Sleeper of the Day: 1967 Volvo Amazon

From the Getaway In Stockholm series comes a Volvo Amazon that gets the Jalopnik Stamp-O-Approval applied with such force that we've dented the hood. It has 500 horsepower (though the video provides maddeningly little information about the engine). It has S80 brakes. It handles like a "snake on a hot summer day."… » 9/26/07 11:00am 9/26/07 11:00am

Sleeper of the Day: Plymouth Reliant

Nitpickers might quibble about the rollbar and non-stock wheels undermining the sleeperness of this '85 Reliant, and the engine sound isn't exactly what Lee Iacocca had in mind for the K-Car. But we're dealing with a ten second front-wheel-drive car here, and it has nary sticker nor wing nor scoop (unlike a lot of… » 5/07/07 2:30pm 5/07/07 2:30pm

Sleeper of the Day: Datsun B210

The problem with so many seriously hot-rodded Japanese cars these days is that the owners generally feel compelled to make the things look like they're ready to compete in a rally on Mars Base, circa 2082. Sure, they've got a lot of sap (thank you, John Steinbeck, and we're going to try to use the term "sap" more),… » 5/02/07 10:00am 5/02/07 10:00am