This is the Mothers Day Edition of the Hooniverse Weekend, and right at this very moment, our very own Kamil is piloting a very strange Buick Regal with a Park Bench that is used as a Spoiler, and I thought it would be a great time to uncover some hidden gems lurking about in the Future $500 race cars! Even if the owner doesn’t know it yet Facebook Page to see if there is anything worth your hard earned racing dollars… Let’s start with this 1978 Mercury Cougar XR-7 located near the city of Chicago. According to the detailed listing:
1978 Cougar XR7 Fully Loaded. 351M, Auto Transmission, 133,330 original miles. This car is loaded: This includes: Power Steering, Power Brakes, Tilt Steering and Cruise Control. Power Windows and Locks, Power Seat and Power Antenna. Rear Window Defrost, Climate Control System with AC, (AC needs recharged and the passenger side power lock driver does not work) 4 Speaker Sound System with after market cassette player and pioneer speakers in doors. Duel Sports Mirrors with manual adjusting from inside the car. Ride Engineered System with Rear Sway Bar, Factory styled wheels, and halogen headlights. The interior is in perfect condition except for cracks in the driver’s seat. The carpet is clean and in great condition. Everything works except things listed above. Overall, The car is solid and in great shape for it’s age. but it will need some work to get it back to it’s original condition as it is an unrestored car. The car just had a oil change, lube and tune up, it starts right up and the engine runs good and it drives nicely. The transmission was also rebuilt several years ago, and the shocks were replaced a couple years ago. It has several new items that were just installed including a new rebuilt carburetor, fuel pump, plug wires, starter, and rear wheel brake cylinders. The exhaust system needs replaced. The body has some minor damage to the rear driver’s side corner as well. I have the passenger side door molding in the trunk. The windshield also has a fine line crack directly down the middle from top to bottom. I have all side window glass and a lot of additional parts from a parts car that will go with it as well, if you want them. (You will need a truck or van to load them in as they are in some big boxes.) This is a Great Restoration Project Car in Prime Condition for it’s age.
Asking price for this rather large Kitty Cat is $1,000. I know what you are thinking, but according to the rules of the 24-Hours-of-LeMons (and some careful bribing of the Judges) you can duck under the $500 limit by simply selling off some of the unnecessary items this car seems to be equipped with… like seats, lights, trim, and other what-not. See the listing here, and tell me this wouldn’t make a great entry. This is a 1997 Geo Metro that has a great theme already painted on the car. It resembles a John Deere Tractor (if you squint your eyes and have been on a bit of a bender… but whatever) complete with a near vertical stack at the rear. This listing is somewhat brief in its description, but it does include a few more images than your typical Craigslist Listing. Asking price is $900, and I’m more than confident that you can get under the $500 limit with a good bribe, or judicious selling off of non necessary parts. Just keep the paint as is, and you have one hell of a class III contender. See the listing here and tell me what you think about this Faux John Deere Tractor. Here is a 1986 Pontiac Fiero that has been treated to a one of a kind rear end treatment. Fiero’s have not done very well in this series, but this one looks well maintained, and the distinguising rear end can be used to make one hell of a theme… I’m talking about the Back-to-the-Future Delorean. Think of it… the Fiero is about the right size, roughly the same shape, the the rear end treatment on this car will actually help the theme overall. According to the listing:
Runs and drives great, everything works, A/C ice cold, title ready in hands, 114000 miles, just been restored inside and outside, this car is one of a kind with a custom made rear hood, need to paint the hood to your own color choice black or red. Car sold as is with clear title in hand. Will take trades on small boat or best offer
The asking price for this rolling art car is $4,000, which is just a starting point in my estimation. I bet you can talk the seller down at least $1,500, then you will need to come up with one hell of a Delorean theme, or bribe the judges quite a bit, to get in your choice of venue without any penalty laps. See the listing here, and tell me that I have gone completely mad…