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Weekend Edition – Nearly New Chrysler Shelby’s that are heading to Auction in March…

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Welcome to the Weekend Edition where I come to you from that frozen hell hole called New England… We have been experiencing ungodly cold, and record breaking snowfall, and I’m just about ready to throw in the towel… However, as I’m looking forward to the end of winter, it looks like the spring selling season will soon be upon us. Auctions America, which is owned by RM Auctions, is having an impressive auction of collector cars on March 27th through the 29th in sunny Ft. Lauderdale. And they have a few cars from a collection they call the Chrysler Shelby Collection. Most of these cars were never sold, and still have their interiors wrapped in plastic. So, are any of them even worth your time?

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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – The 80’s Called, and they want their Benz Back… (Shhhh, You can buy it…)

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Something interesting happened this past week, and it was the fact that Radio Shack declared Bankruptcy… and then I remembered their Super Bowl Ad from 2014 and it actually makes sense. This was a store stuck in the past with too many locations, and nothing to actually draw new customers in. I bring this up because I spotted this Mercedes-Benz on eBay, and images used in that Radio Shack Ad seemed more appropriate than ever…

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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – Crossing a Honda Z600 with a Suzuki Samurai, and you get a Monster!

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Continuing on with this weekend edition of Automotive Oddities (From a Morris Minor with Fiat Power, to a Mercedes S500 with a Mustangectomy) we have our next contestant. This was once a Honda Z600 Coupe that was available here in the states from 1970 to 1972. So, this is what happens when you have a solid Z600 body, and Suzuki Samurai Chassis, and a spare Chevrolet 2.8L V6 just lying around. So, the question is this… Cool finished product, or Meth Induced Disaster?

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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – Your dose of French Weirdness in the form of this 1988 Citroen CX, and it’s for sale!

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Here at the Hooniverse we love the truly perverse when it comes to our Automotive tastes. Classic Benz Wagons, Falcon V-8 Sedans, Ford Twin I-Beam Pickup Trucks, Older Lincoln Town Cars, reinterpretation of a Studebaker Open Roof Wagonaire… See what I mean? And when it comes to French Cars, well we all seem to go weak at the knees… Well, get ready for your knees to buckle because here is a very tidy Citroen CX from 1988, and it’s currently for sale on Craigslist…

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Weekend Edition Quick Hit WTF Moment – This is a 2000 Mercedes S500, and it is for sale…

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Ah, Central New Jersey, so much Meth, so little time. This popped up on my feed this morning, and all I can say is WOW… I am not sure what kind of drugs are responsible for this creation, but would I be out of line in saying I wouldn’t mind my share… Make the jump to see more…

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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – A 1969 Austin Morris Traveller with a Heart Transplant…

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Welcome to the Weekend Edition, and once again I am here in New England under the threat of more snow, while places in the mid-west (Like Denver for example) have been basking in record setting mild temperatures. Bloody Hell… Anyway, I thought I would start with this gem… This is a 1969 Austin Morris Traveller with the infamous Wood Panels. Did you know they continued to make these right up to 1972? That is truly amazing. But this car has a surprise lurking under the bonnet… but you will have to make the jump to find out what…

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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – A Minty Fresh 1976 Pontiac Ventura Coupe with only 120 Miles on the Odometer!

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Well, look at what we have here… This is a time capsule that perfectly displays the state of the Car Companies during the depths of the Malaise Era. This is a 1975 Pontiac Ventura Coupe that has only covered 120 miles in its entire life… And it also shows how cars during this time period were optioned. Make the break, and discover this very unusual Pontiac for yourself…

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Publicity Photo of the Weekend – The New for 1977 Buick Opel (by Isuzu)

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Ah the 70’s, such a weird time for automakers. They were trying to sell cars anyway they could while dealing with Government Mandates on Fuel Economy, Emission Controls, and Federal Bumper Regulations. On top of all this, the US Dollar was losing value to the ever stronger German Currency, and the US Core Inflation Rate was hovering around 6% (which was down from only a few years before, as high as 11% for 1974).

So, what does General Motors do to combat both the lack of an affordable small car in their Buick Dealers, and take advantage of a venerable nameplate that has at least some built in equity? They introduce a hand-me-down small Japanese built car, slap an Opel name to the sides, and push in onto an unsuspecting public in 1975. This was the Opel by Isuzu, and it was only available as a two-door coupe for the first two years it was offered in the states. 1977 brought the only addition to the line in this sedate looking 4-door sedan.

So, do you remember these cars (I do, as I owned one from 1976 to 1981)…

Weekend Edition – A 1975 Chevrolet Monza Town Coupe V-8 with only 17,500 miles on eBay…

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Welcome to another Hooniverse Weekend, and I thought I would start out with this… It os a 1975 Chevrolet Monza Town Coupe with the V-8 under the hood. The seller claims that this car only covered around 17,500 miles… Oh God, why is this car calling my name? It is the poster child for all that was wrong during this time period… Chevrolet Vega Chassis, Cramped and underpowered V-8, Velour Upholstery, Vinyl Top with Opera Windows, painted in earth tones… I’m sorry, but you will have to excuse me for a few moments…

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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – Crap Can Racing Pair #2; 2 1959 Simca Aronde Sedans, for the Index of Effluency Win!

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This is to close this spectacular Weekend or Postings, and I hope you had as much fun as I have putting it together. So let’s see if we can bring these two very French, Craptastic Sedans back to some form of glory… By entering them into the 24-Hours-of-LeMons! And if you get both of them ready for your particular race venue (by some modern miricle that is), you are sure to win the coveted Index of Effluency Trophy… If nothing else!

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