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  • Jul 25, 2013
Four men were pulled over in the German town of Eibenstock in what a police report described as "a convertible of a slightly different kind." What made this BMW 3 Series Convertible different? It was filled with 530 gallons of water. Yes, four German men had turned their car into a swimming pool.

The beige BMW drew the attention of the German polizei after an officer noticed water sloshing over the sides. Following the car into a parking lot, the four occupants hopped out and made a run for it, according to Der Spiegel. Deutsch police are evidently a bit more assertive when it comes to immobilizing vehicles, as the officers reportedly bled the car's tires of air and went so far as to disconnect the engine's spark plug wires. The police believe the men were under water under the influence when they fled the scene, and may issue charges, but there's no mention of whether they'll be cited for a lack of proper flotation devices.

The convertible had been sealed with "synthetic material," and was complete with wood railings and Hawaiian-style decorations. We're quite partial to the work done on the steering wheel. Sadly, the unusual amphibious car only had one functioning gear and a top speed of just 15.5 miles per hour. When asked by German tabloid Bild about the outing, one of the men gave a stock response in this sort of situation: "the ride was a stupid idea."


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      Kuro Houou
      • 1 Year Ago
      That is awesome, I want a pool car!
      dukeisduke
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ve do not allow fun or frivolity. Nein!
        Hey Sarge
        • 1 Year Ago
        @dukeisduke
        Because here in the states, they would have been imprisoned for 5 years with a $250,000 fine, that or they would have been shot.
      Jake
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is why alcohol needs to remain legal.
      Gorgenapper
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ve haff vays uf making you dock.
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 1 Year Ago
      Is it wrong that I kind of want this car, or at least to ride in it?
      Phil B
      • 1 Year Ago
      530 gallons of water at 8.35 pounds per gallon = 4425.5 pounds of sloshy matter in a little 3 series? They must've welded some I-beams to that underbody to keep it from collapsing in on itself!
      • 1 Year Ago
      During World War II VW made an amphibious car, the Schwimmwagen. In 2013 German rednecks make a Schwimmingpoolwagen....................
      BK
      • 1 Year Ago
      That. Is. Awesome.
      Dvanos
      • 1 Year Ago
      What a disgrace.
      mawhalen53
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is the best thing I've read in a long time
        dukeisduke
        • 1 Year Ago
        @mawhalen53
        Hilarious. Were they drinking mai-tais, or pina coladas?
      PeterK
      • 1 Year Ago
      They actually got in legal trouble because they were driving without insurance for their vehicle (accordng to BILD)
      Kimura
      • 1 Year Ago
      With a top speed of 15.5 mph, I guess they won't be splashing traffic in overtake attempts.
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