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When offering an item for sale, a fuzzy key selling point like "may be legal in some states already" might not be the deal clincher you'd hoped. On today's episode of "Fun With Centers of Gravity" we have the delightful union of the neuter-car PT Cruiser with the greasy unmentionables of a 29 year old Chevy Blazer. It may very well be legal in some states, but it'll still be unholy everywhere it goes. Build quality appears on par with a dollar store habachi – are those pop rivets on the fender liners? The battery sitting on a folded back seat is the crowning feature of the interior and there's also no heat or air conditioning, making this a fun year-round ride. The zip-ties and extra-fun spark plug wire routing in the engine bay dress up the 350, and the seller believes so much in this powertrain that there's a warranty to sweeten the pot. Let's ignore the fact that the nearly $10,000 Buy It Now price would buy a used Jeep Wrangler with a suspension lift, because the seller is being truthful when stating that this is a true one of a kind.


[Source: eBay via Winding Road]




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      • 7 Years Ago
      Nothing wrong with the powertrain. He couldn't have picked a better choice for durability.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I have made several 4x4/beast conversions in years past. They include a '74 El Camino, an MG midget, and an S-10 truck on a blazer chassis. This is a good backyard job, and for those of you who poke fun- you build one. I wouldn't pay 10k, but I sold my 'Camino for 10, and it wasn't this radical. Good fun in the mud pit I bet. As far as roadworthy or safety, ...not. But so what? What do you think you're going to do with this? It ain't going to K-Mart for pet food.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Well, if you put it like that, Bob, I can see your point.

        On the other hand there's a Jeep out there just sobbing because it couldn't get those upgrades.
      • 7 Years Ago
      They're making a "M.A.S.K." movie now?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Oh yeah! Now I remember playing with that Kenworth that would transform into a control room or something back in the 1980s.

        I still think someone trying to figure out what this car's trying to say via braille is far funnier :)
        • 7 Years Ago
        can you picture some blind girl trying to figure out what the heck this thing is by feel?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'd take it off road, and drive it off the biggest cliff I could find.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Only in Wisconsin....
      • 7 Years Ago
      glad autoblog finally has better writers.

      thanks for the chuckle
      • 7 Years Ago
      A batter in the cab is an easy way to keep it dry. Then again a battery in the cabin is usually within its own metal box and in the back for the protection of those in said cabin.
        • 7 Years Ago
        battery not batter.

        stupid fingers.
      • 7 Years Ago
      That thing got a hemi?
        • 7 Years Ago
        You make that joke now. I wish I could remember the magazine or garage involved, but I remember my father showing me an article. In it, it discussed a garage owner near Syracuse, NY building a Ford Coupe. And he'd already finished most of the work on the Hemi he wanted to put into it. Can't remember the displacement, almost think it was a 427.

        It was an aside in the article that until the project car was ready, his son had installed the Hemi into his own PT Cruiser, complete with cut-out hood for the blower. The mind boggles over it, which is why I wish I could remember where I had seen it to confirm my memory of the article. Or at least find out where the garage is for some lazy weekend.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Why would you do that. Don't you like Chrysler products or PT Cruisers? Though smaller it looks like that world famous monster truck.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Why Dave? See my reply to Joe!
      • 7 Years Ago
      A way to get even crappier gas milage out of existing Chrysler product.

      Perhaps the new "listening to the consumer" strategy won't work after all.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Whoa, this looks like the ideal vehicle for traversing those Michigan roads under discussion today.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I was going to make a negative comment, but you're right - I wouldn't want anything LESS than this (or similar) for Michigan!

        I'm a big fan of 'Cruisers... but dear lord...
      • 7 Years Ago
      The funny thing about this is that the panel gaps actually look closer than they did from the factory.
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