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Hooniverse Marketplace: Clean 1982 Starlet

1982 toyota starlet for saleToyota, you were so cool back in the 80s. What happened, man? You used to make unexpectedly cool little cars like this RWD 60-series Starlet. This Marketplace example comes from Jesse of Barnfinds.com. It’s been a short-term project car, getting a few quick fixes that it needed, with a few more left on the to-do list. It’s not perfect, but it’s shockingly rust-free and would make a great platform for a speedy commuter or autocross rig. As-is, it gets great mileage and manages to still feel peppy courtesy of its 1600lb curb weight.

Usually for a marketplace post, I have to wring a bunch of info about the car from the seller, but Jesse’s done more than enough in his write-up over at Barn Finds. He’s got a no-reserve auction running on eBay motors, and as I type this it’s at $1500. A few more highs and lows and pictures after the jump…

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Hooniverse Marketplace: 1986 Skoda Rapid with Parts Car

Skoda Rapid for saleŠkoda Rapid? Yes, a Škoda Rapid (we had to look it up, too). For those too lazy to click through to wikipedia, the Rapid was a two-door fastback based on the Škoda 130 Sedan. With its rear-engine, rear-drive configuration, it was described as a poor man’s Porsche. That’s particularly accurate if you consider the power outputs of early 356s.

Anyway, onto Lowell (or “faberferrum” as you know him)’s Skoda. Actually Skodas, plural. He’s  got this great-running 1986 model and a mostly complete, but terminally rusty parts car to go with it, asking $1500 for the pair in his ad on kijiji. More info after the jump:

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Selling Something Weird? We Can Help

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Have you ever tried to explain your love of Pinto Cruising Wagons, Fiat X 1/9s and El Caminos? If you’re lucky your listeners give you a polite I’m humoring you “uh-huh”, but usually it’s more of a who farted? look. Even though you can’t see them, the folks on your local craigslist do the same from behind their computers.

But not us.

Hooniverse is a sanctuary for these…peculiar desires. So, should the time come to part with such a vehicle, you’re probably already in the (virtual) company of its next owner. We kicked off the Hooniverse Marketplace roughly a year ago with a wonderfully redone International Harvester Travelall and followed up with a completely custom crew cab cab-over-engine truck. The former decided to keep it, but the latter sold it via his Hooniverse Marketplace post. $25 puts a post on your heap unique specimen in front of our readers, and parks it in the sidebar until it sells. If you’re interested, details are here.


Hooniverse Marketplace: 1946 Dodge Cab Over Engine Crew Cab for Sale

1946 Dodge COE custom crew cab for sale
We were elated when Hooniverse reader Joe shared some pictures and backstory on his 1946 Dodge COE crew cab back in May. You had nothing but great things to say in the comments, as well. Well, the time has come for Joe to part ways with his awesome custom creation, just in time to make one hell of a Christmas present for one of you.
The short version is that it’s a ton of great looking, professionally done custom body work on top of a modern, simple chassis that’ll run all day every day for a price lower than a newish fullsize truck. Hit the jump for the long version.

Hooniverse Marketplace: 1963 International Harvester Travelall

1963 International Travelall for sale

When you think 1963 International Harvester Travelall, you usually think rusted, clapped-out raccoon sex dungeon on the back 40 of some farm in Iowa. Today’s example is no such hulk. This one’s been completely gone through and received a collection of new parts including paint, tires, a carb rebuild, battery and other details. There are basket cases, there are cars with what seems like a bunch stuff added, and there are cars cleaned up correctly. This one’s the latter.

With a 266ci V8 and 4 speed manual, it won’t win any races, but it will tow a small boat or sports car of similar vintage. It’s only two wheel drive, but let’s be honest: you’re not going to do any serious offroading or snow duty in a classic like this. Besides, the tires are 33″ BFG All-Terrains that offer enough clearance and traction should things get interesting. If you really wanted to, you could convert it to 4wd for less money and effort than it would take to bring a typical 4wd example up to this condition.

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Announcing the Hooniverse Marketplace

Hooniverse Marketplace

Today we’re launching a new feature on the site: The Hooniverse Marketplace. Not to be confused with the Hooniverse Shop, the Marketplace is about hooking the sellers of uniquely “Hooniverse” vehicles with, you, the Hooniverse readership. This site was born from friends kicking around ridiculous cars for sale, and it only seems fitting to give people the opportunity to join in on that fun.

Getting down to it: for $25, we’ll run a post on your car for sale.

Is today the day we sell out? Probably not. For one, we retain the right to refuse your any listing for any reason, including laziness and not liking your car. Also, we’ll be adding our own commentary to the post. We’re happy to post up your hopeless basket case, but we’ve gotta call it like we see it (besides, we love hopeless basket cases). We won’t be happy to post up your ’97 V6 Camaro. In a few minutes you’ll see an example of what we’re looking to run. Lastly, we’d rather pay the bills by helping people buy and sell awesome cars than running auto insurance quote referral ads on the sidebar.

Obviously, we’re not the first to come up with this idea. That said, we think we’re in a pretty good (ok, crappy) niche below the high-class guys and above your local craigslist or model-specific forum. None of those places are likely to appreciate your non-running Caddy 500 powered Oldsmobile Cutlass quite the way we will.

All the details/FAQ are available on the Hooniverse Marketplace page, so head over there if you’re interested or curious. If you’ve got some metal you’re looking to move, hit us up at marketplace@hooniverse.com

Photo Credit: Debs Leigh on Flickr