Just Another RWD, V8 Ford Focus For Sale

Is a sleeper still sleepy if it’s wearing an eyeball-searing color? This rear-drive Focus uses a 5.0-liter Windsor V8 and transmission from a 1993 Cobra, plus a ton of custom fabrication to make it fit under the stock Focus bodywork. It all comes together with exceptional handiwork that looks like a factory job. You… » 5/28/15 7:15pm Thursday 7:15pm

NPOCP: '77 Oldsmobile Delta 98 coupe

This ‘77 Olds Delta 98 coupe is the definition of a cream puff ... it’s even cream colored! I love a nice “personal luxury coupe”, and if this was the following generation Delta 88 coupe, like the ‘84 my mom had when I was a kid, I’d probably try to buy it. With less than 43k on the clock, it certainly commands a… » 5/20/15 1:59pm 5/20/15 1:59pm

Nice Price or Drift Tax: A Dab of Open-Air-Oppo Edition

Armchair race engineers like me often deride rag tops for being all wobbly in the middle, unless of course they’ve designed that way from the start (#miatalife). For most road use, though, you really aren’t going to notice a little less torsional rigidity. The question is, what happens when you get a little sideways? » 5/07/15 7:10pm 5/07/15 7:10pm

Future classic or depressing reminder of the malaise era? - NPoCP

It’s the work week again, which means that I’m browsing craigslist and looking at cars I won’t buy. Living in a destination for the nearly-dead sometimes has advantages depending on what you’re into. For example, there are golf courses everywhere, every night is bingo night, and there’s a medical office on every… » 5/04/15 3:15pm 5/04/15 3:15pm

Wife issued an ultimatum: Selling Volvo today (probably)

So as I've written about before, I've replaced my beloved 1990 Volvo 760 turbo wagon with a 2003 Mazda6 S V6 sedan, because I needed something newer, safer, less persnickety, and my lovely wife had to approve of it because it would be our first major purchase together as a married couple (our house was owned and paid… » 4/13/15 8:57am 4/13/15 8:57am