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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – Future Lemons Edition; Fiero-Lambo Project…

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When I saw this particular listing, I thought it would be perfect for this weekends “Cure for Gingervitis” event. There are only a handful of teams that participate in these events that could successfully bring all of these pieces together to make an award winning race car, so let’s see who is up for the challenge…

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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – Future Lemon Edition; 2 Unique Wagons…

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Welcome to the Easter Holiday Weekend, and I thought we would continue with a series of Quick Hits from the Future $500 race cars! Even if the owner doesn’t know it yet Facebook Page, as a way to celebrate Eric’s coverage of the Cure for Gingervitis event. Station Wagons have been well represented in various LeMons events, especially the “K” it forward piece-o-crap that tied with the Cessna piece-o-wonderful in our car-of-the-year competition. So why not find a wagon of your own, and here are two particularly interesting examples…

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Craigslist Find: 1951 Henry J 4×4

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What do you get when you cross a poorly designed and marketed car with a poorly designed and marketed truck? You get one awesome car that appeals to everyone and no one at the same time. Take a look at this 1951 Henry J, with a lift kit. … Continue Reading

Wagon Wednesday: Volkswagen Passat W8 Wagon

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I was out perusing Craigslist again (when will I learn?), and stumbled upon quite the rarity: a manual-transmission-equipped Passat W8 wagon. For the longest time, I was convinced that these were a myth, a Teutonic creature created to strike awe and fear into our hearts. Well, my heart may not fear it, but my wallet sure does. 

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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – An Obscure Muscle Car that is currently on Craigslist; A 1970 Chrysler 300 H…

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Our fans seem to like the Obscure Muscle Car Garage Posts that appear each and every Friday, and look what I found currently for sale on Craigslist… This is one of less than 500 1970 Chrysler 300 H Coupes produced (though the listing has stated that only 385 were built) and this one is a Barn Find. I’ll get to the price later, but I have to ask this: Desirable or not?

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Weekend Decision Time 2 – A ’73 Ford Wagon, or a ’64 Chrysler Newport for $2K or so…

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So, you are a West Coast Hipster with a great career path somewhere encompassing advanced technology but you also embrace the things from the past. You may have the latest electronic devices on you and in your home, but you would rather be driving a 40 year old vehicle (or older), mostly because you admire how things were once made. Our own co-founder is the very essence of this trend, possessing advanced degrees, working in the latest tech field, yet drives very old cars. If you want to be like Tim, and happen to live near Seattle or The Bay Area of California, here are two vehicles that are right up your alley. It’s time to get your Hipster On…

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Weekend Decision Time – A Brown ’49 DeSoto or A Yellow ’53 Nash

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Well, it looks like I have been Facebook Hunting again to bring you featured cars for the weekend, and here is a pair of early 50′s iron for your consideration. I found the DeSoto on the Brown Car Appreciation Society Facebook Page, and the Nash was found at the Yellow Car Appreciation Society. Both are exceptional examples of the breed, though the owner of the Nash could use some lessons in how to photograph their pride and joy. So which one speaks to you?

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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – A Unicorn of a Wagon; A 2002 Passat W8 Manual Wagon on Craigslist…

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We here on Hooniverse seem to go crazy for Wagons, and when one very rare beast comes up for sale, chances are that we will write about it. This my friends is what the seller describes as a Unicorn… It is a 2002 VW Passat Wagon with a Manual Transmission, one of only about 100 imported into the US. We wrote about these cars before (See Here, and Here) and every time we write about them, we want one (Well, I don’t but everyone else does)… How about you?

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Craigslist: Turbocharged 2006 Honda Element EX AWD

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For those not familiar with it, the Honda Element was a very interesting vehicle. Based on the CR-V chassis it was a square four door CUV thing, with the rear doors being suicide style similar to the Toyota FJ Cruiser, and rear hatch with a proper tailgate. The interior was all lined with water resistant fabric and the floors were rubber-ish. The most interesting thing about it was it interior size – with rear seats folded and and secured against the wall, the thing had more space than a Land Rover. The front and rear seats also folded flat, making the Element a great “camping” (wink) vehicle.

Aside from its funky looks (sunroof was in the back, near the hatch) and utilitarian design that made it appealing to a limited group of people, there wasn’t much else to the Element. It was a good vehicle in a Honda sense, reliable and efficient, but otherwise unappealing to enthusiasts. Except this one guy who turbocharged his.

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Wagon Wednesday: German-Spec Ford Focus Turbodiesel in Phoenix

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Remember the first-generation Ford Focus? Of course you do, some of our readers even have owned ones. But depending of your place of residence, your Focuses might be quite different.

Here, then, is the kind of Focus of which our roads are practically crammed full, and which you never see on American roads. A manual turbodiesel wagon version, straight from Germany, currently residing in Phoenix according to the Craigslist ad. I have no explanation why it is in there, except maybe for the Phoenix Foundation. Yeah, if you’re playing the MacGyver drinking game, you may take a sip right now.

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