When I was in high school, maybe about 1983-ish, I very nearly owned an absolutely perfect 1975 Toyota Corolla. It had two doors, four forward gears and a fresh coat of dark blue paint. The guy wanted $1,100 for the car, so I gave him a couple of hundred bucks deposit, the rest payable the next day when he handed me the ownership and keys. That same evening, he was rear ended by a bus. Fortunately, dude was ok, but the ‘Rolla was toast. The next morning, he gave me my cash back. That is the closest I have ever come to owning something like Mark Stil’s ride.
Of course, Stil’s machine as you can see above is absolutely nothing like the car I almost owned, with the exception of the name and outer body shell. Stil used his skills as a Hollywood movie set fabricator to jamb the dirty bits of a Lexus SC400 underneath a ’75 ‘Rolla. Oh, and a supercharger.
Then, he let my old buddy Matt Farah, from The Smoking Tire loose in the thing on a canyon road. Lucky bastard.
I do have to say that if there is anyone who looks almost as ridiculous as me behind the wheel of a tiny car, it is Farah!