How To Install A Lift Kit By Yourself In A Day

Truck suspension has come a long way in the last 100 years. Just kidding! It hasn't at all, so this excellent instructable video on how to lift 1969 Jeep Wagoneer with new shocks and springs is probably applicable to your rig. » 3/25/15 10:55am Wednesday 10:55am

Here's How I Painted My $400 Lexus SC300 With Zero Experience

Mechanical work to some people is the knuckle-splitting, swear-inducing bane of their existence. For me, it's a relaxing source of satisfaction. Body work, however, is like volunteering to be a rower on a Viking slave ship - tiring and tedious with no end in sight. Without further ado, here's how I prepped and… » 3/20/15 3:45pm 3/20/15 3:45pm

How I Installed A JDM Twin-Turbo Engine In My $400 Lexus SC300

There's a scientifically proven formula for making cars better: Add power until something breaks. If nothing breaks, you haven't added enough power. This notion is what can turn ordinary rental fleet cars into the Charger Hellcat, and it's exactly the reason why I decided to give my cheapo Lexus the turbocharged… » 3/11/15 2:30pm 3/11/15 2:30pm

Wheels And Suspension: An Update On My 3000GT VR4 Project Car

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the super rare 1999 3000GT VR4 I bought from a reader. Even though I thoroughly enjoyed the car, it needed that extra something that made it look more contemporary and less 4x4-ish. Here's how I did it. » 10/10/14 12:25pm 10/10/14 12:25pm

Cars And Characters At This Apocalyptic Hellscape Party Are Terrifying

I'd describe "Wasteland Weekend" as "Burning Man" with a post-apocalyptic anarchy theme, but I think that might be redundant. It does take the Mad Max thing to a whole 'nother level though; with a fleet of horrifying cars and weapon-clad characters that just looks like... a lot of fun. » 10/09/14 3:47pm 10/09/14 3:47pm

Here's What It's Like To Own A Crazy Rare Mitsubishi 3000GT

Writing for Jalopnik certainly has its perks. For example, it allows me to have a comfortable breakfast in bed while hundreds call me an idiot for saying a Ferrari is a supercar. But on rare occasions, there emerges something truly special, in the form of a super rare '90s Japanese muscle car. Here's what that's like. » 9/25/14 2:10pm 9/25/14 2:10pm

Euphoria, Regret, Optimism Anew: Your First Weekend With A Project Car

The Ultimate Coachbuilt Jaguar Shooting Brake Can Be Yours Now

Lynx Engineering only built 67+1 Eventer V12s between 1982 and 2002, and registration number CYJ621Y is serial number 002, the first car sold to the public. Silverstone Auctions now expects to sell it for under $50,000 at The Autumn Sale. » 8/22/14 10:40am 8/22/14 10:40am

Starting A Vehicle Restoration Project: A Fierce Whirlwind Of Emotions

Project Car Hell isn't so much a place, as it is a state of mind. Actually, it sort of is a place. A place where you're damned to be wrenching and fighting rust until the end of eternity against a restoration project of impossible odds. Well, I've just swam across the River Styx. » 8/20/14 12:42pm 8/20/14 12:42pm

The Least Prepared Team In The History Of The 24 Hours Of LeMons

Our 24 Hours of LeMons "Porschelump" was far too much of a basket case for one crew member and an injured me to put back together in time to race it last weekend. So, we decided to hang out with some dudes who were trying to build two Austin Americas in the paddock. » 10/11/13 2:12pm 10/11/13 2:12pm

How To Destankify Your Car Cheaply And Without Chemicals

Sometimes you find the perfect vehicle, but the interior leaves a little bit to be desired. Mint interiors where the previous owner smoked like a chimney. Project cars that must've sat in a swamp for the past ten years. You know...the stank. Fortunately, reducing the amount of odor is fairly simple and doesn't have… » 7/16/13 2:22pm 7/16/13 2:22pm

Screw CrossFit, Buy An Old Car If You Want To Get In Shape

Every time we pass a CrossFit gym, my friend Desi says, "Man, I've got tires, pallets and all kinds of stuff to carry around and hammer on in my yard. I could totally open one of these." Having picked up another 944 to (inevitably) injure myself with, I know exactly the kind of heavy lifting to get paying customers… » 7/05/13 10:00am 7/05/13 10:00am

Own A 60s Fiberglass Kit Car Based On Ford's GT40

Mid-engine supercars are out of most peoples' price range. That's why there are kit cars. While many have been Volkswagen Beetle-based abominations, not all kit cars were created equal. » 8/02/12 9:30am 8/02/12 9:30am

Don't Miss The Chance To Fill Your Yard With BMW Isettas

Although nicely restored examples of BMW's contribution to the microcar era can command serious prices the cost of filling at least part of your yard with this assortment of Isetta shells and parts currently listed on Ebay is surprisingly affordable—at least initially. » 3/03/12 12:30pm 3/03/12 12:30pm

What Was The First Realistic Project Car Of Your Dreams?

Like many young car lovers we first fell in love with the exotic high dollar cars we saw on television and hung on our walls. Shortly thereafter, like many young car lovers we realized the closest we were going to get to the expensive supercars we lusted after were staring at posters and watching them on TV. » 2/11/12 5:00pm 2/11/12 5:00pm

Ultra rare Isuzu Bellel project for sale on Ebay

If you've never heard of an Isuzu Bellel, don't worry you're in good company. Although these little Isuzus were the first diesel car in Japan and sport one of the coolest set of taillights we've ever laid eyes on, they were never officially imported to the US. Accordingly not many people have ever seen or heard of the… » 1/08/12 12:30pm 1/08/12 12:30pm

Found off the cape edition: 1959 Cadillac

Welcome to Found Off The Street, our look at cars usually found on the cape that rust liked so much it decided to summer there; Cape Cod, MA. Today we have a special Found off the Cape 1959 Cadillac. » 4/03/11 9:00am 4/03/11 9:00am

For $9,500, that junior high shop class might just come in handy

The number of Italian V8-powered executive sedans can pretty much be counted on one hand, and most of those are Maserati Quattroportes. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Tipo 107 has seen better days, but could it use a better price? » 3/08/11 8:00am 3/08/11 8:00am