Jeep made and sold a CJ6, but this isn’t it. The CJ6 was a long-wheelbase CJ, offered with two or four doors. Today’s feature is a CJ8 with six wheels and the option of two-, four- or six-wheel drive!
Here we have arguably the best Soviet car ever made – one so good that it’s still in production. Its the Lada Niva, the ultimate off-road hatchback! As a 1990 model, this is still Soviet, too, not only Russian.
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.