Hooniverse Weekend Edition: Last Call: Let The Nightmares Commence

It’s been a while since this olelongrooffan has posted any offerings here in the Hooniverse….BTW Thanks Rob…..I have been struggling with some real life issues such as What Is My Next Project Car? and Who The Hell Has A Dad As Odd As This? or What The Hell Is Fun To Do In July In Denver?
So I was really excited to stumble upon this cool ’67 Fixed Head XKE Coupe over at Hemmings, then I noticed the tripometer numbers

and decided to back away very slowly.

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  1. Emoney Avatar

    I saw a Lincoln continental 4 door hardtop with suicide doors (unsure of year) its trip odometer was 666 and the odometer ended in 666. it was rusted out and parked at an old service center.

  2. boostedlegowgn Avatar

    That car makes Christine look like Herbie. Goddamn. Scary.

  3. CptSevere Avatar

    Fixed head coupe? I know that means it's not a convertible, but I just looked at the pictures, and the engine doesn't even have a head, much less a fixed one. It doesn't even look like it has any pistons, for that matter. This is one fixed head coupe that will need a lot of fixing.

  4. Rockford_Brodie Avatar

    Sad faced jag is sad faced. It's as if it's saying "How could you let this happen to meeee?"

  5. dustin_driver Avatar

    All it needs is a Slant 6.

  6. ZomBee Racer Avatar

    I would weld in just enough metal to make it stable, and coat the rest with Waxoyl and Castrol 20W/50. This would make one HELL of a driver. Kildozer's English cousin?
    All British cars are possessed so don't let that deter you. You just have to be confident and take charge, stare it down and hump a quarter panel if you have to. And never ever ever show any fear.
    9 grand is tempting. except for the whole 9 grand part.

    1. mdharrell Avatar

      "…weld in just enough metal to make it stable, and coat the rest with Waxoyl and Castrol 20W/50."
      I agree. Bringing it back to factory spec is the way to go.

    2. facelvega Avatar

      FIrst, let me say that harrell hit it out of the park with the other response here. Second, hell yeah– I'd love to drive an E-type or Mark II with ridiculous patina and maybe a carbureted 350 under the hood. Alternatively a dirty 911 with a ski rack on the roof and knobby tires.

  7. Jim-Bob Avatar

    Hmm… the engine is in pieces but it was originally an inline six…. Sounds like as good a place as any to put a Toyota 2JZ-GTTE!

    1. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

      I think a Volvo B6294, turbocharged, with custom 960-based manifolds, would be perfect. What could go wrong?
      Ooh, or a BMW powerplant…

  8. dukeisduke Avatar

    Whoa, scary. There's a few years work ahead there, starting with some new panels from Martin Robey. Did you know that in some places on old E-Types (like the underside of the roof panel), that it was just bare metal? The metal wasn't even primered.

  9. GTXEliminator Avatar

    A friends of mine asked for my opinions on a 2001 Saab 9-5 Aero, since I don't know much at all about Saabs can any of my fellow Hoons fill me in on them?

    1. facelvega Avatar

      Not the best cars in the world, unrefined up against the Germans of the same time or even the Volvos, but spacious, reasonably quick, and these days trading very cheap for what they are– i.e. semi-sporty luxo-cruisers from GM Europe. In other words, they were a poor choice new considering what the same money could have bought you, but I think a good argument can be made for them as a daily driver/beater nowadays for someone who knows how to stay on top of the mechanicals and not get hosed on parts and maintenance costs. I might consider one that has had all the five and ten-year parts replaced.

  10. Van Sarockin Avatar
    Van Sarockin

    That's Project Hell right there: the dream of putting back together perhaps the sexiest, most lustworthy car ever made, yet an expensive maintenance nightmare when in good condition, and this one looks close to being rejected by the crusher. You could literally put limitless money into it, and never have everything working right for more than a day. At least it looks like it was only a small engine fire. Still, it's become a rather blank canvas, so transformation and improvements aren't out of the question.

  11. Gearhead Avatar

    This is Christine's equally evil cousin, Pippa.