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Project Car Hell, No Choice At All Edition: Toronado-Powered Austin Princess!

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Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! In Hell, you have no choices, so this lysergic Olds Toronado-Austin Princess mashup will be your eternity!


This fine customized machine first came to my attention via the 24 Hours of LeMons forums' Cars For Sale section, but this is one of the rare occasions when such a car would be more ridiculous awesome as a daily driver than on the race track. You heard me— I said daily driver! Imagine how sharp you'd feel, rolling into the parking lot at work in a heavily customized Austin Princess built on a Oldsmobile Toronado frame (go here if the listing disappears). Now, we can't say whether the chassis donor was an early Toronado with a fire-breathin' 425- or 455-cubic-inch engine or the Late Malaise Era version with 307- or 350-cubic-inch engine, but does it really matter? The important thing here is that we've got a crazily bastardized 1950s Princess with a big front-wheel-drive V8 drivetrain and plenty of bodywork sourced from the lumberyard. How much? 995 American dollars! You can't go wrong!


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Built with part from 32 different cars, if I remember correctly. British, of course.