I wish that I could claim the honor of having found this wild creation, but those accolades are reserved for Mike Casella as he was the dude that shipped me the link. I cannot imagine what is running through Chad’s head as he looks at this camper. It has a big block, it is a Chevrolet, it started life as a 1971 Kingswood station wagon and then it was made into the glorious bastard you’re looking at below. The seller provided little to no information on the origins of the vehicle and frankly we didn’t have the time to dive into the Funk and Wagnalls set to dig into the history of the thing. It shows no signs of sagging in the rear, seems to be professionally built and may be some sort of a crazy cross breed between a wagon and a large slide-in truck camper.
There are some interior photos on the CL ad and the camper really seems to be nice inside. It is old and totally from the early 1970s, which means that every surface is wood paneling but we’e not holding that against it. The camper really seems clean and not too used up. With the big block and a turbo 400 transmission, it has plenty of power to roll down the road with. As I have said about other such vehicles in the past, braking performance is probably better measured in yards rather than feet and quick lane changes would be a good idea if you wanted to plummet off a cliff to your death. If we had the money we’d totally buy this thing and take it to the first possible autocross that would let us in. What could be more fun than that.
So what do you think? Does Chad approve? Is he freaking the hell out? Would this made a good BS mobile HQ?!
scroll down to see more photos and the link to the CL ads with even more pictures
CL FIND: A 1971 CHEVY KINGSWOOD WAGON CAMPER