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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – Here is an extremely rare 1988 Dodge Caravan with a Stick!

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The minivan was popularized by Chrysler starting in 1983. Yes there were compact passenger vans available before these came out in the form of the VW Microbus, and the forward control Ford Econoline, Dodge A100, the Chevrolet G Series, and the Corvair Greenbriar, but it was the Chrysler twins (The Caravan and the Plymouth Voyager) that virtually dominated the market, and helped make the affordable station-wagon disappear. We all want to hate on the Minivan because of that, but I want to show you what could be one of the more interesting early example of the breed in the form of a pretty basic Caravan, with a 5-Speed Manual…

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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – So, What do you think about this 1974 Renault R12 found on Craigslist?

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I know it has been a little light on the weekends during the past several weeks, and I have wanted to try and bring you at least some interesting reading material, but the entire Hooniverse Staff (including myself) have been quite busy, and for that, dear reader, I apologize. So, let’s take a look at the goodies I have discovered for this Sunday… Like this very complete Renault R12 that is currently for sale. Is it worth saving?

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Craigslist Phantastico – This Frankenfire Project Needs a Good Home

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I’ve got 99 problems, but one of them isn’t this 1973 Triumph Spitfire project that comes with an SBC lump where its four used to be. Oh it also comes with the original 1,296-cc four, but the SBC is now sleeping in its bed. Not only is this a full-on project, but the ad notes that it has sat for the past 12 years apparently without much attention.

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Craigslist: 1994 Land Rover Defender 90 with Chevy Power

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It’s Friday afternoon of a really busy/long week. I decided to take a mental break from the world by¬†opened up Craig’s List with the hopes of finding a decently priced something, anything. I typed “land” into the search and viola, another over-priced Land Rover Defender 90 poped up. I’m reading the description and I’m like “Oh, ‘a Chevrolet 350 (5.7L) Vortec has been installed and mated to a NV4500 5 speed transmission’, the hoons need to see this!”

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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – Here is a Rare 1989 Pontiac 6000 STE AWD on Craigslist…

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Welcome to the Sunday Edition of the Hooniverse Weekend, and I am going to start out with this gem I found on Craigslist. This is a car that GM decided to produce in the late 80’s to try and compete with Audi and BMW. The STE was introduced for the 1983 model year, and featured a high output V-6 engine, 5-passenger seating as standard, specific alloy wheels, and most of the luxury features offered on the imports. The last 6000 STE was produced for 1989 before the STE nameplate moved to the Grand Prix. So is this last year model desirable?

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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – Here’s a 1998 Nissan Stagea 260RS Estate… Wait… What?

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Continuing on with the Hooniverse Weekend Edition of Quick Hits, and this was originally a Craigslist Listing I discovered, but it was a little short on images, so I went to the dealership web site to see what this car was all about. The Nissan Stagea is a JDM model that was never offered here in the US. So, does this recent Canadian import make you lust for late model Nissan Estate Cars?

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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – Here is a 1971 Ford LTD Convertible that is unusually equipped…

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Welcome to the Weekend Edition of the Hooniverse, and I thought I would start out the weekend with something a bit unusual. I know, it’s another Detroit Boat from the 70s that I seem to love so well, so what is so unusual about that (you might be saying to yourself)… Well, according to the listing, this car comes complete with a Marti Report stating that this LTD Convertible is the only one equipped with both Factory Air Conditioning (unusual in itself on a convertible during this time period), and a 3-speed Manual Transmission…

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Drive a Baja Squareback, Shame Tiguan Owners

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Wagons are cool. Two-door wagons are really cool. Baja’ed out VWs are cool. Two-door Baja-ed out VW Wagon is the craigslist equivalent of¬†spelling “zygotes” across two triple word scores in Scrabble (did that once, it’s like 400 points). This one’s interesting in that it’s actually riding on Type 181 aka “Thing” suspension with a 2.0L fuel-injected motor. It’s got a 4-speed and the seller says it runs great. I’m no VW expert, so I’m not sure if the 2.0L FI motor is actually a good thing or not. The larger displacement can’t hurt, right? If all else fails, just EJ-swap it. Too boring? How about a rotary swap instead?

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Anyway, at $2,800…it’s not exactly a steal, but it’s totally the kind of car I’d have my kid drive as a first car. Ok, maybe not my kid (he wants a camper van with a Wagoneer motor swapped in and a series of trailers for every purpose under the sun towed behind it), but my nephew who looks like he could use some help distinguishing himself from the crowd.

Lifted 1970 VW Squareback for sale – SF Bay Craiglist



Turbo Tuesday: Two Turbo T-Birds Totaling Twenty-Two Hundred!

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That title is what happens when I write posts too late at night, folks. Anyway, I managed to locate two separate Thunderbird Turbo Coupes in remarkably discrepant shape, but for the same $1,100 price. For those unaware, the 9th Generation Thunderbird shared the Fox platform with the Mustang and other ’80s Ford midsizers. The Turbo Coupe was basically a Mustang SVO with a 155hp turbo 2.3L (Pinto) I-4, five-speed and limited slip 8.8″ rearend. For reference, the contemporary carbureted 302 made 140hp. Anyway, these two have finally seen their last days as regular daily drivers, as $1,100 is about what you could get for their drivetrain, trim and scrap steel alone. One’s got clean paint and runs well, but has body damage (and a temp spare on the right rear). The other has that distinct “abandoned next to the barn” aesthetic that ensures a reliable ownership experience with a turbocharged car from the ’80s. Obviously I’m thinking LeMons, because there’s gotta be some wiggle room in those prices, plus a pile of parts to be sold, and you could be close enough to $500 to cover the rest with a decent bribe or 10.

1987 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe for sale – SF Bay Craigslist

1988 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe for sale – SF Bay Craigslist


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