Around these parts we all(well most of us) love the Singer and ICON cars. They take amazing classics and massage them into modern masterpieces. The fit and finish on them is just unseen on cars that are not technically one offs. ICON and Singer creates pieces of art that simply should not exist, they do not make sense. FJ’s with lengthened wheelbases, Broncos with bits from aircraft in them, and Porsches with reinvigorated souls. I have an idea for the far off future. My idea is one that I like to call Sleeper Cell Classics. The basic idea is to take obscure classics and massage them into cars that can be used on a daily basis.
The Dodge Omni
With this car I suggest installing a Pentastar V6 out of a Chrysler 200. I suggest this solely because the purist part of me comes out when I think of what engine should go in what. I really have not thought about the interiors too much to be honest but I wouldn’t want anything too high end, maybe up to Mercedes levels max.
With this example I am willing to stray away from my purist tastes mainly because it is technically a dead brand. I know that it’s brand was absorbed by Chrysler but I do not believe they have a good engine for this one. Who does have a proper engine for this car you may ask:
Ford and their 1 liter Ecoboost engine(Phot courtesy of our own Torch). It’s a brilliant small engine that has more than enough horsepower to make this car properly put along. The original Metropolitan engine put out around 42 horsepower whereas this engine, in its Fiesta form puts out around 123 horsepower. I wish I could go more in depth but I have things I must do now. Let’s continue this in the comments.