You’ve no doubt seen wooden cars on the internet before, but the thing that concerns me is why. Building stuff out of wood is fine as long as it stays in the confines of the woodworking spectrum. Tables, chairs, crown molding and cabinets are wonderful items that can and should be fashioned out of natures perfect building block, but cars… not so much. What you are seeing here is what happens when you take a woodworker and a car enthusiast and put them together. Car designers think organically, meaning right angles and sharp edges are not members of their design palette. They seek to blend smooth shapes and contours with mechanical elements that in the end create something that is not only pleasing to the eye, but performs.
The gentleman who built this thing should really stick to the aforementioned tables and chairs. First off there is a process in designing an automobile and by the looks of it this guy doesn’t have a clue as to what it is. What we have here is a little pick-up that looks like a cross between an outhouse and the caboose of a train. Based on a 1979 Toyota truck, this little gem sports a 4-cylinder engine that leaks everywhere, a 4-speed transmission, canvas side curtains (stapled to the wood), a red velor interior and hubcaps off a mid-80’s Chrysler. Oh yea, it also has a mammoth size chess piece for a hood ornament.
The eBay ad states that the truck is, “a one of a kind and as unique as anything you find” and quite honestly, it’s not lying. Hell, this little wooden box already has 19 bids on it so maybe there is in fact a market for something like this. Look at it this way, at least it is made of wood because when this new owner finally meets their demise at least there will be enough raw material to fashion up a nice casket.