5k WW: 1979 Chevy Truck Platform Swamp Hunting Buggy

Welcome to another edition of Wasteland Wednesday – where we feature the best vehicles for ruling the post apocalyptic wasteland.  Some vehicles look good, others mean, but sometimes they really get your blood flowing and all you want to do is dress up in your best bullet proof cod-piece and matching hockey mask and do your best Lord Humungus impersonation.  This 1979 Chevy Truck Swamp Hunting Buggy apocalypse-speech-platform is for sale in Clayton, NY currently open bidding at $1,000 with a buy-it-now of $2,595

There has been too much violence, too much pain.  None here are without sin. But I have an honorable compromise. Just walk away.  Lord Humungus would appreciate the awesome deck platform on this buggy – you could hunt midgets with boomerangs and command an entire army from atop this beauty.

Powering this Swamp machine is a 6.6 liter Chevy 400 small block V8 pushing something around 300-350 horsepower to all 4 wheels via an automatic slushbox.  Small block Chevy V8s are built to outlast cockroaches in the event of the apocalypse and the only problem would be finding some kind of liquid hydrocarbon to pour into this machine – expect 5-7 mpg at best.   

Give me the pump the oil the gasoline and the whole compound, and I’ll spare your lives. Just walk away. I will give you safe passage in the Wasteland. Just walk away and there will be an end to the horror.

Now this is a good use of diamond plate – it’ll allow you to keep your footing even while the deck is covered with fish guts, beer and you are trying to shoot an alligator.

We would have called this thing zombie-proof because of the high deck and if you kept moving you could just plow through them – but the rear ladder is a real problem.   It looks like it has some kind of hinges and shocks, but it’s not clear how it stows away.  Bottom line: for someone who lives near a swamp or is planning on moving to a wasteland, this is a fantastic deal.

You have defied me! You will know the vengeance of The Lord Humungus!

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