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Neat CL Ad I ran across. Think I got most of the pics... though here is the link. This needs to be a best of CL.

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/cto/5156342182.html
SURREALMOBILE ART VAN STEAMPUNK LOCAL ARTIST SCULPTURE - $3000 (humboldt park)
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1990 Dodge Ram350

condition: good
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 132000
paint color: custom
size: full-size
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: van


SURREALMOBILE-ART VAN STEAMPUNK OUTSIDER ART SCULPTURE VEHICLE

This is a one of a kind Art Car made by me: Sir Robert Buchholz : local artist,sculptor / musician / spiritual eccentric / friend to the homeless and man about town.
This van came to me in 2003 from my friend Sir Steve Philips (Guitar player from my band-The Sir Knights)
Steve and I did much art together and he started the painting on the van and sold it to me. I was inspired to do a rolling sculpture of found objects and ready-made items after visiting Tyree Guyton in Detroit in the early 80's.He created the Heidelberg Project and is a world famous artist. I have been making found object assemblages since the early 80's and have done many art shows in the Chicago land area. The Dada and Surrealist movement is a main flux for my work. I owe tribute to Salvador Dali , Max Ernst , Marcel DuChamp , Man Ray , Andy Warhol and countless others as showcased on the Surrealmobile. After several years of work and hundreds of hours of work my machine was complete. I was invited to attend Art Car shows in Louisville,Kentucky and Eureka Springs, Arkansas in 2006-2008. In 2009 there was an art car show in Berwyn ,Illinois and the Surrealmobile was photographed by the famous car spindle and was hosted by local horror show host Son Of Svengoolie ! I hope that my creation will have a new place of honor for the next owner.

Clear title / Starts / Stops / Steers
The vehicle is located in Illinois and up until a few weeks ago had not been started or ran for a few years. I put a battery in the car this past week and cranked it over and the motor started. The vehicle moves and drives but it is sold as not being road worthy until everything can be checked out on it, especially the brake system. Currently the brakes seem like they are working but after being stored for a long time, the mechanics of the vehicle will need some attention to be sure that everything is safe and reliable. Obviously the intrinsic value of the vehicle is in the car art and the fact that wherever it is parked, just about everybody will stop in their tracks to take a look.

Call or email with any questions-you are more than welcome to come by and have a look.

I may just have to park it on the steps of MCA and hope that they can give my orphan a new home !

$3000 OBO



  • do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers
post id: 5156342182

posted: 5 days ago

updated: 2 days ago




EDIT: Ha I just caught this part in the ad... They mention Svengoolie awesome.
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In 2009 there was an art car show in Berwyn ,Illinois and the Surrealmobile was photographed by the famous car spindle and was hosted by local horror show host Son Of Svengoolie !
 
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ROFL that is a shit mobile ahaha

I had a ONE DATE with a guy years ago and he picked me up in his weird ass van. He was a head priest in a coven (I'm wiccan but will not commit to a coven).

His van was amazing. Filthy nasty yuckers - Opened the door and crap fell out.
(old coffee cups and banana peels). Sat in the seat and looked to my left and there was something the size of a van hubcap (yeah that was what it was) sitting there with at least 3 to 5 quarts of cig butts in it. On the dash and all around were plastic rats glued to EVERYWHERE. Rats glued to the dashboard, to the inside doors ... Still have yet to decide on the significance of that stuff. Across the glass was a line of knots (the nine knot spell btw - it's a good thing) with other weird stuff hanging off it. I had a glued on smile on my face and talked nicely and got left off at a place where he did not know was my home and then I went home. Weird ass van and person!! Outside van was non descript - inside - a fucking trip.

Oh those dating times hehe.

LOL I meet more freaking interesting people hehe
 
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ROFL that is a shit mobile ahaha

I had a ONE DATE with a guy years ago and he picked me up in his weird ass van. He was a head priest in a coven (I'm wiccan but will not commit to a coven).

His van was amazing. Filthy nasty yuckers - Opened the door and crap fell out.
(old coffee cups and banana peels). Sat in the seat and looked to my left and there was something the size of a van hubcap (yeah that was what it was) sitting there with at least 3 to 5 quarts of cig butts in it. On the dash and all around were plastic rats glued to EVERYWHERE. Rats glued to the dashboard, to the inside doors ... Still have yet to decide on the significance of that stuff. Across the glass was a line of knots (the nine knot spell btw - it's a good thing) with other weird stuff hanging off it. I had a glued on smile on my face and talked nicely and got left off at a place where he did not know was my home and then I went home. Weird ass van and person!! Outside van was non descript - inside - a fucking trip.

Oh those dating times hehe.

LOL I meet more freaking interesting people hehe
Glad you made it out alive. There is defently some different people in this world makes for an interesting place.
 

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