The driver's side seat has been ripped out (but not the passenger seat.) Engine has been extracted, presumably relocated to somewhere on the lawn. Some sort of small wooden box has been erected over the passenger back wheel hump, but not the driver's side back wheel hump. Neighbor is standing hunched over in the cab, where the driver's seat used to be, fumbling at the steering wheel.
All of my guesses, so far, have been negated--if they're trying to make a functional car, why is the engine gone? If they're breaking it down piece by piece for eventual destruction, why build the wooden box over the wheel well?