If you are on a vision quest across a vast plain, say the Bonneville Salt Flats or Vince Vaughn's endless forehead, then the horizon will be on both sides. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Plymouth is also a two-sided Horizon, but will its price prove to be the one true way?
In Hugh Lofting's series of Dr. Doolittle books the pushmi-pullyu was a gazelle crossed with a unicorn with a head on each end. This obviously caused migraine-worthy challenges in choosing a direction for travel. Of benefit, the pushmi-pullyu did have the ability to eat and talk at the same time without appearing rude. Of course without the necessary apparatus for disposing of that eaten food, perhaps the good Doctor should have kept his distance lest the imaginative beast explode.
A similar situation exists - sans the threat of poopolosion - with today's custom Plymouth which has been constructed from a 1985 and a 1986 Horizon. Appearing like the three-box suicide door compact sedan Plymouth should have but never built, this Horizon squared comes with all the necessary equipment to - like a hermaphrodite - go both ways. Yeah, I'm gonna' get it for that one.
The ad for the Car(s) is woefully light on detail, but remarkably intriguing in its short but shouty all-caps description. There are apparently two engines, two transmissions included, and as you might expect, a set of steering controls on each end.
That means that there are either a pair of Simca 1.6s in there, or perhaps a duo of Chrysler's 2.2s at each end. Which gearboxes are along for the ride goes undisclosed, but they are most likely manuals as I imagine it would be pretty destructive dragging an automatic around backwards.
One of the funniest aspects of this custom car are the side view mirrors which append each door. There are two on each side which perhaps allow the driver to see not just behind them but also their own reflection while underway. Lookin' good, Mr. Kot-ter.
Other than that it's amazing how factory this crazy conversion looks. The space between the two doors has been filled with a panel that also continues the rubstrip, while the B-pillar has been rendered phat and likewise matches the door frames on either side.
There's crazy and then there's inspired and I think this twinny mini Plymouth lands squarely in the latter category. No, you probably couldn't use it as a daily driver, and the attempt to register it (them?) might make the DMV drone's head explode, but dang it'd be fun to show up in… pretty much everywhere.
But is that uniqueness and audacious appearance worth $1,200 of anyone's fun funds? What do you think, is this two-headed Horizon worth that kind of scratch? Or, is this a custom Plymouth whose price sinks it like a rock?
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