Car & Automotive

Land Rover Defender Classic Models Go Electric, but at a Shocking Price

From Car and Driver

  • Twisted, a U.K.-based specialist in Land Rover modification, has turned its hand to electrifying the long-serving Land Rover Defender—not the new one, but any of the previous-generation models.
  • The Twisted conversion is available in the U.S., where there’ll be a special limited edition called the California.
  • The North American Specification Defenders will be available in three bright colors and at the top end, cost more than $200,000.

Being an early adopter of new technology tends to come at a high price, and that’s also true when it gets retrofitted into an old vehicle. While many will see the appeal of an EV version of the classic Land Rover Defender—the one that was last officially sold in the States in 1997—few will be able to contemplate one with a base price of $185,000. For those who can, it’s a rare opportunity to drive a classic with

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2021 Ford Bronco Reinvents a 4×4 Classic

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  • Ford is introducing three Bronco versions, a two- and four-door midsized SUV (covered here), and a small Sport model

  • The Bronco will be offered in seven trim levels with more 200 different components available to personalize and upgrade it. 

  • It has a removable top and doors. 

  • The Bronco will have a choice of two turbocharged engines: a 270-hp, 2.3-liter four-cylinder and a 310-hp, 2.7-liter V6. 

  • Prices start at $29,995.

Ford has resurrected one of its storied nameplates, the Bronco, to expand its SUV offerings as it shifts away from sedans. The Ford product onslaught is led by the small Bronco Sport later this year, to be soon followed by the midsized Bronco next year.

The automaker is positioning the Broncos to grab market share from Jeep by once again trying to outclass the brand at its own

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This LS-Swapped Toyota Celica Is Delicious Sacrilege

From Road & Track

Torrance, California is a place where Toyota used to be, and now isn’t. The company’s North American headquarters were based in Torrance from 1967 until 2016, when they were moved to Plano, Texas. The buildings are still there, but the signage is down, reduced to a few ghosted remnants that still read “Toyota,” when the light hits just right.

Kevin Huth’s 1973 Celica is also a place where Toyota used to be, and now isn’t, at least if you’re the sort who feels the engine is the defining identifier of a car brand. Huth, with fabrication help from Jesse Henke at JH Customs and sponsorship from automotive aftermarket parts manufacturer Edelbrock, took a stock Celica and made it into a retro-inspired racer with a modern American heart. Which is funny, ‘cause Huth and Henke are Canadian.

Never mind, I’m tying strings together here, where were we?

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11 Of The Coolest, Weirdest Low-Mileage Cars For Sale

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These vehicles all have crazy low miles, but they aren’t exactly the typical collector cars you might expect.

Low-mileage classics are some of the coolest vehicles out there as they are essentially a time capsule of what cars were like decades ago. Some examples, like this 1990 Corvette ZR-1 with just 92 miles on it, make sense to be tucked away due to the car’s significance, but we’ve also see a growing trend insane prices for regular vehicles with low miles like a 1985 Chevy pickup with 589 miles that sparked a bidding war before selling for $84,500. We’ve found 11 of the coolest cases of low-mileage modern classics up for sale, and some of these will certainly blow your mind.

Interestingly, of these 11 low-mileage vehicles eight of them are either first- or final-year examples of their respective model.

46k-mile 1993 Buick

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Nissan GT-R gets off-road treatment from exotic car dealer in Netherlands

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One of the hot car modification trends nowadays is to take a car never meant for off-roading, and give it some level of all-terrain capability. A lot of these cars take inspiration from rally cars of the 1980s and 1990s that competed in African “Safari” rallies, so they had lots of ground clearance and giant tires. It’s clear that Classic Youngtimers Consultancy in the Netherlands had this in mind when it modified this Nissan GT-R.

The company doesn’t say what year the GT-R is, but based on the look and the mention that it started with 485 horsepower, it must be a relatively early R35 from between 2009 and 2011. The dealer notes it has upgraded the engine to reach over 600 horsepower, though it didn’t elaborate on was done, specifically. The exterior modifications are obvious, though. The car is taller courtesy

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Barn Find 1970 Dodge Challenger Project Begs To Be Restored

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This numbers-matching Mopar is a blank slate for any restoration project.

It’s hard to think of the idea of a classic Mopar muscle car wasting away in someone’s garage or barn, but we’ve definitely seen numerous examples of that lately including a 149-mile ‘Cuda drag car. Classic Auto Mall had another ‘Cuda project car, and now the classic car dealership has a numbers-matching 1970 Dodge Challenger barn find listed for sale.

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Marking the first production year of the legendary Dodge Challenger, this barn find hasn’t exactly lived a glamorous life, but it appears to be a solid car with all the bones to make it a perfect project. Regardless of whether it’s taken back to bone stock or given the full restomod treatment, this Challenger will definitely be a fun build for whoever takes it

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