Found on Ebay: Identity crisis edition

This little guy has a secret.  Look really close before you venture in.


First you take the runt of the litter, name it after it’s movie star cousin to make it feel better and then top it off with a sex change?  Talk about an identity crisis!

The seller claims this is 1 of only 2 customs ever made, though I was able to dig up factory Brazil-flavored Chevettaminos.  This one is very clean and can be found on Ebay.
Also, I stumbled upon video of this very example:

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  1. Age_of_Aerostar Avatar

    I thought I was pretty smart for quickly picking up on the divider bars on the rear window, but then felt stupid for not noticing the shadow on the ground before I clicked through.

    1. superbadd75 Avatar

      Haha! Me too! I noticed sliding rear glass and only a pair of bucket seats and the shadow completely slipped past me. Oh well, maybe catch 'er next time, right?

  2. Dr_Dangerously Avatar

    Chevy-surprise likes to truck it in the rear.

  3. Maymar Avatar

    With the automatic transmission, you had better be prepared to do an engine swap, or lose drag races to yesterday's Streetwalking W123.
    I'd still drive it.

  4. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

    Except for the back window that looks pretty good

  5. iheartstiggie Avatar

    UMMM yeah. I got the back window, actually jerked a little in my seat at the second pic. I really don't know what to say about this. I kinda want it…yet…ok. I want it. It'd be great to go get wood for the fireplace up the log road next to the farm…then again if that's all I'm buying it for, shame on me. That thing needs to be cleaned up and shown!

  6. superbadd75 Avatar

    I know I'm isane for it, but for old times' sake I'd like to have a little Chevette. I particularly like the '70s models with the split grill because I actually had a plastic toy version when I was a kid. My mom had an '84 5 door Chevette, red with charcoal vinyl that would practically blister the backs of your legs in the summertime. As repulsive as it was for most people, that car was a good car, always reliable for the 10 years she had it, and in red it wasn't completely ugly, either. I actually missed it a little when she traded it in on a Grand Am. This little El Chemino isn't bad, but it is a little disappointing that there's no tailgate. Also, I hope there's something special under the hood, the stock 4 cylinder can barely haul 4 people without throwing a rod through the block.

  7. Mike_the_Dog Avatar

    Ugh, slushbox. Can you say "dealbreaker"? I knew you could…

  8. Feds Avatar

    Saw the shadow… Missed the split window.

  9. muthalovin Avatar

    Haha, regular cab Chevette. That is too funny. and, honestly, I am going with sad. This was apparently this guy's dad's retirement project. Now, I am not saying that all car projects have to be hemi-panteras or basement labos, but, you know, something that is not based on a Chevette.

  10. Jo_Schmo Avatar

    I rather like it. I actually like the color too. I'm thinking a full Sidekick running gear swap is in order.

    1. Alff Avatar

      Are you now the proud owner of a 510 wagon?

    2. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

      How have I not clicked the follower button on you yet…

  11. Jo_Schmo Avatar

    Or a Subie 4×4 of similar vintage.

  12. iheartstiggie Avatar

    You know, the more I look at this, the more I have to add another comment. I have to give this guy MAD props. Sure, it's a CHEVETTE…but at least he finished it and finished is well (all things considered, relatively speaking, etc.) How many of you (show of hands please) drive by any number of half assed, half body kit-ed, half painted cars on the road every day? If I see one more Civic or Toyota with a grey primer, cracked up body kit i'm going to barf, or blow it up, depending on the day.

    1. DeadinSideInc Avatar

      Blow it up, you'll feel better than if you barf.

      1. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

        I'll add a vote for "TNT solves most problems"

  13. engineerd Avatar

    I thought I was going to be repulsed. I'm not. In fact, it's somewhat attractive to me. It's kind of like that kid that everyone invited to their birthday parties because their mom forced them to. They didn't really want them there, and the poor kid knew it. I always hung out with that kid to try to make them feel better. Someone needs to buy this car to make it feel better. Poor thing.

  14. superbadd75 Avatar

    Given the choice between a Rabbit Pickup and this, there's no question which one wins. At least the Chevette was RWD. Now how 'bout that SBC swap?

    1. Maymar Avatar

      i dunno, with the VW pickup, you've got the easy job of swapping in GTI bits like you're playing with Lego. Chevettes can handle, but it'll take a little more work.
      But just to complicate things a little more, what about the Shelby Rampage and the turbo'd Subaru Brat?

      1. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

        Definitely a Rampage/Scamp, for the hell of it. Preferably with a Daytona hidden-headlamp nose stuck on, if that's simple to do somehow – I know it's a mostly-different body.

  15. dustin_driver Avatar

    No tailgate + waterproof bed liner = rolling jacuzzi!

  16. P161911 Avatar

    For midgets.

  17. P161911 Avatar

    Go all the way, BIG block[youtube _pMIxn5s8lA youtube]

  18. P161911 Avatar

    Are the Chevette and Pinto the only American sub-compacts that are RWD?
    The Chevette is one of those cars that sounds good by the specs, but fails in the execution.
    RWD, available manual transmission, available diesel, 2 or 4 door hatchback. There was even a version so cheap the rear seat was optional.

  19. Alff Avatar

    Yeah, uhhh, no.

  20. Jo_Schmo Avatar

    sigh…. no. waiting on return calls/emails.

  21. FTGDHoonEdition Avatar

    I sort of like it. Add in a pair of turbos to that baby and you're rocking!

    1. engineerd Avatar

      Maybe "rock" was the wrong music genre to use. Maybe "pop". You'd need an entire engine transplant to ever get this thing to "rock" levels.

  22. Tim Odell Avatar
    Tim Odell


  23. P161911 Avatar

    It was called a sub-compact along with the whole Vega/Monza line, but I consider those more a compact than sub-compact.

  24. Tripl3fast Avatar

    I giggle every time I look at it. Hope it finds a loving home.

  25. YEAH_THAT_POLAR Avatar

    That's one Mr. Turtle Pool away from being the child predator car of choice.

  26. BЯдΖǐL-ЯЄРΘЯΤЄЯ Avatar

    How many truck loads you want me to sent to you. In Brazil they still quite common, known as the Chevy 500
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    1. JeepyJayhawk Avatar


      1. BЯдΖǐL-ЯЄРΘЯΤЄЯ Avatar

        Truck load can be a 40` high cube or if you want you can go by some exciting places lake Honduras, Colombia etc. with a hauler.

  27. LTDScott Avatar

    This is the ultimate vehicle for picking up chicks on a budget.
    High class bar? Tell her you have a 'Vette.
    Country bar? Tell her you have a pickup.

    1. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

      A Chevy pickup, not one of those foreign jobs.

  28. dustin_driver Avatar

    Even better.

  29. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Avatar

    It is weird to see how many websites the internet has about this subject I don’t know if I’ll need to come back, but it is nice to know I stumbled upon the one that offers a little helpful stuff if this ever comes up for me again

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