One Lap of the Web: Drop the (AMG) Hammer, Superbirds and Sir Mix-A-Lot's PorscheMon, 14 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700
-- It's the mid-1980s. You have bottomless pockets and the need for speed. Do you buy a Countach or stick with a sleepy-looking W124 Mercedes-Benz station wagon? What if that Benz wagon was an AMG-tuned 300 E Hammer 6.0-liter? As Petrolicious notes, the Hammer may have cost $40,000 more than the Lamborghini, but it was both faster and more comfortable. To say nothing of its grocery-hauling potential...
-- It takes guts to drive a Superbird -- and not just because of the 426 Hemi under the hood. There's a lot of sheet metal to be dented on that ostentatious body, and these cars are hardly cheap these days. Still, if you're game -- and have a few hundred grand to spare -- there's a specimen in a rather subdued white featured at Bring a Trailer. Of course, it's numbers matching, it was recently subjected to an over-restoration, etc. etc.
-- Pleasant as subdivisions themselves might be, their street naming conventions do get old after a while. If you want to escape the Quivering Oak Places and Squirrel Meadow Lanes and Meandering Culvert Ways, there's an automotive-themed development for you. The catch? As Jalopnik reports, it's in the Philippines. There's everything from Fiat to Ferrari to...Pulsar. Something for everyone, at least.
-- Let's bookend things with another custom German performance car: 1984 Gembella Porsche 935 slantnose that, according to Flatsixes.com, was once owned by Sir Mix-A-Lot. It's not the most tasteful thing we've seen. That's all we'll say about that.
By Graham Kozak