Remember Berwyn’s ‘Spindle’? Two Of Its Punctured Cars Are Up For Auction

(CBS) — Two cars from Berwyn that had a bit role in Hollywood are on the auction block.

But you won’t be able to drive them away, as WBBM’s Bob Roberts explains.

They’ve got 26-inch holes in their roofs and floors, but they’re not refugees from “The Flintstones.”

spindle 3 Remember Berwyns Spindle? Two Of Its Punctured Cars Are Up For Auction

The former “Spindle” cars have 26-inch holes in their roofs and floors. (eBay)

The Berwyn Arts Council is seeking a buyer on eBay for the VW Beetle and the BMW that sat atop Berwin’s “Spindle” sculpture. It was well-known locally – or infamous – long before the eight-cars-impaled-by-a-spike sculpture was featured in the hit movie “Wayne’s World” in 1992.

The car-kabob remnants are being auctioned off – together, not separately – for a minimum of $5,000. No seats, no engines, and no spindle, although the council can put you in touch with its owner.

spindle 2 Remember Berwyns Spindle? Two Of Its Punctured Cars Are Up For Auction

A 1967 VW Beetle and 1976 BMW are relics from the Berwyn “Spindle” sculpture. (eBay)

The deadline is Thursday.

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