A Sheik Wants To Buy The President Of Uruguay's VW Beetle For $1 Million

We've been sort of enamored with the cars of Uruguay recently, and I think a large part of that has to be that their famously humble president drives a very nice 1987 VW Beetle. And it looks like I'm not the only admirer, since President Mujica was offered a million dollars for the car this past week. » 11/06/14 8:05pm 11/06/14 8:05pm

Meet Uruguay's Amazing Stillborn Frankenstein Sportscar, The Ultra SP

The cars of Uruguay have been very interesting lately around the Jalopnik offices, and for good reason. Like many South American countries, Uruguay had a pretty closed automotive sector, which made for all sorts of interesting mutants. Like the Ultra SP. » 10/09/14 9:00pm 10/09/14 9:00pm

This Is The Only Thing I'll Miss About Hugo Chávez

So, as we all know, Hugo Chávez died yesterday. Now, despite the hidden right-wing-leftist-anarcho-monarchist subtexts I include in all my posts, we're not really a political blog, so we'll just say that Chavez' legacy is, at very best, checkered. So, despite whatever reservations I may have about the man and his… » 3/06/13 2:00pm 3/06/13 2:00pm

Drag Queen-Loving Fiat Heir Robbed Of $4.6 Million In Jewelry, Calls…

Our favorite automotive heir and drag queen enthusiast Lapo Elkann was robbed this week in Uruguay, losing around 3.5 million Euros in jewels belonging to his billionairess girlfriend and see-through-clothes-afficionado Goga Ashkenazi. Who did he call for help in this moment of need? » 1/03/13 1:40pm 1/03/13 1:40pm

Latin Lover’s Panhard 24CT for $4,000!

Today Nice Price or Crack Pipe wants you to have a Uruguay old time with a car that's foreign on two fronts, and that you may be able to bring home in your carry-on. » 6/25/09 7:00am 6/25/09 7:00am

Chery, Uruguay Firm to Build Bulletproof Cars

Chery, always mindful of the the-dictator-on-a-budget demographic, has teamed up with Uruguay-based Bognor Automotive Manufacture and Assembly based on the Chinese automaker's Eastar midsizer. Uruguay's most famous vehicle, of course, was the Hillman Avengermino, sold as the Dodge 1500 pickup, which reputedly had a… » 3/13/07 3:45pm 3/13/07 3:45pm

Avengermino! The Dodge 1500 Pickup!

The history of the Hillman Avenger is long, sordid and involves Chrysler, Peugeot and Volkswagen. And while some of the rally/saloon variants were pretty rad, the Avenger variant that simply cannot be fronted upon is the Uruguay-built Dodge 1500 pickup. Sadly, not much thought was given to the structural integrity of… » 3/01/07 3:00pm 3/01/07 3:00pm

Chery to Build QQ, Tiggo in Uraguay

Chinese automaker Chery has teamed up with Argentine groupe Socma to build two models in Uraguay, presaging the invasion of the Sinomobiles in North America. The venture includes building both the QQ and the Tiggo SUV. The venture will be 51% backed by Chery, and the company with sell the South American-built models… » 11/16/06 2:00pm 11/16/06 2:00pm