For $5,500, This 1970 VW Custom Might Give You The Willys

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Nice Price Or No DiceIs this used car a good deal? You decide!

Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe custom VW has 'Bar Room Slut' painted on its ass like the automotive equivalent of a tramp stamp. That's not the only incredulous aspect of the car, but it'll be up to you to decide whether this car's price is worth bellying up to the bar.

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Let's all rank us some Dune, shall we? First off, there's the Frank Herbert novel, then there's the David Lynch film adaptation of the same, and finally there's yesterday's Texas toaster of a buggy. Now, I'm thinking that in most people's opinion they'd all rank in exactly that order of best to worst. Not only that but the buggy's 64% Crack Pipe loss indicated that its price wasn't all that popular either.

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Look, I know it's been all Vee-Dub all week so far, and I'm sorry for the lack of variety. It's just that there have been a bunch of odd-bodkins that have been turning up, and they've all been ass-full of Fahrvergnügen. In fact, today's 1970 Beetle custom panel delivery is such a weird, misogynistic, clusterfuqofwhatthefuq that it just can't be ignored.

Let's start with the description in the ad which touts this Bug as a Custom VW Willys Truck. Now, I suppose it looks a little like a Willys Americar. Sort of. If you squint hard. There's still no mistaking the VW-ness of the donor car however.

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That VW has a 1600 with a single carb, what is almost certainly a 4-speed manual, and disc brakes in the front. Enough of the hardware however, its the aesthetic detail of this custom that must be discussed.

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I want to get right to the most notable aspects of this car, which are the reclining nudie girl etched in the back window along with the words " Please Do Not Touch" and the "Bar Room SLUT" adornment just above the quad pipes.

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Now, I'm going to go out on a limb here and note that should you be seeking companionship, regardless of whether you're a dude or a dudette, pulling into the parking lot at the Black Angus in a car with "Bar Room Slut" painted on it is not going to attract you to the more genteel crowd. I'd paint that over ASAP if you're interested in spending time with anyone other than Rosie Palm. The girl on the glass? Well, give me some time to think about that one.

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Other parts of the car to be considered are the good-looking Empi wheels which set off the extremely '80s graphics on the flanks and hood, and the Satan heads for tail lights. There's also the diamond-tucked interior which is very sin-bin-ish.

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Aside from all that, the seller claims the car is solid and runs great. It's sort of a time-warp from the '80s which is when it was probably built, and hence it should carry a retro price as well, right? Well, the seller is asking $5,500 for this custom, and that's in today's money.

What's your take on this custom VW "Willys" for $5,500? Does that price seem like a deal? Or, does that, and its presentation, make it a total bar stool?

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You decide!

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I send you a perfectly good V8 Toyota Corolla tip yesterday and you turn up with this garbage?