OK. The 1967 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon 3-Door Van your see here looks nothing like the Doc Brown’s time-traveling DeLorean from Back to the Future, although it is a tribute to the iconic time-traveling car. Disregarding the obvious dissimilarity, if Doc were to need a time-traveling vehicle that is a lot less claustrophobic and capable of taking more people to join him in breaking the time-space continuum, this will be the one ride. While it may not actually time-travel, nor does it look like a DMC ride, it does bear the appropriate paint job, custom built gullwing style doors, time machine console with the appropriate switches, and “working” Flux Capacitor.
As for the rest of the ride, it is, as you can see, beautifully restored to its former glory with a touch of modern equipment like a display at the rear lounge (yes, a lounge!), so you can binge watch the entire BTTF trilogy while pretending that this 60s bus is hitting 88 miles an hour, leaving trails of fire behind it. To where? No where. You will still be in the bus and the bus will still be at the Walmart massive parking lot where you have parked it. Under the hood, it is outfitted with a 1.5L flat-four engine with suitable shiny bits, matted to a four-speed manual transmission. Clearly, not a motor which can do 88 mph because, the speedo says so.
But anywho, the most important thing is not that; it is the feel which I think the builder might have hit the nail on the head despite my repeat denial that it does not even remotely look like the iconic DeLorean. Now, for the good news. This probably one-of-a-kind time machine that won’t actually time-travel can be yours for a cool $89,995. Yup. It costs way more than a Porsche, but can a Porsche hold this many people and pretend to time-travel? Nope. It can’t.
Images: Velocity Motorcars.
via Cool Material.