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Insane Car du Jour [Apr. 20th, 2006|02:37 pm]
The American Caliban
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From Autoweek's classifieds:


36k Mi, 3.2 Carrera (20k mi) professionally installed. Specialty trans. Cross-drilled discs, 16" Fuchs whls, New Michelins, $22K/bo. Contact: (401)294-9660 (RI) Steve daytime

[User Picture]From: seriesfinale
2006-04-20 09:43 pm (UTC)
So, I'm not a big car guy...could you explain why someone would put that engine in that van? Is there a legit purpose or is just novelty?
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2006-04-20 09:53 pm (UTC)
Novelty. I assume the person who did it rationalized it as "I need all this torque and power to really get around offroad" or something, but it's a disaster of a frankencar.
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[User Picture]From: mendel
2006-04-21 02:46 am (UTC)

because you CAN

If you happen to have the engine and a big pile of twisted sheetmetal, say, and then you realize that they've got very similar engine configurations, and you're bored in your shop... Doubly so if that shop happens to be an old VW/Porsche shop and you've got access to a van that doesn't run, too. Remember that most of the old-VW shops also specialize in old-Porsche and vice versa.

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[User Picture]From: vanmojo
2006-04-20 10:33 pm (UTC)

Is it my imagination...

Or did some loser put a riser kit on this thing? Great, a VW Monster van...

mojo sends
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