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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – Here is a 1972 Plymouth Fury III Coupe from Hershey, PA…

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To any casual reader of the Honiverse Weekends, you all know that I am a sucker for the early 70′s Chrysler Fuselage editions of the full-sized lineup. I used to search on internet web sites using key words such as Fury, Polara, Monaco, Newport, New Yorker, and Imperial. During this time period, the full sized Chrysler, Dodge, and Plymouth models were a bit more distinctive than the offerings from Ford or GM, and a lot more distinctive from today’s sea of sameness. So, could a full-sized Plymouth Coupe be used as an everyday cruiser?

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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – Here is an unmolested 1972 Jaguar XJ6; Why is this car so Lustworthy?

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Let’s continue on with the Weekend Edition with this lovely Jaguar XJ-6 from 1972, now offered for sale on Craigslist. We received this tip from Steve (Thanks,Man!) who exclaimed in his email: DO SO WANT!. Yes it is a very good looking Jag, and it is one of those rare pre-rubber bumper cars that looks even better… So, what do you think?

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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – Here’s a Sweet 1980 Lincoln Versailles to start your Weekend Right…

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Welcome to the Hooniverse Weekend Edition, where I try to entertain you for the next two days with whatever I can find around the web that is car related. The late 70′s and early 80′s was a weird time for the auto industry, and the term Malaise has been used to describe this time period, and it actually fits. Here is an example of a car produced during this time period… a Lincoln Versailles, displayed in all of its resplendence with a formal roofline, two-tone paintwork, wire wheel covers, and a blood-red leather interior. Is this car Lustworthy?

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$16,000 BMW CS Coupe Might be the Cheapest Intact One You’ll Ever See

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We should do a Hooniverse Asks about what car is so beautiful you don’t care how much pain it will cause you. Such is the BMW E9 CS Coupe for me. Unless properly addressed, their rust issues are terrifying. The interior tends to degrade horribly in the presence of excess dryness or moisture, they’re not all that fast and many are automatics. But dammit man, they’re so gorgeous. Tragically, examples with the correct drivetrain and minimal bodywork issues range in price from a nice E46 M3 to a new F80.

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So, at a $16,000 asking price, this not-quite-perfect-but-not-quite-hopeless E9 tantalizes. It’s had the engine upgraded to a later 3.5L M30, has 30 years of service records, and a claimed absence of structural rust. Sure, it’s still got the three-speed auto, but there are no shortage of donor four or five speeds to be dropped in. Then again, for 16 large, one could buy a large fleet of nearly mechanically identical 6-series’ at about $2k each. Or, you know, a decent M3. But they wouldn’t be as pretty.

1974 BMW 3.0 CS Coupe for sale – SF Bay Craigslist

Weekend Edition Quick Hit – How about a Brown 1984 C4 Chevrolet Corvette (In NJ, of course…)

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Welcome to the Sunday Edition of the Hooniverse Weekend, and I thought I would start out with the Milk Chocolate Brown C4 Corvette I found at the Brown Car Appreciation Society Facebook Page (Where Else?). This is a color that isn’t usually associated with the Corvette during this time period, and to be quite frank, I don’t think it really works that well, but what the hell do I know… Have a look at it for yourself…

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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

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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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