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Hooniverse Weekend Edition – A 1929 Rolls Royce Woodie Wagon (Shooting Brake) currently on eBay…

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Welcome to the Sunday Edition of the Hooniverse Weekend, and I thought I would start out with something quite spectacular. This is a 1929 Rolls Royce 20HP Chassis that was mated to a Wooden Structure Wagon Body sometime during the 1050’s. This was suppose to be one of the last 20HP Chassis produced, and the seller has the build sheet for the Wagon Body. So is this Rolls Royce a Blue Chip Collectible?

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“SCARY Porsche 914″ Seller Wins Honest eBayer of the Week Award

1974 porsche 914 for saleThe Art of the Sale is putting a positive spin on every aspect of your ware. Rusted out? Pre-lightened! Seized motor? Great LSXFTW swap candidate! and so on, to the point no one takes you seriously. This seller does the opposite, almost daring you to pick up this car, as it’s so horrible:

THIS CAR HAS BEEN HIT MORE TIMES THAN MIKE TYSON , IT HAS MORE MILES ON IT THAN THE SPACE SHUTTLE , THE GLASS HAS VERICOSE VEINS , ITS ON CHEMO THERAPY FOR METASTASIZED CANCER , IT HAS SEVERAL HUNDRED MUD DOBBERS AND YELLOW JACKETS LIVING IN IT AS WELL AS A COUPLE OF SNAKES THAT ARE GETTING FAT ON ALL THE FIELD MICE THAT LIVE IN IT. IF YOU BUY THIS CAR AND PUT IT IN YOUR SHOP , THE NEXT MORNING YOU WILL EXPERIENCE WILD KINGDOM

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So…a typical sub-$1000 Porsche 914, then? In all honesty, it looks like it’d make a great LeMons car or first car for your least favorite kid (why no both?!)

$960, auction ends Friday: 1974 Porsche 914 – eBay Motors

Twin-Turbo T-Bucket Tuesday!

Tim Odell September 2, 2014 eBay Insanity, For Sale

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Bereft of any unique eBay finds from my usual searches, I waded into the “Other Makes” listings for a laugh. Among the endless fake Cobras and a wildly optimistic GTO-cum-Veryon job, I found this T-bucket. While it’s a typical ’80s-’90s fiberglass body with a 9″ rear and Mustang II front suspension, it’s sporting a semi-unique twin-turbo 4.3L V6. Essentially he’s swapped two cylinders from a 350 for two hair dryers. The setup’s not particularly exotic, as it’s just breathing through a carb in a box. There’s no mention of how the ignition compensates for boost, but we’ll give him the benefit of the doubt on that one.

But those tires, man. Holy crap, those tires. The rears have got to be about 33×16″ and the fronts are…from a motorcycle? (Note that one’s mounted backwards).

Anyway, he’s asking $12,000 for it, which seems a little steep for a slapped together kit, but probably fair if it’s sorted and dialed in.

“1923” Ford T-bucket Roadster – eBay Motors

Modern Art Monday – A Last Year Suicide Door Lincoln Continental, now for sale on eBay…

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It is the Labor Day Holiday Weekend, and as such, we are running a bit light on posts for your reading pleasure, so I thought I would step in with a Modern Art Monday piece… And look what I found. This is a 1969 Lincoln Continental Sedan that has just been spruced up for a new owner. The Suicide Door Continental Sedans and Convertibles have been quite tasteful in design and execution, though to be truthful, the 1969 version was starting to drift away from the purity of the original design. So, it it elegantly tasteful, or hopelessly overwrought?

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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – Lets discover this low mileage 1981 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Regency Coupe…

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Let us continue with the Labor Day Weekend Edition by checking out this 1981 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Regency Coupe. This was one of a dying breed, the full-sized 2-door. This was a little larger that the personal luxury cars that were then in production (The Chevrolet Monte Carlo, The Ford Thunderbird, the Chrysler Cordoba, and even the Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme) and unlike those cars, this car could feasibly seat six adults. This car has only covered about 26,000 miles, so let’s find out if that makes it desirable or not…

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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – Talk about a Time Capsule… A 1977 Ford Granada Ghia with only 7,500 miles!!!

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It is the Sunday Edition of the Hooniverse Labor Day Weekend, and I thought I would start out with this extremely low mileage 1977 Ford Granada Ghia. For all of our non US readers out there, the Ford Granada that was produced on these shores was nothing like the European version, as it was nothing but a retooled US Ford Falcon (and it also shared the underpinnings of the US Ford Maverick!) complete with rear leaf springs… However, do you think this Granada is at least somewhat desirable?

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eBay: LeMons Would You Rather – Juggalo Neon or Renault R10?

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People race in the 24 Hours of LeMons for many different reasons. It’s cheap, you get lots of seat time, and they actively encourage bizarre and strange vehicles (so long as they’re safe). Today, I present two bizarre LeMons up for sale on eBay that represent opposing ends of the LeMons spectrum: Skid Marks Racing’s three-time-winning Juggalo-themed Dodge Neon and the one-time kind-of-running, pretty-much-a-Dacia-1100 Renault R10 from LeMons Legend Mike “Spank” Spangler that our resident Mad Scientist Tim Odell posted yesterday. Make the jump for the scoop on these remarkable heaps.

[Edit: Spank's Renault sold, but that doesn't make this exercise any less fun. Read on!]

Skid Marks Racing 1995 Dodge Neon Lemons racecar

 

1969 Renault R10 Awesome Vintage Race Car! Goats & Chickens Extra

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Tempest Tuesday: Don’t Call this 1962 Pontiac a Muscle Car

Tim Odell August 26, 2014 eBay Insanity, For Sale

1964 pontiac tempest for saleSo odd, that two cars embodying What Could’ve Been and What Unfortunately Was would bear the same name: Tempest. The 1964 Pontiac Tempest LeMans GTO defined the muscle car (despite Jim’s efforts to do otherwise): midsize car with a full-size engine. The success of the utterly conventional, not even that original GTO convinced GM that baby boomers would keep buying sloppy straight-line cars as long as they kept the cool options packages and badging, regardless of actual performance.

Alas, just a few years prior the Tempest was part of a grand experiment at The General: ground-breaking engineering that evolved beyond eight cylinders, three automatic gears, leaf springs and solid axles. The Y- and Z-body “Senior Compacts” from Chevy, Buick, Pontiac and Oldsmobile all touted interesting technology. The Corvair had a rear-mounted air-cooled engine with optional turbocharging. Buick and Oldsmobile had the aluminum 215ci V8 with optional turbocharger and methanol injection. Pontiac offered a high performance 194ci 4-cylinder cleaved from half a 389ci V8. All four The Tempest and Corvair shared a rear-mounted transaxle with independent swing-arm suspension and the Temptest used a flexible mid-shaft and torque tube that curved down to give a flatter floor.

This ancient article from Paul Niedermeyer at The Truth About Cars elaborates so I don’t have to. I share Paul’s opinion that it’s a bit of a tragedy GM decided to abandon this line of technology completely as a result of some teething issues, given where it could’ve led.

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Anyway, today’s example is a red-on-white 4-cylinder, 4-speed example that looks damn nice. The seller offers almost no information (hence the digressive diatribe), and it’s in Wisconsin with modern California plates. The $9,500 asking price is high by our cheap-ass standards, but not out of line for a nicely configured example of a rare car. Were I building a car collection, I’d definitely be on the lookout for a Y-body like this to include.

1962 Pontiac Tempest for sale – eBay Motors

Weekend Edition Quick Hit – Let’s take a look at a 1963 Rambler American 440 Wagon With Factory Bucket Seats!

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Well, here is agreat start to the Sunday Edition of the Hooniverse Weekend, and this weekend I am highlighting some interesting, and rather unusual Wagons. This is a 1963 Rambler American, which was the last year before the all new Rambler American was introduced for 1964. This is a highly optioned vehicle for what was a bottom of the line type of vehicle during this time period. Does that make it even more desirable?

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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – The Nicest 1978 Subaru GL1600 Station Wagon you will ever see…

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Continuing on with our wagon weekend, and here is probably the oldest Subaru Wagon I have seen in quite some time. This is a 1978 GL 1600 4WD Wagon that looks like it was just delivered off the showroom floor, which is quite a treat because these cars had rust issues during this time period. This is a unicorn, but does that make it magically desirable?

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