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If you guys think along the same lines as me, and I’m pretty sure you do, this story will blow your mind.

It all started when a guy from Ipswich alerted the forumites of the esteemed Autoshite.com as to the existence and imminent sale of a Ford Sierra. Not just any Sierra, but the virtually extinct entry level model.

What began as a simple “ooh, look at that” quickly developed into one of the most emotionally rewarding internet forum threads you’ll ever read. Leap the jump to see how it all happened.

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Craigslist: This Yugo tank can be your next racer

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Are you looking for a solid class C 24 Hours of Lemons racecar? Look no more!

Everyone knows that if you want to really dominate Lemons, you must win the Index of Effluancy. Everyone knows that it is pretty much to impossible to win IOE without being in class C – cars with no prayer of finishing. And what better cars to dominate class C are there than something horrible produced in Eastern Europe!?*

Bozi, formerly of Hooniverse, presently of The Truth About Cars, and whoever else takes his shit, found this amazing Yugo which has been converted into a paintball tank. This, my friends, is what Lemons racers call a win-win – a pre-themed Class C car!

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For Sale: 1982 Mercedes-Benz 300TD offered up on the cheap

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Yes… I still search Craigslist for Mercedes wagons. Yes, I still have my own Mercedes-Benz wagon. No, I don’t have an update on when it’s going to be finished. I can tell you though, that the $2,000 asking price of the one above is intoxicating low for such a car.

The average W123 wagon trades for a surprisingly high amount of dollars. Even with high mileage, people know these are tanks built to survive the end times. It will be cockroaches and Benz wagons that live on into the next era on this planet.

The ad reads:

Great running wagon. Needs vacuum lines repaired and some reconditioning. Car is complete! Even has the rear headrests. Daily driver. Salvage title.

Were it my “new” wagon, I’d swap out the rear suspension for a more simple spring setup, and then just cruise around as is for awhile. Eventually I’d want to add more power, so I’d probably go with something from the GM camp this time around… you know, so it actually gets done at some point.

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Fastback Friday: This Car is from Arkansas Edition

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For this edition of Fastback Friday, let’s take a look at one of the all-time great fastback sedans – the Ford Galaxie 500. I’ve written a few times over the year about the glorious Ford Galaxie; it’s always been one of those cars that just looks good sitting on the curb, cruising down the highway, or leaning into a corner on a race track. … Continue Reading

Find Your Fury with this 1966 Plymouth Wagon

Sc1966 Plymouth Fury Wagon

Wagon Wednesday is one of my favorite days of the week. It gives me a reason to open up a tab on my browser, and then flood said browser with many more Craigslist tabs. Each one has a different wagon waiting patiently to find a new owner.

Today that wagon is a 1966 Plymouth Fury that could be a great daily-drivable project for a longroof lover out there.

Here’s the text from the ad in case it disappears:

Up for sale is my 1966 Plymouth Fury III wagon. It has been a fun car to own, but priorities lie elsewhere currently. Tags are current and it can be driven daily (I often do, actually). Title in MY NAME – so no craziness at the DMV. 318 Polysphere motor 2bbl – Automatic.

The good:
Body is straight
ALL exterior trim present and on car
Reliable drivetrain (can drive daily)
Electric rear window WORKS
3rd row bench seat IMMACULATE
Over 99% Rust-Free (some VERY TINY spots can be found)
Original Cert-Card still in engine compartment

The not-as-good:
One corner blinker out – all other exterior lighting works perfectly
Paint is there and looks nice – but is a thin economy job
Spare tire cover missing (inside car)
Dash light all work EXCEPT for speedometer backlight

The bad:
Radio is missing
Fan/Heat/AC non-functional
Cabin light on roof is out
One cam-lobe worn down so idle is rough (best to drop to neutral at stops to avoid stalling)

The Ugly:
Front and middle bench seats need upholstery (currently have seat covers on them)
One small area of body/trim damage on passenger front fender (easy bang-out job really)

The extras:
Extra 318 Poly motor on stand ready for installation – w/ 2bbl intake ($500+ value!)
Extra 4bbl Poly Intake Manifold ($400+ value!)
Extra NEW 4bbl Edelbrock 600cmf carb ($300+ value!)
Extra NEW heater motor ($30+ value!)

So, over $1000.00 in extra goodies that can be installed or re-sold.

Only asking $4000 obo!

Please feel free to come by and check it out and/or take it for a spin.

That’s a whole lot of extra gear added in there. A few weekends of mild wrenching on this thing and it will be an excellent cruiser. Someone go buy it so I can stop figuring out how to convince my neighbor they don’t need to use their garage, and should let me have more space.

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Fine Chevy Fans, You Get A Surf Wagon Too

1972 Chevrolet Chevelle Wagon

If, for some reason, you didn’t like the ’63 Ford Country Sedan posted earlier then I have something that may be more up your longroof-living alley. There’s a 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle wagon for sale in my neck of the woods, and the asking price is even lower than that of the fabulous Ford.

According to the seller, this is a true California car as it was even built at the old Van Nuys assembly plant. It seems the work here on this 350-powered beast includes attention to the brakes and suspension. Additionally, the original tan exterior color was ditched for the rather handsome white with black stripes styling you see above.

Also, if you get bored with that 350, you can always give this car even more motivation seeing as its a pre-smog car. I do believe a LS3 and a six-speed manual gearbox would make for a rather interesting commute.

[Source: Craigslist]

This ’63 Ford Country Sedan Is Your Perfect Surf Wagon

1963 Ford Country Sedan

The sky is clear. The waves are rolling in smoothly over an otherwise glassy day at sea. You live in California, so you inexplicably have free time at 10am on a Wednesday morning. It’s time to load up your board and your wetsuit, and point then nose of your car towards the Pacific Ocean. If this scenario were to play out in your head, what sort of vehicle would you be driving?

I bet a good portion of you would imagine something like this 1963 Ford Country Sedan that’s itching for a new owner. I wish the price were a tad lower, but it’s a very clean car according to the ad. The 352 V8 under the hood has seen a rebuild, and the car is fitted with both power steering and brakes.

Someone out there needs a new surf rig, and this is a classically cool way to get yourself to the sand.

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Truck Thursday: 2002 Isuzu Rodeo Ain’t No Mystery

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It’s a fun size Truck Thursday, with something small and foreign built in the land of big and American. … Continue Reading

Looking For A Longroof For LeMons? Buy This Benz

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For just $700, this 1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 wagon could be your new ticket to LeMons greatness. Now, I don’t mean that you’re going to win any races but you certainly have plenty of room to come up with one hell of a theme… hell the car is already blank-slate white.

Additionally, you could probably sell off so many parts from this rig that not only would you duck under that $500 max racing price but you’d wind up ahead. That’s before you then factor back in the costs of getting it running right, adding a rollcage, and all of that other goodness that goes with turning a street car into the scorn of the EPA.

Regardless, someone should buy this and turn it into one of the following:

  • Some manner of Star Wars vessel.
  • An aircraft carrier that launches RC planes or drone-copters.
  • A wagon version of the Red Pig (seriously that would be the shit)
  • A Nürburgring support vehicle

Choose one of those and have a blast on the crap can racing circuit.

[Source: Craigslist]

Craigslist Find: 1987 Accord is (Almost) Track Ready

1987 Accord

Now here’s a Lemons worthy car if I’ve ever seen one. … Continue Reading