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Beverly Hills Car Club’s Google Map Tour Revaels Treasures

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Yesterday, Tim showed some potentially interesting, if slightly overpriced, project candidates from the Beverly Hills Car Club. The BHCC is not exactly a car club, like say the Manhattan Classic Car Club, but rather a Wheel-Dealer-type reseller of classics. What was really interesting in Tim’s post was a link to Google Maps location of BHCC.

Zoom in closer and you will see that Google Maps allows almost full access to Beverly Hill Car Club’s warehouse where many interesting cars are stored. In addition to that, Google Maps can take inside of a classic Bentley that is parked out front. I think that is a first inside-the-car-view for Google Maps. Now, let’s explore and see the goodies inside.

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For Sale: Ten brand new unsold 1985 Mazda 323 and Mazda 626

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Somehow, there are ten brand new, never sold and never registered, Mazda 323s and 626s, five of each, for sale in Wroclaw, Poland. The ad says that all ten cars were parked in an upper level of a showroom and they all have between eight and 246 kilometers (5 – 153 miles) on their odometers.

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Checking out Dutch classic cars: Volvo 480ES, Citroën CX and more


As we were driving along towards Maastricht from the point where the three countries, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany meet, I did a double take from the back seat of the black turbodiesel Audi A4 in which we were riding. “Hey, a CX! And an old Skoda! Should we turn around and check them out?”

After finding a semi-suitable parking spot, we could ogle at the weirdness. Just how good could a roadside Citroën CX be?

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Weekend Edition – What are the Odds that a dealer has TWO Mitsubishi L300 Vans For Sale…

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Welcome to the Sunday Edition of the Hooniverse Weekend, and I have been highlighting odd yet interesting imports for this weekend, and look what I found… A New Hampshire Dealer has in their inventory not one, but two 1988 Mitsubishi L300 (Delica) Vans, and both are still in fairly good operating condition. This was one of the three forward control vans imported during this time period, with the Toyota LiteAce/TownAce Vans (Called the Toyota Van here in North America) and the Nissan C22 Van (Called appropriately the Nissan Van here in the states), and they were all marketed here between 1985 and 1990 to compete with the wildly popular Chrysler Minivans. It is amazing that they all disappeared as quickly as they appeared, and finding one is like finding a unicorn in the wild… So, do you think they are desirable?

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Lovingly Resto-Modded Kit Car is Surprisingly Enticing

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While driving past Genuine Auto Repair in the Kansas City suburb of Lee’s Summit, I caught a glimpse of red fenders and a black grille inside on the showroom floor. What WAS that? My initial thought was something like an Elfin roadster, but I knew it was probably just some crappy VW kit car. I banged a youie and pulled in to check it out.

Once inside, it wasn’t an Elfin and it was a kit car, but it was neither VW-based nor crappy. This Mustang II-based Blakely Bernardi has been buffed and pimped, rebuilt and upgraded, from a previous state of dusty neglect to its current hotness. While it’s fashionable to bag on kit cars of any kind, this one possesses a surprising lustworthiness.

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MGTD Kit Car With Limo Stretch Is Horrible, Yet Oddly Intriguing


The MG-TD was and is a very desirable vehicle. That’s why Fiberfab and other kit car companies successfully sold knockoffs that could be easily bolted to a VW floorplan. Today, those VW-powered kit replicas are largely considered to be, um, “less desirable.” So, what would make it better? The same answer as any other car: a limo stretch! American Eagle Motors in Virginia is offering this “one of a kind” custom stretched Fiberfab TD replica for an undisclosed sum. The price is listed as “Call Us”, so maybe they’re so desperately lonely they’ll give you car just for calling and talking a while. More pics and details after the jump.

Would you want your bride or prom date to show up in this?

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Truck Thursday – A 1955 Chevrolet 3100 Stepside Pickup That’s Not What it Appears to be!

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Many of our longtime fans here on the Hooniverse know my feelings about RestoMods, but every once in a while, I become enamored with a well executed modernized classic, like this one. This is a 1955 Chevrolet 3100 Stepside Pickup that has been highly modified, but not in the way that you imagined. No, there isn’t a modern big block Chevrolet V-8 under the hood, or a modern Chevrolet Pickup chassis lurking under all the smoothed over body work. No, this truck was modified to accept a fully functioning 2001 Mercedes-Benz ML-320 Chassis and interior. Yes, a Mercedes-Benz ML-320! Make the jump to read a lot more about this interesting ride…

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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – A 1984 Ford Mustang GT that calls Germany it’s Home…

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Welcome to the Sunday Edition of the Hooniverse Weekend, and I’ll start with this very curious Mustang GT that is up for sale in Germany, of all places. This car was brought to our attention via email from Stephan (Thanks, Man!) who also hails from Germany. So, let’s take a look at this very rare (at least in Europe) American Convertible, and see if it’s desirable on either side of the Pond…

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Weekend Edition – See if you can resist this lovely brown 1981 Fiat X1/9…

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It’s Sunday, and it looks like I will continue to highlight some of the Facebook sightings I seem to be doing in my spare time. Did you know that there is not only the Brown Car Appreciation Society, but a Yellow Car Appreciation Society, a Blue Car Appreciation Society, a Red Car Appreciation Group, and of course, the ORNCH Car Cult. I really hate Facebook because of all the time it kills, but that is the burden I must bear…

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Peugeot 604: The Last Thing I Expected To Find For Sale Near Me.


For whatever reason, I’ve been giving the Peugeot 604 quite a lot of bandwidth lately. It turned up when we were talking about the PRV Douvrin engine here, and in humungous-bumper equipped form in this US brochure.

And that was all without having seen one of them in the flesh for as long as I could remember. Then, last week, a funny thing happened during a routine drive through the village. Like an apparition, I only caught it in my peripheral vision, and had nagging doubts as to the validity of what I’d seen. The next day, I felt duty bound to go for a walk, verify, and take some truly dreadful photos. Click the jump to share the excitement.

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