Buick V8 Doorstop: 1977 Wedge Custom
When I first glanced at the inside of this next car I thought it had only one seat. Which makes sense because nobody is gonna get into this car with you. Nobody. Not even your crazy semi-homeless friend with a deathwish and all those home made political signs on his car. However, what I didn’t see was that there was another seat on the opposite side of the engine cover…oh…this thing has a mid mounted Buick 215 V8 that is connected to a transaxle and to some tires out back. Is this some kinda Fiero prototype? Anyway, price is good, it runs and drives…what could go wrong? Find this 1977 Wedge Custom offered for $2500 in Sierra Vista, AZ via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
From the seller:
1977 home made
cylinders: 8 cylinders
paint color: silver
title status: clean
This is the Wedge. It’s a custom home built car, made on parts of a 1963 Pontiac LeMans chassis. It has a short wheelbase, mid engine, rear transaxle. It was built in the 1970s in Detroit, by a GM employee. The engine is a 1963 Buick all aluminum 215 V8. The structure is all steel, with aluminum skin panels, and a removable top. The car is 140 inches long, 76 inches wide, and 54 inches tall.
I have had the car two months. I replaced the radiator and fan, and fixed the carburetor. It runs and drives OK, although the engine and transmission leak oil. I just took it on a 5000 mile road trip, and made it home. Needs new rear tires, as well as several leaks fixed.
This is a very unique car, and attracts a lot of attention. It would be great for promoting a business, or as a conversation starter. It would even be a good commuter car, if you’re handy at keeping an old car running. It gets about 17 mpg, and will do 75 mph on the highway.
Car is located in Sierra Vista, AZ, which is about 80 miles southeast of Tucson. Price is $2500. Sold AS-IS. Please call if you want to buy it, I won’t reply to text messages (too much spam).
See a better way to drive a wedge into your momma’s heart? firstname.lastname@example.org
The seller has had this car up to 75 mph and he has taken it on a 5000 mile road trip? I don’t know how he would even fit in this car, his balls must be so large!!!
How can he even close the car door when his massive, lustrous man beard consumes more volume than the wide open plains of the American West?!?
This guy is trying to sell his own personal Homermobile.
1. Imagine the pepboys counter person when you tell them you drive a 1977 homemade.
2. 17 mpg commuter? OK.
My thinking is that it could easily be converted into a wannabe Snowspeeder …and you could pretend to be Wedge inside a Wedge.
Fascinating, but I really want to know about drivability. Seriously, the handling has to be insane, whether good or bad.
With an aluminum body and the engine in the middle, this could be a potential track monster… or a quick trip to the morgue.
At least you’d have an interesting story about how you died.
Previously owned by George Jetson…..
I know this guy! The 5000 mile road trip he referenced was the Lemons Rally, on Route 66. Check @LemonsRally and #LemonsWedge on Instagram for lots of photos and stories of this thing.
The seller has run a ’59 Edsel, a Corvair, and a Hudson on previous rallies. Cool dude and brave too.
It takes alot of guts to create a car like this, so great respect for the gent who made it happen.