Conversions

For Sale: Holden VN Commodore powered by Rolls-Royce jet engine

Mar 09, 2018

For such a ubiquitous and sometimes joked-about car, we sure have featured our fair share of interesting and wacky VN Commodores. 2.0-litre four-cylinder versions sent to New Zealand, an immaculate SS Group A for $265,000,...

2018 BMW M3 Touring wagon ‘F81’ conversion will blow your mind

Feb 28, 2018

Considering buying a BMW M3 but need a bit more cargo space? Check out this BMW M3 Touring wagon, dubbed an F81. It’s not a factory-built car but instead a custom conversion. And what an...

Psychotic Peugeot 205 rally missile is a tri-rotor 20B treat (video)

Feb 20, 2018

When it comes to crazy engine builds and conversions, it seems New Zealand is an absolute bounty of hidden treasure. V12 Toyota Coronas, Formula 2 V6-engined Peugeots and now this little beastie. This is a...

For Sale: 1980 Ford Escort Mk2 with 2L Zetec twin-cam conversion

Feb 09, 2018

If you love classic rally cars (and who doesn’t), an opportunity has come up to buy yourself a 1980 Ford Mk2 Escort featuring a modern 2.0-litre Zetec engine conversion. This is an epic build and...

For Sale: Mazda MX-5 with classic Ford Mustang body conversion

Jan 31, 2018

Have you ever wanted a Ford Mustang but with the fuel economy and reliability of a Mazda MX-5? Neither have we. But someone has, and has built a weird combination of the two and called...

For sale: 1986 BMW E30 3 Series with neat 1JZ conversion

Dec 28, 2017

Looking for a cool sleeper? Up for sale in NSW at the moment is this awesome 1986 BMW E30 3 Series with a complete, fully-engineered 1JZ turbo engine conversion. The E30 BMW 3 Series engine...

Volvo 240 GL LS1 V8 conversion project: Part 13 – engine in

Oct 11, 2017

Yes, we’re still building our crazy Volvo 240 GL with an LS1 Chevrolet V8 engine conversion. You might have thought we forgot about it but don’t worry, it is just around the corner now. In...

E65 V10 BMW M6 gets 6-rotor rotary engine conversion (video)

Sep 19, 2017

You’d have to be pretty wacky in the head to lift out the previous-gen BMW M6’s 5.0-litre V10 powerhouse to replace it with something else. And that something else would have to be pretty freakin’...

Mazda RX-8 gets 5.9L Cummins diesel conversion (video)

Sep 11, 2017

Here’s a conversion you’ve probably never heard of. It’s a Mazda RX-8 with a six-cylinder turbo-diesel conversion, giving the rotary sports car some huge torque. Rotary engines aren’t exactly known for their torque output, or...

Datsun 1200 ute with Hakosuka Skyline front end conversion (video)

Sep 05, 2017

Here’s something a little different. It’s a Datsun 1200 ute, which is already something of a cult classic, only it features the front end of the legendary KPGC-10 Skyline ‘Hakosuka’ GT-R. The project is actually...

For Sale: 1995 Mercedes C 200 with turbo Honda S2000 conversion

Aug 31, 2017

How’s this for a cool find. It’s an immaculate 1995 Mercedes-Benz C 200, regarded as one of the better-built C-Classes, featuring a Honda S2000 engine conversion. Oh, and it’s got a mega turbo bolted onto...

1979 Porsche 911 gets Tesla EV conversion, keeps manual (video)

Aug 09, 2017

Here’s something a little different, and something that is sure to have 911 purists pissed. It’s an old-school Porsche 911 SC Targa that features an electric powertrain conversion. No more singing flat-six engine, although, the...

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