Capissen 38

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The Capissen 38 was an art car created by Phil Teller of Redmond Washington.
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It began it’s life as a silver car named Glitterati and was made for his daughter’s wedding at Burning Man.

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It became Firefly/Serenity themed, was repainted industrial yellow and was renamed Capissen 38. You can search for “Capissen 38 art car” and see a lot of images of it in it’s glory.

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It passed through a few owners before coming to me. When I received it I hoped to fix it up and use it as a daily driver but the body was too far gone.  The woodwork that was done on the car was rotten, and the safety features such as a parking brake and backup lights were not operating. Water had gotten under most of the art car additions and created lots of rust.

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After adding up the cost to repair the car itself it would cost over $3000 dollars to fix.  Knowing that I could buy another car for less than that I stripped the body of everything art car and had the body towed away, giving someone the chance to use the engine and other parts to build their own car.

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I plan on remaking the Capissen 38 on a new car. Currently I’m looking at using a VW Bug Truck.  It would allow me to create an art car plus the flame thrower would be removable allowing me to still haul things.

 

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