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It’s a Truck, It’s a Boat, It’s a Business Opportunity: The 1951 Chevy Truck Boat

Posted in Bizarre, car modifications, Chevrolet, Recreational Vehicles by Kurt Ernst | January 28th, 2010 | 2 Responses |

51 Chevy Truck Boat

For sale on eBay, for a reasonable “Buy It Now” price of $30,000, is this extensively modified 1951 Chevrolet pickup. Equipped with pontoon outriggers and a driveshaft-driven propeller, the truck is a replica of one used by escaping Cuban refugees in 2003. Not authentic enough for you? It’s built by the same guy who built the original.

51 Chevy Truck Boat front
Front view. How’d you like to see THAT looming behind you in traffic?

51 Chevy Truck Boat side
Side view, showing the included all-weather canopy. Authentically distressed pontoons add a nice element of realism.

51 Chevy Truck Boat rear
The business end. Note the massive propeller, which probably makes the truck good for a steady 5 to 10 knots in the water.

You’re all but guaranteed to have the only one of these in your neighborhood, and the possible uses are endless. Start your own ferry service! Deliver beer to thirsty boaters! Start a charter fishing business! Terrorize snobbish yacht club types!

Here’s the best part: if the U.S. economy continues to get worse, you can always use it to sneak INTO Cuba. They’re only 90 miles south of Key West, and I’ll bet the truck is an easy sale in downtown Havana.

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2 Responses

  1. inthebuff says:

    That’s hilarious. i want one so!

  2. Jack says:

    I think I will buy this for bass fishing and party-barging!