We’ve vaguely heard of the Morris J2 and J4 commercial vans, but confess never having seen nor heard of the Dormobile variant. Today’s example is very rough, but complete enough to largely serve as its own template for restoration.
This oddball will be at Pebble Beach. We’ll look forward to the coverage!
Click for Autoweek article. Hats off for this covering this awesome find!.
Among oddball European van fans (all six of us), the DKW Schnellaster is fairly well known. What isn’t widely known in the US is that a lot were produced in Spain and the Spanish DKW subsidiary went on to produce a successor. That successor is today’s feature.
Here we have a home-built hot rod with parts from a 1950s International pickup, Jeep mail truck, 1960s Mercedes and Chevy S-10. I’m sure I missed something, but, regardless, the end result is unique.
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.