For Your Modern Stone-Age Family!

For those of you that have never seen The Flintstones, you’ll have to bear with me for a moment. However, for those of us that are children of the 1960’s, 167 episodes of a primetime cartoon series that ran from 1960 to 1966 (and forever in reruns) in the USA has permanently etched Fred, Barney, their families and their foot-powered, rock-wheeled cars into our brains. This decent, Honda-powered street legal representation of Fred’s car is being offered here on craigslist for $9,999. It’s located in Vancouver, Washington, despite being licensed in Oregon. Thanks to Kevin F. for this amazing find!

As you can see from this Time magazine article, Fred’s car was named one of the top 10 fictional vehicles of all time. You can see it in action in this montage of the opening and closing credits to the show. This car, however, isn’t foot-powered; it has a Honda Civic engine hidden in the front “roller”. You can see the roller “hood” partially open to the left of this picture.

Of course, a Flintstone car had to have saber-tooth tiger skin seat upholstery! Close ups of some of the frame structure looks like the “logs” are actually plastic-covered metal, so it might be stronger than it appears at first glance.

The collection of tools in the groove above are a little worrying, but the seller does state that it’s been driven 50 miles since completion. Hmmm, I think I’d want it debugged a little more than that. At least the tires have good tread on them. We’re not given any other details as to the mechanical makeup of the car, but I suspect more Honda parts were used. The frame may be a home built, though, as it looks like there’s some angle iron involved, possibly mated to parts of the 1997 Civic engine.

Although we’re told the power plant is a single overhead cam, non VTEC version of the Civic engine, we’re also told that it’s been rebuilt with “12:1 P28 pistons.” Does that make you say “Yabba dabba doo?” (Fred Flintstone’s catch phrase) If so, let us know!

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Comments

  1. KevinW

    It’s not mentioned if it has two on the ground braking, or an upgrade to a more modern system.

  2. grant

    This is not far from me. He’s got it advertised a few different places. Neat parade car but do you want to drive this thing on the freeway? And if you didn’t believe me when I said Oregon would license anything for the street, well here you go!

  3. Rodney

    The rumor is that “Pebbles” was conceived in this vehicle. I believe it is in one of the legendary “lost” episodes of the series….

  4. Dave Wright

    Reminds me of this one that was built by a buddy of mine and painted by the partner in my body shop…….

  5. Miguel

    SBC drop in?

  6. Steve

    I LOVE it, Id drive this to car shows all the time

  7. LAB3

    Looks like a lot of fun!

  8. Don H

    Got to be the oldest car ever on barn finds

  9. Rob'sGT

    Yabba dabba don’t!

  10. Howard A Member

    Flintstones were huge in the 60’s. They were on Friday nights after the news. Kind of a pre Simpsons. Not really a children’s show, but one of the 1st cartoon families with satire. Unfortunately, many children DID watch the show, and cigarette smoking was at it’s peak. How many children became smokers is unclear, but ads like this didn’t help. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Tg1kEBUO9A
    The vehicle? I’m trying, but there’s no way I couldn’t spend 10g’s on this. Pretty clever, if it works, that is.

    • Woodie Man

      Send Betty Rubble over here…she’s tired of Barney!

  11. Sgt Nick

    It can’t be safe, everytime it goes to the drive-in, it tips over on it’s side when dinner comes.

    • Barzini

      These type of cars bring out the best from Barn Find readers who leave comments. I like this one the best. Nicely done!

  12. Cris Carver

    Wouldn’t this be a…”Cave Find”?!? Thank you, Thank you & please tip your waitress on the way out!

  13. C Carl

    What kind of brakes?

  14. newfieldscarnut

    willlmaaaaa !!!

  15. John B

    I think Rosie O’Donnell played Betty Rubble in the movie…I feel queasy just thinking about it!

    • George

      really talk about a mis-cast!

  16. Jim Thomason

    I had one of those, it was called a Datsun 510!!!!!

  17. ImpalaGuy

    I’d rock it! (Thank you. Thank you very much. I’ll be here all week.)

  18. Doug Towsley

    Well its cool and interesting, dont think its $10k fun, but it sure looks fun. I think would be a blast to take to Billetproof show coming up in a few weeks in Washington. Ill be there and selling some vintage motorcycle stuff and choppers.
    Being this is a pre 64 car show (And any year vintage motorcycles) this car would be a shoo-in

    See: http://billetproof.com/index.php/chehalis-wa-june-24-2017/

    Billetproof is back in the Northwest for another great year! The best traditional hot rods and customs will gather at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds for a day of cars, bands, swap meet and fun! We will be limiting attendance to 750 vehicles, so register early. One day only, dont miss it.
    Billetproof NorthWest 2017
    Southwest Washington Fairgrounds
    2555 N National Ave
    Chehalis, WA 98532
    Spectator entrance opens at 9am (Spectators $10 Free for kids under 13 and police & fire with proper ID )
    Sat. Night Cruise night in Downtown Centralia
    Pinstripe panel jam
    Live bands playing all day
    Swap Meet, all the rusty parts you can eat
    Our famous trophies awarded in many categories!
    Model Car Show and Swap Meet
    Registration is $30 if RECEIVED by June 1, 2017.after that and at the gate, it’s $35
    Only those that are pre-registered are assured to get one of our famous goodie bags.
    Plus more stuff to be announced…
    PLEASE remember that this is an event for those of us who build our own pre-1964 traditional style rods and customs on a limited budget. NO billet-clad, digital gauge, pastel graphic, named after a fifties song trailer queens!

  19. Moparman Member

    I’m giving away my age here, but I remember when the closing montage of the first episodes showed ALL of the lights coming on in Bedrock, as Fred banged on the door yelling Will-mmaaa!! LOL! :-)

  20. rando

    I always thought that The Jetsons had the best theme song. I have a Jestons HotWheel on my desk, but no Flinstone car…

    I think the cigarette ads are funny now…

    Loved the Flintstones.

  21. Nova Scotian

    I can’t believe you have to explain the Flintstones or any of their shenanigans to any one on this site…the car speaks for itself.

  22. C Carl

    Flintstone brakes

  23. Robert Hadley

    I don’t see the hole in the from Fred’s dog,,,,,

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