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BMW M62-Swapped Volvo 740 Is ABBA on the Outside, Rammstein Under the Hood
BMW M62-Swapped Volvo 740 Is ABBA on the Outside, Rammstein Under the Hood

10 Sep 2022, 19:25 UTC / Meet turbotomas, a user on Blocket.se, Sweden's largest native buying and selling website, with a custom build we only wish was listed on an American one

 
Plain-Jane 2017 GMC Sierra Rocks Monstrous 10.3-liter V8, The Ultimate Sleeper
Plain-Jane 2017 GMC Sierra Rocks Monstrous 10.3-liter V8, The Ultimate Sleeper

6 Sep 2022, 20:13 UTC / Most people who pass by this truck would just see it fade into some indescribable blur in the rough shape of a pickup truck. If only they knew.

 
1989 BMW E30 Sleeper Hides 2JZ Under Its Hood, Has More HP Than a New M3
1989 BMW E30 Sleeper Hides 2JZ Under Its Hood, Has More HP Than a New M3

23 Aug 2022, 12:19 UTC / When you are looking for a platform with great aftermarket support, the E30 does stand out. So does the 2JZ engine, and this is what happens when they mate

 
This VW Golf R Sleeper With an Audi RS3-Swap Is the Ultimate Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
This VW Golf R Sleeper With an Audi RS3-Swap Is the Ultimate Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

26 Jul 2022, 09:11 UTC / Alex, founder of Innovative Motorsports in Connecticut, puts 5 Cylinder engines in everything he can, on this Hoonigan special, he features some of his work

 
1962 Plymouth Savoy Is a Mean Sleeper, Hides Big-Block Surprise Under the Hood
1962 Plymouth Savoy Is a Mean Sleeper, Hides Big-Block Surprise Under the Hood

12 Jun 2022, 19:56 UTC / While not an authentic Max Wedge car, this 1962 Plymouth Savoy has plenty of oomph to obliterate its factory-original siblings

 
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Looks Like a Barn Find, Hides V8 Surprise Under the Hood
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Looks Like a Barn Find, Hides V8 Surprise Under the Hood

9 May 2022, 20:01 UTC / While it may look like a car that spent decades in a barn, this rusty 1957 Bel Air actually spent its entire life on the road

 
This Supercharged E38 Is an Iconic Sleeper That You Can Own for the Price of a New Camry
This Supercharged E38 Is an Iconic Sleeper That You Can Own for the Price of a New Camry

27 Mar 2022, 00:17 UTC / An underground legend, this 1990s BMW E38 7-Series affectionately known as Baby is among the first of its kind to get upgraded with a supercharger

 
1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Is the Ultimate Sleeper, Dynos 700+ Horsepower
1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Is the Ultimate Sleeper, Dynos 700+ Horsepower

23 Mar 2022, 14:46 UTC / Yes, it's not a real 1969 Camaro ZL1, but it's way more powerful than the almighty COPO. And it's quick enough to outgun a Dodge Challenger Demon

 
Fitting a Big Turbo to This 1998 Honda Civic Makes Stock Gauges Insufficient
Fitting a Big Turbo to This 1998 Honda Civic Makes Stock Gauges Insufficient

21 Mar 2022, 22:42 UTC / Tripling the stock horsepower of a vehicle will lead to impressive results. One of them is running out of markings on the stock gauges, like this Civic does

 
1971 Pontiac Ventura II Coupe Is a Beautiful Sleeper, Full of Surprises Too
1971 Pontiac Ventura II Coupe Is a Beautiful Sleeper, Full of Surprises Too

3 Mar 2022, 17:22 UTC / A pristine 1971 Pontiac Ventura II Coupe featuring an LS V8 engine swap is for sale at the Mecum auction in Glendale, Arizona on March 18

 
Engine Swapped and Tuned Astra F Is Perfect Sleeper, It's Still for Sale
Engine Swapped and Tuned Astra F Is Perfect Sleeper, It's Still for Sale

18 Feb 2022, 15:07 UTC / What would happen if you would raise a vehicle's power to a level that is almost five times higher than it was when it left the factory? Check this out

 
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Looks Like a Junkyard Find, Hides Nasty Surprise Under the Hood
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Looks Like a Junkyard Find, Hides Nasty Surprise Under the Hood

26 Jan 2022, 21:04 UTC / Don't let the faded turquoise paint and the rust spots on the body panels and the chrome trim fool you, this two-door Bel Air is a hot rod

 
1983 Cadillac Coupe de Ville With 427 Warhawk Crate Engine Swap Is One Neat Sleeper
1983 Cadillac Coupe de Ville With 427 Warhawk Crate Engine Swap Is One Neat Sleeper

21 Oct 2021, 17:11 UTC / Clearly not your average grandpa car, this 1983 Coupe de Ville is a Cadillac with approximately 600 horsepower on deck from a neat LS motor

 
1,000 HP Volkswagen Golf R32 Runs Very Low Tens, Keeps the Nitro in Reserve
1,000 HP Volkswagen Golf R32 Runs Very Low Tens, Keeps the Nitro in Reserve

17 Sep 2021, 16:11 UTC / Remove those R32 badges from the car and find a way to mask those thick exhausts and you have one of the greatest sleeper cars ever

 
1,400 HP Audi S4 Avant Is Pure European Muscle, Needs Half a Mile to Hit Nearly 190 Mph
1,400 HP Audi S4 Avant Is Pure European Muscle, Needs Half a Mile to Hit Nearly 190 Mph

15 Sep 2021, 10:58 UTC / In a head-to-head battle, this insane Audi S4 Avant B5 sleeper could smoke most high-end supercars. Watch it fight the clock here!

 
2006 Mercedes-Benz S 65 AMG Is a VIP Sleeper, Going for TRX Money
2006 Mercedes-Benz S 65 AMG Is a VIP Sleeper, Going for TRX Money

18 Jun 2021, 18:22 UTC / Some people like to drive fast, but they also want to feel comfortable while doing so, so thank God for the invention of V12-powered sedan

 
1959 GMC Pickup Looks Like a Farm Truck, Hides Modern Surprise Under the Hood
1959 GMC Pickup Looks Like a Farm Truck, Hides Modern Surprise Under the Hood

17 Jun 2021, 20:10 UTC / This old Blue Chip truck draws juice from a fuel-injected Vortec V8 and breathes through stainless-steel headers linked to a side-exiting exhaust system

 
Sleeper Chevy Malibu Smokes Them All at the Strip, Save for Unassuming Fox Body
Sleeper Chevy Malibu Smokes Them All at the Strip, Save for Unassuming Fox Body

9 Jun 2021, 13:55 UTC / This 1967 Chevrolet Malibu is a sight to behold with its derelict body and beautiful red wheels, but more importantly, it hides a 414ci turbo secret

 
Dodge Charger Hellcat Drag Races Sleeper C6 Corvette, Deeply Regrets Decision
Dodge Charger Hellcat Drag Races Sleeper C6 Corvette, Deeply Regrets Decision

2 Jun 2021, 12:24 UTC / It's worth noting that the two slabs of America kicked things off with a standard drag race before moving on to an index class battle

 
Remembering the Time When Porsche Built the High-Performance Mercedes-Benz 500 E
Remembering the Time When Porsche Built the High-Performance Mercedes-Benz 500 E

31 May 2021, 16:01 UTC / In a rare example of cooperation between two rival carmakers, Mercedes and Porsche teamed up to create one of the coolest factory sleepers ever built