Hooniverse Asks: What's your Powerball-paid-for fantasy island car?


I was just on vacation with my wife and daughter. We went to an island. I can’t afford to live there, but I can certainly day dream about what that might be like if I could. In this fantasy world, I’d need to vehicle to get around the island and I know exactly what that would be.
Basically, I’d roam my new island home in my Dodge Charger set atop a Pro2 (or maybe Pro4) trophy truck chassis. Inside, the cabin would be reworked so as to provide some minimal level of creature comfort but not too much. I’d be able to drive… anywhere, and I’d also still be able to say I was driving a muscle car (of sorts).
If you were to win the Powerball jackpot, what sort of fantasy island car would you drive? Yes, Fantasy Island car but I expect other answers besides a chopped up Plymouth Volare. Okay, some other answers… this is Hooniverse, so that answer definitely still works here too.

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30 responses to “Hooniverse Asks: What's your Powerball-paid-for fantasy island car?”

  1. P161911 Avatar
    P161911

    An island, so there might be a few unpaved roads. Need something with lots of style, decent power and good ground clearance. Dusenburg SSJ! https://goo.gl/images/Fm9mmB

  2. Papa Van Twee Avatar
    Papa Van Twee

    I assume there are paved roads… fun paved roads. All I want right now is this:

    BF EXCLUSIVE: 1983 Plymouth Sapporo Technica


    I owned one as a kid, and I loved it. But like anything I liked as a kid, I’m hoping it doesn’t disappoint like it has with other things (I’m looking at you, Buckaroo Bonsai!) But this thing has me actually thinking of playing the lottery, since I’ll need money to buy it, a place to put it, and probably money for the divorce.

  3. Tamerlane's Thoughts Avatar
    Tamerlane’s Thoughts

    That Ford RS200 that’s for sale on Bring A Trailer right now.

    1. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

      Correct answer.

  4. Bryce Womeldurf Avatar

    Leh Keen-built Safari 911 or the Kelly Moss Safari RS. I just thought Keen first, because I like the bright colors I’ve seen on them so far and the smaller push bar. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4a54ecb4c3ec4e2e7f297362b86d8b517d5e1279aae303de03f8f7fb70264f94.jpg

    1. nanoop Avatar

      Somebody please safari-out my Countach Camper.

  5. GTXcellent Avatar
    GTXcellent

    If I’m living on an island with Powerball money – I’m not bothering with the ‘land’ in island
    I’ll take a Cobia 344 with triple 300s please
    http://imt.boatwizard.com/images/1/68/1/6076801_20170120152344000.jpg

  6. Sjalabais Avatar
    Sjalabais

    I’m not sure I need something fast for the real offroad action, more something handy:
    https://i2.wp.com/bestsellingcarsblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/UAZ-Bukhanka-Kazakhstan-September-2013.jpg
    That real question is too hard to answer…for gravel roads and higher speeds, a beefed up Amazon would be nice. But, anything will do, for a while, with that Powerball-money. If it craps out, something else is allowed to take over.

    1. Jeff Glucker Avatar
      Jeff Glucker

      That thing is awesome

  7. crank_case Avatar
    crank_case

    Well, I mean, technically Ireland is an island right?.. http://craigbreen.com/images/news/full_Craig-sideways-on-the-famous-Knockalla-stage-today.jpg

  8. SlowJoeCrow Avatar
    SlowJoeCrow

    If my island is big enough to be worth driving around on, I’d want a Lancia Stratos.

  9. Batshitbox Avatar
    Batshitbox

    Usually I answer these questions with Moon Rover, and that would still serve, but in this case… Island or no island when (that’s right, when) I hit the Powerball I’m building a Rally Fighter.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f34724df9f570c5062f96b78db5fcf70a5308dbbce34eb281af81d222de3ea0d.jpg

  10. neight428 Avatar
    neight428

    Jeff’s idea has a lot of merit, but race cars/trucks are finicky things, so while I would have one, it wouldn’t be my primary private island transit. I’m thinking more along the lines of a custom upfitted LMTV with all manner of accoutrements in the cargo area.
    https://s3.amazonaws.com/images.gearjunkie.com/uploads/2016/05/expo15-700×467.jpg

  11. Fred Avatar
    Fred

    No car in particular, but a race car team. Probably sports cars. OK maybe a nice motor home to live in while on the circuit.

    1. Sjalabais Avatar
      Sjalabais

      I kind of consider the non-serious answer to be quite good. Cocktailholders in all corners.

    2. Rudy™ Avatar
      Rudy™

      I hope that thing has Corinthian Leather!

      1. outback_ute Avatar
        outback_ute

        Yes, but there is a reason the world moved away from steam powered transport except for recreational use. I’d much rather have a big tank of diesel delivered once in a while for an old Land Cruiser, plus the boat and an emergency generator!

    1. Fuhrman16 Avatar
      Fuhrman16

      Or you could go for a wood gas car, that way you can keep the stock engine while still be free of petrol.

      1. Sjalabais Avatar
        Sjalabais

        This WW2 solution seems more doable, with Ghostbuster-looks as an added benefit.

  12. njhoon Avatar
    njhoon

    Because someone has to get you guys there I’ll go for the Munson 52 Utility.
    http://www.munsonboats.com/images2/52/52cannavino_beach.JPG

  13. Zentropy Avatar
    Zentropy

    I have a long list of cars that most people care little for (or at least, don’t invest much money in), so I’d probably need to begin with a huge garage. I’d find good examples of each car on my list, resto-mod every one with more modern, reliable running gear, and drive them in rotation.