Yes, You Can Buy a Giant Converse All Star Shoe Car
If you’ve got a fancy for cars, there are probably dozens that you’d add to your rainy day car-buying wish list—sleek sports cars, powerful muscle cars, perhaps even a luxury SUV or two. A giant Converse All Star shoe car though? That probably wasn’t one of those choices… that is, perhaps until now. This massive “Chuck Taylor” tennis shoe, built around the bones of a Nissan Altima, was created for the annual Burning Man festival held in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. It attended in 2014, likely saw quite a few eye-opening things, and now it’s someone else’s turn to experience Burning Man in a big shoe. The drivable Converse All Star art car recently popped up on eBay with an unmet opening bid of $18,000. RELATED: Meet the Incredible Star Wars VW Passat Art Car
So what do you get for your hard-earned Benjamins? Well, the ’93 Nissan Altima beneath the shoe packs a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and an automatic transmission with a claimed 147,000 miles to its name. It also totes a salvage title, then again, interested parties probably aren’t too concerned with its residual value, overall condition, or salability.
Moreover, it is quite the eye-catching vehicle, even considering the other wild vehicles that inhabit Burning Man. Inside there’s seating for seven, thanks to a second level of seats housed at the shoe’s heel, beneath its collar. The white collar also lifts up to reveal a lookout area for the upper-deck travelers, as well as a handy storage space for a camping port-a-potty.
Road legal it may not be, but the Converse All Star shoe car does come with its own custom trailer, featuring loading ramps, a freezer, 1750 watt generator, storage shed, two 50-gallon jugs (water and fuel), plus solar panels to keep everything going.
According to the listing, the car is claimed to have a conditional invitation to Burning Man 2016 (August 28th to September 5th), pending timely approval from the Black Rock City DMV (the festival’s vehicle governing body).
Then again, if Converse All Star art cars aren’t up to your Burning Man standards, there is always this giant 55-foot long Scorpion art car, which cost a claimed $225,000 to build. Yikes.
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