The 50 Most Underappreciated Cars of All Time. Generational shifts almost always wreak havoc on accepted pop-culture wisdom.
As one cohort ages out of a particular scene — be it music, movies, fashion or design — a new group rushes into to fill the gap, bringing with them their own ideas about what’s cool, what’s not and most importantly, where you should turn your attention next. The automotive world has always lagged behind when it comes to recognizing which of its past efforts are worthy of praise. Seen clinically, old cars are just that: consumer products that are past due, vehicles that have fulfilled their original purpose and now serve primarily as money pits or recycling fodder so that the next set of shiny paint jobs can move on down the assembly line and keep feeding the retail flames.
From a cultural perspective, however, vehicles are often indelibly associated with emotions, experiences and eras in our lives. What qualifies a classic car as “underappreciated?” Driver in Supercharged Ford Mustang Hits 178 MPH Fleeing From Police on Arkansas Interstate. The precise Mustang in question appears to be a 2017 GT with some manner of Roush performance upgrades, likely a Stage 3 kit.
This means its 5.0-liter V8 gets fitted with a 2.3-liter supercharger, boosting output to around 675 horsepower. As well as getting the supercharger, the car also has an upgraded exhaust system and some other aesthetic modifications visible in the video. As far as the police chase goes, however, 675 horsepower is not enough to stage a getaway. The police pursued the suspect in their Dodge Chargers, which had no problem at least keeping an eye on the suspect at over 150 mph as he tried to extend the gap away from them.
After exiting the highway, the suspect crashed into two vehicles and impacted the side of a building, ending the chase. All of this just goes to show that, even with a ton of power and racetrack speeds, trying to escape the cops is a bad idea. Got a tip? 5 Things to Know About Driving an Old Volkswagen Bus. 5 Things to Know About Driving an Old Volkswagen Bus. 2020 24 Hours Of Le Mans, 16 Hours In: Jackie Chan Disqualified, Toyota In Trouble. The seemingly infallible No. 7 Toyota Gazoo Racing machine finally saw disaster just after the 12-hour mark.
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I mean, come on: Weird multi-era styling, cashmere headliner, V12... manual transmission?! The more I look at the more jarring it is. Cyan Racing Resurrects The Volvo P1800 As A Badass Little Racecar. I used to own a Volvo P1800, and I’ve always loved the look of the car because I am a human with a pair of functioning eyeballs.
The proportions are just right, the amount of detailing and brightwork is restrained but has enough jewelry to keep you interested, and there’s plenty of nice details without cluttering the look. At $5,000, Would You Take A Victory Lap Of Luxury In This 1994 Jaguar XJ12? Nice Price Or Crack PipeIs this used car a good deal?
You decide! YouTuber Destroys 2021 Mini John Cooper Works GP In His Backyard On The Same Day It Was Delivered. Staggeringly Rare Old Skyline Shows Up In An Idaho Junkyard. Among all the Cavaliers and Barettas and Escorts and Cutlass Supremes that populate so much of the junkyards of America’s vast midwest, you occasionally find some fascinating weirdos, too.
An occasional MG, maybe a Saab or two, or, like I once saw in a Kansas junkyard, a forlorn Renault Dauphine. This find, though, is absolutely unprecedented, since I’m pretty sure there’s at least three times more Tuckers left in the world than any of these: a left-hand drive Prince Skyline. If you’re not exactly familiar with what a Prince Skyline is but find the name sort of familiar, that’s probably because you are very aware of the Nissan Skyline, which this car is effectively great-grandfather to. So, this 1960 Prince Skyline is a pre-Nissan Skyline, already very rare, and, even more remarkable, is a left-hand drive one, which means it was one of the very few built for export out of Japan. The 2020 Lotus Evora GT Is Exactly What A Sports Car Should Be.
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There really aren’t a lot of great places to evaluate a car in Detroit proper, because it’s a city. But over the years, I’ve developed a short loop that can provide a Cliff’s Notes impression of a car quickly and safely. Since I’ve been pretty strict with non-essential travel outside my immediate neighborhood, I’d planned on doing just that loop in the Lotus Evora GT, once, maybe twice. I ended up doing it again and again, ignoring paranoia and anxiety and pushing into that space where you can’t think about anything but what you’re going to do in the next couple seconds. A Brief History of the Volkswagen Bus. When Jerry Garcia passed away in 1995, Volkswagen remembered the Grateful Dead frontman by running an ad featuring a VW Microbus with a tear streaming from one headlight.
It was an epochal moment when two counterculture symbols came together in tender recognition of their influence on mainstream society. In the 1960s, both Garcia and the Microbus came to represent a growing angst in America about the country’s role as a nuclear superpower and its reliance on commercialism to feed a voracious appetite for more, more, more. A certain segment of society decided to “turn on, tune in and drop out,” as Harvard psychologist Timothy Leary put it, by focusing on the psychedelic rock music performed by bands like the Grateful Dead and traveling around in Microbuses covered with depictions of peace signs and flowers. Watching This Isuzu Tread Water Up to Its Windshield Will Stress You Out. The United Kingdom has been pelted with rain and flooding for the better part of three weeks, thanks in large part to the touchdown of Storm Ciara.
Locals have lost their homes, businesses, and livelihoods due to the constant downpours, which are only just starting to ease up. While the U.K. government's poor preparation for the weather has been criticized, citizens are still having to complete their everyday tasks amidst the deluge—part of that, apparently, is driving where it doesn't seem possible just to deliver supplies. A Facebook video of a lowly Isuzu Trooper has gone viral as it takes on what looks to be a road underneath several feet of roaring water.
However, as the crew of people continues on, they're forced to ford through the impromptu river which submerges the humble SUV's hood and even goes halfway up its windshield. Almost unbelievably, they're able to make it through. One time wasn't enough as the team still had supplies to deliver later on. Got a tip? Mathematicians outline how cities can avoid traffic jams. The Best Photos of the Spectacular One-Off 1965 Dodge Deora Pickup Truck. The Deora is a 1965 Dodge A100 pickup truck that was heavily customized by Mike and Larry Alexander in Detroit for the 1967 Detroit Autorama, also known as “America’s Greatest Hot Rod Show.” Believe it or not, after winning many awards, including the Ridler in 1967, it became the prototype for a Hot Wheels car, and plastic model kit.
Based on a 1965 Dodge A100 compact pickup truck, the Deora was heavily modified by a Detroit-based custom house run by two brothers. The A100’s roofline was chopped, while the body was sectioned and channeled. One of the neat features of the Deora was the front windshield that would lift up and the lower gate would swivel, allowing the driver/passenger access into the car through the front of the cab. The result was a futuristic-looking pickup that looked like it came out of a scene from the Jetsons. YouTuber Illustrates What Happens When You Hit A Speed Bump At Full Speed. Go Karting on a Frozen River Looks Hella Fun. Why Men Who Drive Convertibles Will Never Be Taken Seriously. “Tosser”, you’ll say as some tanned guy with stress-free skin bombs it past you on the M1, hair ruffling in the breeze.
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