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VW Flippers

I probably don’t need to mention that I spend a lot of time on the Craigslsists. I mean, a lot of time. Because of that I occasionally come across some stuff that makes me go ‘OMG,’ or sometimes even ‘LOL.’ Do the kids still say OMG and LOL? Anyway, I was trolling the classifieds recently and I came across the perfect item to turn your Backyard BBQ into a Backyard Vee-Duba-Que. That’s right, stainless steel VW logo spatulas! If you flip over both burgers and VWs then these 13″ pan slappers are going to be just your cup of weird car-related accoutrements. You can find them here, for $15 each, that is if they haven’t totally sold out by now.

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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – A Remarkably Intact 1980 Chevy LUV Truck on Craigslist…

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Welcome to another Hooniverse Weekend, and I thought I would start out with one on my Quick Hits, in which I find something interesting that is currently on Craigslist, and here is a fine example. This is a 1980 Chevy LUV Pickup that is not only running, but a lot of work has been done to the engine. So, do you think you have what it takes to finish this project?

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Craigslist Find: 1986 Volkswagen Golf


There’s just something about a small German hatchback that makes me happy. It  could be the clean, straight lines that epitomize the 80′s econobox, or the simple, honest fun of driving an underpowered car to its limits and beyond. Around here, we call it slow car fast, and as we all know, slow car fast is fun to da max. Let’s take a look at this example, shall we? … Continue Reading

Hooniverse Wagon Sunday – An Original 1960 Valiant Suburban Wagon located in Arizona…

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This will be the last post for the Hooniverse Wagon Sunday, and I thought I would go out with a bang… With this Chrysler Valiant Suburban Wagon. Now, 1960 was the debut year for the Valiant, and it wasn’t badged as a Plymouth… No, this was set up to be sold at all Chrysler dealers, once they signed on as a Valiant retailer. It was only the next year that they were identified as a Plymouth, only after the Dodge Boys received the identical Lancer variant. So, this is an original Valiant, with the famous Slant-Six, and a floor-shifted Manual.

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Hooniverse Wagon Sunday – A 1969 Buick Skylark Sport Wagon; The Other Vista Cruiser…

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The Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser is an iconic piece of Americana that is easily recognizable as a milestone vehicle today. There may have been other wagons through this time period that sold in greater numbers, buy none were more memorable. And that is really a very sad thing when it comes to our next featured wagon because it had all the styling hallmarks of the Vista Cruiser, including the “Vista” Roof Windows. Presenting a very well maintained 1969 Buick Skylark Sport Wagon, the other “Vista Cruiser”…

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Hooniverse Wagon Sunday – A Sinister Looking 1973 Plymouth Satellite Wagon from Texas…

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I hope you are enjoying Hooniverse Wagon Sunday, and our next wagon has a Sinister Look to it, even though it has a faded light blue paint scheme. The Plymouth Brand has always had their fair share of “Sinister” looking vehicles during the late 60′s and early 70′s, and I think this wagon carries on that tradition. What I want to know is what do you think about it?

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Hooniverse Wagon Sunday – An exceptionally clean 1992 Chevrolet Caprice Wagon on Craigslist

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Well, since it’s officially the Summer Vacation Season, I thought I would do a series of postings specifically centered around that long lost vehicle of choise for families on the go, the Station Wagon. I have found a few that are currently kicking around the web that are for sale, starting with this beautiful 1992 Chevrolet Caprice Wagon.

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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – A 1976 Mazda Cosmo Coupe, Available in British Columbia…

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What are the chances of locating an unloved Mazda Model that is still in fairly decent condition? Well, the seller must want to sell this car badly, because he listed his Canadian Mazda within the Las Vegas Pages of Craigslist, which is a bit odd if you ask me… Anyway, when was the last time you’ve seem a Cosmo in any condition? Make the jump to see more…

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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – A 1987 Dodge Colt Vista Wagon with only 53 Miles on the Odometer!

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Welcome to another Weekend Edition here on the Hooniverse, and I thought I would start with this time capsule I discovered on Craigslist. This is a Dodge Colt Vista Wagon from 1987, produced by Chrysler’s Japanese Partner at the time, Mitsubishi. In other markets around the world, this was a Mitsubishi Chariot, and it was an extremely versatile wagon for it’s time. You could almost say it was a Mini-Minivan, which pre-dates the current Mazda 5. So, it this Chariot for you?

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Craigslist: 1964 Mercury Park Lane with Some Junk in the Trunk


The summer weather finally here to stay for a few weeks in the Puget Sound area, I’ve got the urge to throw a sleeping bag in the back of the truck and hit the road for some serious summer outdoor fun. However, I do have a wife, which means I not only have requirements this camper/canopy/cap must meet, but a budget it must stay under. So I’ve been on the hunt for a good camper shell, canopy, or cap to sit atop the bed of my F-150

It was just as I was about to pull the trigger on a sweet aluminum shell with leaky windows that I came across this, the 1964 Mercury Park Lane with that glorious breezeway window. Some of you are probably wondering why I would consider a 50-year old family car an alternative to a flimsy canopy, but like many cars from the 60′s, there’s more here than meets the eye. Check it out. … Continue Reading


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