Hooniverse Weekend Edition: The Crazy World of Ebay Other Makes


Yes I have been dumpster diving again into the world of “Other Makes” on the Ebay Motors Site. This is where all the unclassified vehicles end up including Hudson, Kaiser, Beaumont, International, Essex, and others. I have nine juicy morsels for you to feast upon. You may find them repulsive, or maybe you have the scratch to purchase one, so why not take a journey to the dark side of the Ebay world.


Let’s start with a 1986 Pontiac GT Concept Car, which looks like it was created using everyone’s favorite canvas, the Fiero. According to the seller:

This car has no official name because as it’s name reflects it is a concept car, a future Pontiac that never went into production. There were only 12 of these cars made. They are all hand made and assembled. There are ONLY three known to remain in the United States. Because of its extremely limited production the car is not kwon to the public, thus, it always attracts a crowd of curious car lovers.

Um yea, that’s the ticket. As of this posting, there is less than an hour left to bid, and the reserve hasn’t been met (The current bid is $7,100!). See this listing here!

The second car is a super rare 1969 Intermeccanica Murena GT. This is a very rough project car, but there were only 11 made. According to the seller:

Here we have one of the eleven Intermeccanica Murenas ever built. This is a nice project, missing transmission and carburetor. Has rust on the passenger side door. Matching numbers. There isn’t much to say about this car. If you are looking at this then you are connoisseur of exotic sport cars. I’m selling the car for my friend, you can reach him at XXX-XXX-XXXX or email me at XXXXXXXXXXXXX@yahoo.com.

Take a look at the listing Here! For a brief history lesson on Intermeccanica, go here!

Ever wanted a Checker marathon Project? Well, here it is. All the windows have been smashed out, and it ran when parked. According to the seller:

1976 Checker Marathon, was running when parked 2 years ago, it has a v-8 engine. It would make a great project!! We can help deliver to any location, we welcome and encourage your inspection., We priced it to sell.

Hmmmm, sounds like a LeMons Project right there, with a lot of bribe money. Check out the listing here!

Filed under the “I only watch the Fox News Channel” comes this patriotic Nash Metropolitan modified as a rolling tribute to this nations soldiers. It has every concievable over the top feature including a bullet grill (Made of actual bullets!), a helmet aircleaner, Army Canteen cupholder, and a lot more. Take a look at the listing Here!

This next car should be filed under “There is no such thing as too much power!”. It’s a twin-engined 1946 Chevy Rod, and, well, uh, I’m speechless. Read what the seller has to say:

THIS IS A CUSTOM 1946 CHEVY PICK UP THAT I HAVE BUILT. TWIN 454 CHEVY ENGINES, 2-2 FOUR BARRELL TUNNELL RAM CARBS. 2- 400 TURBO TRANSMISSIONS. 9 INCH FORD REAR END, 4 LINK. COIL OVER, WILLWOOD DISKS. THIS CAR HAS RECIEVED BEST ENGINEERED VEHICLE FROM THE 2010 WORLD OF WHEELS KANSAS CITY. BEST IN CLASS RADICAL ROD CUSTOM. HAS BEEN FEATURED ON DREAM CAR TV. HAS WON OVER 30 CAR SHOWS IN THE LAST YEAR. CALL FOR MORE DETAILS.

Look past the spelling errors and see how awesome this Hot Rod really is. See the listing Here!

How about an Awesome White COE Truck? This is a 1950 model White, with a Mopar 440 CID V-8 residing under the cab. There isn’t anything I can add to the listing, so here it is in the sellers own words:

1950 WHITE CAB OVER CUSTOM FLATBED POWERED BY AS 440CI CHRYSLER V8 AND AN AUTOMATIC TRANS, POWER TILT CAB, CB, RADIO AIR BRAKES, THIS WAS A CUSTOM BUT SHOW TRUCK BUILT IN THE EARLY NINTIES BY A TEAM OF NEW YORK CITY RETIRED COPS KNOWN AS THE “CRUSING LAWMAN” ORIGINALLY SET UP AS A DRAG TRUCK FOR EXIBITION AND SHOW USE, THEN LATER CONVERTED TO SHOW AND DISPLAY, DUAL STACK HAVE FLAME THROWERS, POWER LIFTGATE, THIS TRUCK DRIVES AND RUNS OUTSTANDING, READY FOR USE, IT WAS RECENTLY DISCOVERED TUCKED AWAY IN STORAGE AND BROUGHT BACK TO ITS FORMER GLORY, ALL NEW PAINT AND CUSTOM INTERIOR WITH HAND MADE WOOD DASH, AIR HORNS, SPARE SET OF REAR TIRES, THIS TRUCK WOULD MAKE A COOL HAULER FOR A COUPLE OF HARLEYS OR A VINTAGE SPRINT CAR, CAN BE DRIVEN ANYWHERE AND IS CURRENTLY LICENSED WITH “HISTORICAL” CALIFORNIA PLATES, FLY IN AND DRIVE HOME!!

Read the entire listing here, filled with a lot more images!

The next contestant is a Dobbertin Hydrocar Amphibian. Uh, yea, and the current asking price is a bit of a jaw dropper, at $595,000. If you think the name sounds familiar, you’re right. this is the same dude that welded a polished aluminum milk hauler into what he hoped was a vehicle that he could circle the globe with predictable results. Read the entire listing here!

So you want to own a Batmobile. It seems that there are different cars for different time periods. This one offered is not based on the TV Version of the Batmobile, nor is it the latest iteration of the Batmobile, rather it’s the one made famous by Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, and Kim Basinger. The listing says it’s the best 1989 Batmobile replica out there. For $165,000 it should be the original. Go here for the listing.

To close out this segment of Ebay Oddities, here is a brand new Lola T70 John Surtees 50th Anniversary Edition. At present, the asking price is $650,000, which is a lot of scratch for a replica. But just look at it. You might want to sell your kidney just to ride in the thing. Read the entire listing Here!
If you would like to see more of these types of posts, just let me know, and I will do my best.

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