5 of the Craziest Cars We've Seen

All our years on the lot have shown (quite colorfully) how car lovers can get creative. Because we're Columbus's largest auto dealer, we get first dibs on a lot of new, never-seen-before models, including concept cars. And over the decades, we've seen some pretty wild stuff.

 

But every now and then, we stumble upon something even we can't believe-from bizarre models designed by automakers to standard models reimagined by very independently minded car enthusiasts. Here are some of our favorite finds from around the internet of people getting crazy with their cars.

 

Eight Wheeler Hot TubCaddy

 

A fine example of modification imagination, this 1977 Cadillac Eldorado is set to go on auction in Australia next week. How did it transform into its extra long glory? A Brisbane-based American car enthusiast exported it back in the 80s, then converted it to an eight-wheeler. Next, a second owner added a two-person hot tub and a propane grill that cantilevers out from under the hood. "I got me a car, it's as big as a whale and it's about to set sail!" Or maybe not, as the modifications have rendered this rollin' love shack unlicenseable in Australia.

 

 

It's an Outback. It's a Tank. It's a....Tankaru?


Or "Outback, Army Edition." Whatever you want to call it, don't deny that you're a little jealous considering this year's record streak of snow and ice.

 




 

Not Spacious, But Spacey

 

This Nissan Land Glider is a zero-emission concept. Not only is it green, but it makes you feel all fancy and futuristic. Its computer controlled steering system leans the whole car in as you take corners. The driver sits in the center with space for a passenger right behind. It's so narrow, the traditional steering wheel has been replaced with a flight yoke! And futuristic monitors replace review mirrors. It's so good for the environment, it's bad. Plus you'd feel all storm trooper driving it.

 

 

Cubist Citroen

 

Mechanic Andy Saunders spent six months turning an old French Citroen 2CV into a cubist work of art inspired by Picasso's Portrait of Dora Maar. It was auctioned as artwork once complete, but it's still a street legal vehicle in England. We’re sure it's turned quite a few heads.

 

 

The Irony: Corvette Station Wagon


For the road-tripping family with class. Or the mid-life crisis man with uncommon sensibilities. This 50 year commemorative edition concept car shows how racy Corvette is all grown up with a family. Party in the front, mom in the back. Everybody hop in!

 

 

Imagine one of these puppies rolling up for a trade-in. We like to, anyway, because it gets us smiling. If you had all the money and time in the world, what would you turn your car into? A casino? A work of art? A giant replica of your Barbie dream car?

 

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