I read somewhere that the best way to learn to work on cars is to acquire a cheap beater and work on it. As I have next to zero experience, I’m wondering what a good “First Project Car” would be.

Ideally, I’m envisioning something that’s:

  • Easy to work on and modify
  • Parts are easy to find
  • Low center of gravity (I’d eventually like to autocross it)

And that’s it for my criteria. If I see any I like I’ll photoshop on some comprehensive modifications for your entertainment!


Also I made a thing, I dunno if anyone’s done it before but I’d happily put such a badge on my car: