Sign up to receive the weekly newsletter featuring the very latest from Petrolicious. Don’t be left out—join the ranks of those who Drive Tastefully.
Already a member? Log in
We're glad you're back.
Not a member yet? Sign up
We'll get you back on track.
dude i am inspired, i am going to build myself one just like that.
My first car was a rotten 2002, which I restored at University, but never completely finished , selling to help fund my life at the time… It was nice to watch this story, as a reminder of the days of working on my 2002 with barely any tools. In 2007 I drove an E30 M3 and it brought all the memories flooding back. It did everything the same as my old 2002, only better in all aspects. By the time I got home I’d decided I was to buy it – and so I did. Still have the M3 to… Read more »
Good job. Your efforts have paid off, and you have built the car of your dreams.
Wonderful to hear your built your dream from your first car after buying it back. May people would have bought a better one to make the project easier on themselves.
I do hope you have a very good life and you can one day pass it down to your kids. They will know the story one day and will respect your drive as well. Live and drive the dream.
Carter, you are ‘the man’! More wise than your years! Drive it, love it, ignore anyone who doesn’t understand it! Great car great guy, great vid!
Really nice to see what 90\% of us have been through as kids. Refreshing to see a realistic story and real world budget. While I enjoy seeing all the unobtainium often featured in these videos, I relate more to this guy wrecking my parents garage back in the early 80’s. Now that I am 50, things have not changed that much….I just get more underwater, upside down and wreck my own garage now that I can afford to do so.
Great Job. Personally a Fan of Burnt Orange and Black
What I painted my hovercraft.
Fiat 131 R , Mac F1 GTR , M1
Really should put air filters on it, but great car and video. Carter will live long enough (we hope) to be concerned about fuel availability. The electric conversion will be thoroughly engineered by then, but the air filters will eliminate maybe several rebores before gasoline becomes truly unobtainable.
An Army buddy of mine in Germany long ago bought a brand new 1972 2002 and it was a sweet little car. We were cruising down an autobahn at 105 mph when we had a Mercedes Sedan blow by us doing at least 140-145 mph. I turned to Tom and said that I’d never been passed going 105 mph before. Her dream car is wonderful to view in this story. Hope she has fun driving.
Incredible guy. Incredible story. Gave me goose bumps.
Love it!! Very good production. Two thumbs up.
Kudo’s to my friend Carter & my friends at Petrolicious. I remember when Carter bought this car, started the work, sold it, bought it back, spray painted it, wrapped it, worked on it at Dominick’s, and now to see this 2002 where it is is simply awesome. Truly a labor of love and a passion for automotive history. In 30 years this story will be even better…see ya soon CKK.
I like this quite a lot –
There is an almost haiku simplicity in the telling, that traces the path of life from youth through to maturity in a way familiar to so many of us.
“Don’t worry I got it” I have definitely said this to my mum about projects.
Great car, great guy.
Great story-this, along with the off road Porsche and the self made Ferrari dream car are among the best.
Literally doing the same thing with a 74′ 02 I paid $250 for right now
Props to you Carter. Everything you did is awesome, you improved this car, for sure. Radical.
Good film- great attitude.
A nightmare that turned into a dream. This guy is as much a poet as he is a mechanic. I love that he doesn’t care what others think his car is worth.
Nice video with a great story about a kid and his vision for an iconic classic. The “Carved Pumpkin” looks pretty cool without the chrome and bumpers and I have to agree; who cares what the mods did to the value because as long as the owner is happy, in their mind it’s priceless. If all our decisions were based on perceived value, everything would be homogeneous and boring. I dig the creativity that comes with these types of modifications.
Follow us on: