Today such dimensions seem absurd — unless you're a group of young engineers dreaming of turning one into a world-record setting hot-tub time machine.
That car survived long enough, and won enough acclaim around Canadian auto circles, to merit an invite from the Southern California Timing Association to run at Bonneville Salt Flats — something the duo and friends never could accomplish.
Yes, the engine warms the water. Yes, they can fit a rollcage in there. Yes, there are hand controls because you can't work pedals underwater.
It's not a project that will change the world, but the Carpool DeVille demonstrates that in the right hands, those old land yachts can still make you want to come sail away.