Looking for a cheap set of wheels with an interesting twist? Look no further than the Zelda Mobile. The car is a 1978 Ford Fairmont with the Zelda logo and a map of the first game imprinted on it. Surely for fanboys only.

Recently listed on cragslist is a 1978 Ford Fairmont, paint with the map from the original Zelda. You may have seen this bad boy before as it has appearing in tons of online places like Digg and various news sites as well as in print with August 2005 issue of Nintendo Power.

The car is in good general condition, engine runs well and has low mileage (110k miles). I am selling her because we bought a new Prius and just haven’t needed her since then. I bought her from a friend of the family in 2001 who bought her new in 1978. When I bought her I re-ran the brake cables that had rusted through from a decade of not being driven and did general tune-ups, though the engine ran smoothly from the first try.
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  • 0
    RabidChinaGirl Mar 8, 09
    Am I the only one slightly creeped out by how this guy keeps referring to his car with feminine pronouns?
    • 1
      chautemoc Mar 8, 09
      You are not. I think it's considered manly to want to have sex with your car or something.
      • 1
        Fatal Error Mar 8, 09
        It's commonplace to refer to a car with feminine pronouns.
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          chautemoc Mar 8, 09
          Doesnt mean you dont want to have sex with it.
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          Fatal Error Mar 9, 09
          It doesn't mean you do want to have sex with it either. GG
    • 1
      Euphoric Mar 8, 09
      Ships, planes cars etc are all referred to as females. That's always been the case. Probably something to do with them being mostly a male interest; and it could be a remnant of the past when females were classified more as possessions like cars etc.
      • 0
        RabidChinaGirl Mar 8, 09
        I'm aware. I just don't run into many people who actually do that. ;P
        • 1
          Euphoric Mar 9, 09
          Really? I always here people refer to cars as "she". Like "How's she running?" or "Yeah she crashed right into that river over there"
        • 1
          kik36 Mar 9, 09
          I refer to my barbecue smoker as a female. And yes, I am refraining from doing a bad meat joke. ^^
        • 1
          kspiess Mar 9, 09
          I always refer to my car as a chick. I don't ride guys!
    • 1
      HisServant77 Mar 9, 09
      Don't tell me you've never heard that before... Right? Wow RCG, just about anywhere you go, you hear guys calling their machines and all that "girls" as in their baby and so forth. They give them feminine pronouns all the time.

      I don't think I've heard of many girls doing it, though I know of a few. I don't like doing that, but one of my girlfriends long ago forced me to name my car and call it a she.

      I think it has a lot to do with the idea of having to take care of something. At least that's what I'd like to think, and not think of the other reasons it could be (one such as ownership of that thing---eh, you never heard that from me, let's speak of it no more!).
      • 0
        kevcothirtythree Mar 9, 09
        I feel all embarressed now; my first car was called "Rupert". Not exactly feminine...
        • 1
          HisServant77 Mar 9, 09
          Haha

          I don't mean to laugh AT you, it's just funny to hear someone name anything Rupert A name you don't hear too often.

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    Jaw Knee Mar 9, 09
    Yeah, and you totally won't get shot driving this down the street.
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    Shadow of Death Mar 9, 09
    Meh, I've already seen this article (On Kotaku though).

    I don't care for the design much TBH. I'm more into the more fantasy/sci-fi designs.

    More accurately, well designed paint/decal jobs that cover a significant portion of the car.
  • 1
    Sayyed Mar 9, 09
    Lol, couldn't he have bothered to give it a car wash first?
    • 0
      Euphoric Mar 9, 09
      Probably filthy stains. Don't ask what from.
  • 1
    Blaze Mar 9, 09
    Definetly a car I'd want to restore.
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    BANDITO ATTACK Mar 9, 09
    did it have to be a ford
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    Ameer Mar 9, 09
    Makes for a pretty ugly car.
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    GTA_Fanatic Mar 9, 09
    I can picture the Comic Book Guy from The Simpsons driving this jalopy.
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    XboxOZ360 Mar 9, 09
    As mentioned, planes, cars, and almost all mechanical things are referred to as female, whereas cyclones are male, oddly enough.

    Having built, painted and driven many a car, bike and the like, I've come to understand that the use of the female namesake is tied in with 'affection' for it, that they are usually a "labor of love" when building or working on them (not having sex with them btw)

    Additionally there is the huge aspect of them being terribly temperamental and 'costing LOTS of money to maintain as well as being somewhat "unpredictable" - no offense to any female gamers here - okay.

    It's more a badge of affection than anything else.
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      Euphoric Mar 10, 09
      quote XboxOZ360
      whereas cyclones are male, oddly enough.
      Cyclones may be all male, but hurricanes are all female so it balances out.


      Edit:: Actually that's bullshit. I'm pretty sure it alternates between years for both. One year all are male and the next they are all females.
      • 0
        XboxOZ360 Mar 10, 09
        Yes, probably right there . . . might say they are bisexual in fact, they can't make their mind up one way or the other hehehe.
      • 0
        Ameer Mar 10, 09
        Hurricanes are just tropical cyclones.
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          Euphoric Mar 10, 09
          No. Hurricanes and Cyclones are the same thing, tropical storms. Cyclones are what they are called in the southern hemisphere. Whereas in the northern hemisphere they are called hurricanes.
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    kik36 Mar 10, 09
    I always thought it was in reference to the vehicle's curves. Us men enjoy women's curves and enjoy the same type of geometry on our vehicles as well. LOL
    • 0
      Euphoric Mar 10, 09
      An Enzo Ferrari has curves?

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