A man from Virginia sells what can only be described as a Frankenstein car: a former PT Cruiser high and converted to four-wheel drive, sitting on giant tires. The "PT Bruiser", as it is called, is on sale on Facebook and is still available at the publication of this article.
Frankly, the PT Cruiser was anything but great when it debuted in 2001, so the only way to go is to climb. In this case, the PT Bruiser sits on 44-inch bogger tires mounted on 18-inch aluminum wheels.
The interior of the Bruiser seems to be largely in stock and the Chrysler even has a sunroof. The transmission is an automatic transmission with a divorced transfer case, which means that at one point the configuration of the front wheel drive has been converted to four-wheel drive. It's supposed to be equipped with a 340-cubic-inch V-8, which is a good thing because the most powerful engine ever seen in a PT Cruiser was a 2.4-liter four-cylinder turbo developing 230 horses, which is not really buggy material.
The Bruiser comes with a hydraulic steering and can be purchased for a great price of just $ 4,800. There is however a problem: you can enjoy the PT Bruiser at your leisure, provided that it does not drive on the road. Not surprisingly, this monster truck is not legal on the street.
The PT Cruiser has a mixed heritage. In 2001, he was named one of the top ten cars and drivers and also won the North American Car of the Year award. In 2013, Top Gear ranked the PT Cruiser Convertible as the worst car of the last 20 years and achieved "marginal" safety scores in several categories during the IIHS 2008 tests. However, none of this prevented the product from becoming sell like crazy, since Chrysler had moved 1.35 million units in ten years.
h / t: Jalopnik