Monthly Archives: September 2010

The Scootacar

Allegedly the Scootacar came about because the wife of one of the directors of Hunslet Engine Company, in Leeds, found her Jaguar too hard to park. More likely is the company wanted to jump into the micro or bubble car … Continue reading

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V12 powered MG B GT

Impressive looking project over at the MG Experience Forums that has a MG B GT receiving a Jaguar V12 engine with a T56 manual gearbox. Much more extensive than the usual shoehorning a big motor in a small car the … Continue reading

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Syrena Sport

One of the most interesting and beautiful Eastern Block cars was a semi-official project worked on after hours by mostly FSO engineers. Inspired by the sports cars of the West they decided to build one of their own. Looking quite … Continue reading

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Vintage Japanese Iron – Mazda 808 coupe

Fantastic looking Mazda 808 (like RX-3 with a piston engine). 5spd too – a lot of survivors are automatics. Very 70s with slot mag wheels, stripes and vinyl roof. http://lethbridge.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-cars-trucks-Mazda-808-2dr-for-sale-W0QQAdIdZ232125560

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Spotting Guide – Pontiac Parisienne (1958-1986)

I’m always interesting in Canadian cars and the Parisienne was a very successful one. Here is spotting guide for it. For most of its life the Pontiac Parisienne was a full size roughly equivalent to the US Bonneville. They used … Continue reading

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Mitsubishi Debonair on eBay

This Mitsubishi Debonair is a new on to me. Looks slightly reminiscent of a scaled down full size Chrysler. I’d expect a full, proper restoration would not be cost effective but a resto-mod with some more modern compnents swapped while … Continue reading

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Find of week: 1980 Suzuki Jimny LJ80

Came across this very rare 1980 Suzuki Jimny LJ80. Suzuki only sold the LJ80 for one year in Canada before replacing it with the larger Samurai. It has a four stroke 797cc four cylinder engine.

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