Weekend Edition Quick Hit – Lets discover this low mileage 1981 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Regency Coupe…

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Let us continue with the Labor Day Weekend Edition by checking out this 1981 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Regency Coupe. This was one of a dying breed, the full-sized 2-door. This was a little larger that the personal luxury cars that were then in production (The Chevrolet Monte Carlo, The Ford Thunderbird, the Chrysler Cordoba, and even the Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme) and unlike those cars, this car could feasibly seat six adults. This car has only covered about 26,000 miles, so let’s find out if that makes it desirable or not…

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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – Here is a 1953 Kaiser Traveler DeLuxe Hatchback on Craigslist (of all things…)

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Of all the cars that could be listed on Craigslist, this particular car is unexpected. OK, so you go to Craigslist to find beaters, and you find dealers who are primarily Buy-Here Pay-Here types of retailers, or you might find some questionable customized vehicles, but for the most part, they are all unremarkable everyday vehicles that appear within the listings… Not this time, as we take a look at a truly rare vehicle from the early 50′s…

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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – Talk about a Time Capsule… A 1977 Ford Granada Ghia with only 7,500 miles!!!

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It is the Sunday Edition of the Hooniverse Labor Day Weekend, and I thought I would start out with this extremely low mileage 1977 Ford Granada Ghia. For all of our non US readers out there, the Ford Granada that was produced on these shores was nothing like the European version, as it was nothing but a retooled US Ford Falcon (and it also shared the underpinnings of the US Ford Maverick!) complete with rear leaf springs… However, do you think this Granada is at least somewhat desirable?

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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – Let’s take a look at this 1980 Plymouth Arrow Pickup Truck, and tell me it’s not desirable…

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Continuing on with our labor Day Weekend Edition, and look at what I discovered lurking close by (on Cape Cod no less)… This is a 1980 Plymouth Arrow Pickup, which was a badge engineered version of the Dodge D50 Pickup, which are both derived from the Mitsubishi Forte Pickup at the time. The Arrow Pickup was only available between 1979 and 1982, and many of them have long since turned into Chinese Appliances or Iron Oxide, and not many are left…

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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – This is a 1973 Mazda RX-3 Wagon ready to be “Reborn”…

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Southern California is a wonderful place that seems to have all kinds of treasures hidden within storage bins and garages. This is a 1973 Mazda RX-3 Wagon that has been in storage for quite a while, but it is not currently running. So, the question of the weekend is this: Is a Rotary Powered Mazda Wagon worth the trouble of getting back on the road for future generations to enjoy, and at what cost?

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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – Here is a Modified Buick Roadmaster “Superbird”…

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Welcome to the last weekend of the Summer of 2014, and I thought I would start out with this highly modified Buick Roadmaster currently found on Craigslist. I am not sure what the builder’s vision was, but modifying a Roadmaster into an angular interpretation of a Plymouth Superbird takes… Well, it probably involves a lot of alcohol…

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Hooniverse Obscure Muscle Car Garage – The 2003-06 Lincoln LS V-8

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Welcome to the Hooniverse Obscure Muscle Car Garage, a regular feature which aims to expand the definition of what a muscle car is, and to see if a Modern Luxury Car can ever be classified as a Muscle Car… With this series, I have tried to convince you that a Luxury Car can and should be classified as an Obscure Muscle Car, and for the most part, you have agreed with me. Notable examples include the Imperial from 1969 to 1973, the Lincoln Mark VII LSC, and the Chrysler 300-H From 1970. Well, here is a much later model from the Lincoln Division of the Ford Motor Company that shared much of its DNA with the Jaguar S-Type of the same time period, including a stonking Jaguar V-8. Let’s find out if it’s worthy of entry into the Obscure Muscle Car Garage…

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Classic Captions – The 1972 Ford Ranchero Edition


Welcome to the Hooniverse Classic Captions Post, and it’s that time of the week in which this feature appears, so let’s review the premise; I search for images that were used by the car or truck companies in their print advertising or brochures, and it is your job to provide a humorous caption that is some how tied in with the image. This week we are on target with this sporting image, but we will get to that in a moment…


Last time, we had an image of a little Renault Beach Buggy in Paradise, and again the participation rate was not where I expected, so enough of the old Paradise Images, and back to the old regular shots you guys and girls seem to like… The runner up caption belonged to Alff (Nice to see you participating again…) and his caption went like this: “I’m digging the combination of flat top and high beltline”. While very funny our very own Tanshanomi added the image you see just below this paragraph, which adds to the humor… However, there was one caption that was preferred over all the others…

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And the winning comment was from smalleyxb122 (yes, again…), and his caption went like this: “Betty calls dibs on the wicker seats, while Nancy is staking her claim in the automotive fringe.” This was so spot on, so congratulations smalleyxb122 on taking the top spot with this edition of the Hooniverse Classic Captions…

It’s now time to take a look at this weeks entry, and I thought I would once again pull an image from the prolific Alden Jewell Flickr Account. This is a 1972 Ford Ranchero parked in the middle of an Archery Range. What I am wondering about this particular image is this: What does Archery have anything to do with the Ford Rancharo. Let’s explore the setting, shall we? We have three individuals, two with bows, so I guess these are the archers. The young woman seems to have the larger bow (for whatever reason I can’t seem to understand) while the young man closest to the car/truck is kneeling. Also, what type of cargo is in the Pickup Bed anyway. Once again I have to ask is this anyway to sell a vehicle during this time period? (You can click here to see the full size image)

You have the next five days to come up with a great caption. The editors will deliberate on the merits of each entry, and after contemplating our own caption (Like what does Archery have anything to do with cars…), we will pronounce a winner. So, get to work and create you’re own caption for this image from 1972.

Photo Credit: Alden Jewell’s Flickr Photostream

Weekend Edition Quick Hit – Let’s take a look at a 1963 Rambler American 440 Wagon With Factory Bucket Seats!

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Well, here is agreat start to the Sunday Edition of the Hooniverse Weekend, and this weekend I am highlighting some interesting, and rather unusual Wagons. This is a 1963 Rambler American, which was the last year before the all new Rambler American was introduced for 1964. This is a highly optioned vehicle for what was a bottom of the line type of vehicle during this time period. Does that make it even more desirable?

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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – The Nicest 1978 Subaru GL1600 Station Wagon you will ever see…

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Continuing on with our wagon weekend, and here is probably the oldest Subaru Wagon I have seen in quite some time. This is a 1978 GL 1600 4WD Wagon that looks like it was just delivered off the showroom floor, which is quite a treat because these cars had rust issues during this time period. This is a unicorn, but does that make it magically desirable?

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