Ford Supervan!


KennethClay

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Interesting bit of history about a transit van built on a GT40 chassis. See: https://silodrome.com/ford-supervan/

The video is worth a quick look—when that van is at full song, what a soundtrack!
 

fjpikul

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Perhaps Texas Mongrel remembers this. Cool.
 
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DC-DD

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That was very cool to watch thanks for posting.
 
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texas mongrel

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Perhaps Texas Mongrel remembers this. Cool.
I do remember this, and in fact I think I saw it at Santa Pod drag strip back when I was into quarter mile stuff. The vans got massive publicity and were in all the magazines and on the BBC. Hmm, maybe I should build one?
 
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KennethClay

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I do remember this, and in fact I think I saw it at Santa Pod drag strip back when I was into quarter mile stuff. The vans got massive publicity and were in all the magazines and on the BBC. Hmm, maybe I should build one?
You DEFINITELY should build one! This would be a sport utility vehicle with an emphasis on “Sport”! But you could still pick up some top soil and mulch at Home Depot. Totally practical vehicle!
 

twobjshelbys

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"You can't keep a good transit down".

I wondered how stable it was in turns, seeing the tips near the end answered that question. Pretty high center of gravity.

50 years !!!
 

dshears

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I guess you could call this a "sleeper" van.
 
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w.a.nelson

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That is so cool! Thanks Kenneth.

If you want to see something really wild check out the Ford Supervan 3 V-10 Bugatti video after the end.

Who the hell races a Bugatti?

Where did a Ford V-10 come from?