Ten Post-Apocalyptic Survival Vehicles

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Oh, hell, let’s make it two-in-a-row round-up linkbait capitulation: Jalopnik has put together a completely spurious, thoroughly entertaining list of the “Ten Best Post-Apocalyptic Survival Vehicles, including my lusted-after Earthroamer XV-JP. (I have to say, though, that that Volvo X303, a Unimog knock off it appears, is quite lovely and probably a sight less expensive.)

Of course none of them are as interesting-looking as the Dobbertin Surface Orbiter above which looks like a cross between a funny car and a golf pencil.

The Ten Best Post-Apocalyptic Survival Vehicles [Jalopnik]

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10 Responses to Ten Post-Apocalyptic Survival Vehicles

  1. igm says:

    They have Unimog and C303 but not Pinzgauer (or baby Halflinger)?? That’s just not right.

  2. majorhavoc says:

    I agree, as per V and many posters at the Jalopnik website, omitting the Landmaster from Damnation Alley is a serious oversight.

    For sheer versatility in a resource-strapped PA world however, this is another contender:
    http://gadgets.boingboing.net/2008/02/25/marines-diesel-motor.html

  3. Hanglyman says:

    These all look like something the A-Team could whip up in a 30-second montage with a bicycle and some scrap metal.

  4. Anonymous says:

    You mention the Volvo X303 but don’t you mean Volvo C303?

  5. noen says:

    Why do you need a Post-Apocalyptic Survival Vehicle? Wouldn’t you be better off in a fortified self contained encampment? I wonder if there are any architects working on this very important need?

  6. strider_mt2k says:

    Wasn’t the Landmaster also the vehicle on the short lived series “Ark 2″?

  7. UncommonSense says:

    What about the Bad Boy from Homeland Defense Vehicles? Options include:
    Nuclear Biological & Chemical (NBC)

    NBC resistant interior cabin environment
    NBC detection and warning system
    AuraGen – 6kW Engine-Driven Generator

    Grill-mounted Infrared Illumination with Starlight 3rd generation

    Night-vision goggles

    http://www.badboytrucks.com/options.htm

  8. Nadra says:

    I take issue with calling the Volvo C303 a knockoff – it is an original design from 1974 for the Swedish military. (Most of the civilian ones you see today still have the roof hatch for the gunner!)

  9. Anonymous says:

    They forgot the Landmaster from Damnation Alley! Doesn’t get any cooler then that!

    http://www.snowcrest.net/fox/landmaster/

  10. V says:

    Where’s the Landmaster?

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