CC reader Andrew W. sent me a link to something a bit out of the ordinary for sale: a van for all you Trekkies. Isn’t this just what you’ve been waiting for?
I don’t exactly remember this scene, but then maybe I missed an episode.
Oh yes; now this one I remember very clearly.
The bridge has been remodeled a bit.
The living quarters are all prepared for alien encounters.
Only $9500 Canadian dollars; think of how your neighbors will be impressed.
“Kirk to Enterprise, 5 to beam up.” 🙂
Since this is Star Trek themed, shouldn’t her skin be green?
Oh yeah, that’s the episode where Spock had to mate in a cool van or he was gonna die! Ha ha ha!
Yep, shaggin’ wagons are a vital part of the Vulcan Pon-Far mating ritual.
The guy who buys this van may as well put his “phaser” away. He’s not going to have any “encounters” alien or otherwise.
Oh god. I saw this on CL the other day. It’s here in Vancouver Canada. I just had to look at all the pics, reacting with a combination of shock-dismay-laughter. Whew.
Just when you thought bad taste couldn’t get any worse…..
There’s nothing wrong with it a can of lighter fluid and a box of matches won’t fix.
No, just embed the whole thing in Lucite and keep it as a memento of `70s tackiness. As much as I like “Star Trek”-the original series only, this truly embodies all elements of, as Dave Barry called it-“the decade that taste forgot”.
Hell, I’d buy it to keep it original. I can remember when van like that were actually cool. Yes, I’m old.
At least its more tasteful than a brougham.
I like it,I sketched a lot of designs that found their way onto cars,vans and bikes in the 70s and 80s.
This is great, but I perfer the Aztec Warrior walking on Mars motif. Some of us are always critical. Geez, I’m old too.
Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Star Bordello Enterprise. It’s 5 year mission. To seek out and mate where no man has mated before. These are the voyeurism’s of the Star Bordello Enterprise.
Implying that wasn’t Kirk’s real mission.
It’s already been “filmed”:
LOL @ 67Conti…
My first thought: I hope it isn’t equipped with black lights!
Big, padded seats maybe, but the interior is more ‘Brothel’ than ‘Brougham’!
What the heck.
Why can’t somebody be selling a cool van like the A-Team Van?
I pity the fool…..
That there is the awesomest van of all time.
Funny, old school full sized vans are either way cool, or spooky as in Chester the Molester.
If it’s rocking don’t come knocking
Somebody needs to send that CL listing to the producers of The Big Bang Theory.
This is something Howard Wolowitz or Raj should be driving.
How about a Chrysler minivan with Corinthian leather and a Khan mural on the side? No, wait a minute. Forget I said that. Please.
You work for this guy?
Hmm, all I need is a B-200 with a 318, torqueflite and a winning lottery ticket.
Well I once had a bumper sticker that read “Very funny Scotty now beam down my clothes.”
The driver side mural is mostly cool, but the rest of the Van is sooo tacky. At least the front floor is rubber and the rims are mostly tasteful.
By ’70s custom van standards that interior is actually rather restrained and tasteful. Most of those vans were DIY affairs with varying degrees of workmanship. This one (the interior, at least) looks like it was professionally done.
I guess that rubber floor hoses down easily….
Yeah, custom vans. they were everywhere then they all disappeared just like that. except for this one. 🙂
The owner was interviewed on CBC’s As It Happens Last night. Evidently, he lives in the East Side, which is why I have never seen this van. Pretty cool, though.
Don’t come knocking if the starship is rocking.
Meh. It’s one step above hippie vans to me.
Give me a paintbrush, and a can of white paint.
This way, I won’t be noticed while I’m parked across the street from the school.
man………… it’s sad to admit but If it were more like 3k I would buy it. I’m not even kidding. I still remember seeing stuff like this on the streets in the early 80’s when I was a wee lad. That interior looks crazy comfortable
Id rock this in a hot second… Im pretty far from a trekkie, but who can say no to a sin bin rocking cragars, sidepipes and slathered in ridiculousness inside and out?
NO shame in my game whatsoever!
Fire up the photon torpedos on the chimo van! Pew! Pew! Pew!
I would be embarrassed to drive it, in fact it would probably get me arrested around here. I did see a pretty cool Star Trek themed van many years ago, it was fixed up to resemble the shuttlecraft. Even had “Galileo” written on it.
’70s vans have almost completely disappeared around here. I would love to have one (with a different paint job of course) but even with a 6 cylinder engine, the gas mileage is awful. We had a few of those in the City of Chandler fleet when I started working there in 1977. I think the mileage was around 10 city, 16 highway.
Like this one?
Does it come with extra Tribbles?
Not sure, but I`ll beam you some if you want `em.
Funny coincidence, I was looking at this on cl just two days ago.
Artwork is kinda rubbish… Too simple, but the theme is cool.
They should of put Gorn on there pimpslappin’ McCoy for being a pessimistic whiny bitch… Then it would be AWESOME.