Keeping with the Deutsche theme, this one seemed like a reasonable segue from the M-B 250 SE featured last week.
This ‘60’s era Type 2 Delivery Van (Panel Van, if you prefer) is obviously in a more derelict condition than the SE, but, once again, the owner has chosen to “Pimp His Ride” through his choice of wheels.
I’d heard that this was a somewhat popular mod on these old vans, with the Porsche 944 Turbo being the donor vehicle of choice. Not a cheap option, but certainly less expensive than sourcing a 911, which quite possibly may have been the donor for this example. If I’m not mistaken, I believe the wheels are 911 units, although there were some later 944 Turbo options that had a wheel resembling this design.
At any rate, with such swaps, the devil is certainly in the details, and since I’m not much of a Satanist, I’ll leave all of that to those dedicated to the Dark Side of Needless Complexity. Comments?
The juxtaposition of quasi-racecar stopping power attached to a vehicle that—short of extreme powerplant mods—could typically only attain speeds in excess of 100MPH in freefall, is certainly an extreme proposal, though. Definite kudos to the owner/perpetrator regarding the vision required for the creation of this particular example, for sure!
Considering the general outside condition of this Van, it would be a defensible position to decide to leave it like it is—the perforated rust and patchwork quilt of replacement panels making a rather cohesive artistic statement itself.
Another bodaciously unique entry into the hallowed halls of the Bodaciously Beaten!
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