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10-14-2008, 10:23 AM
Filed under: Aftermarket (http://www.autoblog.com/category/aftermarket/), Auction Action (http://www.autoblog.com/category/auction-action/), Etc. (http://www.autoblog.com/category/etc/), Subaru (http://www.autoblog.com/category/subaru/), Volkswagen (http://www.autoblog.com/category/volkswagen/)
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2008/10/4434_1_opt.jpg (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/volksaru/1095504/)

Click above for gallery of the VolksAru


While sharing our nightmares around the Autoblog virtual water cooler, we've discovered that it's common for interweb auto scribes to wake with a start in the middle of the night, cold sweat trickling down our brows. The common terror? Frankenstein cars. The dreaded dreams are usually brought on by late night eBay surfing, and this vehicle may haunt our slumber tonight. If you've ever thought to yourself "Gosh, I wonder what a Type I Beetle coughing up a Subaru GL would look like," here's your ride. It's got a Subaru dash and door panels, while the seats are VW, so the seam is somewhere up there. It's being sold as a gas-saver, likely because both of the flat-four powertrains - there are two - are relative fuel sippers. We can't discern whether the engines are synchronized to run at the same time, or if it's a one at a time type thing with the other motor and transmission serving as 500 pounds of extra mass to haul around when not in use. Like our nightmares, the seller of this vehicle is definitely dreaming with a $20,000 starting bid. Check out more awkward angles of this monstrosity in our gallery below, but don't blame us when the Boogey Man begins driving it in your dreams. Thanks for the tip, Raoul!

Gallery: VolksAru (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/volksaru/)
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2008/10/470d_1_thumbnail.jpg (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/volksaru/1095505/)http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2008/10/4434_1_thumbnail.jpg (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/volksaru/1095504/)http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2008/10/50e0_1_thumbnail.jpg (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/volksaru/1095503/)http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2008/10/4a52_1_thumbnail.jpg (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/volksaru/1095502/)http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2008/10/3e05_1_thumbnail.jpg (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/volksaru/1095501/)

[Source: eBay Motors (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Volkwagen-Subaru-Working-Invention_W0QQitemZ120314761997QQihZ002QQcategoryZ 6472QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem#ht_619wt _0)]

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