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Category Archive: BangShift Question Of The Day??, OTHER

It’s A Pair Of AMC Ambassadors In This Week’s Would You Rather? High-Dollar Show Car Or Beater Muscle?

AMC’s are weird in the sense that the company is better known for putting out some of the …uh…quirkiest little vehicles that the 1970s ever saw. While we know the AMX and the...

Vintage Gallery: Vehicle Delivery Day, Filled With Mopars!

I’m too young to remember the traditional cycle of the new car reveal, but a lot of you remember it well: Come about September, the dealership went into Secret Squirrel mode while the new...

MORE: Gallery, MOPAR

The Revival, Part 2: Our Super Duty Gets Straightened Out And Cleaned Up

The last time we checked in on the nearly-totalled 2001 Ford F-250, it had just rolled off the trailer and into the yard for an assessment of the damage, and there was plenty of it. The rear end had...

Tofurkey: Chevrolet’s EN-V 2.0 Electric Car To Be Used In Chinese Car-Sharing Experiment

Students of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, meet the vehicle of choice for  your new car-sharing ride program. The Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 was selected to be the vehicle of choice for the...

Rough Start: It’s Mostly Buick, Has Some Pontiac And A Lot Of Corporate, But Do You Really Care?

Yes, folks, BangShift’s resident cheap-ass is back to surfing Craigslist for cars that with a total investment of $5000 just might be worth the work. Today’s surfing has taken me to the...

Saleen Releases Financial Report Made Of Nightmares: Millions Owed, Might Have Seven Grand In The Bank

There’s a brand-new generation of Mustang out, the Challenger has been refreshed, and they just got a deal to tweak Teslas. You’d be forgiven for thinking that Saleen Automotive was...

Craigslist Find: A Clean AMC SX/4 In Georgia, Just In Time For Winter

Yeah, the weather outside is frightful, alright, more so if you’re in an area that hears the words “lake effect snow” during the weather report on the evening news. Even if you...

A Stalled Experiment: The Ford GN34 Program

It was first seen as a wild-ass one-off test mule…at one point in time been a first-gen Ford EXP that had gotten the IMSA bodykit treatment. There were box fender flares all around, the quarter...

Random Car Review: The 1984 Chevrolet Caprice “Corvette Chaser” Wagon

Developmental mules are a necessary evil in the automotive engineering world. You want to get real-world data on the parts and systems, but either you take out the new car which you are trying to...

Ebay Find: 1969 Ford LTD Country Squire 429…Who Needs An SUV When You Can Have This?

This one is so sweet it hurts my teeth. The lime-gold paint, the perfect wood paneling, the clean interior..the 429 under the hood…yes, this rules all. Keep your Navigator, your MKC or...

MORE: eBay Find, FORD

Is The New Nissan-based London Taxi Cab Obsolete Before Introduction? Maybe, If Lawmakers Get Their Way…

You can’t miss them when you’re in the U.K.: the little black taxi cabs. Black cars, Hackney carriages, whatever you call them, the little purpose-built cars have been a staple in Europe...

Get ‘Em While You Still Can: GM Will Not Produce The SS After 2017, Won’t Make A RHD Camaro For Aussies

GM has a notorious pattern: the second it actually gets a product right (or at least on the right track) the first thing it does is pull the plug on the model. There are plenty of good examples: the...

Would You Rather, The Big 1980’s Coupe Edition!

While there are many who would disagree, the mainstay of hot rods, street machines, muscle cars and projects in the United States are two-doors. The four door body style puts off an air of...

Random Car Review: The Dodge Magnums of Mexico

Say “Dodge Magnum” in the United States and you get one of three ideas in your head: either the engine series (which are slightly tweaked versions of the 318ci V8 and the 360ci V8 that we...