What is the most automotive amusement $1500 or less will buy you on…

Hibernating cars and a general lack of automotive stimuli this time of year has us perusing craigslist and counting seconds until spring. Although it happens every year, recently we've started considering something automotive that would provide us with a little amusement in the depths of winter without costing enough… » 2/12/11 5:00pm 2/12/11 5:00pm

Backyard Lambo Of The Day: The Missouri Olds Toronado-fied Countach

Nobody seems sick of this series after one repetition, so we're back for more homebuilt Lamborghini glory today! What we've got here is not a Fieroborghini; much like the Indiana Turbo Buick Countach, this Fauxborghini is based on a tube-frame chassis. The best part? The powerplant: a torque-brute 425 engine and… » 12/02/08 2:00pm 12/02/08 2:00pm

The Olsen Eagle Toronado: Expanded In Every Direction!

When "looming garage space crises" take over your life, you have but one choice: sell your customized '73 Olds Toronado on eBay! That's what's happening here, as the no-doubt-legendary Olsen Eagle goes up for sale with a starting bid of just $8,500. This beauty cost $64,720 to build in the early 80s (almost 150 grand in… » 6/17/08 8:00am 6/17/08 8:00am

The Real Speed Racer: Modified Fiat X/19

Many, many moons ago my band practiced next to a garage filled with speed freaks. Three dudes, who shall remain nameless, sat inside all day, every day, chain smoking, blowing lines and building stuff. One day I showed up for practice and my formerly 600 watt bass amp now pumped out 6,000 watts. Sure, it sounded like a … » 12/19/07 10:45am 12/19/07 10:45am

We Hear From The Toronado Limowagon's Owner!

Remember the Six-Wheeled Olds Toronado Limowagon we saw here a while back? We were all in awe of its majesty, of course, and now its owner has seen fit to let us know the story behind this fine machine. Jump like the guests of a drunken bachelorette party discovering a case of free champagne in the Limowagon to read… » 11/15/07 1:00pm 11/15/07 1:00pm

Now That's Class: 6-Wheeled Olds Toronado Limowagon!

Commenter ECNIV sent in these photos last week and I totally spaced on their presence in my inbox, thanks to the flurry of emails I received in the aftermath of the Murilee Is A Man post. But his fine limo-ized Toronado needs to be shared with the world, because it stands for all that is good and true and right about… » 10/10/07 2:30pm 10/10/07 2:30pm

Olds Had a V8, or Two, Toronado

From the cars already sold at auction department comes the Grant two engine Oldsmobile Toronado. The car was hatched as a father and son project showboat from L.P. MacCoon and Grant MacCoon of Grant Piston Rings. The second engine was shoehorned into the trunk with a couple of sporty scoops added for air circulation to … » 7/10/07 1:30pm 7/10/07 1:30pm