Buy/Drive/Burn: Three Two-door Cadillacs, One Price Point
Today’s edition of B/D/B is a little different than the norm. Usually, we ask you to choose from competing cars from three different marques all on sale in the same year.
This time we’re asking you to pick a Buy from among three different two-door Cadillacs, all of which cost about the same in 2021.
Rare Rides: The 2020 Mitsuoka Rock Star, Believe in Your Dreams
Today’s obscure Rare Ride is from perhaps the most courageous car company in existence today: Mitsuoka. This two-seater combines the zesty performance of a modern Japanese roadster with Sixties American Corvette styling.
Hazard a guess what it is underneath?
Rare Rides: The Beautiful 1969 AC Frua Cabriolet
Today’s Rare Ride was in production for nine years, but never reached triple-digit figures in its sales.
Let’s check out this hand-crafted British beauty.
Rare Rides: The 1997 Renault Sport Spider, Track Car for the Road
Today’s Rare Ride is equally at home on a track or on a road. Lightweight and minimalistic in its approach, the Renault Sport Spider has only the things you need to drive, and nothing else.
Let’s check out this bashful looking sports car.
Rare Rides: The 1954 Woodill Wildfire-Buick, Fiberglass and Fun-sized
Today’s Rare Ride was formerly unknown to your author. A brief boutique brand in the Fifties, Woodill went away long before most of you were even born. Let’s see if we can learn a bit more about this American take on the classic British roadster formula.
Rare Rides: The 1994 MG RV8 – Small Roadster, Big Engine
Today’s Rare Ride combines a traditional roadster design from the Sixties with updates from the Nineties, and uses an engine from somewhere in between.
Let’s learn more about a hodgepodge which is the very limited production MG RV8.
Rare Rides: A 'Clean Florida Title' Fiat Barchetta From 1997
There was one prior case where a too hot to title European car appeared on these pages, and it was a boring Citroën hatchback. Today’s forbidden, ahem, “legal” fruit is a bit more zesty. Presenting an underage Fiat Barchetta from 1997.
Rare Rides: A 2016 PGO Speedster II - French and Unknown
If it looks like a classic 1950s Porsche — and has its engine in the same place, too, — it’s probably a PGO from 2016.
Let’s find out more about this tiny French automotive concern.
Rare Rides: A Forgotten German Coupe by Wiesmann - the 2010 GT MF 4
Your author first heard about Wiesmann on Top Gear in the early 2000s, while watching Jeremy Clarkson drive what appeared to be a very well-constructed roadster around a track. After that particular episode I never heard of Wiesmann again, and promptly forgot the company existed.
Turns out they made more than a singular roadster. Today we learn about the Wiesmann brand — and this particular 2010 GT MF 4 coupe.
Rare Rides: A Beautiful Alfa Romeo 6C From 1952
Today we take a look at a stylish grey Alfa Romeo that is the only example of its type. With coachwork from one of the greatest names in the business, it’s Fifties artwork that moves.
Rare Rides: The 1966 Innocenti 950S Spider, Sprite by Another Name
Innocenti made a name for itself by manufacturing vehicles from British Motors (BMC) under license in Italy. We reported on one of the brand’s later offerings previously, with the hot hatch Innocenti Mini de Tomaso from 1978.
Today we’ll have a look at one of the company’s earlier works: A classic British roadster for which Innocenti ordered up a new body.
Rare Rides: An Air-cooled Berkeley Twosome From 1959
Today’s Rare Ride comes from one of those little European brands you’ve never heard of. The company was in business for just a few years, and produced tiny cars powered by even tinier engines. Let’s take a look at the Twosome, from 1959.
QOTD: Terrible Nineties Sports Car Design From Europe?
On last Wednesday’s Question of the Day post, we began our examination of terrible styling on sporty cars of the 1990s. First up was America, and the oft-fiddled Mercury Cougar. This week we turn our attention to Europe, and sporty designs from across the ocean that didn’t quite work.
Rare Rides: A Rene Bonnet Le Mans From 1963 - French and Fiberglass
Today’s Rare Ride is one of the more obscure vehicles seen on these pages. The result of an argument between two men, the Le Mans was a short-lived model from a short-lived manufacturer.
Rare Rides: An Original 1988 Toyota MR2 - the Supercharged One
The mid-engine MR2 started out strong in the Eighties, but ended its life in the new century with a quiet, blob-shaped whimper. Today we take a look at the best of type — it’s a first generation supercharged model, in Ticket Me Red.