Pro Touring comes in many flavors

Regular frequenters of this site will know I’m a huge fan of the oddballs, the underdogs, the outcasts if you will of the automotive world. Here are a few american cars that don’t usually garner much attention that have been hit eith the Pro Touring stick with fabulous results.

427 powered Mercury Cougar on Halibrands? Yes please, can I have some more?

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I know it’s just a digital render but I really dig it. Anyone know if this was ever built?

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For the Mopar fans, how do you like this 1968 Plymouth Valiant?

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Here’s something you never see modified, an AMC Concord! Those Shelby Razor wheels look quite appropriate on this Vader-esque coupe.

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I love the color on this 1977 Buick Century.

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A 1963 International Scout sitting  low on some Torq Thrust style wheels counts as Pro Touring, right?hrdp_1001_01+1962_international_scout+

This Pro Touring Cadillac is a Fleetwood Brougham coupe that won Car Craft’s Real Street Eliminator challenge. Ran 11.80s! Click here for more on the Cadillac Attack!
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Dodge Demon on CCW’s and that green…

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I’ve got a soft spot for the square body S10.

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The 2 door Malibu doesn’t get much love except with the quarter mile crowd.

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Anybody else love these old Ford F-100’s?

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1991 Chevy S10: Timmy the truck

Just a simple 4.3 V6 shortbed S10 with a finish only mother nature could create. It’s dropped a few inches on springs and spindles up front and leaves and blocks out back. The wheels are late eighties Caprice and the center caps are from a ’70’s C10. The grille came from the sorta-rare Oldsmobile Bravada. This was a fun little truck and came out just how I wanted when I was done.

I will build at least two more some day.

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Probably my favorite picture of Timmy.

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Love the Bravada grille! It reminds me of the late ’70’s Pontiac Firebird.  RTimmy the truck (17)

Timmy did work too, hauling a bed full of stuff on a regular basis. This load was towards th end of a 300 mile day, and consisted of 4 nascar wheels and tires, 2 loose nascar tires, a pair of Ikea wardrobes and a good sized cabinet (along with a bunch of smaller odds and ends.)

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I tried to run a set of Corvette ZR1 wheels but the fronts were more of a challenge than I had time to sort out. Still, the 315 width rear tires on the 17×11 wheels looked right tucked up under the fenders.

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Sema day four highlights:

Day four was the shortest for me, I regret that I only discovered Toyo Tires awesome treadpass as I was leaving as it may have had the sum total of the coolest metal at the event. Enjoy day four:

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Inspired examples of OEM wheels on the “wrong” car! v.2:

More examples of OEM wheels on the “wrong” car:

Acura TL wheels on a Honda Accord:

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Audi A6 wheels on this MK4 Golf:

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Flat orange painted Bentley wheels on a bagged Passat more your style? Image

This oddball shoe shaped car is a Volvo 480, and this rocks a full drivetrain conversion of FWD to RWD with a BMW transmission along with it’s E36 Motorsports wheels!

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BMW 5 series wheels suit this Toyota Chaser just right.

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BMW Style 5’s on this Triumph TR6 look good!

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Another showing by BMW, 7 series staggered 19 inchers filling the fenderwells of this Z33 Nissan:Image

An uncommon car in the stance scene, and it took a lot of work for this one to sit like it does with BMW X5 wheels on this Peugeot 406 coupe.

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BMW wheels are a fairly common swap on the Chevy S series trucks, and these M Parallels look pretty good on this lowered example. Image

C4 Corvette wheels on an MK5 Jetta looking good:

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C5 “Wagon wheels” are super popular in the Audi/VW stance world thanks to great availability, low price and spacer/adapter friendly high offsets. Double stagger works well on this A4.

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Still under construction, Z06 corvette wheels set off this S10.Image

C6 corvette wheels on this black on black Chevy S10 looking good.

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Corvette ZR1 wheels on this Oldsmobile grille swapped S10 sitting fat and flush on some wide meats.Image

Widened rear C5 Wagon wheels on this Chevy S10 look good:Image

Mustang Cobra wheels might give away what’s lurnking under the hood: A RWD drivetrain including a supercharged 5.4L Cobra motor:Image

Still tons more to come!

 

Random slammed vehicles, V.1:

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