Johnny Cash made a career out of tapping into his innermost feelings of sorrow, loneliness and moral turpitude. Today, Nice Price or Crack Pipe has a car that's all that and a bag of chips.
When Wayne Kemp penned the rockabilly song- One Piece at a Time it's doubtful he had anything like today's contender in mind. And, while 92% of you found yesterday's T-Bird to be a hot mess, it's got nothing on this heavily modified 1999 Cavalier. That's right, Cavalier.
Kemp's song, as sung by the late great Johnny Cash, tells the tale of a Cadillac production line worker who laments that he'll never be able to afford one of the magnificent cars upon which he daily toils. He then decides to build one for himself, with the aid of a Herman Munster-esque lunchbox- one piece at a time. The end result- made from Cadillac parts from different model years- is something to behold, as related in the song.
Also something to behold is today's subject- a home-brewed exhibition of talent over taste that could be described as a Corvedillavalier. With spats no less. The seller invokes the 1976 Johnny Cash hit in describing the initiative behind this car, and while the late country singer's career was based around songs of introspection and personal ennui, it's likely that no amount of Paxil would make driving this chimera to work endurable, despite the claimed 38 mpg.
But he's only asking $4,500 for it. And for that pittance, you're not just getting a Cavalier,-you're getting a Cavalier with Caddy fins, a Corvette nose, a Jag grill, and a paint scheme ripped straight from the pages of a seventh grader's history notebook.
Buy this car and maybe you'll no longer be asked to drive in the carpool when it's your turn. Those friends who are always calling to bum a ride? Not a problem any more. Suddenly your obnoxious little sister decides walking to school is preferable. All for just $4,500!
So, what do you think of that $4,500 asking price for this unique vehicle that represents a symbol of the maker's individuality and belief in personal freedom? For that price would you shoot a man in Reno, just to watch it drive? Or does the asking price make you hang your head and cry?
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