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If youre the kind of guy who says too much horsepower is never enough, this 1999 Acura Integra might be the car for you. Subtle as all get-out, silly fast, and beautifully engineered, it packs a mountain of a motor wrapped in rather sedate bodywork thats bound to catch more than a few guys sleeping. At first glance, this looks like a fairly stock Integra, and thats the entire point. These were already handsome cars, with their distinctive headlights and smooth contours, and adding a wide-body kit does nothing to change all that. Its so cleanly done that you almost think its factory-built; the nose fits cleanly, the body lines are uninterrupted, and it gives the muscular little hatchback a performance stance. It has been de-badged and repainted, a glorious metallic burgundy that is almost too nice to risk on the street. But that wont matter after you dip into the turbocharged V8s torque reserves; sorry, Im getting ahead of myself. Its just beautifully built, nicely finished, and obviously intended to be a sleeper. It appears that the headlights have been upgraded but only an expert will notice, while out back there are vents flanking the taillights that give you the inkling that something is going on back there. Oh, and the twin exhaust pipes under the license plate. Theyre just plain cool. Slide behind the wheel and you may not even notice that this Acura has been so radically modified. Stock seats show some wear, but theyre stock, which is all part of the plan. The original steering wheel, gauges, and dash are all in place as well. That big B&M shifter in the center console is a dead giveaway, but the guy in the next car cant see it and it works rather well. There are also auxiliary gauges mounted down low on the console, keeping an eye on the big V8s vitals. You will note there is no radio, but one glance into the back seat area will tell you why, and thats where the fun starts. Everything aft of the front seats has been heavily modified for performance and speed, and the results are just jaw-dropping. Thats a 500 cubic inch Cadillac V8 tucked back there. Thats 8.2 liters of muscle. But in case that isnt enough, its buffed by a pair of high-mounted 65mm turbochargers blowing into a 950 CFM carburetor on top. There are two intercoolers up front, complete with their own fan, and, well, you can see the amount of work that went into shoehorning that giant V8 in there. It uses a Cadillac subframe and suspension to hold it all in place, as well as the Eldorados TH425 3-speed automatic transmission, since its the only transmission that fits AND can handle all that torque. Up front where the Integras engine used to live, youll find a giant aluminum radiator and a 17 gallon fuel cell, as well as a V1000 fuel pump. A custom exhaust system was fabricated to include the aforementioned turbos as well as a set of O2 sensors for wide-band tuning, and giant mufflers do their best to keep the beast quiet enough to hunt its prey. As I mentioned, its insanely fast but thanks to the big Cadillacs inherent smoothness and the gentle nature of the turbos, it is anything but tricky on the street. Lean into the accelerator and the car lunges forward like it was drop-kicked by God, but it doesnt get out of hand. Some of the credit still has to go to Acura engineers for their rock-solid suspension tuning, and the 4-wheel disc brakes deliver plenty of stopping power, even for this monster. 17-inch Honda S2000 wheels help with the illusion and carry 225/45/17 front and 245/45/17 rear performance radials. This isnt a car for just anyone but thats entirely the point. If youre a special kind of crazy that loves speaking softly and carrying a big stick, this Acura delivers in a very big way. Call now!
With the booming popularity of affordable hobby cars, this 1985 Corvette with only 51,396 actual miles should be a slam-dunk. With just one owner, someone obviously took exceptionally good care of it and with just one repaint several years ago, it still looks like it should cost thousands more than it does. OK, we know that the market for 1985 Corvettes is a little soft, but look at this one carefully. Its extremely affordable, and if youre looking for massive bang for the buck, this low-mileage Corvette is awfully appealing. The color is Black Rose from the 1992 Corvette color chart, and this C4 wears it especially well, accentuating the wedge-shaped profile that was still 100% Corvette but a big change from the aging C3. Given its history, the paint is in outstanding condition as youd expect, but perhaps youve forgotten just how good a C4 can look. The finish is glossy, the composite panels are super straight (its not like they dent or rust), and the doors open and close with the characteristic C4 thunk that sounds impressively solid. Even the weather-stripping is in excellent condition so this Vette seals up well and whispers through the air at highway speeds. The only notable modification is a set of blue-dot lenses in the stock taillights, and it seems to work rather well with the dark purple paint. The gray leather interior is just as nice as the exterior, with optional power articulated bucket seats that were state-of-the-art in 1985. C4 fans will find it easy to get comfortable here and as youd expect, everything is in very good condition. The leather looks well-maintained save for some very minor stretching on the drivers lower cushion, and the carpets and door panels are quite nice. The digital dashboard was very exciting news for 1985 and remarkably, its fully functional with bright graphics and complete displays. Just about everything was standard for the Corvette, including power windows and locks, A/C, cruise control, and the familiar Delco AM/FM/cassette stereo in the center stack. Theres also a useful trip computer that still does its thing, and a surprising amount of storage capacity in the hatch area, and yes, the gas struts that hold up the hatch still work! The only engine available in the 1985 Corvette was the indestructible torque factory known as the L98. With so few miles on the clock, its barely broken-in, and is instantly recognizable for its long-tube intake runners that are the key to its impressive torque production. Its also highly adaptable to modifications, but aside from the K&N air filter, this one remains 100% stock and as the factory delivered it with most of its original equipment still in place. Anything that needed maintenance got it, and it runs superbly today. It also carries the desirable Doug Nash 4+3 manual transmission, which feels like a good old 4-speed but offers overdrive cruising for long-distance comfort. Brakes are powerful, the Z51 suspension is track-ready, and youll recall how blown away you were when you first saw those ultra-wide 255/50/16 Goodyears in 1985. Too cool! Oh, yeah, the stock wheels have been chrome plated to give it a custom look that works rather well on the early C4. A fast, fun Vette that will entertain the crowds with its awesome look, gets you a guaranteed invite to all the big Corvette events, and costs less than a used Honda. How can you go wrong? Call today!
Jaguar is perhaps most famous for their slinky 2-seat convertibles, and this 1999 Jaguar XK8 continues the tradition in grand style. Offering a huge amount of performance for the cost of a used Honda, this is A-list motoring that anyone can afford. Finished in brilliant Meteorite Metallic (AKA silver), this looks like the right car to have inherited the E-Types legacy. Long, smooth, with a very pronounced hood, an oval air intake, and smooth headlamps, its instantly recognizable as a Jaguar. Theres a serious performance car underneath, but it doesnt seem to need to advertise, which means no spoilers, no wing, just clean lines that are elegance in motion. It shows only 68,123 miles on the clock and there might be some signs of time and use throughout, but theres no denying the sinuous look of Jaguars top cat. And despite the flaws, this car clearly demonstrates that $80,000 paint is better than $30,000 paint and remains a tribute to the artisans in Coventry who assemble these cars; remember that this car is coming up on 20 years old yet still turns heads like few others. There are almost no nits to pick aside from the usual signs of use on the lower edges, but even those are virtually invisible thanks to the wonders of silver paint. Jaguar is rightly famous for their sumptuous interiors, and just because the car has nearly 300 horsepower on tap doesnt mean it cant be comfortable as well. With a masterful blend of natural materials (Cashmere leather on the seats, real burled walnut on the dash, and wool carpets underfoot) there are few other automakers who can compete with Jaguar at this level. All of it is in very good condition befitting the age and mileage, although the drivers seat has been reupholstered at some point. Jaguars only came one way: loaded, and everything is in working order on this one, including the ice cold A/C. The burled walnut instrument panel and matching console are downright gorgeous and probably worth the price of admission all by themselves. The AM/FM/cassette/CD stereo system still sounds good by todays standards and you can pretty much forget the old wives tales about electrical gremlins in Jaguars because this one works as intended. Theres also a snug-fitting black canvas convertible top that disappears under a matching tan boot for a clean look. Oh, and if youd like to do some grand touring, the trunk is big enough to accommodate all the gear youd neat for a nice road trip. The XK8s real claim to fame, however, is under the hood where a 290 horsepower version of Jaguars 4.0 liter DOHC V8 makes this car feel like a British Corvette. Of course, its very civilized horsepower, but that doesnt mean the engine isnt monstrously powerful. Properly maintained for the past 18 years, it starts and runs rather well and doesnt exhibit any of the issues that often plague high-end performance cars. A gentle prod of the throttle generates impressive thrust and torque that makes you smile, but mashing it creates a demonic blur outside the windows as the car lunges forward. A 5-speed automatic and an athletic suspension are standard, so Jaguars wonderful blend of handling and ride quality remains in place. Its also equipped with powerful 4-wheel disc brakes and it rides on very cool-looking 17-inch chrome alloys wearing staggered 245/50/17 performance radials. Not perfect, but an A-list luxury performance car that still attracts attention and delivers a first-class motoring experience. Call today!
If youve been paying attention to the collector car market, then you know that Japanese cars are gaining ground as hot collectables. We cant promise that this 1976 Honda Civic CVCC will become a hot property overnight, but history shows us that ground-breaking cars from major manufacturers that transform markets are often worthy of their place in history and in collectors garages. Perhaps the Civic is such a car. If youre going to own one of these, this bright orange hatchback is an excellent choice. Perhaps you remember these zipping around city streets in the early 70s, or maybe you had one. It was the first truly mainstream Japanese car to appeal to the American publics fickle tastes, and that was likely due to Hondas wonderful combination of quality, fun-to-drive-quotient, and economy. Most of them were orange or red, so they were high-visibility, which I suspect was intentional, and despite the fact that everyone was deriding these as inferior to Detroit iron, one drive will convince you otherwise. Just the fact that the gaps are still tight, the paint is shiny, and all the unusual little bits and pieces are still intact speaks highly of the quality and care this car has received over the past 40 years. Nice chrome bumpers, a jaunty roof rack, and those familiar taillights out back make this a car thats going to trigger memories for everyone who sees it. The interior is remarkably tidy and surprisingly spacious for such a small car. The bucket seats reflect Hondas driver-first mentality, and theyre still comfortable wearing stock-style seat covers that are probably way too nice to be original, but just might be. Controls are simple and effective, with a big, fat steering wheel to manage the unassisted steering. Gauges are big, round dials that are easy to read and if youve ever driven a Honda, youll quickly recognize the font, so they looked like this for decades. A modern AM/FM/CD stereo seems to be the lone upgrade, and its a good idea, especially since the installation lets it blend into the dash so easily. A 4-speed manual shifts well, the pedals are situated just right, and the back seat, while not exactly spacious, is reasonable for a small car. Theres a bit of trunk behind the back seat, but fortunately, the seat folds down and expands it to a significant degree for hauling just about anything. Hondas 1488cc inline-4 isnt going to win any drag races, but it feels energetic and durable going about its business. This was, after all, an economy car, but theres no rule that says economy cars need to also be boring. The CVCC refers to Hondas Compound Vortex Controlled Combustion, which allowed Honda to meet US emissions standards without a catalytic converter. It still uses a carburetor, but the design works well and makes the car feel perky around town. The engine bay is highly original and could use a deep cleaning, but it appears to be entirely complete from top to bottom and has not been modified. Note how the engine is canted forward a bit to facility packaging and the radiator is tucked over there on the passengers side. Its as reliable as youd expect from a Honda, and as I mentioned, showing up with an early Japanese hatch like this will get you all kinds of attention. The 4-speed has light clutch action and the all-independent suspension is surprisingly agile, so you can drive this car with gusto. Tires are modestly-sized 155/80/12s, but with so little car to move around, they dont need to be big and that means theyre affordable, too. A neat, well-preserved piece of Japanese motoring history, I think well see more of these in the coming years. Get ahead of the curve and call today!
We attend Ocean Reef Club Vintage Weekend to appreciate classic automobiles as well as vintage boats and aircraft. You need to look back every now and then in order to see where the road ahead will lead us.
The last of the true American rear-wheel-drive land cruisers, this 1989 Cadillac Brougham provides a ride like nothing youve ever driven before. If youre already a fan, I dont have to tell you about the almost unbelievable feeling of isolation inside, and if youre looking for your first hobby car, this might be a great choice, because there will never be anything like it again. Driven around 2700 miles per year, this car definitely doesnt look its age. Refinished two years ago in pearl white with a new contrasting black padded vinyl roof, this is the ideal car to drive in the warm, sunny south like this one, and it still looks elegant today. This long Cadillac sedan stretches nearly 19 feet, making it the longest car in production in 1989, just in case size matters. Clearly someone has been taking good care of it, because all four doors fit well (they used extra seals on the Brougham to ensure silence inside), the paint has a fantastic shine, and the chrome shines up quite well. There are no winters in this cars history, so rust is a non-issue, and despite the fact that the design dates back to the late-70s, it has aged quite gracefully and still looks like money today. The 2-year-old padded roof shows almost no discoloration, no tears, and definitely no rust underneath, and the urethane bumper fillers are in great shape, which is a frequent issue with cars like this. Cadillacs top-of-the-line looks the part with a sumptuous gray leather interior. The seats are still supportive and supple, the perfect place to eat up hundreds of miles in relaxed comfort. Every available power accessory was standard equipment, including dual power seats, power windows, power locks, cruise control, a tilt wheel, and automatic climate control. The gray blue carpets are a little discolored, but thanks to matching gray floor mats, it should last forever. The headliner was replace two years ago when the top was done, so thats one issue youll never have to deal with. The back seat offers accommodations that you might only find in a limousine these days, with stretch-out legroom that could probably qualify for its own zip code. The original AM/FM/cassette stereo sounds great in the hushed cabin, and the massive trunk includes its original mats, space-saver spare, and jack assembly. The engine is a 307 cubic inch V8, not from Cadillac but Oldsmobile. Reliable, unobtrusive, torque, and smooth, its the ideal powerplant for a luxury cruiser like this. No, it wont win you any drag races, but it loafs along at 80 MPH without a single vibration or sound intruding into the cabin, and you just know this car was designed for guys in Texas who like to haul across the desert at 100 MPH. Its nicely maintained, and thanks to its low mileage, just getting broken in, as these cars are known to run for more than 200,000 miles without needing much more than oil changes. It has been recently serviced with new belts and hoses, fresh fluids, and a new eater pump. A 4-speed automatic transmission helps with the luxury mission with smooth shifts, and the suspension rides like a cloud regardless of the load, thanks to an automatic leveling system. Theres also a brand new exhaust system from front to back, maintaining the hushed sound that youd expect. 15-inch wheels with stock wire wheelcovers have been shod with fresh 225/75/15 whitewall radials, as original. Cars like this not only represent a ton of sheetmetal for the money, where else are you going to get a full-sized, V8-powered Cadillac for the price of a 10-year-old Honda? Call today!
Jack Sheppard & Paul Atkins Built Vicky Speedstar 468ci V8 Auto Quick Change /// If youre looking for a head-turning classic thatll hold its own at any show in the country, youve found your next trophy queen! With a modified Speedstar body that Paul Shepard completely reworked around a traditional 32 Vicky grille, this is the kind of car that would turn heads in black primer; and what better way to ensure sore neck muscles than covering it with some of the brightest DuPont available? A slick combination of Honda Milano Red and Mercedes Silver was chosen for the job and performs its task remarkably well. And when the cars 13 layers of paint dried, finishing touches included green and pink pinstripes that flank a yellow and orange divider stripe. Pry this coupes snug fitting hood and youll find a fully detailed 468 cubic inch big block that was professionally assembled by David Cooper of Knoxville, Tennessee. Straight from the bench this killer package utilizes a forged crank, forged rods, 12.5 to 1 pistons and polished Edelbrock heads to create roughly 550 horsepower of unmatched throttle response. As with its tight build, this Fords custom chassis was supplied by Alloways Hot Rods in Knoxville, Tennessee. The 468s power flows in to a rugged B&M Turbo-Hydramatic 350 3-speed thats fitted with a 3,000 RPM stall converter. That proven transmission spins stout 4.11 gears with the help of a painted driveshaft and a polished Winters Quick Change rear end. All that mirror-like hardware rolls on a gorgeous set of custom Boyd Coddington wheels which spin 215/45R17 BF Goodrich radials in front of 275/55R20 BF Goodrich radials. And between the doors, youll find a tasteful custom interior that was installed by Paul Atkins of Hanceville, Alabama. Fully sorted and ready to turn your dreams into reality, this awesome Vicky carries exactly the kind of cool swagger every car builder dreams about. Call, click or visit www.RKMotors.com for more information!
The Honda S2000 established itself as an icon upon its release for the 50th Anniversary of Honda. A fact that has been reflected by its ever-growing status as one of the most collectible cars of the modern age. Thats why we were so stoked to find this showroom-fresh, 943-mile time capsule! In the meticulous care of one owner until late 2015, this roadster spent its entire life in California and New Mexico until we trucked it here to North Carolina. Naturally, the car has been garaged for its entire existence, and is still assembly line-fresh even after short stints in the collections of its second and third owners. And original Silver Stone Metallic 2-stage looks good wrapped around HID headlamps, factory glass and original, power-operated vinyl. The most impressive thing about Hondas 2.0 liter F20C 4-cylinder is its athleticism and power density. Revving to an incredible 8,800 RPM, the engine produces a healthy 240 horsepower straight from the factory! This particular F20C benefits from a Comptech Sport Cold Air Intake and Comptech Sport dual exhaust, which strokes performance even more. That performance is applied by a 6-speed manual transmission, which powers a Torsen limited-slip differential. At a tidy 2,750 pounds, the car achieves a perfect 50/50 weight distribution over a fully independent suspension. Turns are electronically assisted. Stops come courtesy of four power discs. And everything rolls on pristine factory alloys wrapped in original Bridgestone Potenza S-02 tires. As you might imagine, driving the S2K is epic fun! Leather Recaros ensure proper comfort and support. Cool air conditioning joins power windows, power mirrors and factory Cruise Control to add a little convenience. In front of the shifter, a one-touch panel conceals a factory CD player. The driver spins a leather-wrapped steering wheel around bright digital gauges that include a cool light bar tachometer. And thoughtful touches include factory hoops and a factory wind blocker. Call, click or visit www.RKMotors.com for more information.
Introduced in 2000 the Honda S2000 came to the market with one goal: driving fun. It has the stuff sports-car fantasies are made of: a front-engine, rear-drive layout; a six-speed, close-ratio manual transmission; an unequal-length control-arm suspension all around; disc brakes; and supportive, firm bucket seats-in a package that weighs less than 2800 pounds. The S2000s crown jewel, however, is a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine pumping out an incredible 240 horsepower at 8300 rpm and revving to an 8900-rpm redline. Hondas small, rev-happy engine cre-ates a wonderfully unique driving experi-ence and proudly held the industry record for power-to-liter ratio for over a decade. This breakthrough engine features the VTEC (Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control) system developed by Honda that improves the volumetric efficiency of the engine resulting in higher performance at high RPM and lower fuel consumption at low RPM. Beyond the potent powerplant is the terrific chassis that includes independent double wishbone suspension, electrically assisted steering and four-wheel disc brakes. The tuning is nearly perfect, and the weight distribution rounds to an ideal 50/50. This first-year example is in immaculate, nearly flawless, condition and has been exquisitely maintained with only 12K miles on the odometer. The original owner went to great lengths to maintain a pristine finish by having 100% of the exterior surfaces professionally wrapped in paint protection film. The results show as the glossy black paint looks showroom new without any imperfections - a rarity for an 18-year old sports car. Now is a great chance to enjoy the first spring cruise in this classic Honda convertible!
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