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The Weirdest Rides On eBay Motors, 6/24/14

”If you are clinically insane, by which I mean you wake up in the morning, and you think you are an onion, this is your car.”—Jeremy Clarkson.

Nothing but the weirdest rides on eBay Motors this week…

1951 Crosley Super Sport Roadster
The Crosley Super Sport was originally intended to be a sports car for GIs returning home after WWII. It was the brainchild of a man better known for his ownership of the Cincinnati Reds, and featured plenty of ideas that sounded good in theory, such as building the engine out of sheet metal to better control heat spots. It was strange, but it was so light—just over 1,100 pounds—that it was actually a pretty good little sports car in its day. [More pics…]

1980 Suzuki Gladius 
In 2011, there was a movie called The Priest that was a futuristic tale of, well, a priest who rebelled against the church to fight vampires while riding an insane, jet-powered bike. This is that bike. No, the jet engine isn’t real, but this is the actual bike used in the movie, and it’s supposedly a perfectly fine ride. According to the seller, all it needs is a headlight to be street legal. [More pics…]

2001 Mitsubishi Minicab Townbox
There’s a good chance you owned this as a kid...and used to drive it off imaginary cliffs that were the edge of the kitchen counter. The size in this photo is deceiving, but this Minicab Townbox is actually kind of tiny. In many respects, it’s less of a small van and more of a go-kart with a really big storage capacity. Fun fact: it’s actually powered by the same Toro engine you see when an athlete is being carted off with a bad injury. [More pics…]

1923 Hot Rod Hearse 
Nothing says you’re prepared for anything like driving a casket-carrying hot rod, right? This is 400 hp from a Chevy V8-meets-solid oak construction—a phrase we never, ever anticipated writing. All Grandpa Munster jokes aside, this really is an impressive build. [More pics…]

Half the German Army
There’s almost no chance you could ever overrun Eastern Europe with this nine-strong fleet of ex-military vehicles, so perhaps it’s fitting that the Ukrainian army actually does still use some of these. These are some of the most rugged vehicles that you can legally buy (tons of Unimogs!), and they’re all in such good condition, they’ve spent the last few years being used for ad campaigns. Check out the 6x6 Pinzgauer. [More pics…]

1998 Mauck MSV
If you’ve ever wondered what an RV would look like if it wasn’t designed with your grandfather’s styling preferences, this is it. It’s tall enough that over half of all NBA players can walk upright and not hit their head on the roof, and on the outside, it doesn’t have a single hard right angle. The real showpiece though? The front doors swing up and out, almost gull-wing style. On an RV. [More pics…]

1993 Panoz Roadster
There was a time, about 15 years ago, when the Panoz Esperante was a legitimate high-end American Grand Tourer. Before that, there was the Panoz Roadster, which was essentially an American version of a Lotus Seven, with a huge Mustang V8 thrown in for good measure. Is it insane in a good way? Obviously. Only 44 were ever made, and this one belonged to Coach himself, Craig T. Nelson. [More pics…]


Aaron Miller is the Rides editor for Supercompressor. He's pretty sure he had at least three of these as part of this Hot Wheels collection as a kid. Follow him to a toy-filled childhood on Twitter.