It’s Wednesday, so that means it’s time for another edition of Daily Turismo’s more ingenious than a Pringles-can air intake game also known as Mid Week Match-Up! Last week, you party animals came up with some real freak shows that would likely be denied valet service at any pig-whistling evening entertainment establishment in the country. For today’s challenge, we’re dusting the cobwebs off of our
circa-1980s Blaupunkt head unit victrolas: Find a vehicle that has inspired or been inspired by a song. Our pick is an oddball until you hear Chris da Ripper’s defining rhyming couplet: “Interior crocodile alligator/ I drive a Chevrolet movie theater.”
“Ya’ll still ridin 20s? Ya’ll some oompa loompas.” This isn’t your typical “little deuce coupe with a flat-head mill” (and it isn’t something your Sunday school teacher would approve of either), but I refuse to believe this song wasn’t played on repeat (or at least the 10-hour version) during the build of this 2004 Chevrolet Impala, offered for $10,000 in Houston via craigslist. Nearly every square inch of the interior, including the steering wheel and trunk, is covered in enough gator hide to make PETA weep – and we’re not talking crocodile tears. Click the video below and start at 1:41.
Between the leather are no fewer than seven LCD screens, including four in the backseat alone; two 15-inch screens are embedded in the headrests, one is in the center console, and another faces the front of the car so you can watch it from the rear view mirror. Dang, it feels good to be a gangster.
The trunk space is occupied by a 32-inch TV flanked by glowing Impala badges. The trunk lid is supported by custom struts and displays “Flossin’ on y’all,” which isn’t the Hippocratic Oath of dentistry, but instead an overt display of ostentation, according to Urban Dictionary. Such ostentation permits Lamborghini-style doors (all four of ’em) but no pictures of the engine bay. It’s probably covered in crocodile leather and LCD screens too, for your mechanic’s enjoyment.
What would you pick? Comment below.
PhiLOL actually likes the tuna here, but abhors structural rust. Save the manuals.