B is for Build and Jalopnik $1500 Challenge Recap

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Find a car for $1,500 or less, then put it through a series of tests in the California desert. This was the challenge set out by Chris from B is for Build and “Tavarish”, a writer for Jalopnik and host of his own YouTube channel.

For the challenge, Chris bought his Infiniti G35 from Copart, while Tavarish stuck to the local Craigslist scene to find his Mustang GT. Copart has over 125,000 clean title and salvage cars, trucks, SUVs and other vehicles, so Chris had plenty of options in his search for the right car. Chris then documented his build in several Copart-sponsored videos:

Both cars were modified for performance and aesthetics then were driven to a dry lake bed in California for a series of performance tests, including a drag race, drift challenge and more.

In this final challenge video, Chris won three of the four challenges, tying with Tavarish in the fourth. The last challenge left is to sell the car. The one who sells his car for the most money above original purchase price wins. Good luck, Chris!

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