Matt Cramer over at BangShift compiled this list of the eleven best foreign cars to drop a full grunt, domestic V-8 into. This particular post had me intrigued, so of course it was a natural to share it with the Hoons at Hooniverse. Read more after the jump.
Matt opened the post this way:
The AC Ace would probably be little more than another entry on a list of obscure British cars if it hadn’t been for Carroll Shelby’s decision to buy them in bulk and stuff Ford motors into them, creating the legendary AC Cobra. While most BangShifters have a love of American iron, sometimes the power which moved that American iron can work magic when stuffed into an import. Many foreign cars are front wheel drive transportation appliances, but there’s a couple of them that are just about perfect for V8 swaps. With enough room under the hood, rear wheel drive, light weight, a great chassis, and a price close enough to the bottom of the depreciation curve that you don’t need factory Ford backing to play at being Shelby and swap a V8 into an import to turn an old beater into a world beater.
So, without any further interuption, here is Matt’s list:
11) The Mazda RX-7. Image Credit: CarDomain.com
10) The Porsche 924. Image Credit: Photobucket.com
9 ) Early Datsun Z-Cars: Image Credit: Gawker.com (OK, So it’s not a V-8, but a glorious V-12)
8 ) Early Jaguar Sedans and Coupes: Image Credit: Suncoastconversions.com
7 ) Nissan 300-ZX: Image Credit: Invoauto.co.uk
6 ) The MGB: Image Credit: BritishV8.org
5 ) Volvo 240 and 740: Image Credit: Volvoadventures.com
4 ) The BMW 750i: Image Credit: auto-directory.org
3 ) The Porsche 914: Image Credit: Porsche928Forums.com
2 ) The Nissan 240SX: Image Credit: Mouseattack.org
1 ) The Mazda Miata: Image Credit: Lotustalk.com
Read what Matt Cramer has to say about each entry by going to his article over at BangShift.com.