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Oct 14

Pictures of the Day

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The day wouldn’t be complete without the latest “Pictures of the Day” installment, found on the following page…
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Oct 14

Monster Lotus Exige Build with BMW M5 V10 Engine Swap

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As promised in the previous M3 feature story, we’re back again with another build from Swedish BMW V10 engine swap maniac “JohanZ”, although this time around he is installing it in an extended wheelbase Lotus Exige S2. The 33 page current build-in-progress is nearing completion on rejsa.nu, where it outlines in detail all of the modifications and custom fabrication necessary to complete such a complex project of this nature, the first time the combination has ever been embarked upon before. Sure, most car aficionados will point out its similarity in design concept to the Hennessey Venom GT which uses a 1244 hp supercharged Corvette V8 engine, but that car was ultimately built more as a top speed bullet than this one that has curvy circuits on its agenda. See the mad genius’s home garage project unfold on the next page as the car nears its finish…

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Oct 14

1989 E30 M3 with M5 V10 Engine Swap

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This 1989 BMW E30 M3 is the subject of a build thread on rejsa.nu by its owner/builder, forum member “JohanZ”. In place of the stock S14 4 banger, this evil Swedish genius swapped in a V10 engine from an M5, mating it to a 5 speed manual from an E34 525 tds instead of the normal SMG 7 speeder usually associated with it. Ever since featuring this Piper Motorsport’s “Franken M3″ project awhile back, I have been trying to find this elusive build thread rumored to be floating out there somewhere in cyber world, but have been unable to locate until now. So, come check out the completed project’s build photos and info on the next page to compare the two yourself and decide which one you prefer yourself…

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Oct 14

Pictures of the Day

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Another day, another Pictures of the Day segment. Enjoy…

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Oct 14

Share Your Own Car Here on CarBuildIndex.com

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Do you have a car or car related story that you would like to share with fellow CarBuildIndex.com viewers, whether it be a build-in-progress, already complete or an untouched masterpiece as-is? If you feel it would be a good fit here, submit it to me at David@CarBuildIndex.com. Ultimately, my goal is for the site to be filled predominantly with “Reader Submissions” about your builds, restorations, and cars in general, as told by you so bring them on. After all, first hand accounts of what makes your vehicles special are really what makes them interesting to read about so don’t be shy. In the meantime for some inspiration for your own project, check out my previous Porsche 906 restoration feature, as seen in the title picture above.

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Oct 14

An Abandoned 1967 Maserati Ghibli’s Show Winning Restoration

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This 1967 Maserati Ghibli (Tipo 115) was the subject of an award winning restoration by Classic Invest in Englewood, Colorado. Before they got their hands onto it, it had been the cliche example of the old-broken-down-Italian-car-sitting-in-a-barn-for-30-years story, although the circumstances of what happened to its owner remains a bit mysterious to this day. It was found just outside of Lincoln, Nebraska just 8 years ago and thankfully finally rescued, but before we embark on why and how it ended up there, maybe a little bit of the model’s history is in order first…

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Oct 14

Meticulous Ford Cosworth 4×4 Restoration

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This nut and bolt Ford Cosworth 4×4 restoration was featured on PassionFord.com by its owner, forum member “saphcomike”. No words or text from us are necessary, the accompanying 100 photographs of the recently finished meticulous home garage resto speak volumes by themselves, starting with an example that looks like it was in excellent condition to begin with. You need to see this to believe it….

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Oct 14

Photos of the Day

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The following collection of photos depict a pretty damn accurate representation of everything we at CarBuildIndex.com stand for and believe in, surely you will find them equally earth moving, as well…
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Oct 14

Petrolicious.com Video: “This Outlaw Porsche 356 is a Family Tradition”

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Another great video production from Petrolicious.com, this week featuring Emory Motorsports and their family business building and restoring Porsches. We particularly appreciate their work philosophy that is all about using these sports cars as originally intended instead of putting them away in collections just to look at and horde, which coincides the same with our own, as well. Enjoy the video posted on the following page, along with some pictures mixed in of the 1957 356 Speedster Outlaw main feature car before, during and after its restoration:

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Oct 14

UPDATED WITH VIDEO: The Story of Steve McQueen’s 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4

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October 28th, 2014:
I have added a new video by TheAFICIONAUTO about this iconic Steve McQueen car that recently sold for just over $10 million at RM’s 2014 auction in Monterey. It can be found on the following page, after our original previous feature story which starts below…
Original story from May 8th:
Steve McQueen’s 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 has completed it’s full restoration in Italy and is set to hit the auction block this August in Monterey. The car has had quite an entertaining history, having originally been ordered through Hollywood Sports Car in 1967 while the actor/race car driver was filming “The Thomas Crown Affair” and then taking delivery of while on set in 1968 filming “Bullitt”. Ferrari’s own Classiche has now finished restoring it back to the specification that it wore when Steve owned it, but there’s more to the story of this car’s history. A lot more…
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