What's your favorite parts-bin special?

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Remember when mom would buy your Geranimals? "Mix and match," she'd say, and you'd slap on whatever shirt and pants happened to be there. Car companies do likewise, only with a wider selection of parts. What's your favorite parts-bin special?

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Just because I'm feeling a bit Caddy today, I'm going with the CTS-V coupe. Take a Cadillac platform, dip into the pool of cool stuff, grab a Corvette engine, trick Corvette (also Ferrari and Audi) damping system from Delphi, et voila! A car that wins at #winning. It's a practice that's practically as old as the auto industry itself. What others are there? (Thanks Bix!)

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thetonyshow-old
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CTS-V Coupe a "parts bin" car?! You shut your whore mouth.

The LS7's Eaton/GM Supercharger design with integrated heat exchanger was first developed and used on the 2005 STS-V (long before the design was modified for use on the Corvette ZR1) and the Magentorheological dampers were first used in the 2002 Cadillac STS (before they ever hit the Corvette).

It's the latest version of tech originally designed and used on Cadillacs, not stuff cribbed from the Corvette.