1957 Chevy is a Chop Not a 'Shop

Do you remember those photoshopped pictures of Porsches and Lambos and whatnot that were all squished and cartoonish looking? Of course you do, and who wouldn’t want a REAL ’57 Chevy two door wagon one of those?
Offered up on Independence Missouri – the Show Me State – Craigslist, this bizarre contraption looks professionally done, but then again, so did Transformers 2. The now size 2 shoebox lacks much in description in the ad other than the revelation that it was bought by the seller’s husband off of eBay, and then never touched. Geez, I have R/C airplanes that could fit in that category too, but I don’t tell my wife that!
The car is said to roll with a three-speed stick, but no mention is made as to whether it has a six, an eight, or a gaggle of leprechauns  on treadmills under the hood. It appears to have been made from a four-door wagon, thankfully rather than the uber-cool slant-pillared Nomad, and its lack of a splay of side trim suggests a low-end, perhaps commercial model as well.
Cragar mags and some wicked brown velour upholstery round out the visuals on this odd little one-off. If you find it strangely appealing, you’ll need to give Mrs. eBayer eight large for the opportunity to park it in your driveway. Maybe then your significant other will post it back on eBay?

Independence Craigslist.

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12 responses to “1957 Chevy is a Chop Not a 'Shop”

  1. Alff Avatar

    Okay, maybe a Little 'Mad.

  2. engineerd Avatar

    Go, go, go, go
    Go, go, go Shorty
    You're on Ebay
    We gon' party like yo' bid won
    We gon' Paypal like it's yo' payday
    And you know we don't give a f*ck
    There's not much detail!

  3. Stumack Avatar

    I recall plenty of pics of similar cars in the "hot rod" type magazines in the '70s – it seems to have been a period trend.

  4. CptSevere Avatar

    This makes me feel like someone kicked my favorite puppy.

  5. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

    Potentially big V-8 with a very short wheelbase. What could possibly go wrong?

  6. muthalovin Avatar

    2 door wagon? Yes please. I am very curious about the motor, though. It probably just runs off of hopes and dreams and gerbil farts.

  7. tonyola Avatar

    $8,000 is too much, the color is weird, no info on the engine, and I'm not too sure about the interior. However, I'm not against the concept behind this.

  8. longrooffan Avatar

    For that Hoon who wants to start from a raw canvas, I spotted this one just outside Carrollton, Arkansas a couple years ago.

  9. Balestra Avatar

    It's weird, but you're rolling in a cartoon car if you buy it, which is kinda cool. I never grew up, you know?

  10. dmilligan Avatar

    C'mon you guys, what are you complaining about? It's a SHOOTING BRAKE! One for small estates I'll grant you, but it's still a shooting brake. How can that be bad? Unless it doesn't have a V-8, then it's crap.

  11. ZomBee Racer Avatar

    Back in the day (70's) these kinds of things were pretty popular long with shortened VW buses and Bug-trikes (Corvette summer and Ratt Fink were all the rage). These were just used cars at the time and you would see all kinds of customizations out of dead cars. As a kid I loved them! As an adult it makes me feel like a little kid again, and I still think it's pretty neat. Nice to see one still/back on the road.

  12. larry hormbe sr Avatar
    larry hormbe sr

    6184312147 was mine 6 years ago like to get back ill sacrafise my 31 ford rat rod $13,000 even up !