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Wagon Wednesday: 2001 Mercedes-Benz W210 ex-Ambulance

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You often see somewhat run-down Mercedes-Benz W210s in Finland. Due to some quality control issues with the bodywork, coupled with the hard use the W210s saw in their years, as taxis and repmobiles, it’s not uncommon to see significant amounts of rust on the sheetmetal of these turn-of-the-millennium Benzes.

While this 2001 E220 CDI example is pretty mucky, it’s also an example of the variety of Mercedes-Benz platforms, as it’s started its life as an ambulance in some other country. Long wheelbase, tall fiberglass roof: it’s Ecto-1 seen as a Mercedes-Benz.

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Wagon Wednesday: Ft. Lauderdale Auctions America 2015 Edition
The Longroofs and The Micro Cars

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In honor of Wagon Wednesday here in the Hooniverse, this olelongrooffan thought I would share with my fellow Hoons some of the longroofs I spotted over at Auctions America a couple of weeks ago. There really was a mere handful of them there and they all were from the mid 50’s and mostly of the Ford variety. There was not one from the 60’s nor the 70’s that I remember spotting anyway. You can see one of those longroofs, with that lovely clam shell rear opening in this lede image but my fellow Hoons will need to make the jump to see the others and oh yeah, the micro cars.

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Wagon Wednesday: Volvo 240 Super Long Wagon

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One morning I was drinking coffee and casually browsing obscure car blogs when suddenly, this!

This long longroof was spotted by the readers of a Polish website called Stado Baranow. It is obviously some kind of one-off creation, but damn, it looks good enough to be factory.

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Craigslist: 1962 Bel Air Wagon With Modern Power

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Whenever I travel, I always wind up at the local airport far too early. So when that happens, I pull out my laptop and start checking out what the local Craigslist has to offer. Today I’m in Miami (just drove the new Honda HR-V, which I can’t tell you about yet), so I was very curious as to what I might find. A few listings from Cuba popped up, the random smattering of muscle cars and hot rods were there, and a few nice old pickups caught my eye as well.

It’s this 1962 Bel Air wagon that has me drooling a bit, however, and it’s due in part to what’s under the hood.

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Wagon Wednesday – This is probably the Finest 1965 Chevy Corvair Greenbriar Van Ever…

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It has been a while since I have writted a proper Wagon Wednesday Feature, and the Snowpocolypse that the Northeast recently experienced has given me enough time to show all of you what is probably the nicest Corvair Forward Control Greenbriar Wagons in the country. You all know my fascination with Corvairs, and the fact that my family once owned a Greenbriar Wagon ties everything together. This is an especially rare 1965 8-door model, one of the more unusual variants. The auction has ended without reaching the reserve, but so what… This is an unusual thing of wonder. Tell me you wouldn’t like to own it…

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Help My Dog Sitter/Walker Choose A Replacement For His Volvo Wagon

Jim Yu January 28, 2015 Wagon Wednesday

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When I picked up Cooper this afternoon, I noticed a small puddle of oil and kitty litter in front of my dog sitter’s driveway. Apparently, his 940 Turbo wagon has been hemorrhaging oil. After numerous repairs last year and with a booming business, he is ready for a larger, more reliable replacement. He has a few candidates. Make the jump to see what they are and let us know what you think. … Continue Reading

The Wombat: Steering Issues

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We’re back with more on The Wombat; our 1984 Mercedes-Benz HEMI wagon project car. This time it’s an update on what we have looming in front of us. This means we’re looking at steering issues, wiring, the driveshaft, cooling, and anything else that will pop up.

It’s a long list, but Mark from Scared Shiftless is confident that we’re moving ahead nicely. I may be bringing in a surprise steering expert in the near future though, so stay tuned for that!

HCOTY Nominee: The Wagon Wednesday Edition

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So one of the things the Hooniverse Overlords demand of we mere contributors to this wonderful website is that we nominate a Hooniworthy vehicle as the Hooniversal Car Of The Year. In years past, this olelongrooffan has had an easy time based on what I had seen out and about around whatever parts of the Sunshine State I live in. This year living, once again, down in what I call FantasyLand that is Naples, Florida, my choices have been rather slim and I have, until today, been undecided as to what would be nominated.

Yeah round these here parts, the sighting of a Diablo, Maserati, Bentley, Ferrari (I have a client who owns two), Rolls, McLaren Mercedes, you name it they are all here and seen on a daily basis. Thus far we have had some great nominations, but to this olelongrooffan, New Cars, Schmoo Cars, I mean who needs a 700HP sedan when the fastest you can go, unless you are MadScience (there is a link somewhere), is 80+ mph and nearly get away with it, and race trucks-my fellow Hoons, racing trucks have been around since my 2014 nomination was on the showroom floor.

So without further ado, hit the jump and see why this nomination must be your selection for the Hooniveral Car Of The Year choice.

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Wagon Wednesday: 1977 Polski Fiat 125p Kombi 4×4 Prototype

Kamil Kaluski August 27, 2014 Wagon Wednesday

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The problem with Eastern Bloc cars was not the lack of creativity or the skill of the their designers but rather political red tape. There were no budgets, no tooling, no R&D, no nothing. The engineers were told by clueless politicians to do this and that, and that was it. That didn’t stop those engineers from being creative and make lemonade from the rotten lemons that they had. While there were not many exciting new production vehicles, Poland’s FSO did have a few interesting prototypes, such as the above pictured 4×4 wagon.

FSO was making the Polski Fiat 125p kombi (wagon). Somehow, some way, the Warsaw factory managed to get a new Soviet Lada Niva, or at least parts thereof. Being that the Niva is based on a Fiat chassis, bolting up Niva’s 4×4 drivetrain was something that was probably rather simple. The end result was this awesome 4×4 wagon, an AMC Eagle-like creature. To say that I love this would be an understatement. Hit the jump for more pics.

All images came from Facebook’s Eastern Bloc cars group. Make to check it out and join.

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Beater Benz wagon for sale
Priced right, but the right buy?

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If, like me, you have a bit of a love affair with all things Mercedes-Benz, then you’ve no doubt heard of Mercedes Motoring. Owner JG Francis has an obsession with classic Benz sedans, coupes, and wagons, and he scours the land looking for just the right ones to restore and sell.

His machines are perfect. That’s why he can command the prices he asks… and gets.

Still, he must come across a handful of beater Benzinos, right? The answer is, of course, yes. Now, one of those cars is up for sale. It’s a 1980 300TD with an oil leak, a coolant leak, non-functioning A/C, transmission issues, and paint problems. Still, this is a desirable car that commands sometimes surprising sums. Mercedes Motoring is merely asking $2,500 for this fine steed.

What say you, dear Reader: Fine price for a beater Benz wagon or walk away before you punch your wallet in the face?

[Source: MercedesMotoring]

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