Yesterday, while hunting Craigslist for first-gen Ford Mustangs for ACC, I tripped over this twin-turbo 1964 Plymouth Valiant for sale.
Yep, that’s right — someone took a slant-six powered Plymouth Valiant and swapped in a Japanese straight six. Specifically the 24-valve 6-cylinder Toyota 1JZ engine.
What does that mean, exactly? Well, those engines are well-known in the tuner world as decent performers, whereas that same crowd probably looks at the perfectly good Chrysler slant six with scorn, or Read More
It’s time for ACC to get a new car for our garage. I’d like to find an early Ford Mustang.
The Mustang is a great collector car, as it’s iconic, simple, and parts are easy to find. In fact, there are a bunch for sale in ACC’s local area at any given time — but I don’t want just any Mustang — I’d like to find the right Mustang.
Here’a what I mean by that: First, the car needs to Read More
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Ford’s compact Pinto, launched in 1971 as a response to the growing number of subcompact imports being sold in this country, isn’t exactly fondly remembered — except maybe by my mom, who bought one new and didn’t keep it long enough to get in any accidents.
However, we’ve been seeing more of these cars pop up at auction lately — some of them in very clean condition, down to the earth-tone paint colors and matching vinyl interiors. One such example Read More
The auction world is starting to prepare for January’s Arizona events, with some companies already announcing certain special consignments to their auctions. That’s got me thinking: What’s going to be this year’s big new trend?
Last year we saw hefty pricing for 5.0 Mustangs from the 1990s. The year before that, it was big money Bandit-era Trans Ams. Prior to that? Several years of increases on good original-style trucks and SUVs from the 1960s and 1970s.
I think we’ll see Read More