Mazda’s Miata is often considered the gold standard of lightweight two-seat roadsters. There were some sports car traditionalists, however, who shrugged the car off as too large and heavy. In the 1980s, there was nothing available to match the sports car pedigree of a Lotus 7, Austin-Healey Sprite, or Ginetta G4.…
Some people that are cooler than all of us hung out together at a racetrack in eight beautiful examples of the Lamborghini Countach, driving around, revving in tunnels and sharing stories of trolling Coutach kit car competitions with their real Lambos.
Kit cars are interesting if only to delve into the insane mindset of the person who builds one. It’s the Canal Street handbag that everyone can spot from a mile away - but not always. Sometimes fakes like this Lamborghini LP640 replica are so convincing that they’ll take several once-overs to let you know that you…
Kit cars often offer great compromise when searching for an authentically historic driving experience, but with the possibility of more power and reliability in a classic, without diminishing resale value. But sometimes, kit manufacturers take it too far.
If you've got about 90 large burning a hole in your fanny pack and you want a car, but are sick to death of boring rationality, boy are you in luck. Even better if you have a sort of fetish for giant, robotic insect-looking things. If that's you, you better check out this auction for Mike Vetter's ETV.
Unless you're thinking of a gas tank, a battery, and some open space and probably a few Twix wrappers, this T-Bird does not have what you'd expect under the hood. That's because, technically, it's not a T-Bird at all. Meet the Veebird, especially this one being sold in Ohio.
The problem with kit cars is all the work required to get one road worthy. I mean what’s a lazy individual supposed to do? Well, today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Aquila GT comes fully assembled, so all you need do is drop your shiftless ass in the seat and drive off. That is of course, if its price is right.
The Lamborghini Countach is perhaps the all-time most uncompromising car for speed and jaw dropping appearance, and one today can set you back six figures. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Kitborghini lets you have all that... at a compromise.
A Hummer can represent the highlight of just about anybody's week. Should however that Hummer turn out, like today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe candidate, to be a knockoff, its price would likely determine if you're getting a happy ending.
The simplicity of Bruce Meyers' original Manx made it easy to counterfeit. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe SR2 is his follow up, and a design that truly stands apart. But would you part with $8,900 for it?
The kit car industry has evolved over the decades from simple mail-order fiberglass bodies, to nearly turn-key automobiles. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe '76 Blakely was originally a kit, but does its current price mean some assembly's required?
Last week, reader Curtis sent in an intriguing tip: a self-service wrecking yard in my area had a "kit car that looks kinda like a GT40 powered by what looks to be a Porsche engine."
Hacking up a hail-damaged car and turning it into a giant, highway-capable whale is one thing… but when your Whalemobile started live as a Yugo cabriolet, you're entering an alternate dimension of awesomeness!