V.I.S.I.T. – The Dodge that's worth taking a second look!

This is my first V.I.S.I.T. posting for Hooniverse, and I have been saving up this gem for quite a while. Since this category is suppose to be “Vehicles I Saw In Traffic”, I’m going to rename it for my purposes as “Vehicles I Spotted (while) In Transit!”, because this jewel was not in any traffic lately. So is a 1987 Dodge with over 176,000 miles worth the asking price of $2,800 (or BO!)? Find out after the jump!

I spotted this Dodge Van almost two years ago near my place of residence, and I wanted to get better pictures of it. I never did because it was parked at a private residence, and then it disappeared. I was very disappointed until late last year, I spotted it again, at one of the most unusual garages in town.

Yes, this was once a Renault dealer, that also sold Peugeot, and Citroen. It was once called Gig Motors, but is now a small truck repair center, and a (very well) used car lot of some sort. The “Showroom” is now a parts counter, and houses an upholstery shop as well. Anyway, it seems that one of the mechanics owns this tastefully customized Dodge Ram Van, though I never did get around to interview him. A couple of details as you thumb through the images: Notice that the door handles are shaved off (it has electric door poppers), and the Cabriolet Roof has a rear spoiler. Is it a Six or a V-8? I have no clue.

Look what else is on the lot: A mid 70’s Corvette, and a Plymouth Turismo! What a find (not!).

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  1. soo΄pәr-bādd75 Avatar

    I liked the Turismo when I was younger. I thought it was a decent looking little ride, and in Dodge Charger trim you could get a pretty peppy Shelby version. Granted the one pictured above is just a basic version, it looks like it's still a piece of shit in damn good shape.

  2. BPR Avatar

    Deleted side door, slit windows in the back. Makes you wonder what's going on inside.

    1. HeinzInc Avatar

      If this van's a rockin, don't come a knockin!

  3. IntendedAcceleration Avatar

    $2800 for that van? No way. Custom vans are sweet, but this one doesn't have any murals painted on it (big no-no), that pink color is appalling, and the top appears to have been covered in suede. I'd much rather drive a white molester/plumber/electrician/locksmith van than this pile.

  4. Mike_the_Dog Avatar

    Are we absolutely sure that BO doesn't mean "Buttsecks Odor"? FWIW, the deleted slider is interesting and the tomato soup paint job is acceptable, but even at the low, low price of $2800, that vinyl top has got to go.

  5. dukeisduke Avatar

    The Corvette looks like a 1978 25th Anniversary Edition, that needs some TLC.

  6. P161911 Avatar

    Apparently they can't see too well out the little window slits in the back. Looks like they just park by sound and stop backing up whne they hear it hit the fence.
    If that is what the outside looks like, I'm scared to see the inside.

  7. Alff Avatar

    Custom Mopars are fun. Here's my V.I.S.I.T. from this weekend…
    <img src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_fVEg3I8ek1A/S7C6x7Tc_rI/AAAAAAAAAHo/Tx7A3IC_lF8/2010-03-27%2013_29_09.jpg"&gt;
    If customization reflects the owner's personality, what does this say?

    1. Mike_the_Dog Avatar

      That (s)he has questionable taste and a very short attention span (ADHD, anybody?), since whomever started installing that abominable fake convertible roof didn't bother to finish around the edges or even trim the fabric away from the window frames. If this is actually a drop-top conversion, it's still sloppy, and I fear for the structural integrity. I don't have a great deal of faith that anyone who would put those wheels and paint on it would actually bother to reinforce it after removing the roof.

    2. dmilligan Avatar

      This says "My owner is a tasteless douche."

    3. engineerd Avatar

      I just lost my lunch.

  8. engineerd Avatar

    What would you call this two-door van thing? It's not a coupe because it's not a car. It's not a shooting brake because it's not really a wagon. Maybe it's just a "WTF".

    1. Mike_the_Dog Avatar

      "Van is a Van is a Van…"
      Or "A van by any other name would still contain free candy"…

  9. Tomsk Avatar

    This thing < <i>Dajiban

    1. BrianTheHoon Avatar

      Ha! I was just sitting here wondering if this van would be big in Japan.

      1. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

        Compared to, say, a Hijet, yes.

  10. Smells_Homeless Avatar

    Aaaack! 25th Anniversary Vette. My Elanor!

  11. ChuckyShamrok Avatar

    I had a V.I.S.I.T. this weekend. sadly it was 12am and my camera phone doesn't like the night. But in Dorchester, Ma i saw a bright yellow Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 3 that was registered in New York. I was wondering how its even possible to do that