Find of the Day – Eagle Summit Turned Eclipse GSX with EVO Power

The title says it all. What we have here is a Eagle Summit Coupe that someone installed the entire drivetrain from a Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX into. If that wasn’t enough, the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine was then apparently brought up to Mitsubishi Lancer EVOLUTION II specifications. The ad features a lot of photos and quite aContinue reading “Find of the Day – Eagle Summit Turned Eclipse GSX with EVO Power”

Find of the Day – Manual 1st Gen. Cargo Caravan

Call me crazy, but I see a perfect project ’80s vehicle sitting here. It’s a 1986 Dodge Mini-Ram Van, or basically, a Dodge Caravan without back windows. It is being offered for not that much money with not that many miles. Oh, and did I mention it has a manual transmission? I’d keep it mostlyContinue reading “Find of the Day – Manual 1st Gen. Cargo Caravan”

Friday Fun – ’80s Reasonable Garage

Welcome to a new feature we are trying out on AutoLobotomy.com – Friday Fun. Ok, calling it a feature may be a stretch as it is really a catch all for anything fun that we will post on a Friday. It could be a fantasy garage, video game challenge, used car scavenger hunt, etc. ThisContinue reading “Friday Fun – ’80s Reasonable Garage”

Graded: Isuzu SUVs

Welcome to Graded. Here we discuss legendary marques, models, or trim packages and affix a letter grade to a selection of vehicles falling under that topic. The grades mean nothing and are completely arbitrary. I fully encourage you to tell me what I got wrong and how you would grade them instead. Have some funContinue reading “Graded: Isuzu SUVs”

Winged Car Wednesday – Noble M12

Last week we featured the Vector M12 for Winged Car Wednesday, so it is only fitting to feature the other big-winged M12 this week; the Noble M12. Built in South Africa, the M12 was a lightweight supercar available from 2000 to 2008. During its lifetime, the Noble was available in many different configurations, but twoContinue reading “Winged Car Wednesday – Noble M12”

Find of the Day – ‘Flower Power’ 1999 VW Beetle

I know flower power and the original Beetle went hand in hand, so I guess it is fitting to see this 1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS. Covered in large flowers, the seller states this is an actual paint job and not decals or vinyls. The detail is quite nice, including a few ladybugs sprinkled in. TheContinue reading “Find of the Day – ‘Flower Power’ 1999 VW Beetle”

A Deeper Look – Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights

I’ve been on a bit of a roll lately discussing car racing video games that attempted to cash in on the Tuner craze of the 2000s. The game that probably went all-in the hardest was Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights. Released in 2007, Juiced 2 was a sort of middle ground between Need for SpeedContinue reading “A Deeper Look – Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights”

Confessions – The Worst Car Mod I Ever Did

We’ve all done them; modifications to our cars we’re deeply ashamed of. Sometime the regret is instantaneous, sometimes it’s a slow boil of disgust that eventually festers into full-on repulsion. Over my lifetime, I have made more than enough erroneous enhancements to my cars. But no car suffered worse than my first car – theContinue reading “Confessions – The Worst Car Mod I Ever Did”

Find of the Day – 1989 Chrysler LeBaron Convertible

With barely over 28,000 km on the odometer, this 1989 Chrysler LeBaron Convertible looks like it has been in a time capsule for the past 30 years. Not a piece of interior trim looks worn and the exterior is in fantastic shape. The only real negative about this car is the fact it has theContinue reading “Find of the Day – 1989 Chrysler LeBaron Convertible”

Find of the Day – 1985 Volkswagen GTI

Will the Mk2 Golf GTI become one of those classic cars sky rocketing in price? Maybe, but for now super clean examples like this 1985 Volkswagen Golf GTI are still reasonably affordable. With 135,000 km on the odometer, the interior and exterior are in excellent condition, at least in the photos. The seats have theContinue reading “Find of the Day – 1985 Volkswagen GTI”