Pro Street typically refers to highly modified custom cars equipped with: a supercharged or turbo engine; oversized rear wheels; and a NHRA roll cage. The design goal was to shave seconds off quarter-mile speeds, while remaining street-legal. This Granatelli Custom “Wide Body” Cobra Mustang “FANG”—now listed on eBay—is an evolution of this kind of mean machine.
Full-size 1960s Chevrolets make excellent hot rod platforms. They’re readily available, restoration and high performance parts resources are vast, and there’s ample room for family and friends. Most of all, they look great when built like this example ’62 Bel Air Sport Coupe.
Many cars are hot rods, but the 1932 Ford roadster is the ultimate hot rod. That’s the way it is and that’s the way it’s always been. If that statement seems arbitrary, ask any automotive enthusiast to name a single car that best defines a hot rod. Not only is the correct answer a ’32 Ford roadster—the complete answer is a 1932 Highboy, like this prime example currently listed on eBay.
This pristine low-mile 1972 Skyline 2000 GT-X Coupe was artfully massaged into a 2000 GT-R clone in Japan, and brought to the United States by Los Angeles-based Bulletproof Automotive, a specialist in premium rare imports. It’s listed on eBay with a $75,000 Buy It Now price. Seem pricey? For comparison, an authentic 1972 Nissan Skyline H/T 2000GT-R ‘Hakosuka’ sold last August at the Monterey Auction for a gavel-thumping $242,000.
The 1966 George Barris Batmobile is probably the one you know. But it’s neither the first Batmobile, or in my mind, the purest expression of automotive Batmania. That distinction goes to Forrest Robinson’s original ground-up 1959-1963 design, an extraordinary vehicle up for on eBay from July 4.
You might know the Chrysler Town & Country as the seven-passenger minivan introduced 25 years ago. But the advent of the minivan can be traced much further back: another half-century to the classic 1941 Town & Country barrel-back wood station wagon now listed on eBay.
Cars in movies are more than props. They commonly serve more like wardrobe, shedding light on a character—or they act as plot devices to build drama or get a laugh. In the case of this tricked-out 2003 Hyundai Tiburon used in HBO’s Entourage series, it’s a non-stop rolling punch line about Lloyd’s desire to be noticed and appreciated.