Discussion in 'The "Other" Bench' started by no1oldsfan, May 18, 2020.
Too many cool old pics not to start a thread of them.
I love old parking lot pictures
Very cool pictures! That old truck looks like a stump puller! Love the old days when there would be 32 and even 64 car fields in the top NHRA classes.
a very special citation:
This Chevrolet Citation Three Wheeler Is One Very Weird Way To Spend $5k
— Apr 3, 2020
The Chevrolet Citation was once the best-selling car in the United States, with General Motors moving more than 800,000 of them in the vehicle’s launch year in 1980. Despite this, the Citation is quite a rare sight these days, although we recently stumbled across one for sale on the used market via Cars.com.
Unfortunately, the Citation we found listed for sale is no regular example. The car was at some point converted into a strange three-wheeler with a central seating position and a rear-mounted engine – surely making this one of the weirdest custom Chevys we’ve ever laid eyes on.
According to the listing, the car was built by an unknown fabricator who “made a lot of crazy projects before this one.” You may be concerned as to the quality of the workmanship on display here, but the seller claims the builder had “plenty of practice,” before slapping this strange creation together.
This car appears to have been built by cutting the car in two and attaching the custom, two-seat cabin section to the back end of what was formerly the front end of the vehicle (confusing, we know). The back end (formerly the front end) still retains the Citation’s intake grille and headlights, though the lights have been tinted red to convert them into brake lights. The builder appears to have put together a custom front fascia with different headlights to make up the other end of the car.
We’re not sure if this car still runs and drives, but the listing seems to indicate it does, as it does not mention if any work is required work to get it on the road. It does say it could use a paint job, but honestly, we’re not sure a paint job will make this monstrosity look any better.
The seller is asking just under $5,000 for this rear-engine Chevy Citation, which seems like quite a lot. They are also open to taking trades, though the listing does not say what kind of items they may be after. It’s worth noting the seller also has this car listed as a 1989 model year vehicle, but the final year of production for the Citation was 1985.
report from motortrend about the citation:
It Came from eBay: 1980 Chevrolet Citation Converted to Three-Wheeler
May 16, 2011
Over three million vehicles have been bought on Internet auction site eBay Motors, and not surprisingly, there are a few oddball cars in that mix. For example, take a look at this listing from Nebraska: A 1980 Chevrolet Citation that has, inexplicably, been converted into a three wheeler -- and rechristened the "Triation."
To build the car, an adventurous amateur engineer took the Citation's drivetrain, a 2.5-liter inline-4 and automatic transaxle, and mounted it in the trunk -- or, rather, what used to be the hood and engine bay of another Citation. Then he narrowed the front of the car so it has just two seats (one behind the other) and one wheel, the latter of which provides a modicum of steering ability. The result looks truly weird, and is effectively America's superfluous answer to England's three-wheeled Reliant Robin.
The good news is that the engine was recently rebuilt and has covered just 6500 since then. Because it no longer has four wheels, the Triation has to be registered as a motorcycle, but it does at least feature air conditioning and power locks. The seller says the conversion required three years' work and cost $43,000 in labor. Frankly, we'd have spent that money on a nice BMW 3 Series.
Sure, we're impressed by the work required to twist and meld the Citation donor cars into a Triation, but we still don't quite understand why it exists. The conversion was evidently a labor of love, which makes us question why the seller would want to part with his creation. But then again, a three-wheel, two-seat Citation sounds like an impractical daily driver.
If a three-wheeled Chevrolet sedan tickles your fancy, bid soon: The eBay auction ends Saturday, May 14. As of writing, the bidding is at $4500 -- which is still below the auction reserve price. Understandably, there's no warranty.
Just because you can doesn't mean you should !!
Speaking of wtf customs...
thats not a real car, its a rendering
and even though there are auto union emblems (audi) on it, this one is based on a volkswagen amarok truck
with rs6 front and back
heres anoter rendering of a rs6 truck:
Audi RS6 Pick Up Truck Is Complete Madness
Sep 22, 2019
Sure it's silly, but who cares?
We can't thank Audi enough for the new RS6 Avant. Audi is bringing its most hardcore Avant model stateside for the first time ever, despite the fact that Americans hate buying wagons. Raising a car a few inches and calling it an SUV will make Americans go gaga but for some reason, incredible wagons like the RS6 have mostly been sales poison.
Audi clearly only expects to sell the car in low volume, but what if it offered other variants?
We've already seen rendering artist X-Tomi Design imagine what an RS6 sedan would look like but now we have a more farfetched idea - an RS6 pickup truck.
Ha ha ha. Damn technology got me again.
Amen on the truck. I had a chance to buy a 59 Dodge that had all 3/4 ton Chevy suspension engine and transmission under it. It had a 69 427 in it. Kick myself for letting that get away.