I have very vivid dreams about cars that are invariably wild and crazy and make no sense. In other words, a lot like this variation on a 1958 Dodge wagon.
This is from Andy’s Flickr page, and it really resonates with me. The cars in my dreams are always outlandish, and can often fly, but no matter how absurd they are, I find myself thinking (in my dream): of course, that makes perfect sense. Why didn’t someone think of this before?
What were you both smoking? Maybe Andy was smoking more of it, or his was better stuff!!!
What does the front handle open?
The engine access cover.
That’s just to get to the battery.
Definitely Cab Forward.
But . . . . . Engine Where?
An early EV concept?
“But . . . . . Engine Where?” — exactly what I was thinking. Under a hump between the front seats, like a van, I guess?
Nah, the engine is out back in the wagon end.
The engine is up front. The driver sits in the rear.
This might have looked better if it were two or three VW Buses welded together. I’m sure there were tuners back then who could have fitted a more powerful motor to make it all move somehow…
Yeah, I played with VWs a bit back in the 70s and wanted to do a stretch on the first gen T1 vans. Some of the had two cargo doors instead of the slider so that would have made it just the right length. In my demented head. Dunno why I didn’t do it, I had the parts, I had the time, I knew how, I could cut, I could weld, what could have gone wrong? Common sense says no? Ha ha ha, surely you jest there.
But that Dodge in the picture is just the evil child of I don’t know what. And don’t want to know what.
Can Andy put a regular trunk on the 1980-85 Cadillac Seville bustle butt. He could use the Eldorado as a guide.
Same thing with the 1981-83 Chrysler Imperial.
While you’re at it, how about the 1982–1987 Lincoln Continental.
I see shades of Olds Vista Cruiser.
On the stern, yes, and Citroen Goddess on the bow.
The bow made me think of an Isetta.
Just because one can use Photoshop doesn’t mean that one should…
Paul, how do you deal with all the dream gawkers telling you their grandmother’s maid’s son-in-law “had the exact same car.”?
Rumour has it Pablo Picasso made this illustration.
The middle and the back make sense. But I think it will get a little warm sitting on the engine.
I am going to infer from this post that you’re a fan of Bruce McCall’s “Bulgemobiles”, then, Paul N? 😉
I’m with Syke. Clearly it’s a first gen CBD-EV.
Those aren’t dreams. Those are hallucinations.
Ich habe erbrechet!
Came right outa garage of a stoned King Crimson!
This car makes more sense than the actual vehicle. In 1957 we got a new Coronet 4 door hardtop. As a kid, I could see the thing was a piece of junk. We had a brand new car, and I was not “proud” of it. The headliner was ?cardboard?. The car reeked of clunkiness. Funny thing though. A friend’s family had a Plymouth top of the line wagon which seemed a lot better. Was not a hardtop, so more seeming integrity I thiink.
One word, FUGLY!