The conversation must have gone something like this; Dude, let’s travel around the country living in this bus. Yeah, but what this bus needs is a Volkswagen Bus mounted on the roof. Dude..that is a great idea, but what if it had two buses mounted on the top? Sick. Do you think the taco shop is still open, I’m starving. The end result of many hours of fabrication and crane work is this next thing. Find this 1982 BlueBird Bus offered for $12,000 in Germantown, WI via fakebrace merkur4tiplace. Tip from Matt.
The Subaru Domingo was a slightly beefier version of the Subaru Sambar kei van. The Domingo (also called the Sumo, Libero, Combi, and Estratto depending on which market it was being sold) shared many of its components and chassis with the Sambar, but it had a larger engine that booted it from keitora (light truck in Japanese) car requirements, but allowed it to drive on the freeway at a reasonable clip and accelerate with traffic. Today’s example is not just powered by a 1.2 liter Subaru EF 3-cylinder that pushes out 66 horsepower into a 5-speed manual gearbox, but it is also equipped with all-wheel-drive. Find this 1993 Subaru Domingo GX AWD offered for $6,500 in Brooklyn, NY via craigslist. Tip from ME.
I believe it was Plato who first wrote: “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” To which Aristotle added the following corollary; “And if you don’t love this van, you are trash.” Those Greeks know their stuff and there are few things sweeter than a classic van that comes with an Atari 2600 game system. I just wanna put on a Hawaiian shirt and play Pac-Man while eating Fritos on chili in the back of this Econoline. Find this 1972 Ford Econoline offered for $15,000 in San Francisco, CA via craigslist. (or $14k asking on the Bandango site). Tip from Jeff.
This next van is great if you’ve got a family, but if you are a single man, some people might wonder if you are the next Jeffery…Epstein or Dahmer…doesn’t really matter, but what does matter is that this thing is sweet and you shouldn’t be ashamed (or shamed into not) loving a long wheelbase van. Find this 1977 Dodge Sportsman offered for $6700 in South San Francisco, CA via craigslist. Tip from Matt V.
The Chevrolet Greenbrier Sportswagon was introduced in 1961 as part of the air-cooled rear-engined Corvair lineup. The Greebrier can seat up to 9 people with an optional rear seat, but don’t expect to get anywhere quickly once loaded up because the air-cooled flat-6 under the rear cargo area only puts out something in the range of 80 SAE gross horsepower. Find this 1962 Chevrolet Corvair Greenbrier Van offered for $12,500 in Corona, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
Tipper Eric sent this car in with the following words: Who orders an Econoline with a stick and a 6? I have to meet this person! Yup, this is a strange vehicle..and one that I am familiar with..I learned to drive on similar manual transmission equipped van…but if I recall correctly my old man didn’t buy […]
I love the classic Mitsubishi Van, even if it does have a Kirk Douglas chin. But Kirk Douglas (God rest his soul) doesn’t have a sweet velour interior, reclining/rotating captains chairs OR the ability take you and seven of your co-sheltering family/friends to somewhere you can stand 6-feet apart. What a strange time we live […]
This next car REALLY stretches the limit of what you consider an appreciating classic car. It isn’t fast, and it isn’t really noticeable (most of the mindless automatons driving around in their beige pods won’t blink twice at a Corolla wagon…even though it was never sold here in this generation and is the only one […]
This next tip comes from Erik202 who writes: Seems like you’ve been on a small car kick lately (not complaining) but here’s something that’s not that. Small cars…big cars…I try not to discriminate, but there are times when I get on a kick for small 80s crapcans that have manual gearboxes and I need something […]
This next car…errr..bus..comes as a tip from SecondMouse who writes: You don’t see these too often anymore. Volkswagens from this era seemed particularly prone to catching the rust bug. When you do see one, it is either in a Woodstock documentary or Jay Leno’s car collection. This appears to be a somewhat complete collection of […]