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Yep, you read that headline correctly. The police impound in Cedar Grove, FL is home to the life-sized landspeeder you see above. Built as a promotional vehicle for Coca-Cola in the early 1980s (it was given the moniker "Coke One"), this speeder was actually a runner, with a VW chassis and engine under its skin.

According to StarWars.com, it fell into obscurity sometime in the 80s and resurfaced in 1995 when it was donated to the Cedar Grove PD. It's been in the impound lot ever since, and now police chief Guy Turcotte has set the wheels in motion to have the collectible make the department a little money. A local resident is getting the engine operational again, and as you can see, the body appears to be in very good shape. The first time it went up for auction, it got no bids. Once it's fixed, it's going to go up for grabs again. We'll try to keep tabs on when that happens. Maybe then it'll be time for the owner of this van to trade up to something cooler.

[Source: StarWars.com via TheForce.net]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      G'day folks,

      I do like the quirky stuff you post here. Would you mind if I added your great site to my blogroll?

      You might also be interested in a shot of a vintage DeSoto (with some auto trivia) on a post called `Reverse Pschology' at http://david-mcmahon.blogspot.com/2007/06/reverse-psychology.html on my own blog at http://david-mcmahon.blogspot.com/

      Cheers from Australia

      David McMahon

      • 8 Years Ago
      G'day from Australia,

      Terrific story - and the pictures look like something out of The Thunderbirds. The concept looks as though one of James Bond's enemies would have used this to pursue him.

      If they're going to auction it, I'll be there.


      David McMahon
      • 8 Years Ago
      With the name "Coke One" I kind of wish they had seized it from an intergalactic crackhouse.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I would totally rock this through town! I bet it would make some people break their necks!!

      • 8 Years Ago
      But I was going to go into Tashi station to get some power converters...