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.
Mazda may own the volume rotary engine production story, but NSU put them into production first. So, in a sense, Audi has rotary heritage. We’ve not heard of any plans to bring one back, however. All that said, this is a second-year NSU spider, which has a rear-engine, rear wheel drive layout and makes the most of this compact engine with storage above it (see images below). There aren’t a lot of these and they don’t come up for sale often.
According to the seller, he or she was part of a bet involving the building of a “monster car” and a six pack of Coors (the beer good enough for a Banquet, no less). The seller got the beer and the car is featured below.
Here we have a 1977 VW Bus which has been chopped into something of an open truck. Clearly – and not shockingly – this is a surf-themed vehicle. The presence of a cage implies some level of structural rigidity, which is a welcome sight. The seller claims very few miles on a freshly built 2.0 engine, which is good news.
We don’t think it gets much cooler than this build. Sure, this wagon gave up is all-wheel drive; but it gained a lot in performance and looks.
Here we have an English truck (always a questionable choice to begin with) modified with a vinyl roof, gigantic Gucci logo and really, really ugly wheels. Needless to say, we’re not big fans of this “VIP” treatment, nor of brand whoring.
Here we have an old-school trike running a Ford 302 (4.9L) V8 and C4 three-speed automatic trans. The seller provides shockingly little info,but does point out that it has a crushed velvet interior. What else do you really need to know? Continue reading Gold Dust V8-Powered Trike
Here’s a fine piece of ‘Muricana for Memorial Day. What we have here is a Plymouth Valiant wagon with Barracuda bits sitting on top of a Jeep Wagoneer frame and powered by an Olds 455. Aside from the automatics trans, this is basically perfect! As a matter of fact, we’ll accept an AT on an off-road vehicle like this.
Oh, did we mention the American Indian-themed, carved wood dashboard?
What we have here is a period hot rod made from a Triumph Spitfire, a Chevy 327, a Corvair transaxle and a lot of fiberglass (plus bondo?). The end result is, well, unique.