A MECHANIC has con-verted his 1953 Morris Minor to electric. Matthew Quitter ditched the 1098cc engine for a 13  kilowatt power pack. Clean air campaigner Matthew, 41, said he could not ­afford a new £30,000 electric car — so instead forked out £6,000 for the Morris and spent £12,000 converting it. It costs £1 to charge
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Is there anything nicer than a sweet older gentleman who still has his Porsche 914-6 after 45 years? Well, if that man is Pikes Peak legend, filmmaker and Porsche nut Jeff Zwart, you can bet there’s some burnouts and donuts involved—and we’re not talking about a run out to Krispy Kreme, either. It’s a car Zwart’s
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We all know that it’s a bad idea to buy someone else’s project, but what about buying your own project? Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe TR6 is just that opportunity, that is if its price proves project oriented. You know, I really don’t get certain holiday songs. I mean, I’m totally down with Wham’s Last Christmas—it’s my jam.
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Volkswagen Beetle, who doesn’t love it? But there are people whose love goes beyond the limits. It takes hours, weeks, even months of dedication and love to bring an old VW Beetle back to life. Here is a video of complete restoration of Volkswagen Beetle. These guys pick it up at farmers field, for $250
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When you find something like this, you don`t just go about your day. This priceless VW collection in Kansas was unveiled to the world after its owner died without leaving any heirs. Pictures appeared online which showed a row of split-window VW Beetles, a Porsche Speedster, and even some BMW 328 roadsters. The last time I
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Owning a classic car is definitely not a hobby for those that want to take it easy. In fact, an auto hobby can come with a lot of work as classics often require a lot more work than their newer counterparts. Which makes restoring a classic car both time consuming and costly. But that shouldn’t
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Though the second World War was very much over by 1956, many countries still reeled from it. The United States was the most influential economic power at the time, in part because much of our infrastructure hadn’t been bombed to hell. The same couldn’t be said of our ally, Great Britain, which the war left
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It’s what pretty much happened a few days ago when I was invited to check out the “behind the scenes” areas of one and a half classic car restoration businesses. You will find out soon enough that the “one and a half” bit is not actually condemnatory or negative in any way. Just a day
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Nostalgic for Carroll Shelby’s innovative spirit, and the cars that never quite got built, a group of original craftsmen that worked alongside Carroll back in the 1960s have banded together to build 36 brand-new examples of the GT350R race car. Peter Brock, Jim Marietta, and Ted Sutton first received a paycheque from Carroll Shelby back
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For any car fan, making a trip to Germany at some point is must. Beyond seeing how fast you can go on the Autobahn, each of the manufacturers have museums worth checking out. One is the Porsche Museum in Zuffenhausen, just outside Stuttgart. The imposing modern structure sits among the various Porsche HQ buildings and 911 production, filled with
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Most car shows on TV revolve around some kind of “race-against-time restoration” and the internet is overstocked with amateur mechanics dispensing DIY advice. George Karellas’ “Soup” series has a little bit of both, but with visual twist I really like. Karellas presents himself as an everyman car guy with limited skills, workspace and tools. Like so many
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$120,000 That’s the “buy it now” price for arguably the weirdest Ferrari 250 GTE in existence today, a grand tourer that takes its mojo from a destroked Chevrolet small-block V8. An other-worldly example of hot rodding, the red-painted 250 GTE started life in 1963, then was converted into a 250 GTO at some point during its life. Joe
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