At over 8-feet in circumference, Mikel Ruffinelli's hips hold the official record of being the world's widest. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe custom BMW might just give her a run for her money, unless of course you think its price should be given a wide berth.
The voting on yesterday's 1967 Unimog 404 was neck and neck for most of the day. In the end, it came up short, with 53% of you deciding it too expensive to stick your neck out over.
Today we're done talking about necks, and instead want to focus on another part of the anatomy - hips. That's because today's BMW 2002tii has been fitted with a set of them, as well as a pair of Popeye arm front wings, that will make all parking lot excursions a requisite two-slot affair.
Do you recall the segment of the movie Stand By Me where Wil Wheaton's character, Gordie, is regaling his friends with a story? What, you haven't seen it? That's alright, go ahead and do so now, the rest of us will wait.
Okay, are they gone? Ha, suckers!
Anyway, as you will recall, Gordie is telling this story about a pie eating contest which turns into the ultimate act of revenge for a big boned lad who, it is revealed, has been the focus of the town's derision due to his excessive weight. They call him lardass, and at the start of the contest he's told to "chow down, wide load" by a pair of creepy plaid-wearing twins.
What ends up is a Bacchanalia of blueberry barf and the fat kid viewing the carnage in silent appreciation of his efforts. It's a beautiful thing. I bring that up because this Mustang-powered BMW is also blue.
Um, and it's also fat - or phat - as the kids like to gangnam style these days. Described - and apparently registered - as a '69, its square tail lamps and remnants of a battering ram rear bumper indicate it to be a much later edition. It's questionable whether or not this really ever was an actual tii as every part of the car that would prove that to be the case has been replaced - much of it with parts from the Blue Oval gang.
Behind its '89 Mustang GT-sourced 302 V8 there's a T5 gearbox, and power is fed back, not to the 2002's original semi-trailing arm IRS, but to a Ford 9" solid axle mounted to some home brew tube frame set up. BBS basketweaves, mounted with appreciably big meats, do their best to fill the massive fender extenders, while between them sit four into one lake pipes that dump ahead of the rear wheels.
The seller admits that the interior needs a re-thought as it's a bit on the amateurish side. Honestly it could totally stand a little more tuck as well as maybe a bit more roll to make it livable. On the up side, there's a wood rimmed Cobra badge wheel, and a pair of Recaros in there, and who doesn't like those?
This is one fat 2002, and while it still wears the Roundel on both ends, there's not a lot of Bimmer left in the middle, even given its added wideness. What it is however is a puke in the face to that brand's traditionalists, as well as something that looks like it'd be a hoot and a half to drive - even with a leaky rear shock.
But is it worth $6,900 in cash to do those things? I only ask because that's what the seller of this
abomination singular vision of awesomeness is asking, and that's kind of the reason we're here.
What do you think, is that a good deal? Or, this a fat Bimmer with a price that needs to be slimmer?
H/T to maikell77 for the hookup!
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