Friday, September 13, 2013

5k: Wave Runner: 1984 Chevrolet Cavalier Car Boat

The terms land yacht and boat are used to describe big heavy American cars, typically those from the  1970s with huge hoods and under-damped suspension. They are known for handling like aquatic vehicles, where turning is an imprecise art involving the width of a shipping lane, but they typically don't look much like actual boats. The seller of today's featured land yacht decided to build an actual boat look-a-like.  Find this 1984 Chevy Cavalier based boat car for sale in Caldwell, NJ currently bidding on ebay for $1,825 reserve-not-met with 2 days to go.

First thing's first, you may be disappointed to learn that this boat does not float - or it floats about as well as anything built by the boys over at BBC's Top Gear, which means it will float about as well as any stock Volkswagen.  It is however the most convincing boat that drives we have ever seen.

This strange looking contraption is based on a Chevy Cavalier front drive J-body econobox.  A stock Cavalier is a horrible car to drive before you hack apart any torsional stiffness and add 1,000 lbs of fiberglass boat on expect this thing to be an advanced insight to medieval purgatory.

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  1. Well, after living there most of my life, this is perfect for Jersey, since it rains so damn much.

  2. I love the Q/A:

    Q: Do the doors open...?
    A: This is a boat no doors.

    It doesn't float, so it's not a boat!

  3. I very much like the boat cars and even think they look nicer than many conventional cars. I therefore hope there will be plenty more of them in the not too distant future.

    Anyway, please visit and check, for example, my BBC link pertaining to Olympus Mons.

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