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1956 International Travelall: Bring ALL THE THINGS to ALL THE PLACES

1956 International travelall 4x4 for sale

Apologies for the memey title; it’s late. While Jeep lives on as the brand synonymous with Barbie 4x4s, International gave them a run for their money back in the middle of the century. Case in point? This Travelall Model S120, which looks like a medium-sized bus with rare-for-the-time four wheel drive. I’ll be 100% honest and say no one here knows much about these, so there’s not much to add. Even the requisite Wikipedia search tells us they the S120 is the heavier-duty option and that straight six is a 220ci unit (probably making something like 90hp). I fully expect commenter Scoutdude to weigh in with more details and perspective.

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So, what you see is what you get: a bus-like thing that you could spend countless dollars and hours restoring to original, or a canvas to create your own camping/mountain lodge shuttle/gigantic family off-roading masterpiece. It’s sitting with 1 day to go an a $5,500 Buy-it-Now.

1956 International Travelall S120 4×4 for sale – eBay Motors

 

Partially Reconstructed Espada For Sale Two Months Later

Tim Odell August 12, 2014 eBay Insanity, For Sale

1971 lamborghini espada for sale

Back at the end of May, we marveled to see one of the roughest Lamborghini Espadas in recent memory sell for $78 grand. While the Jalpa, Jota and Jarama take podium in the oxymoronic Bargain Lamborghini contest, Espadas aren’t supposed to be that expensive. The plot thickens today, as the same overpriced car from a little over two months ago is back on the Bay of e. In the previous listing, the majority of the interior sat next to the car in piles, “ready to go in”. It appears the current seller installed all of those bits along with glass and trim. Additionally, they’ve upgraded from “turns over” to “running, but needs carb and fuel system work”.

$78k seemed expensive for a pile of parts with potential. The bidding’s at $20k with an unmet reserve as I type this; I wonder what they’re hoping to get for their trouble? $85? $90? $100 grand? What’s the rattiest (but now slightly less ratty!) Lambo around worth? Auction ends this weekend!

1971 Lamborghini Espada for sale – eBay Motors

Ultimate Oldsmobile Buick Sleeper Wagon: Cream Paint, White-Walls and a 455

Tim Odell August 5, 2014 eBay Insanity, For Sale

1964 oldsmobile wagon for sale My dad can’t get over wagons being Mom Cars. Even so much that he shoots down my hypothetical ideas for a hypothetical Pinto Wagon LeMons team for the wagon-ness alone. Such are generations, as minivans induce the same cringe in me. Anyway, it’s the juxtaposition of total 60s Mom Jeans (did they have mom jeans in the 60s?) and a stonking 455ci V8 that has me all hot and bothered.

1964 oldsmobile wagon for sale

The seller tells us the mechanicals are nearly new: less than 1000 miles on a motor and transmission (TH400) rebuild, new front suspension, disc brakes, windshield, etc. The interior “needs work”, seemingly just some POR-15 on the floors, a carpet kit and door panels. The exterior looks like 60s banana creme, but it’s actually epoxy primer. I’ll now confess an unpopular opinion: I really don’t care for white walls or typical factory wheels from the era, as exemplified here. They hang too far inside the fenders and the styled steel/full-face hubcaps just look lousy. I’ll take some 15×8″ Cragars or Rallyes and blackwalls over this setup any day.

As I type this, bidding’s at $1,625 with an unmet reserve. To me, this is easily a mid-to-high four-figure car with a few details keeping it from mid-five-figure territory. Buy it, drive it, upgrade it and sell it and there’s no way you’re worse off than driving a similarly priced used Saturn Vue.

1964 Buick Sport Wagon for sale – eBay Motors

Volvo V50 T5 MT AWD Flood Car is Quite the Swedish Siren

volvo v50 for saleIn the ’00s Volvo went through an awesome phase, moving on from all FWD automatics to offering a few great vehicles in turbocharged manual transmission AWD form (see also: V70R). Alas, People in General have terrible taste in cars, so very of them were willing to plunk down Volvo’s painful asking price for three pedal turbo wagons (Three Pedal Turbo Wagon: also a great band name). That’s why the $3500 price on this ’07 V50 (T5MTAWDFTMFW) had my jaw on the floor. Then I noticed the picture set has copious amounts of snow in the background. Cars with months-old pictures usually have a back-story. In the case of this Volvo, that back-story involves a big girl named Sandy and an influx of saltwater up to about the level of the shifter.

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The seller does a good job of listing what’s known and unknown in terms of electrical system corrosion, highlighting some major hurdles in the project to turn this back into a runner. Specifically, the main fuse box (which is apparently so over-engineered it needs dealer reprogramming to work again) will need replacing, along with most of the interior electronics. Based on the description, I can’t help but think this would be a great candidate for race/rally car conversion. Gut the (dried out, but suspicious) interior, replace the destroyed circuitry with something simpler, add a megasquirt or other stand-alone ECU and head for your local rallycross event.

On the other hand, why not pull the drivetrain and make the world’s most awesome Pinto Cruising Wagon?

2007 Volvo V50 T5 AWD MT for sale – eBay Motors

1964 Dart GT Gets it Just Right

1964 dodge dart gt for saleWhen shopping for a first project car, 60s-70s compacts from the Big Three make great starting points, with honorable mentions to AMCs and Volvos. The point is: front-engine, RWD, solid axle and decades of shared engineering are your friends. Case in point, somewhere along the way this 1964 Dodge Dart GT dropped its slant six for a 360ci V8 (probably from a truck), but is otherwise stock. The paint looks to be in great shape, in a handsome dark-blue hue. While it seems to be suffering from years of disuse, the 904 automatic and 8.25 rearend are begging for replacement by stouter and more manual pieces, but otherwise it looks to be a prime candidate as a project driver.

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Bidding’s currently a little over two grand, with a few days left on the auction. What’s it worth to you? What do you think it’ll go for?

1964 Dodge Dart GT for sale – eBay Motors

Weekend Edition – Two Wagons from the Same eBay Seller; Are They Desirable or Not?

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Continuing on with the Weekend Edition,and I thought I would share a couple of unique Wagons that are currently on eBay, and they are both from the same seller. They are both part of a fleet of Wagons that come from Speed City Cycle, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Since the shop is closed on Sundays and Mondays (!), I will try and get the back story on these (and other) Wagons that the currently have. I love vintage wagons, and I even nominated one for HCoTY, so let’s discover two of the most fascinating wagons currently on eBay…

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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – A Mint 1962 Chevrolet Corvair Greenbriar Van now on eBay…

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It is the Sunday Edition of the Hooniverse Weekend, and in conjunction with Eric’s Liveblog at the 24 Hours of LeMons’ Doing Time in Joliet Crapcan Race, I thought i would highlight some vehicles that you can acquire to either tow your racing heap, or at least crash in the pit area while you’re rebuilding you magnificent machine. This Greenbriar Van falls into the latter category, as a Corvair Flat 6 may be perfect for racing, it’s not quite set up to tow anything. So, could you see yourself piloting this forward control van?

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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – The Single Most Awesome K20 Diesel Suburban on the Planet…

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Here we are on the last weekend of July, and in celebration of the Live Postings Eric is doing for the 24 Hours of LeMons’ Doing Time in Joliet Crapcan race, I thought I would continue with highlighting some Tow Rigs you may want to use to haul your team’s prize winning “Race Car” to and (not always) from the track. And look what I found… I can only describe it as probably the single greatest K20 Diesel Suburban in existence, and you can own it…

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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – A 1992 Dodge Ram D-350 Diesel Cabriolet; Tell me this wouldn’t make a great Racecar Hauler

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So, in honor of Eric’s Weekend of covering the 24 Hours of LeMons’ Doing Time in Joliet crapcan race, I thought I would throw out a few vehicles that you can possibly use as either tow rigs, or living quarters if you ever want to get into the league of other disturbed individuals who frequent these venues. Everyone knows that after you spend your time and hard earned money on a $500 Racing Machine for either the 24-Hours-of-Lemons, or the other $500 racecar series that is ChumpCar, you need a tow rig to get your crapcan to the race (getting it back is a whole different matter). The LUV Pickup really wasn’t a tow rig, but this is; Introducing a low mileage Dodge Ram D-350 Cabriolet Conversion…

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Blown 3800 powered Super Stalker is a Se7en that Spent too Much Time in the Weight Room

bruton super stalker se7en for sale

Se7en/Caterham/Locosts occupy about 8% of my Future Car Purchase scheming time. Their adaptability and simplicity attracts me as much as the raw performance. So few things to worry about, so easy to access all the parts, so many options for the “Engine goes HERE” hole. Case in point: a blown 3.8l V6 from a Pontiac Grand Prix GXP motivates this one (to a claimed 3 second 0-60 time). Is it the most traditional/best/whatever powerplant? No, but the combination of an Eaton blower and that chassis would make me smile all the way to the emergency room.

Brunton Super Stalker Se7en for sale – eBay Motors

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