972 Porsche 914 with a Chevy 327 V8 and body panels from three Japanese donors. » 11/24/10 10:30am 11/24/10 10:30am

Counterpoint: How To Make Your Semi Into A Pickup

Yesterday's post on the Tennessee fellow who converts pickups into mini semi trucks brought note of a competing business from Kentucky: Turning used medium-duty work trucks into "Big Ass" pickups. Like all southern rivalries, someone's getting called a sissy. » 11/11/10 12:30pm 11/11/10 12:30pm

How To Make Your Pickup Truck Look Like A Semi

Ever wanted to drive a big rig, but just couldn't find the time for trucker school? A Tennessee man will answer your prayers for a starting price of $13,000 with kits that convert old Detroit pickups into mini-semis. » 11/10/10 2:00pm 11/10/10 2:00pm

Lucra LC470: A Lister With Snazzy Duds

For those who are sick of Cobra kit cars there's always the Lister, a less well-known vintage racer with a more Chevy-powered heritage. For example, the Lucra Cars LC470, a Lister with a slew of powertrain options » 2/26/10 8:30am 2/26/10 8:30am