Hooniverse Weekend Edition: Interesting Cars Offered at the Spring Carlisle Auctions


Welcome to another edition of the Hooniverse Weekend. Since Spring is just around the corner, I thought I would start with one of the most iconic places within the car collecting world, Carlisle Pennsylvania. Next month, Auctions America will hold their Spring Carlisle Auction Event, and to celebrate spring, let’s take a quick look at what they have to offer.


A 1963 1/2 Ford Galaxie with a real R-code 425 hp 427 with dual 4-barrel carburetors and a 4-speed. This was a barn find from Georgia.

Here is a Genuine BMW M6 that is all-original, is one of 1,767 imported to North America and shows 84,000 actual miles. It includes all factory options, has never been modified, and includes service receipts, and an original sales brochure.

Here is a 1974 Bricklin SV1, and is one of the last 4-Speed cars built, with an AMC 360 cu. in. V-8. This car has received a complete restoration.

This is a first-year C3 Corvette Convertible from 1968. The listing says it will be offered complete with the Protect-O-Plate and the original bill of sale from when it was sold new.

The full-sized Muscle Car was on the way out, but you can have one of the last with this 1969 Chevrolet Impala SS 427.

This 1963 Chrysler Imperial Crown Convertible is rather rare with only 531 built. It is also the last year with the peculiar Virgil Exner styling.

This is an early 1957 Chrysler Windsor. You can tell because it sports a single headlamp in each pod. Yet the car shows only 49,000 miles. A great example of a base Chrysler from the Forward Look era.

Here is a 1976 Ford F-100 Pickup with only 1,200 miles on the clock. It has a 302 V-8 and an Automatic, and is as close to a brand new 1976 truck as anything you might find anywhere.

This is a 1988 Ford Mustang 5.0 LX Convertible with only 17,000 miles on the clock. It is equipped with the 5-speed stick, and virtually every option offered on the Mustang when it was built.

This is a 1990 Thunderbird S/C Coupe, showing 45,000 miles. It is equipped with the 5-speed transmission, and has been in a Ford Dealers collection since new.

Here is a 1967 Mercury Cougar, that has only 44,500 miles on the odometer. It isan unusual Cougar because it comes with a 289 CID V-8, and a Three Speed Transmission.

Here is a 1978 MG Midget. Not much else can be said about it except for the painted rubber bumpers.

How about a 1973 Pontiac Grand Ville Convertible, finished in a one year only paint color. Only 65,000 miles on this land barge, powered by a 455 CID V-8.
Many more lots can be examined by going here.

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  1. topdeadcentre Avatar
    topdeadcentre

    I'll take them all. Delivery to my Vermont "garage estate" will be arranged by my office.

  2. west_coaster Avatar
    west_coaster

    I love the fact that the '68 Vette has the turbine-style wheel covers and pinstripe whitewalls. They look much more stylish than the played-out "Corvette Rallys" that have ended up on everything from '57 Bel Airs to Monte Carlos from the 1980s.
    Interesting selection of vehicles, for sure. My favorite is the Galaxie, though that will probably go for mega-bucks and end up never being driven. For my money, the '73 Pontiac drop-top would be the one to have. It won't sell for a fortune, can be a useful car for cruise nights or even a weekend getaway (but bring the Chevron card), and represents a "beginning of the end" for large domestic cars.

  3. Tim Odell Avatar
    Tim Odell

    Holy crap, they should just rename the place Hooniverse Motors. The Galaxie, M6, 5spd S/C, and Brickilin are all on my list.

  4. skitter Avatar
    skitter

    The Imperial is unusually eye-catching in not-black. But my pick would have to be the Kaiser Vagabond.

  5. Black Steelies Avatar

    I'm digging the E24 M6, 427 Impala and Imperial.
    Now to follow the link to see if it's really worth attending.

  6. jjd241 Avatar

    As cool as the older rigs are (some dreamy ones for sure!) for some reason the '90 S/C 'bird with 5 speed gives me a hoonerection!

    1. west_coaster Avatar
      west_coaster

      Yeah, but they were known to be really problematic when new, and would be more so now.

  7. GTXEliminator Avatar
    GTXEliminator

    The 73-79 F-Series defy the idea of the Malaise era, at least build quality wise and unlike most cars from that era they have a fairly large following.

  8. RichardKopf Avatar
    RichardKopf

    Oh, I like the Grand Ville!
    Also, on the website, they have a Delta 88 coupe from the `80s (I think it's an `84) that's listed as an `88 and has mis-matching whilewall tires. Really? That's how you sell your car?

  9. dustin_driver Avatar
    dustin_driver

    Oh my, that '90 Super Coupe is lookin' mighty fine. Especially with that manual transmission.
    The S/C also came with a locking rear diff, according to wikipedia.
    Smokey supercharged burnouts, anyone?

  10. dustin_driver Avatar
    dustin_driver

    BTW, I want to see a drag race between the S/C and the M6. And my money's on the S/C.
    Edit: According to the Internets, the S/C runs the quarter in 15.3. The M6, 15.4. Very close.

  11. facelvega Avatar
    facelvega

    I might pop over there, I pass by Carlisle every now and then. If I do, I'm putting down a bid on that Bricklin.

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