Sometimes we pluck cars from the listings of eBay Motors because they're old and interesting, some for being simply lovely, some for rarity and some for pure fun. And sometimes we pick eBay Finds of the Day, because they're hacked apart Toyota Prius' with Harley Davidson V-twin-power; concocted by the same mind that brought you innumerable Jalopnik articles and is partially responsible for the joy that is the 24 Hours of LeMons. This time it's that last one.

A fairly subtle tweet from long-time Jalop contributor and well-regarded grease monkey, Murilee Martin, hipped us to this crazy Frankenstein Prius. Built from the bones of a 2008 Toyota and the heart of a 1986 Harley-Davidson Sportster 883, the motive portmanteau is, well... it's a thing.

Toyota's advanced Hybrid Synergy Drive has been unceremoniously wrenched and snipped out of the engine bay, making room (via an artful hole in the hood) for the towering, bored out V-twin. Or, as the maestro himself puts it:

"2 Cylinder air-cooled engine with rock-and-stick technology that replaces the overly-complicated crap that Toyota spent bazillions of dollars and dozens of years designing and I spent a couple hours with a 10mm wrench and some wire cutters undoing."

Did we mention it's not currently running?

Suffice it to say – whether you think this "ToyHog" is an achievement or an abomination – you're going to want to treat yourself to the full eBay listing. We've got a gallery full of hellacious pictures in the meantime, and a video of the beast running, below.


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      EVnerdGene
      • 8 Months Ago
      An ass for every seat ? or A seat for every ass ?
        normc32
        • 8 Months Ago
        @EVnerdGene
        The difference between a Harley and a Hoover vacuumis...the position of the dirtbag. :) What does that say about Toyotas?
      Jim1961
      • 8 Months Ago
      There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why hasn't anyone dropped a V-twin into a Prius? Robert Kennedy
      Jim1961
      • 8 Months Ago
      LLOL (literally laughing out loud)
      scion_tc
      • 8 Months Ago
      How sad, take one of the most technologically advanced autos, and put one of the most antiquated motors in it.
        Jaclock LaGlock
        • 8 Months Ago
        @scion_tc
        Corrected: How awesome, take one of the most spectacularly boring autos and put one of the most soul-stirring motors in it.
        rsholland
        • 8 Months Ago
        @scion_tc
        Forget to take your sense of humor pill this morning?
          Mark Schaffer
          • 8 Months Ago
          @rsholland
          Generally, bright people don't find stupid funny. Not when so much is at stake.
          Car Guy
          • 8 Months Ago
          @rsholland
          Greenies have no sense of humor...........
      Car Guy
      • 8 Months Ago
      I would love to see a Prius with a big block Chevy and a tubed out rear end...........
      carguy1701
      • 8 Months Ago
      Oh Le Mons, what would we do without you?
      normc32
      • 8 Months Ago
      I can't how many HD emblems I see on Toyotas. Someone likes their marketing to be spoon fed!
      Fonin
      • 8 Months Ago
      The toyohog, i love this car, loud as hell. Pushed it back to the pits last year at Button Willow. He had it out again at Sears Point, I love watching the saddle bags flap in the breeze. other great cars: toronada, corveggie
      Spec
      • 8 Months Ago
      Why?
        offib
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Spec
        For fun! Considering that we saw this car in races, the reason may be of race regulations such as complying with a certain cc, cylinders, weight, etc... They're just enthusiasts enjoying their time, albeit with this one as seen in the quote, he or she seemed to do it out of spite against the car and its drivers. That's just, well, stupidly childish let alone old hat!
      thumerzs
      • 8 Months Ago
      Isn't that kind of like a spearmint flavored paint brush? What's the point?
      sloturbo
      • 8 Months Ago
      I wonder if it can be smogged?
      SloopJohnB
      • 8 Months Ago
      Ummm…Morgan technology if the V-twin was transverse instead of longitudinal.
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