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For Sale: BMW 540iT Is Affordable Sport Wagon Goodness

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You know I love wagons. You know I love German wagons. Someday I hope my own German wagon is on the road, but I think we’re still quite a ways away from that happening. In the meantime, something like this 1999 BMW 540iT might be a nice daily driving alternative until my Wombat is ready to run.

The seller is listing it with a price tag of $4,000 and those three lovely letters OBO attached as well. It has a high count on the odometer with over 168,000 miles, and you’re always taking a chance on used German sheetmetal. Still, if you can handle some of your own basic work and the car is in solid shape, this could be a good buy for someone out there.

Add in the rarity factor, and you have one interesting ride to play with on a daily basis.

[Source: Craigslist]

Wagon Wednesday: Highway to the Dangel Zone with a Peugeot 505

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One of the weirdest-looking go-anywhere, do-anything conversions of somewhat everyday cars is the Peugeot 505 Dangel. Following in the footsteps of the earlier 504 Dangels, the 505 received a lift kit, a 4×4 setup and enormous fender flares to really mark them out from regular ride height 505 wagons.

The specialist company Dangel is still in business these days, but sadly they do not produce factory-fresh high-riding 505:s currently. All in all, they’ve churned out 22,000 converted vehicles.

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Wagon Wednesday: 1929 Ford Model A Depot Hack

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For this installment of Wagon Wednesday, let’s take a trip in the wayback machine to 1929. … Continue Reading

Truck Thursday: Long Shots: Ever Seen A Jeep Delivery?

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If my fellow Hoons happened to read this olelongrooffan’s error filled Long Shots post last Tuesday, it may be remembered that it was the sighting of something seen by Bus_Plunge and myself that prompted me to head back over to see that highly desirable Land Cruiser. It was a Jeep Delivery and feel free to click on through to see more of it.

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For Sale: 1964 Buick Skylark Sport Wagon

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For your Wagon Wednesday viewing pleasure, I give you one of GM’s most interesting and just plain cool wagons: the 1964 Buick Skylark Sport Wagon. … Continue Reading

Craigslist: Clean Benz Wagon Offered Up Cheap

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I think about my 1984 Mercedes-Benz 300TD pretty much every day. I absolutely can’t wait until that car is ready to be driven, and I miss driving it even when it had the molasses inline five-cylinder turbodiesel engine.

Finding this 1982 example on Craigslist makes me miss my own car that much more. This is a clean example and it’s priced exceptionally well, considering how much people are often asking for 300TD runners. In fact, if you had the means, it would be a smart move to buy this in Southern California and flip it quickly and easily in Northern California for a hefty profit.

Seriously, go check out 300TD prices on Craigslist around San Francisco. The Veggie set loves turning these into fry-juice drinkers, or leaving them as is for hipster street cred. This one will set you back less than $4k, and it seems as if nearly all of the relevant service as been performed for you.

[Source: Craigslist]

Wagon Wednesday: Put the LOOONG in long roof with this Chrysler

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You know you want a wagon in your life. You also want something classically cool. Knock out two birds with one stretched out stone in this 1967 Chrysler Town and Country Wagon.

Under the hood you have a 440, which the owner says has been upgraded with a new intake and carb. It runs and drives, and there’s new rubber around the wheels. The asking price is $7,500, but you’ll need to shave a bit off to make sure you snag that surfboard you’re going to put on the roof.

Someone out there please buy this now.

[Source: Craigslist]

An Unexpected Road Trip Adventure: Wagon Wednesday

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So there this olelongrooffan was continuing on with my Unexpected Road Trip Adventure and I was up there in Greenfield, Missouri getting some go juice, and ice, at the local Casey’s General Store. Now this is not an old school general store as seen down on Old Route 66 but one of a chain of modern stop and rob’s seen ’round these here parts. Just across Highway 39 was this old BBQ stand which I am confident started life as an old school gas station back when Greenfield was merely a wide spot in the road. Now I can hear my fellow Hoons questioning the judgment of this olelongrooffan as to why I would suffer the potential wrath of the Hooniverse Overlords by including an image of this old building as the lede image in a Wagon Wednesday post here in the Hooniverse?

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Wagon Wednesday: 2004 Mercedes-Benz W203 C180 Kompressor

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One of the more difficult things as a writer is assessing the dynamic characteristics of your father’s car. Or, to be precise: at a time when he’s sitting in the passenger seat. My formative years as a driver, brought up on car magazines with evocative tales of road trips were spent driving the family trucksters under somewhat constant monitoring, and whenever given free rein, discovering some of the attributes never quite to be reached with someone else in the car.

I’ve now passed my 30th birthday a good while ago, but whenever I’m piloting a vehicle with my father, double my age, there’s an eerie sense of being transported to an age a decade younger. That ends up ruling out the time-honed lairy gravel road Scandinavian flicks in the MX-5 and the immediate throttle response satisfaction given by the TU-series engine in the 205. The watchful eye with decades of road experience may be silent, but the direction is in the air – keep it steady, sudden movements to the minimum. Don’t launch the phone from the dashboard slot under the stereo head unit.

The car in question is one of the more puzzling of recent years, and by itself worthy of closer inspection. It’s a 203-body Mercedes-Benz C-class wagon built a decade ago. Is it a good used buy? Is it a decent Mercedes? What to really make of it, especially since it’s now been in the family for six months?

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Wagon Wednesday – 1992 Honda Accord

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I’m finally back online (blogging is still impractical on a smartphone) after getting moved into our new house and getting our internet set up, and I had a few minutes tonight to sit down and partake in my favorite leisure activity: trawling Craigslist. I want to show you a car that I have always admired – the fourth generation Honda Accord. Welcome to Wagon Wednesday. … Continue Reading