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Redusernab Weekend Edition – A Wood Car that is for Sale within the Ukraine

Jim Brennan July 14, 2012 For Sale, Weekend Edition 34 Comments

We received this tip from Tony (Thanks Man!) about a car constructed from wood that’s for sale in the Ukraine, and currently listed on eBay. So, what do you think of it?

, and you will know the meaning of short and sweet. There is absolutely nothing in the ad… Nothing about the car it was derived from, nothing about what powers this beast, what it is constructed from, who the artist is, nothing!

Oh, but there is an asking price of $100,000! Are you friggin’ kidding me? 100 grand for this? First of all, it’s in the Ukraine, so even if you wanted it, try and retrieve it. Why not chime in and let me know what you think of this rolling piece of timber.

  • dave

    I wooden buy it

    • B72

      What kind of sap wood?

  • I'm stumped as to whether I wood

  • Van_Sarockin

    Perfect for those days when I can't decide whether to drive the coupe or the convertible.

    • C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER!

      • skitter

        Not to mention the very heavy all-composite body.

  • This is the worst of the worst catastrophes in the world. Oh, the mahogany!

  • aastrovan

    Knot the best woody I have seen.Seems to have a split personality.

  • It'd be petrifying to rock it too hard.

    • B72

      Good luck finding new rings.

  • skitter

    There are better ways to do dual-zone climate control.

    • Opinion is divided on that.

  • Jeff.m

    I get where this car is coming from merging the old and the now in pure oak fashion. But coming from a car enthusiast point of view the wind noise is probably a given . It must weight a few tons and with its baby 2.0 letter motor it's probably slow . In turn that's a good thing because they probably used the stock breaks that were on the frame to stop this elephant. They should of made each half into an entire car, thisway they might have got more then 2 people interested in the 100000.00 price tag.

  • Joe Dunlap

    To quote Jeff Goldblums line from Jurassic Park, "Just because you can, doesnt mean you should."

  • smalleyxb122

    I wish that there weren't so many examples of high quality work of a questionable vision. I think that the idea here is, at least, quirky and fun, but the end result has dubious utility as a vehicle. Where its value lies is as a static sculpture, and for that, the price is still waaaaay too high. At $100k, you're courting high end art collectors, and they don't really "get" quirky and fun.

    • OA5599

      I agree it's high quality work and that it's quirky. While I personally wouldn't/couldn't pay 100 G's for this, that's not to say someone else (perhaps a museum patron) wouldn't pay it, and the guy who made it only needs to sell it once.

      I know someone who makes $1400-$3000 handcrafted salad bowls (that are probably never actually used for food) and someone else whose wooden furniture runs high into five figures and occasionally even higher.

      The big "no sale" factor will stem from the fact that there's no information in the auction, by a foreign seller with no back,

  • Somewhere in Ukraine there's a giant anus with a bunch of splinters in it.

  • buzzboy7

    Stickshift
    Rear wheel drive
    What's not to love!

  • Tom Lee

    Why do I come to Redusernab every day, sometimes twice daily????
    It's to sit back and take a few minutes to read all the comments………..
    You guys are great, keep those hilarious comments coming……
    I know when I am working overtime, and all hell is breaking loose, I can get a laugh here.

    Thanks to Longrooffan for getting me interested in this site.
    But a wood car would be so fun…… nah
    tom

  • The Professor

    As a woodworker, I can look at that thing and appreciate the apparent skill (the photos are pretty lo-res) of the guy who built it. From a design standpoint, all I can say is WTF? A half-and-half wooden car? What, as a sculpture? Bleah, it doesn't do a thing for me. As something to be driven? You have to be kidding me.
    It appears to be a very expensive pile of firewood, in the end.

  • Kill it with fire

    • dukeisduke

      Kill it with termites, or carpenter ants.

      • skitter

        OMFG! CARPENTER BEE IN THE CAR!
        *swat*swat*swerve*splinter*

    • B72

      Just park it outside for a while. That will kill it with rot.

  • Devin

    I hang out with artists too much, I can see it as an art project rather than a car. Something about a conflict between new and old, which he executed by smashing together retro and modern, as well as using old world woodworking to make something normally mass produced. I'm pretty sure he's trying to be clever. This is the automotive equivalent of a sculpture of a giant cow watching TV I saw once.

    Artists are weird.

  • dukeisduke

    It ain't exactly the Cumberford Martinique:

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  • $kaycog

    I find it weirdly beautiful……….very weirdly.

  • I can't really put it into words, so I'll give you a photo essay that I hope gets the point across.

    I call this one, "Innovative, if a bit precocious" (I have an lifelong hatred of Led Zep, BTW)

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    I call this one, "There's two sides to the coin" (With apologies to The Fly)

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    I call this one, "Some people should be awarded retroactive patents"

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    I call this one, "Remove the heart and burn the corpse" (I've owned a Laverda triple for 24 years, I've thought about a side hack, it's true)

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    This Ukranian mash up has some of the above. Not innovative, or precocious, but owes a hat tip to that spirit of experimentation. As ugly as Harry The Dog, and as labor intensive, but not intentionally ugly (quite the opposite). Yet like Junior Brown's version of Page's foolishness, there's someone who has a genuine need for this sort of thing. Just one someone. I mean, would you buy a double neck if it wasn't one of Page's or Brown's? Ultimately it's just an example of what someone can build if left to their own devices and vision. Like masturbation. You wanna buy what's left over from that?

  • When he finished it, I wonder if he stood back for a look and said, "Nailed it!"

  • So, you sprouted a woody. And you want to share it with the world. How nice for you.

    • Van_Sarockin

      More like a woody that might sprout if left out in the rain.

  • This is your coachbuilder on drugs. Any questions?

  • Roland Tucker

    That is an odd yet awesome looking ride. You wouldn't want to have woodie wood pecker get into your passenger's seat for sure. On the serious note, I think project like this actually encourages as it gives a whole new purpose to it right.

  • I think individuals are less likely to purchase this one-in-a-million car because they have no idea whether or not this car can even be driven out of the showroom at all. It certainly looks like an exhibit at a timber museum and might break and fall into pieces as soon as you turn on the engine. Any country that has an appropriate museum for it should consider purchasing it to attract visitors. As for individuals, spend that 100 grand on a Lambo instead.

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