Hooniverse Weekend Edition: Last Call: The Elky Edition

Yeah, it's that fugly in person, too.
“Grandpa, you can have either a 57 Chevy or an El Camino but not both!” Oh! Wait!

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  1. dmilligan Avatar

    Oh, I like that! Nice find. Now, where do I get one?

    1. austinminiman Avatar

      Why must I read everything you say in that voice? Great news everyone!

  2. tonyola Avatar

    So should we call this the "Bel Airmino"?

  3. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

    Mmm. If it was a cut-up '57 rather than a bunch of '57 bits added to a G-body, I'd definitely dig it… but sadly, the roofline kills it for me.

  4. Alff Avatar

    That's the perfect vehicle for transporting one's mobility scooter.

  5. Cretony38 Avatar

    Dad had a '57 Chevy the year before my older brother was born. He always said it had a bed in in the back, Is this what he meant?

  6. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
    Peter Tanshanomi

    I feel a little queasy.

    1. Alff Avatar

      No kidding. If I were any part on that car, I'd want to be a rear hubcap so I'd have something to hide behind.

  7. CptSevere Avatar

    No. Just plain No. Glueing a '57 Chevy front end on a whatever is getting to be as tacky as the fiberglass Rolls Royce replica hoods that the clueless stuck on perfectly innocent Bugs back in the Seventies. You Don't Do This.

    1. topdeadcentre Avatar

      The Faux-Royce hoods on the VW bugs were kind of funny and cute, and probably doubled the luggage capacity under the front hood.
      The '57 Body-panel-a-mino is hideous rather than funny or cute.

      1. CptSevere Avatar

        OK, you've got a point. They were funny and cute, as well as tacky, I'll admit. How about this abortion being as tacky as the fiberglass MG bodies that the even more pathologically clueless inflicted upon, let's say, '65 VW's that today would be classics? Now, that's hideous, too.

  8. Black Steelies Avatar

    It's like a win-win, if you're not entirely sure how to define 'win'.

  9. dukeisduke Avatar

    That thing is a crime against humanity. Time for another Nuremburg trial.

  10. IronBallsMcG Avatar

    Here's where I get flamed.
    (No, I'm not going to say I like this abomination.)
    I do not like the look of the '57 Chevy. This isn't some anti-American cars thing, there's just waaay to much going on there stylistically. In my opinion, the Tri-Fives got worse each year as more crap was tacked on. The ’55 was a relatively clean design that I greatly prefer over the ’56 and even more so over the ’57. I know this is an automotive sacrilege to some, but I think there’s a reason you see shit like this on ‘57’s. Mods like this appeal to people with the same type of preferences.
    I’m not saying that all ’57 fans are tacky, but I am saying that tacky people are more likely to like the ’57.

    1. dculberson Avatar

      I'm right there with you. I find the cleaner lines of a contemporary Cadillac, Lincoln, or the like to be much more compelling.
      Though right now my favorite 1957 model is an Isabella TS Coupe. For reasons delineated in an earlier post.

    2. CptSevere Avatar

      I can't agree with you more. The '57 Chevy is becoming an automotive cliche, and if you look at what they're selling for, this becomes obvious. It takes no imagination or creativity to want or to restore one. Hell, I'm saying this and I LIKE Chevies. The '32 Ford is another one, as far as classics go. The whole Tri Five thing has been overdone, and yeah, I'd rather have my old '56 Caddy back than one of these. The replica rod versions, of course, are such an abomination that I can't revile them enough.

  11. aastrovan Avatar

    That is one strange conglomeration.

  12. dmilligan Avatar

    Sheesh, I didn't even get picked on. Maybe I should say it'd would look better with a Cameo bed?

  13. Jim-Bob Avatar

    I has a sad. The G body El Camino as a cleanly styled car/truck that looks good in it's own right. This just looks wrong as the lines from the two vehicles just don't work together. The Elky needed an engine swap and a tasteful dark colored paint job with a set of T/A GTA wheels, not a cosmetic bastardization.

  14. lilwhap Avatar

    this is so cool who built this it would be a great tow car for a vintage race car