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Category Archive: eBay Find, MOPAR

Ebay Find: How Much Would You Pay For A New Factory Fuel Pump For A Hemi? Make Sure You Are Sitting Before You See This…

The world of Mopar restoration is filled with high dollar amounts and a lot of people who know exactly what they have. It isn’t for the faint of heart or light of wallet by any stretch of the...

Craigslist Find: A VW Beetle With A GM 3800 V6 Hanging Off Of The Back

It takes some serious stones to think up an engine swap like this. This 1973 Volkswagen Beetle has been subjected to one of the strangest engine swaps I’ve seen in quite some time, where a GM...

Historical Footage: The GM G-Body Performance Reviews From MotorWeek!

As I’ve pawed through the MotorWeek clips on YouTube, I came across one that couldn’t be passed up. Unlike last time, where the IROC-Z vs. Trans Am vs. Mustang GT clip was about bad...

Ebay Find: An Ex-La Carrera Panamerican Dodge D-500

A street-legal, Hemi-powered 1950s era road racer based upon an already-rare car that has legitimate patina, a full interior with cage, power windows and seats that can be started up and driven off...

What Does The EcoBoost Mustang Sound Like With An Exhaust Kit? You Be The Judge…

The EcoBoost Mustang makes the same kind of power that the Mustang GT made ten years ago, weighs less than it’s modern GT relative, and has a reasonable MPG gain to sweeten the deal, yet the...

Unhinged: The Jeep Renegade Super Bowl Ad’s Biggest Misstep

I only watch one football game a year semi-willingly, the Super Bowl, and I only watch it for three reasons: Two teams that have fought like hell to get to the final game are going to kick the utter...

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Historical Footage: Ramming an Impala Into A Ford Pinto For An Explosive Test

The story of the Ford Pinto should be well-known to you: In the process of trying to meet the “2000 lbs, $2,000 price” guidelines that Lee Iacocca set for the Ford Pinto development...

Scrapple, Your Guide To The “meh”-worthy News: A Wrangler Competitor From GMC, Playboy’s Cars Of The Year, And More!

Belly up to the table, shut your eyes, hold your nose and take a bite: It’s this week’s Scrapple, the cluster-F of news that has all the attractiveness of the fry cook. Hot sauce by the...

Pebble Beach Gets A New Class This Year: Custom Mercury, Celebrating The Lead Sled Custom Mercury Eights

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance isn’t normal BangShift fodder. Every year, 200 cars are brought out onto the 18th hole of the Pebble Beach Golf Course and if your car is invited, you...

eBay Find: The 1983 Stiletto Camaro, or How To Fake A Ferrari Without A Fiero

I’m not sure if you can blame this on any particular mind-altering substance on the planet. At some point, while studying the new-for-1982 Camaro, a group of car guys saw lines similar to the...

First Known Totalled Hellcat Challenger Will Head To Auction – 64 Miles On The Odometer, And It Still Runs! Can You Say “Engine Donor”?

One person’s loss is about to be someone else’s gain. The Sublime Green Dodge Challenger Hellcat that met it’s end in Colorado after on 64 short miles on the road will be put up for...

Unhinged: Love ‘Em Or Loathe ‘Em, The Seventies Are Coming!

I often catch flak around here for being a fan of Malaise-era vehicles. Let’s face it: I’m 31 years old. Growing up, I rode in a mix of mid-1970s to mid-1980s vehicles, with very few...

BangShift Project Files: A 1950 Buick Sedanette Is Getting A Twin-Turbo Upgrade

This green 1950 Buick Super Sedanette would be cool if it was left perfectly alone. The green and chrome coupe has gorgeous lines, a body that looks perfectly restored, and California black plates....

Follow-Up: Edmunds Took A Sledgehammer To A New F-150 To Find Out How Much It’d Cost To Repair. Here’s The Answer…

Taking a sledgehammer to a $52,000 truck straight off of the lot sounds like the dumbest idea imaginable…unless you’re Edmunds, who prides themselves on wringing out new vehicles to...