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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

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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

Weekend Edition Quick Hit – Meet the “Missing Linc”; A 1978 Lincoln Town Shorty…

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Every once in a while I come across something that is so bizarre, and so out there, that I have to show it to the Hoons that frequent this site, like this thing that is currently on eBay. This is a Customized 1978 Lincoln Town Car that has been shortened, and then was subjected to all sorts of styling modifications that are questionable at best. So, would you ever consider owning this Town Shorty?

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Fastback Friday – A 1946 Tucker Torpedo Prototype built from a 1971 Buick Riviera

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Well this story sure gets around the web fast… I saw this particular eBay listing last night (Wednesday) and it has since gone viral. Well, I’m going to write a posting about it anyway, because the car looked familiar, and it was from the pages of Jalopnik way back in September of 2007. If you want to read that particular post, just click here, scroll down to the bottom, and take a look for yourself. (By the way, it was at my suggestion way back then that Lieberman wrote this particular article… and you can see that he acknowledged my suggestion at the end of the article.)

Anyway, back to this particular eBay listing. This is a very bizarre vehicle, made from an equally bizarre 1970′s Buick. Is it appealing, or is it gross? Is is a keeper, of something meant to be junk? Who cares, as I thought this was the perfect Fastback Friday Feature for all of you to enjoy…

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Get Your Vintage 4×4 Fix for Cheap with this Scout 800A

1968 scout 800 for saleVintage 4x4s are getting more expensive by the day. This guy just got $31 grand for a ’69 Wagoneer (which puts the scheming portion of my brain into overdrive). Land Rovers, Cruisers, Classic Broncos and K5s are rapidly graduating to collectible status, with the accompanied price jumps. Bare-bones utilitarian vehicles meant for park rangers, selling as luxury items, huh. Luckily, Scout 800s are still widely acknowledged as being the crappy little 4x4s they always were. As such, they’re still available with prices like “will trade for 5hp chipper shredder”.

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This one’s a nice exception to the general crappiness of the 800, as it’s equipped with a 266ci V8 and a 4-speed manual. That said, plan near total dis- and re-assembly to get drain every fluid and replace every seal and hose. There’s more rust than we’d expect from an Arizona car, but it’s still on the low end for an ancient Scout. The nice part is you’re really under no obligation to restore it beyond grinding down the worst of it and getting the thing running. I’d keep it basically stock, save a grumbly exhaust and skinny mud terrain tires.

Opening bid is a mere $1500: 1968 IH Scout 800A for sale – eBay Motors

 

Kit that’s Not a Replica: 1970 Manx SR

Meyers Manx SR for saleWhat’s your take on kit/replica cars? Thankfully (sort of) we’re past the 70s-80s heyday of terrible fake Bugattis, Fieraris and the like, having moved on to actually well engineered Cobra, Shelby Daytona and GT4o Replicas worth a damn on a racetrack. Personally, the only kits that interest me are Miata-based Locosts and other “Se7en” ilk. These are already about as minimalist of a car as you can get, so there’s not much to “copy”. Meanwhile, driving a replica GT40 makes as much sense as walking around in a Batman outfit, expecting people to take you seriously.

Anyway, the arguable genesis of the “hey, let’s make a different car out of this car” movement was the Meyers Manx. As the knockoffs of Mr Manx’s Manx spread, he tried to evolve and differentiate my making the “Street Roadster” Manx SR. Unfortunately, the SR is a more complicated operation than the original Manx. In the end people still preferred the iconic dune buggy look, though not enough to buy the an original over a copy kit. Meyers sold everything and got out of the business, so the SR rights passed through a few different manufacturers, this one being made by Heartland sometime in the early 80s.

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As a general suggestion, leading with your car on a flatbed isn’t the best way to open an eBay ad. The seller gets points for honesty, pointing out that this is a total project that’s partially disassembled. Most interestingly, it’s never even seen the road. The kit was partially assembled, but never completed. Ever the optimist and bad influence, I’ll point out it’s a pretty simple collection of parts to be resurfaced, replaced and reassembled…not sure how that translates to the current $3,000 price tag, though.

Meyers Manx SR Kit for sale – eBay Motors

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