You'll get to keep your Car Guy membership card even if you haven't heard of Glenfrome of England. The company was founded in the 1970s and made some noise in the 1980s with rebodied Land Rover Range Rover creations that were, to be charitable, weird as hell. The mid-Eighties marked out a high-water point for the coachbuilders, as Glenfrome turned out six-door limos, open-backed and stair-equipped versions for reviewing military exercises (no kidding) and the utterly inscrutable Glenfrome Facet that you see before you.

Nothing makes sense about this eBay Motors listing for a 1987 Glenfrome Facet Convertible. Nothing. Its styling suggests the historically and biologically impossible progeny of a Lamborghini LM002, an Isuzu Amigo and a Volkswagen Schwimmwagen. Its pedigree suggests that it should be in the deepest reaches of some Saudi's car warehouse, not parked in a driveway in South Carolina. And its rose metallic paint over burgundy leather interior does not conceptually jive with the Desert Storm tribute on its spare tire cover. Based on the pictures here, we're guessing that the digital camera employed is from roughly the same vintage as the vehicle, too.

Rather than fight it, however, we've decided to treasure the uniqueness of finding this "Crown Prince of Saudi" Range Rover redo up for sale right here in the US. Though far from vouching for the provenance of the Facet, we suspect that this vehicle is so rare and weird that is must, almost certainly, be the real deal. Whether or not that likely validity makes it worth $52,000 (the current Buy It Now price on the listing) is another story entirely. Caveat Emptor.


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      Lightning
      • 2 Years Ago
      What is this FrankenBarbie and how do I get even farther away from it?
      Bobby Robinson
      • 2 Years Ago
      If a AMC Pacer and a Lamborghini LM002 got drunk one night and had a romp in the sack, this would be the result in 9 months.
      Myself
      • 2 Years Ago
      Holy crap on a cracker.... Was it, by any chance, co-designed by Jeremy Clarkson? Surely has the looks....
      TrippulG3
      • 2 Years Ago
      http://i.imgur.com/40KIA.gif
      Hi There Paul
      • 2 Years Ago
      Well, that's a jaw dropper. Honest to God, my mouth just fell open upon sighting this........................thing.
      Mark M.
      • 2 Years Ago
      It looks like a ride at the county fair...
        Drakkon
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Mark M.
        With a buzzer button the kids can push incessently
      Joe
      • 2 Years Ago
      I live in Mount Pleasant, SC. I wish I could tell what neighborhood that is, so I could take a drive by and look at it. No way I want to set up an appointment with the seller, just interested to see it in person.
      sinistro79
      • 2 Years Ago
      Still looks like a regular Land Rover to me.
      RedEmblem
      • 2 Years Ago
      Crack pipe.
      FRD
      • 2 Years Ago
      It looks like the lost Ed Roth SUV.
      Klep
      • 2 Years Ago
      TIL...
      creamwobbly
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Based on the pictures here, we're guessing that the digital camera employed is from roughly the same vintage as the vehicle, too." To say nothing of when the photos were taken. Hey, it was pristine when the photos were taken! The EXIF data on Ebay and nationalvehicle.com is unreliable because the images are watermarked.
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