The world needs crazy inventors with wild dreams. While we might not long for the things that they create, their contraptions certainly make the day a little more enjoyable. Take the Carpool Deville as an example. Nobody (well, almost nobody) is asking for a hot tub fashioned from a 1969 Cadillac that is still drivable. But now that you know that such a beast exists, don't try to tell us you aren't at least intrigued.

The team behind the six-year-long project has a pretty ingenious setup worked out. The Caddy's original 472-cubic-inch (7.7-liter) V8 both provides propulsion and heats the water. The interior is entirely replaced with a watertight, fiberglass tub that includes working jets, and the controls are all done by hand.

As if just building a mobile hot tub isn't enough, the team behind the Carpool Deville plans to take it racing too. Specifically, they intend to go to the Bonneville Salt Flats later this year to make a top speed run while immersed in water at over 100 degrees. They even have a roll cage all set to install to meet the safety requirements there.

Everything appears to be all set to make the run in August. The team recently completed a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised $11,251 from a $10,000 goal to cover transportation expenses. Check out the Kickstarter page for a complete history of the whole project, including a previous attempt at making a carpool, and scroll down to watch their promotional video.


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      BC
      • 5 Months Ago
      Their site doesn't say what the volume of the fiberglass tub is, but at 62 lb/ft^3 or 8.3 lb/gal, the water is adding significant weight to an already quite heavy car. I hope they're taking a supply of extra brake pads to Bonneville, too.
        Edsel
        • 5 Months Ago
        @BC
        They could save weight by filling the tub with vodka! Might be more fun too.
        hn376rar
        • 5 Months Ago
        @BC
        Watch the video. They mention the weight of the water. 5000 lbs.
      Technoir
      • 5 Months Ago
      They could have butchered another car, not the great Cadillac.
      Worx2749
      • 5 Months Ago
      That is just nuts! Congratulations to these guys.
      SPcamert
      • 5 Months Ago
      That....that cannot be safe. Also, who wouldn't want this?
      ffelix422
      • 5 Months Ago
      They should have had babes in bikinis. They easily would have been overfunded on this project... ...just sayin.
        b.rn
        • 5 Months Ago
        @ffelix422
        It's a chicken and egg issue. No babe in a bikini would work with these guys until they get the ten grand.
      Skean
      • 5 Months Ago
      This is tantamount to men walking on Mars, just what the good ol' USA needs right now.
      John Ralphio
      • 5 Months Ago
      I support this brand of ridiculousness.
        dukeisduke
        • 5 Months Ago
        @John Ralphio
        Next, they should enter it in a LeMons race, complete with water in the tub.
      Human
      • 5 Months Ago
      WTF did i just watch and how did i never think of this before them?
      dukeisduke
      • 5 Months Ago
      Looks like it works better than that BMW E46 pool, piloted by those drunk guys in Germany: http://jalopnik.com/awesome-party-bmw-with-pool-inside-seized-by-fun-hating-921147122
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