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Weekend Edition Last Call – Another Obscure Muscle Car Barn Find

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First, it was the Chrysler 300 H (for Hurst) edition, now thanks to the Wagons HO! Facebook Page, another Obscure Muscle Car in the form of a 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle SS “Wagon”, found in Idaho of all places, is currently on eBay. This car has it all… An LS4 454 Big Block, Turbohydramatic 400, tilt steering wheel, air conditioning, 3rd seat w/ 8-passenger seating, luggage carrier, power door locks, power windows, rear window air deflector, trailering package, Turbine I rims, power tailgate release, heavy duty brakes, deluxe bumpers, AM/FM/8-track, rear speakers, and more. Currently the bidding is at $6,800 with no reserve. See the listing here: 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Wagon 454

eBay daydreaming: Old F1 car or Cold War jet(s)?

Eric Rood April 11, 2014 eBay Insanity, For Sale


We here at Hooniverse are dedicated not only to answering all of the great automotive mysteries of the Internet, but also to positing the greatest automotive questions to our readers. Today, in addition to today’s wonderful opener from Robert Emslie, let’s trudge over to eBay to ask which six-figure toy you’d prefer in your personal garage hangar. All three were technological marvels in their time and will cost a pretty penny to operate still today. So which would you rather have: a 25-year-old Formula One car or one of two Cold War jets? 

[Benetton F1 car, Canadair T-33 Silver Star, and MiG-15 Trainer]

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1975 Dodge Dart is the car We Wish All of You Could Have

1975 Dodge dart for salePicking up the right project car can be an art: not too hopeless, not too expensive, with just enough things wrong to keep it cheap but not so many that you can’t enjoy it. Today’s 1975 Dodge Dart seems to be just such a car: a solid platform to start with and upgrade while you drive it.

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Faded paint and the unfortunate later pointy frontend work against it, but otherwise the seller’s claiming it’s mechanically great. The 318 breathing through a two-barrel carburetor and 2.45:1 rearend will hurt your quarter-mile times, but make for an economical highway cruiser. Inside, the too-new seats and stereo detract from the aesthetics, but everything else looks to be in great shape.

The kicker? The Buy-it-Now is only $3750. Auction ends in just a couple days, so go have That Talk with the people who approve bringing new cars home.

1975 Dodge Dart For Sale – eBay Motors

Weekend Edition – Three Posh 70′s Cars that are not necessarily thought of as Posh…

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I know what you are thinking… Have I gone off the deep end in describing these three vehicles as posh? Well, you really don’t think of a 1970 Oldsmobile Toronado, or a 1977 Plymouth Gran Fury as Posh, and you certainly think the 1975 Dodge Dart is anything but Posh… but let me explain. The Toronado shares its chassis with the very Posh Cadillac Eldorado, and the very next year (1971) the Toronado actually turns into an Oldsmobile version of that Cadillac. The Plymouth actually is a “Gran Fury Brougham” complete with vinyl top, velour interior, Air Conditioning, and most importantly, size… The Dodge is one of those “Special Edition” versions to compete with the Ford Granada, introduced that year. So, are they Posh enough?

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Weekend Edition – A 1982 Mercury LN7 Convertible now on eBay; Just in time for Spring!

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Welcome to another Hooniverse Weekend with yours truly… Let’s start out with what can only be called a true unicorn of the 80s, a Mercury LN7. This was a two-seat sport coupe based on the Ford Escort / Mercury Lynx platform and was also marketed at the Ford Dealers as the Escort EXP. Styling differences between the EXP and the LN7 were slight, but included different grills, different Alloy Wheels, and the LN7 Coupe received a curious bubbled rear hatch that the EXP didn’t get (at first). However, none of that matters because there were 28 cars (of both makes) that received a lobotomy… OK, maybe that was a bit strong, but the results speak for themselves…

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Found on eBay: Super Sleeper 1970 Dodge Coronet

Jason Connor March 27, 2014 eBay Insanity

I love Sleepers. The ability to deceive unsuspecting motorists of what lurks beneath the hood of your beat up sedan, pickup or wagon  has always been an interest of mine. There was even a book written in exactly how to do it with a specific Chevrolet Nova  of internet notoriety. 

Now enter the Dodge Coronet, part of the full size line from Chrysler sharing it’s B-Body platform with the Dodge Charger and Plymouth Belvedere. This particular car receiving a full frame off restoration turns the dial up to 11. Keeping it’s original 383 and rebuilding it with the addition of twin Garrett T-3 turbos this is sure to be added to the long line of lurking sleepers roaming our streets. 

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eBay: Own one of the last ALMS Porsche 911s

Eric Rood March 21, 2014 eBay Insanity, For Sale


The demise of the American Le Mans Series at the end of 2013 ushered in not only a new series (the Tudor United SportsCar Championship), it also ushered in a new era for the storied Porsche 911. The Stuttgart manufacturer debuted the 991 GT3 RSR chassis at this year’s Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. Meanwhile, the previous-model 997 GT3 RSR was relegated to, well, whoever has the money for one. Enter ZSA Motorsport, who are selling on eBay what they claim is the very last Porsche 997 RSR built . Follow the jump for more.

2012 Porsche RSR - Ex Factory Car, Ex-#45 Flying Lizard and ex #06 Core

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Weekend Edition – A Low Mileage 1979 Ford Thunderbird that was already featured here…

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Looking for the incredibly weird for this weekend, and I stumbled on a very familiar car only with a few more miles. It was in September of last year that I highlighted this car that was being sold in Georgia, and you can read that post here. Well, it looks like the car has been transported to a new home in Quogue, New York, and is once again being sold, only this time for a lot more money…

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Weekend Edition – A 1966 Ford Mustang 4-Door Limousine on eBay; Yes, a Mustang Limo…

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Continuing on with the very weird weekend of unusual postings, and look at our next contestant… This is a 1966 Ford Mustang that has been turned into a Stretch Limousine. I’m sorry, but I am not holding back on my opinion on this thing… It’s awful. There are flaws all over the car, it is not very well presented, it has not received a proper cleaning before the pictures were taken, and are those Explorer Rims?

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Weekend Edition – A 1987 Chrysler New Yorker; What you get when Malaise Era Style meets New Wave Propulsion!

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Continuing on with our strange weekend postings, and here is another Chrysler, only ten years newer. Chrysler was in a state of extreme distress during the late 1970′s, so much so that they sought a Government Bailout Guarantee to help keep the production lines going. They were just about to introduce a new kind of car in the fall of 1980 (the infamous “K” cars) which gave the struggling number three automaker some breathing room, but it was the evergreen Minivans of 1983 that really saved Chrysler’s bacon at that time. However, they really couldn’t give up on their core customers, who were still demanding cars with posh interiors, styling cues like vinyl roofs, and stand-up hood ornaments. So, here is a New Yorker, packed with all of those goodies retirees demanded at that time, coupled with a Turbocharged 2.2L Four Cylinder engine. It’s like this Chrysler has a case of Dual Personalities…

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