BaT box-ish edition, Hyphen annex
Just Jeepin' last edited by Just Jeepin'
I haven't done one of these since our involuntary exile, and there are some particularly unusual examples on auction today, so I'm going to skip the customary Broncos, FJs, and Jeeps in favor of more exotic fare.
Scroll down to see a car that Torch himself made famous!
I called this one out earlier today, but pardon me for including it here, too. Quite unusual: a Mitsubishi CJ (sorta).
This 1960 International Harvester B-120 Travelette 4×4 has a bit more curve to it than my usual boxes, but the two-tone goodness and sheer rarity is more than enough to overcome that handicap.
If I can include Grand Wagoneers in my usual lists o' boxes, I have no qualms about celebrating this Studebaker Daytona Wagonaire. It has just a hint of hearse to it, but that isn't necessarily a deal-breaker.
And while I'm slumming it with wagons anyway, I can't ignore this lovely turquoise Plymouth Fury.
Similarly, this Morris Minor panel van is well outside my wheelhouse, but c'mon, tell me you wouldn't DD this.
This ACOMA Mini Comtesse is certainly quite distant from my usual boxes, but you cannot deny its inherent cubeness. The fact that it was formerly part of the Lane Motor Museum collection only adds to its Oppolicious je ne sais quoi. Surely Torch has driven this at some point...
...and voila, it turns out he did!
Five wheels! Name another five-wheeled car you can drive for any price.
For ultimate #vanlife cred, pick up this Steyr-Puch Pinzgauer 710M and live anywhere you want.
Similarly capable, similarly awesome, is this RHD ambulance Land Rover 110 Perentie 6×6, retired from the Australian military.
And finally, because I can't resist this two-toned beauty despite being significantly less exotic than my other selections, here's a Toyota FJ45LV for your enjoyment.
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@just-jeepin I've become a firm advocate of the fact that a COE box truck / carry-all / wagon, etc. is the most effective way to drive something that can store a lot (incl. your sleeping self) and have as short of a wheelbase / overall length as possible making it much more manageable to navigate in a city environment when you eventually have to return to one. Nevermind blah blah blah 'you-are-the-crumple-zone' blah blah Idontcare...
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@flatisflat ...I wish to follow this thought up with a small bit of Oppo-relevant news, but it was shared with me in confidence and I can't reveal the secret.
kiltedpadre last edited by
@just-jeepin I have seen a few of the wagonaires in the past at car shows. They always park it with the roof hatch open, but I’ve never seen the tailgate step. I wonder if this was a dealer add-on item.
I really like the International Travelette, but the idea of taking a vehicle from a manufacturer known for rust issues and keeping it with polished bare metal is an odd decision.
Plus there seems to be a controversy brewing in the comments as to whether it’s actually a Travelette or a Travelall that’s been cut down with a Travelette bed added. I agree that the rear of the cab isn’t right. The BAT example is flat at the back of the cab which isn’t correct.
You can see a lip at the top of the cab on the red and white example that’s missing from the one on BAT.
Long_Voyager94 last edited by
@just-jeepin 10/10 would daily that Pinzgauer.
Then again I am watching for something similar to the Tatra 8x8 to come for sale.......