Occasionally we pluck autos from the listings of eBay Motors simply because they are old and interesting, some for currently being just pretty, some for rarity and some for pure fun. And often we select eBay Finds of the Day, because they’;re hacked apart Toyota Prius’; with Harley Davidson V-twin-power concocted by the identical mind that brought you innumerable Jalopnik articles or blog posts and is partially responsible for the joy that is the 24 Hrs of LeMons. This time it truly is that last a single.
A reasonably subtle tweet from extended-time Jalop contributor and effectively-regarded grease monkey, Murilee Martin, hipped us to this crazy Frankenstein Prius. Developed from the bones of a 2008 Toyota and the heart of a 1986 Harley-Davidson Sportster 883, the motive portmanteau is, effectively… it is a point.
Toyota’;s advanced Hybrid Synergy Drive has been unceremoniously wrenched and snipped out of the engine bay, making room (via an artful hole in the hood) for the towering, bored out V-twin. Or, as the maestro himself puts it:
“2 Cylinder air-cooled engine with rock-and-stick technology that replaces the overly-difficult crap that Toyota invested bazillions of dollars and dozens of years developing and I invested a couple hours with a 10mm wrench and some wire cutters undoing.”
Did we mention it really is not currently running?
Suffice it to say – whether or not you feel this “ToyHog” is an achievement or an abomination – you’;re going to want to treat by yourself to the total eBay listing. We’;ve got a gallery full of hellacious photographs in the meantime, and a video of the beast operating, below.