Apologies to Hugo Weaving on that one. Anyway, here we have yet another combo of decent mechanical skills and questionable taste/judgement. Just…why? There’s no reason for this. This ebay seller’s taken what would’ve otherwise been a great mildly build ’64 Valiant, a car with no major styling defects, and approximated the whole front end as one big voxel, like some kind of early 3D shooter. Even stranger, most of the modifications are done towards making a dragster or road racer, so it’s unclear what a purpose a bricked-off (bricked on?) front end serves.
To its credit, that front end is made from honeycomb sandwiched between two sheets of aluminum, meaning it’s both light and stiff (heh…). That said, there’s really no excuse for it being so damn rectilinear. On the legitimate plus side, it sports a 318ci V8 with heads from a 360ci, plus a pile of other standard-fare upgrades. The front suspension’s been upgraded to an all spherical-rod-end short/long arm setup and the rear axle’s a 3.91:1 limited slip.
Back on the disappointing side, the rear door handles have been shaved and what the seller claims is a “full cage” appears to be missing any kind of cross bar behind the seat. The whole thing has a very LeMons feel, but comes in at 7X the price. You heard me: $3,500.