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.

Bumper car Dodge
Get ready for the ride of your life. bumpercarguy

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.

Bumper car Dodge rear
Just like the real thing, only bigger. bumpercarguy

(Via Geekologie)

 

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