Weekend Edition – The Scurvy Mermaid Land Roving Pirate Ship, and it can be yours!

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Welcome to another Hooniverse Weekend, and after the week we all had on the blogosphere, it’s time to sit back and enjoy some frivolity. And I could not think of a post that is more frivolous than this one. Yes, that is a road going boat… Yes it is an Art Car… Yes it is the most ridiculous thing I have seen in a while… And it’s now up for sale.

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This was brought to our attention earlier this week by long time fan Zach from Portland (Thanks Man!) and what a find it is. This road going Pirate Ship even has it’s own Facebook Page (to which I have posted links to). Do you think you want to own this? Well, according to the Craigslist listing:

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All right folks, it’s official! I wanna create a new art car! In order to facilitate this I need to make room, and that means my Beloved Scurvy Mermaid has to go… She started life as an ’81 Winnebago and ended life as a motor home after a close encounter with a low hanging tree branch. The body started life as a ’74(ish) Glastron Carribean boat and wound up donating it’s shell after terminal engine failure.

Stop! I know what you’re thinking…. “Does it float?” The answer is NO! She’d sink like a rock!

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The engine & chassis is a 1981 Chevrolet G30 van with a 350 Chevy v8, 4 barrel Edelbrock carb, TH475 automatic transmission and a Dana 70 rear axle! It has 99,000 miles on the chassis and gets roughly 16 miles to the gallon! Scurvy just passed DEQ and is registered until June of 2015!

LOUDER than you’d care to imagine air horn!
Bow light works on it’s own switch!
Custom sound system mostly installed, MP3 jack and a volume knob that controls a 400 watt amp! Needs new speakers!
Nearly new 16.5″ tires, all 6!
Spare in good shape
Lock box/ ice chest in the rear.
Removable mast with pirate flag!
Plans for a telescopic mast! (Much of the work is already done!)

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This thing is so much fun to drive! I get waves and smiles and pictures taken every time I go somewhere! It’s even been the subject of it’s own MEME! Feel free to email me with questions or to set up your appointment to see it in person! I do ask that you not try to lowball me, I’m only selling to fund another project!

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Asking price for this rolling artwork is $3,500, which really isn’t bad considering all the work that went into it. It looks like the crew certainly had a lot of fun with it while they owned it… Find the Craigslist Listing here.

While you’re at it, why not visit the Scurvy Mermaid Facebook Page… It looks like the are having a lot of fun!

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14 responses to “Weekend Edition – The Scurvy Mermaid Land Roving Pirate Ship, and it can be yours!”

  1. chrystlubitshi Avatar

    if we had the doubloons, my wife would be on board with this.

  2. Captain Jack Warbler Avatar
    Captain Jack Warbler

    When ye be drivin' this wench magnet, ye won't need to be holdin' yer own. ARGH.

  3. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

    I had heard those GM Chassis were really bad for hydroplaning on slick roads anyway.

  4. OA5599 Avatar

    Whatever floats your boat. Or doesn't float it, as the case may be.

  5. dukeisduke Avatar

    Wow, great job. I dig the woodgrain effect on the sides, and the pirate girl.

  6. Alff Avatar

    Lightweight fiberglass body, venerable V8 … yeah, it's a muscle car.

    1. skitter Avatar

      And more rear tire than front.

    2. Jim Brennan Avatar
      Jim Brennan

      yea, that was very funny, Alff…

      1. Alff Avatar

        Thanks for taking it in the good humor it was intended. I do appreciate your bringing all of those vehicles to our attention.

    3. ˏ♂ˊ mzs zsm msz esq Avatar
      ˏ♂ˊ mzs zsm msz esq

      Arrr!!! Dar be even a graven image 'o Jake on de port side.

    4. Vairship Avatar

      I was thinking this would make a nice replacement for Jim's Phaeton…

  7. MVEilenstein Avatar

    If it doesn't float, you might be James May.

  8. craigsu Avatar

    I see Wynonna Judd has a new gig now.

  9. vroomsocko Avatar

    I'd rock it, wearing this.
    <img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/51/245830748_08005f6c40.jpg&quot; width="500">

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