Forget Singer, You Want a Mid-Engine LS-Swapped Porsche Reimagined by a Redneck

People pay absurd prices for Porsche restomods, but too often, those pricey, perfect cars languish away in sad collections, only coming out to park at Cars and Coffee. You don’t want that. You want a Porsche “reimagined” by a self-proclaimed redneck instead, complete with a mid-engine LS3 swap from a Cadillac…

This Toyota MR2 Was Almost Scrapped But a JDM V6 Swap Made It Perfect

Scott Leone’s 1992 Toyota MR2 Turbo ought to be the ultimate cautionary tale about Craigslist trades. He thought he was getting a perfect, no-problem car. But when it turned out to be a basket case, Leone didn’t scrap it. He brought this MR2 back to life using a more powerful V6 engine that the car always deserved.…

This MGB GT's Jaguar V12 Engine Blew So The Owner Completely Redesigned The Car Without A Roof

We thought Mark Sawatsky had the engine swap of the century when he fit a Jaguar V12 into an MGB GT. Only problem: it didn’t really work, and then that lovely V12 died. So he did what any sensible person would do: hacked the roof off, added a Buick turbo four-cylinder, designed a new tube frame and suspension, and…

The Best Thing to Do With Your Freshly Engine Swapped 1966 Volvo Is Drive Across the Country

Kyle Long’s 1966 Volvo 122S wagon would be cool enough on its own, given that he swapped in the more modern five-cylinder engine from a 1995 Volvo 850. The week after finishing it, he took his freshly swapped wagon on a 7,000-mile cross-country road trip, where he’s well on his way to legendary status after already…

This Guy 'Fixed' His Volkswagen Scirocco By Making It A Mid-Engine VR6

Ben Beacock’s 1981 Volkswagen Scirocco had one slight problem: its engine was toast. So, he swapped it for the beloved 24-valve VR6 engine, and fabricated a ton of custom parts to move the engine to the middle—yes, the middle—of the car. It’s perhaps the most complicated fix to a relatively simple problem, and I…

This Guy Built A Skyline-Powered Ford Falcon Out Of Spares And Garbage

The Nissan RB straight-six is one of the most desirable engines of all time, and America’s Gran Turismo generation fights to get parts for these forbidden fruit motors. That’s what makes Dillon Merkl’s Skyline-powered 1962 Ford Falcon so funny, since he basically it built out of spares and parts other people were…

This Lifted Corvette Became A BMW-Powered Race Car For Way Cheaper Than You Think

“What in the hell?” That was 24 Hours of Lemons race organizer and ex-Corvette Magazine writer Nick Pon’s reaction after the series’ first C3-generation Corvette popped its freshly repainted, Warsteiner-liveried hood. Inside was the BMW M50B25 inline-six engine out of an E34 BMW 5 Series. Surprise!

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