Some art transcends the human experience, elevates its viewers to a higher state of consciousness—the glory of the Sistine Chapel, the gaze of the Mona Lisa. This astounding tracked VW bus has launched my mind into the stratosphere, has changed my worldview. It’s a life-altering experience. And it’s for sale.
This appears to be a VW bus riveted to a 1945 M29 Weasel, a tracked military vehicle designed to traverse snow and, well, pretty much anything.
The conversion looks rushed, ill-conceived, and utterly brilliant. There’s rust. There are unshielded wires. There are razor-sharp bits of low-grade steel everywhere. And the whole thing has been camouflaged with rattle cans.
The M29 Weasel was built by Studebaker for service in WWII, which pins the needle on all the awesome gauges everywhere. It’s powered by a 70-horsepower, 196-cubic-inch, L-head inline six. It can cross a 36-inch ditch and roll over a 24-inch-tall barrier. It carries 35 gallons of fuel and can cruise for 196 miles. Top speed: 35 miles per hour. And it floats.
But here’s the thing: It looks like it trundled out of the VW factory this way. It all . . . just . . fits.
This brilliant vehicle is for sale at Vehicle Liquidation in Littlerock, California. Price? Not listed. But can you really put a price on something so perfect, so beautiful?
Source: Vehicle Liquidation
P.S. – If any of you wish to purchase this gem and have it shipped to Central Oregon, I’d be more than willing to give it a good home.