Everyone loves a good surprise, whether it’s a cake in the break room or a swift kick in the pants when you stab the go pedal in a car that looks like it came out of a rental lot. That’s why today I’m asking you to show me the best damn sleepers you can find for less than $5,000 on eBay. Impress me.
I’ll tell you exactly.
Finally, a Chevy Express that lives up to its name.
Take one look at this car's interior and try an guess what it'll run in the quarter.
The concept of a sleeper is clear, and admirable in theory. The driver gets a car that can haul ass, but on the outside it looks no more special than your standard commuter car. No hood scoops, no special badges, black paint please, and a reasonable tint are the tools of the trade.
Some crazy Swedes saw potential in a granny-spec Ford Sierra. They strapped on two turbos and built one of the most burnout-happy sleepers we've seen in a while.
There is nothing monstrous about a stock Fiat 126. This 126 left the factory in 1989 with a tiny 24 horsepower engine and took a painful 33 seconds to go from 0-60. As you can see from the above video, this Fiat has been "slightly" modified from its stock form.
Volvo wagons aren't exactly the first vehicle that comes to mind when you think about a performance car, but this is no ordinary Volvo wagon. Underneath the hood of this 1997 Volvo V90 is the LS1 V8 from a 2004 Pontiac GTO.
There is no denying the fact getting 728 horsepower out of a Toyota Camry is an impressive feat which has undoubtedly taken countless hours and quite a bit of dedication. Having said that, we're not entirely sure how we feel about Canadian tuner Dynamotorsport's insane creation.
It's hard to believe until you witness the sheer power in the above video, but this full bodied vintage Rolls Royce is capable of a 8.09 second 1/4 mile. According to the builder, the car is still 100% street legal although it has slimmed down quite a bit to a 3050lb race weight. Helping move this British steel down…
It is easy to mistake this 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu for a nicely restored stock car. Unless you happen to notice the unique "white wall tires" mounted on the stock 15x7 wheels, there is nothing to suggest this car is any different from the average cruise night Chevelle. That is of course until you get a look…
Among the random cars on the internet I know nothing about, this surely ranks as the most intriguing. A giant sidepipe? A roll cage fit for Ellen Ripley’s exosuit cargo-loader? Oh yes.