Street-legal bumper car makes the road your carnival
A 1984 Dodge Colt transformed to look like a giant bumper car is ticking down its final hours on eBay. It can be yours if you act fast.
I've seen street-legal bumper cars made out of vehicles from vintage amusement park rides, but this is the first time I've seen a real full-size car transformed into a giant bumper car. The well-named seller, bumpercarguy, is parting with his sweet wheels on eBay. There are only a handful of hours left for you to get your bid in.
The base of the unusual vehicle is a 1984 Dodge Colt 1.6-liter turbo. Yep, a turbo bumper car. What could possibly go wrong? The exterior has been customized from fiberglass to make it look like the outside of a big red bumper car. It even has the pole sticking out the back that would make the electrical connection in a real bumper car.
The unique vehicle features a cold air conditioner, two new front tires, and a $1,500 stereo for listening to calliope music. So far, bidding has reached $2,020, but the reserve hasn't been met.
I wonder if bumpercarguy will have to change his eBay name if he manages to sell it. I would suggest "nobumpercarguy" as an accurate alternative, unless he has more of these stashed away somewhere. Secretly, I hope he does. Otherwise, this Dodge is the loneliest bumper car in the world, with no friends to bump into.
As a big fan of bumper cars, I would love to cruise Route 66 in this thing, dangling my arm over the side, and casually tapping the car in front of me as I stop at red lights. When the angry driver turns around to see who it is, I would wave and say, "It's cool. It's a bumper car." And that is why I should never, ever own a vehicle like this.