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.
Green living is no longer a trend. It’s a full-blow lifestyle—relating to the foods we eat, the clothes we wear, and the vehicles we drive. The inconvenient truth—to borrow a phrase—is that we have to change our ways, if we are going to be nicer to Mother Earth. Car companies like Hyundai are in fact playing a pivotal role in fostering a sustainable lifestyle with sensible green products such as the Tucson Fuel Cell and the 2016 Sonata Plug-in Hybrid.
Too often, a vehicle’s on-board processors and sensors are generating engine codes that can only be accessed by proprietary systems, granting professional mechanics a way to interpret warning codes—but blocking you out. Here’s the good news: a high-quality yet affordable reader for your car’s data port can serve as a powerful diagnostic tool.