Monthly Archives: January 2011

Mini Seven

Check out these Seven style kid cars Scorpy 7. Looks like mechanically it would be mostly go-kart components but the independent front suspension is definitely a nice touch. There is even an off road buggy version called the Scorpy Seven … Continue reading

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Fiat tow truck on eBay

Now here is an odd one – a 1957 Fiat 1100 based tow truck. I’m not sure what it could tow with its 1089cc engine. It would definitely be interesting to know the story behind this one’s creation. The grill … Continue reading

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Honda S600 restoration

Check out this fantastic Honda S600 restoration thread on Honda Tech forum. Its full of photos showing details of the novel rear suspension and engine. The rear suspension is rather unique in that it has a solid axle driving chains … Continue reading

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Antiques and Collectable Auto Jaguar SS100 kit

I scanned in this ad from an 80s Cars and Parts magazine for a Antique & Classic Automotive Jaguar SS 100 replica. Its not a bad effort, certainly better than the Mercedes aping Gazelle or even the Neo classics like … Continue reading

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Volga Jaguar Hybrid

Now here is something you don’t see too often. A 1993 Jaguar XJ40 sedan with the nose and trunk of a classic GAZ 21 Volga. While I wouldn’t call it seamless the lines of the cars line up better than … Continue reading

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1950 Simca 8 Sport

Hemmings has an ad for a rather interesting 1950 Simca 8 Sport. The looks are quite similar to a Cisitalia at a fraction of the cost. Styled by Pininfarina and produced by Facel the 8 Sport has a dual carburetor … Continue reading

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What a beauty – BMW 2800 CS on eBay

The black paint and BBS wheels make this E9 chassis BMW coupe look fantastic. Some upgraded mechanicals as well as a 5spd transmission swap are the icing on the cake. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1970-2800-CS-E9-Coupe-Restomod-5-speed-3-liters-/230574418533?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item35af4e6a65#ht_786wt_1167

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Caterham R500 Seven by Matchbox

Came across this Caterham R500 Seven by Matchbox and had to have it. You don’t see Sevens done too often in this scale but its got decent detail given the $1.18 I paid for it. If I can find another … Continue reading

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Canadian GM – the Beaumont story

The Beaumont story can be a little confusing but starts with another Canadian marque, Acadian, in 1962. Acadian had been created so that Canadian Pontiac-Buick dealers had a sub-compact to sell. The Chevy II was re-badged and given some trim … Continue reading

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That extra crap that comes with a used car purchase

Its no secret I buy cars from the very low end of the market and this almost never involves getting a clean car. They are usually filled with all sorts of “stuff”. Most often its garbage that the previous owner … Continue reading

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