Tag Archives: Cars You Never Heard Of

America’s First Fiberglass Sports Car Was a Beautiful Failure

Quick: what was America’s first fiberglass sports car? If you just said the Corvette, you would be wrong—but don’t worry, it’s a pretty big misconception (although, you’d be correct if you were assuming the first fiberglass sports car on the market). The Kaiser Darrin 161 hit the scene a year before the Corvette, at…

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Go Ahead, Guess What This Thing Is

Is there anything better than a really mysterious, baffling car? No, there isn’t. Every time you think there’s nothing left to learn about the rich tapestry of automobilia, something like this sleek lovely little whatever drives up, honks, and lets you know how wrong you are. So what is this thing? I’ll give you a…

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The Delightfully Weird Suzuki X90 Had an Equally Weird Soviet Ancestor

Remember the Suzuki X90? It was a deeply strange idea for a car: take a funny, stunted two-door sedan and plop it onto a 4×4 chassis. The proportions were strange, the intended use was strange, the whole concept was strange, which may be why I liked them so much. Surely this was just another fever dream of ‘90s…

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