We’ve featured our share of van to truck conversions, but haven’t previously encountered one based on the creatively named 1980s “Toyota Van.” This seems like a winning combination of weirdness and reliability.
Not too long ago, we featured a hot rod made by partially dismantling a 1986 Corvette. Today’s feature is similar, but started with a 1994 Dodge Viper and ended with custom fiberglass bodywork.
We’re big fans of the Corvair – especially the less common body types, which means we usually love the Greenbrier van. This one has some unfortunate modifications, but might be salvageable at the right price.
For its annual Easter parade of awesomeness (the Easter Safari), Jeep created a Renegade-based Comanche pickup, which was revealed in 2016. Today’s feature is a replica, which appears to be well done.
I went to Newport Beach for a Duffy Boat ride and was rewarded with a few odd sightings – all in one parking lot.
This gem speaks mostly for itself, but we first noticed the Pep Boys hood scoops and the body side molding used on the hood, as well as the horrid decal work on the side.
Under the front bumper is a strange assortment of LED lights.
The rear features very thick molding applied in odd locations. Its a bit sad to see the car that introduced the DOHC Ford modular V8 (later used in the SVT Cobra) to the world treated like this. That being said, we’re not sure whether it’s better or worse than the geriatric, puffy top treatments these usually get.
Lumina APV – need we say more?
Finally, in the same lot was a genuine 280ZX 10th Anniversary Black Gold edition!
The paint has oxidation, but the car is overall in pretty amazing shape and appears to be mostly original.
MSA/Grant steering wheel is a common mod and we also noted a MSA 6×9 speaker panel in the back. Great news in this pic is the manual shifter.
For sale is one step along the continuing path to the flying car. This one is alleged to have flown, but some are quick to point out that it was tethered to a crane at the time. You’ll have to make your own decision on whether this is worth $1 million or more…
This might just be the most 70s Vette ever – at least among those NOT used in Corvette Summer with Mark Hamill.
We say yes, if it’s a Mirage Turbo from almost thirty years ago (hey, look, a dedicated site!). With this new one, however, we’re not so sure. That being said, we at Oddimotive are drawn to this product’s unique position as a true sub-subcompact – essentially the most basic thing one can buy.
The car in question was a prize on, you guessed it, The Price Is Right! The seller apparently has no desire for a new car (at least one with a CVT) and is selling it with a little bit of TV hype. Still, the price isn’t crazy vs. MSRP, though we wonder about transaction price.
The Astro and Safari Twins represented GM’s initial entry into the minivan segment, but featured body-on-frame construction and a rear-wheel drive configuration, vs. the unibody, front-wheel drive minivans that would eventually dominate the market. While this breed may not have lived on, these did offer truck-like payload and towing capacity and thus were popular with contractors. With that capability, why not make one into a pickup? Well, someone did…
Is a VW Thing too practical for you? How about a shortened one with two doors removed? Nope, VW never produced a two-door VW Thing, but a few unique individuals have decided to chop them over the years. Today’s feature is the victim of this practice.