Buy Whatever the Hell This Rear-Engined Three-Wheeler Is for $9,500
This aircraft-inspired three-wheeler rocks a rear-mounted Chevy Cavalier engine.
Folks looking to break the monotony of silver and white SUVs often opt for loud and colorful rides like purple muscle cars or bright-orange pickup trucks. Others, however, like to do so with more unique vehicles, some so special that no one really knows what the hell they are. Such is the case of this "2019 Assembled Vehicle" currently listed on Facebook Marketplace for the not-insignificant price of $9,500.
Accurately described as "one of a kind" by the seller, the listing contains a brief blurb that's not especially descriptive of the odd machine. Simply saying that it's custom made and featuring the engine and drivetrain of a 1998 Chevy Cavalier leaves us with a lot of questions about the peculiar body, engine positioning, single front wheel, interior, and well... almost everything else.
The ad's description appears to have been updated since it was first shared, now including a bit of a rant from the seller addressing the many rude and sarcastic comments left on the post by onlookers. They go on to say that people are missing the point of the build, which is intended to be a handcrafted vehicle that's like nothing else on the road. The seller also made sure to add that the builder, allegedly an "older gentleman from Florida" has "more knowledge, skills and definitely more ambition than most of you keyboard warriors."
Regardless of whatever hot mess is going on with the ad and its comments section, it's safe to assume that the builder had a thing for airplanes, as the overall shape and interior somewhat resemble that of a small aircraft. It's not the first airplane-inspired car or even limousine that we've seen, but it's definitely the most, uh, thrown together, build we've come across.
The 1998 Chevy Cavalier was powered by a 2.2-liter inline-four engine that produced 115 horsepower and 134 pound-feet of torque. It was paired with either a four-speed automatic or five-speed manual that powered the front wheels. Judging by the photos in the ad, this specific machine looks to feature the automatic.
So there you have it, a true one-of-a-kind build—it's up to you whether that's a good or bad thing—that you can bring home and enjoy around the neighborhood. Or perhaps, you want to continue tinkering with it and take it to a whole other level, whatever that may look like. Either or, you'll have to part ways with a decent chunk of cash to do so.
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