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This Chevrolet Astro With a Turf Carpet Is A Bad Pun on Wheels

All photos: Craigslist
All photos: Craigslist

Car puns. Jalops live for them. Usually the puns are just a few words typed onto an internet website, but one Chevrolet Astro owner decided to build an actual, physical pun using a little bit of turf.

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Found for sale on Craigslist is a 1998 Chevrolet Astro, a vehicle with an unkillable 4.3-liter 90 degree V6 and a decent 4L60E four-speed automatic. Despite its robust powertrain, it appears that this particular Astro has suffered some sort of crash, as seen in the blurry photo in the listing:

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But rather than let this apparently great-running Astro succumb to the evils of the junkyard crusher, the owner turned it into an awesome rat-rod by chopping its roof off, adding a custom windshield, removing much of the interior, and laying down some turf.

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Astroturf! Get it? Folks, I’ll be here all week.

Sr. Technical Editor, Jalopnik. Always interested in hearing from auto engineers—email me. Cars: Willys CJ-2A ('48), Jeep J10 ('85), Jeep Cherokee ('79, '91, '92, '00), Jeep Grand Cherokee 5spd ('94).

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The owners were fighting about whether or not to keep it until one of them said, “Can’t we all just get a lawn?”