Welcome to another Hooniverse Weekend, and this weekend I thought I would highlight some of the discussions that have been bouncing around the halls of Hooniverse HQ. You see, we receive tips from our fans across the globe, and sometimes the editors make chance findings on our own, and then discuss the relevance of each discovery as it pertains to the Hooniverse. Sometimes we mock these creations, while other times we are in awe and have to share them with our audience. Well, this is the weekend I show you what we have discussed this past week, starting with this Volvo found by CraigSu (Thanks Man!). So let’s all discover this modified 1971 Volvo 142E.
According to the eBay Listing:
Super rare 142 E convertible prototype produced by Volvo at their secret special projects lab in Gothenburg Sweden in 1971! Ok I am kidding, the truth is I bought this car at a garage sale a little over a year ago from a guy who did the conversion himself. It was not running when I bought it and had been sitting for close to 8 years, I drained the fuel, changed filters and plugs and have been driving it ever since!
A little online research told me that cutting the roof off your old Volvo is somewhat common in Sweden where it is known as a “Kirunacab” popular in the more “rural” regions.
In his email, CraigSu stated what was readily apparent: “Obviously not a measure twice, cut once kind of guy.” But it was our own Tim Odell who summed it up quite nicely: “You know… I have a hard time hating this. Too bad a nice car had to be butchered to make it, but it’s probably pretty fun to drive. Drop a few bucks on a good cage, lose the wheels, and you’re good to go.”
The current bid for this fine piece of Swedish machinery is $760.03 with an unmet reserve. So what do you thing it will sell for, and would you want to own such a fine piece of workmanship? See the listing here: [sc:ebay itemid=”300918499032″ linktext=”Volvo 142 E Convertible” ]