Sunday, January 10, 2010

Odds & Ends...

1959 Simca Aronde Océane - This is a neat little Facel bodied roadster. According to the seller, it's been in storage since 1964. It looks like at one time it might have been a daily driver. It has some old-school whitewall tires on the front, but a pair of snow tires on the rear.

The car needs complete restoration, but the seller says that except for some rust around the wheel wells, it's a solid car. All of the hard to find trim appears to still be with the car. The seller also states that it starts and runs.

This is not the fastest car you could buy, but it's a cool alternative to a similar vintage British or Italian roadster.

Located in Akron, OH, click here to see the eBay listing.

Techno Jeep - These folks used the noises from a Jeep Cherokee to make a credible Techno track...


1978 Holden Torana LX Hatch - These cars are legendary in Australia. HoldenTorana.com is very good website dedicated to the car and provides some comprehensive history of the car.

The car pictured above is located in Sacramento, CA, and is available on eBay. The listed price is $3500.00, but the seller writes, "If you're genuinely interested in owning this vehicle, make me an offer (even a ridiculous one). It needs an appreciative new owner".

You can find the eBay listing here.

The car is interesting, but needs a bit more work than I'd want to put into it. That's not why I'm pointing out, though. The Torana had an interesting option called the "Hatch Hutch". Essentially, it turned the back of the car into a mini camper.

Below is an 8 minute commercial for the Torana. It's a great piece of cheesy 1970s advertising. Towards the end it features the "Hatch Hutch". I found it amusing the the actress asks "Are you ready for bed?" even though it was still daytime. Just what was Holden selling here?


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Citroen CX Weirdness - I received an e-mail from my friend Jon the other night. It read:

Hey Dave,
If the weekend is going slow...

Here are roughly 7 pages (each with tons of photos) of classic Citroen CX weirdness.

By the way, a lot look like those bizarre 6 wheeled Olds Toronados from the 60's.

Jonathan


The weekend wasn't going slow, but of course I had to check it out and then spent a good amount of what should have been "sleep time" looking at it.

It's just what Jon said it is. It's 7 pages of pictures of every possible custom job and variation of the Citroen CX. It's insane what people do to these cars. Citroen weirdness, indeed.

So... If your weekend is going slow (or not), check this site out. You can find it here.

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