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Weekend Plans: The Carl Davis Collection Auction


You say you’ll be near Cleveland, Oklahoma this weekend?  You say you have a few extra thousands you don’t know what to do with?  Well, I’ve got an idea for you: Why not go check out the Carl Davis car/truck/tractor collection being auctioned off by VanDerBrink Auctions LLC?

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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – A 1955 Lincoln Capri “Sportsman” Convertible at Auctions America…

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I just ran a posting about a fake wood-paneled Chrysler Town & Country, so why not take a look at a real wood-paneled Lincoln from 1955. This is a one-off Lincoln Sportsman Convertible, meant to evoke the memory of classic post war wood bodies classic cruisers like the Ford Sportman, and even the real Chrysler Town & Country. And this car will be auctioned off today in Burbank, California. So, does this Woody give you Wood?

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Weekend Edition – So what happened with the Larry Brown Auction (that was held on April 25th)

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Welcome to the Weekend Edition on Hooniverse, and I thought I’d start out with the results from an auction that was held a couple of weeks ago. As I wrote here on Hooniverse during the first weekend of March this year, a man named Larry A. Brown, who lived in Centre Hall Pennsylvania, had an peculiar interest in collecting Ford cars and trucks, both interesting and mundane. So, what did thee vehicles sell for? You would be surprised…

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Mecum Madness: 1983 Lincoln Quicksilver concept set to cross the block


It’s that time of year again. I find myself booking a flight, figuring out my hotel situation, and perusing a long list of cars… because I’m off to the Mecum auction in Kissimmee, Florida. I attend with my car-buying friend, and our goal is to find gems at the right price – just like most folks who attend the auction. I prefer Mecum to the other auctions because it feels like a blue-collar crowd that’s worked hard and can finally afford those toys they’ve always wanted.

While going through the list of cars set to cross the block, I stumbled across this excellent gem built by Lincoln. It’s the 1983 Lincoln Quicksilver concept and it’s what Robocop would drive if he married a Robowife and had Robokids. The original Robocop, of course, not the rebooted version that’s about to hit movie theaters.

Hop past the jump for some specs and another picture or two.

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From Autoweek: Lambrecht Chevrolet New Old Car Auction


Lambrecht Chevrolet was a dealership in Pierce, Nebraska that closed down in 1996. Unusually, the dealership simply closed its doors to customers and left its inventory sitting there for nearly twenty years. Unfortunately we don’t know the exact circumstances of the closure but we do know that recently all the cars, some brand new, were recently auctioned off. Ex-Hoon, now an Autoweek-er, Jay Ramey, was on site in Nebraska and he got the auction details as well as some amazing pictures.

Autoweek has several articles on this auction and they were put together neatly into one giant section. Check them out, it’s worth your time. What is amazing to me are prices that people paid for some of these cars: Chevy Vega went for $10,500, 1990 Chevrolet Lumina minivan for $6000, the above pictured wheel-less Caprice wagon went for $12,500!!


Weekend Edition – A 1980 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow Shooting Brake, and it could be yours…

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Welcome to another Weekend Edition here on Hooniverse, and let’s start with this superb Rolls Royce that I discovered over at the Brown Car Appreciation Society’s Facebook Page. This magnificent car was once the property of John Entwhistle (the late member of the legendary Rock Band, The Who), and will be put up for sale with Bonhams at Beaulieu, National Motor Museum. The date of the Auction is the 7th of September, and Bonhams holds an event of this sort almost every year. Now, let’s discover this Rolls Royce…

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Once in a Lifetime – The Lambrecht Chevrolet Company, with 500 Vehicles going to Auction

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You hear about these small town dealerships that once dotted across the landscape, with their collection of cherished vehicles, but never to this extent. Mark your calendars, because on September 28th and 29th this year, the whole lot will be liquidated. I know what you are saying right now… Another auction with disappointing inventory or over priced merchandise, but you would be wrong this time. This auction promises to be your once in a lifetime opportunity to still purchase practically new 50s, 60s, 70s, and a few 80s cars, trucks, and vans. Some still have their window stickers firmly attached. Make the jump to see some of the highlighted inventory that will be going up for auction.

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Perestroika time – Polishing up a 1987 Lada Samara for auction


As mentioned in the earlier Peugeot 404 article, the local auto club is auctioning off two cars this coming weekend. In addition to the Peugeot, there’s this, a 1987-model Lada Samara 1300 that is going under the hammer and sickle on Sunday.

In the true spirit of перестройка, the Lada was reformed after spending five years immobile and stangnant in a barn, covered in dust and cack. It also received some mechanical sprucing up these past couple of weeks, so that it could return to the streets.

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L’Étranger – Dusting off a Peugeot 404 for auctioning


The local auto club, of which I’ve been a member for a little while now, is auctioning off two world-weary old cars. This is the older one of the two, a mid-1960s Peugeot 404. Both cars have been donated to the club years ago, and the powers-that-be-brewing-the-coffee would rather see them go to the hands of someone with the time and means to turn them into something useful. Gathering dust and smelling funny does no-one any good.

Situated in Kokkola, Central Osthrobothnia on the west coast of Finland, the cars will be auctioned off at a swap meet on the coming Sunday. In this post, I let you have a bystander’s look at the worn old Peugeot being very lightly spruced up. You’re free to make all the 404 error jokes you see coming.

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