We have noticed there has been a automotive throw back trend going on for a while now. The new retro body styles of the Mustang, Camaro, and the Challenger got me thinking. So were making a series called the “bring it back list.” Our goal is to find automobiles and other things form the past that should make a come back as well.
The Toyota Supra is still one of the most desired performance cars today. In 1998 the last American version of the Supra was sold. In my opinion if Toyota would bring back an affordable performance car like the Supra it would sell big today. Look how good the last generation looked and how they performed. So just imagine how hot a late model Supra with today’s styling and technology would be.
… and abused. We managed to get out hands on the new 2010 370z, just about the same time the snowpocalypse hit Dallas. So we did what any true Gearhead would do with someone else’s car on snow and ice. We drove it sideways.
If you guys want to hear our in depth review and comparison of the Nissan 370z and the Nismo Z then head on over to Burnout Radio. (there’s also loads of photo’s to boot.)
De Tomaso is a Italian sports car company founded in 1959. The Pantera was made from 1971-1991. Most you will see in America are the 1971-1975 models because Ford imported them to their show rooms. These cars are powered by a Ford 351 Cleveland engine. The body style on all production models is pretty close with simiular lines and features. Later model Panteras have things like body kits and better interior verses the older ones. The first Panteras that came to the USA were not very well built and were undependable. Elvis Presley had one and he shot it with his pistol when it would not start while he was drunk. These cars look very exotic and can be built to have mind blowing performance.
Brian Lutz is the owner of this intimidating looking machine. His car is a 1969 Chevy Nova that is absolutely sharp. Don’t let the looks fool you this beast is driven on the streets too. Its not uncommon for him too even drop his kids off at school in it. Just imagine being a youngster and your classmates reminding you daily how cool your old mans car is. The color on the car is a brilliant indigo blue pearl with some ghost flames. You got to love the classic muscle car look with the monster scoop sticking out. Brian and his friends have done allot of the work on this hot rod.
The Chrysler 4.0 was introduced in 1987. This motor is a evolved version from the 1964 AMC version. You can find this engine in 1987-2006 Jeep products. Not so much known for high performance but is a torquey platform. Many Jeep and off road fans love it because it is very dependable. When modified this I-6 can produce fairly impressive numbers. In my opinion I’m shocked to see that this engine is no longer in production because it is so good and simple.