Wire Wheels, Cortina Heritage: The 1984 Hyundai Stellar

The Hyundai Stellar » 11/14/08 1:30pm 11/14/08 1:30pm was quite the mishmash of parts-bin bargains, with the same chassis as the Ford Cortina Mk 5, a Mitsubishi engine, and styling by . That doesn't matter, however; what matter is that ads for Korean cars have the most awesome combo of macho voiceover and cheezy echo effects in the history of…

Gasser Taunus!

We can't think of a single thing wrong with this car except for the name. Drive a Taunus in North America and you'd be patiently- or maybe not so patiently- spelling it out: "T-A-U-N-U-S... no, not Taurus... I said NOT TAURUS!" Other than that, it's all aces: tunnel-rammed 289 for passing power, solid front axle for… » 7/15/08 2:40pm 7/15/08 2:40pm

PCH, German Hellwagons Of Finland Edition: Taunus or Turbo Kadett?

In a not very shocking development, the Lincoln Mark VIIchero outclassed and out-helled the drag-racing '73 El Camino in yesterday's Choose Your Eternity poll, and we're sure everyone needs a breather from cartrucks after yesterday's madness. So what do we need? Station wagons, of course! And not just any station… » 3/18/08 5:15pm 3/18/08 5:15pm

Sierrachero's Daddy: Cortinachero!

While Ford killed the Cortina when Lutz's Sierra was introduced in 1983, one facet of the storied marque soldiered on in South Africa (and was imported to Europe as both a Cortina and a Taunus): yes, the OG P100. Built from a lengthened Cortina chassis, the rustic-stage P100 was the final standing model of a line that… » 2/16/07 3:00pm 2/16/07 3:00pm

The Most Beautiful Ford in the World: 1967-68 Ford OSI 20m TS

While our American parents were smoking dope in the back of their Mustangs and blasting the Beach Boys, our hipper, richer European parents were blasting the Beach Boys and smoking dope in the backs of these Italian-bodied hotties. OSI, located in Turin, was an Italian Design firm that bent metal for companies such as… » 12/11/06 12:00pm 12/11/06 12:00pm