Quantcast

Home » Awesome Auction Action » Recent Articles:

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

1983-Lincoln-Quicksilver

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.

… Continue Reading

From Autoweek: Lambrecht Chevrolet New Old Car Auction

Chevy

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…

Fullscreen capture 8232013 21610 PM.bmp

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…

… Continue Reading

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

Fullscreen capture 6302013 23808 PM.bmp

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.

… Continue Reading

Perestroika time – Polishing up a 1987 Lada Samara for auction

1987_lada_samara_1300_15_plate

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.

… Continue Reading

L’Étranger – Dusting off a Peugeot 404 for auctioning

peugeot_404_9

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.

… Continue Reading

Weekend Edition – 1989 Hägglunds Beltevogn BV206

 1

Welcome to the second installment of this weekend’s Weekend Edition. In the previous post, you got to see a 1995 HMMWV put up for sale after the Norwegian Army was done with it. That’s all fine and dandy, but what if your summer/winter cottage isn’t really reachable by anything you could call a road? That’s when you need a Hägglunds Beltevogn BV206, like this one right here.

It’s ex-Forsvaret, too, and you can get it if you act in ten days.

… Continue Reading

Mecum Machines: Custom COE Coolness

20130124-154514.jpg

We love cab over engine trucks. This one isn’t quite as cool as the one in our marketplace, what with the modern bed out back.
Still, it’s a brutish looking beast up front, and it’s got a 454 sitting right below your ass.

Search

Hooniverse Marketplace

Featuring Top 2/2 of vehicles Available in Marketplace

Read more





Subscribe via RSS
Have you visited Hooniverse's Retro Tech site, AtomicToasters?