I may have outdone my oddball self with this one! We all know that I love me some weird cars and this may be the weirdest one yet. This is a custom (duh) 1979 Honda Civic two-ended, two-engine, two-seater, four-wheel-steering.. thing! I love it! And it’s cheap, scary cheap, but it probably isn’t legal to drive on public roads unless you’re in a small town parade and have a clown outfit on. It’s listed on eBay with an unmet opening bid of $2,500 and it’s located in Nashville, Tennessee.
Yep, it may be quite a while until I see something this unusual again. Parts of it seem so normal, too. I’ve seen two-ended cars before, they’re usually referred to as a “push me pull you“, a Dr. Doolittle reference. This would be an unbelievably fun car to drive to the store or, better yet, to a class reunion when everyone else shows up in their pretentious (probably rented) Porsches, Ferraris, and whatever else they think will impress the ol’ gang. Hop out of this baby and show everyone that you follow your own path. Hmm.. what was that opening bid again?..
I don’t quite understand the “ouch” sticker on each side, just show us the dents!! A show of hands who would rather just see what the body looks like rather than having a cartoon band-aid on them?! Thanks for your support. But, dents and all, I really, really like this car. I would have zero use for it because I’m 99.9% positive that it would never be able to be licensed. The workmanship here seems pretty good but it’s hard to tell without seeing it in person. I probably wouldn’t fly to Nashville to check it out in person, but.. You can see that the side windows are plexiglass and one of them is missing. I wonder if a custom piece of glass could be made and.. no, that would double the price of this thing.
That interior! It’s like one of those awkward two-sided chairs at the airport. “Uh.. hi, yeah, I’ve got some work to do on my laptop here..” The seller has a great write-up describing this car, but then goes on to scale it back a bit and really lays it on the line. I love this part, “it has two radios, so if you are a little bit country and your lady is a little bit rock-n-roll, you will both be smiling!” Ha! Could you even imagine driving this thing with someone else in there? Four-wheel steering? Two engines? This thing is nuts, in a very good way. Would there be any way to license this creation and actually drive it on the street?
Here’s the other side of the interior. You can see some errant gas lines and other odd hoses and things sticking out there. The seller says that “side 1” (no side window) is somewhat drivable, but needs work. “Side 2” is not drivable but the engine runs, sort of and it leaks gas so the gas lines have been plugged. So much for their opening line of it having “8 cylinders of furious power!” Yeah, the next owner may want to make sure that there are no issues with the overly-flammable liquid that’s inches behind them as they’re crammed into this thing.
Both 1.3L inline-four engines look basically the same. So, would this one have 140 hp if each engine has 70 hp? What if each driver took off on a separate direction? How does it actually work, or does it actually work? It looks like it’s had some sort of primer paint job on parts of the engine bay but it actually looks fairly tidy in there, surprisingly. To say that the builder of this car put a LOT of work and probably a LOT of money into it is the understatement of the decade. How would you even start to make something like this? Just cut two cars in half and sort of lay them against each other and start welding? Make some sort of a frame first? Does this car even have a frame? Does the AC “need charged?” So many questions! All I know is that I really like it, too much, in fact. Does anyone else see $2,500 worth of fun and messing around here? I sure think it’s worth that opening bid price.