It’s described as one man’s 43,000 hour quest to finally come to terms with having bought a Chevy Citation. Not really, but the Triation does demonstrate why committee-designed cars all seem to look and feel alike. Click through the jump to see what one man’s vision hath wrought.
Hells yeah that’s a Chevy Citation coupe, or at least it once was. What was at one time the front is now the back, and along with three of the Chevy’s flat, featureless seats, this custom job has also lost a wheel and tire.
Thanks to the vagaries of our vehicle registration regulations that means this can now be licensed as a motorcycle – of course potentially requiring a helmet to operate, if that happens to be your local law. That would apply to the driver, who can roll down each window simultaneously being so snugly cosseted between the now more neighborly doors. In back, there’s only the ‘bitch’ seat so no one can complain.
The single front wheel and related suspension appears to have been lifted from some sort of agricultural application, but looks sturdy enough. The engine, which in the car’s original guise proudly led the parade now pushes like a dealer, having been banished to the back. The 2.5-litre also now runs north-south rather than east-west.
There’s little description of the custom, and even less on the motivation behind it. The $4,500 opening bid means that the claimed 43,000 hours of work were undertaken at $0.10 each, which makes this a labor of love. Will someone else love it as much? Only time will tell, 2 days and 9 hours to be exact.
Check out the Triation auction (and put in a bid!) here.
Thanks to Packard Rat for the tip!
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