CC Global: Rastrojero Conosur – The Argentine Truck Sedan – Borat’s Ride

(first posted 10/13/2017)        In the Brazilian Ford Truck Sedan post, CC commenter Ramon Rivera left a picture of this Argentine truck sedan, a Rastrojero Conosur. Well, let’s just say it’s not exactly quite as well designed and finished as the Brazilian Ford. In fact, not to be disparaging, but this has to go down as one of the cruder cars made. I know it’s a bit old and passé, but I could just see Borat driving this back home.

The Rastrojero Conosur was designed to be used as a taxi, and built only between 1974 – 1979 by IAME. It was essentially a double cab sedan version of the Rastrojero truck, which built from 1968 – 1979. Interestingly, these were powered by the Indenor Peugeot 2 liter diesel engine, as used in the Peugeot 404 and 504. But the engine was backed by a Borgward transmission, a carryover from the previous Ratrojero truck, which used a Borgward diesel engine, along with a Willys 134 gas four.

Here’s the four door pickup version.

And there was a wagon too.

This particular Conosur looks like it’s been around the block a few times; more the world. But it’s still going, or was, in 2013 when it was shot and posted at the web site.

Racks on the roof and the trunk. I bet this things has hauled some loads in its time.

It’s limited to 110 kmh (67 mph). Maybe because it’s technically a truck?

There’s no question that diesel is its fuel of choice.

Imagine the reception you’d get if you showed up at your local car & coffee or other car show in this. Keep ’em guessing.