When Barrett jackson does their big January auction in Arizona they do it as a no reserve auction. I dont know why. maybe because its on Speed channel. They pride themselves on getting the most money for vehicles at that auction.
Stand tall,Shoot straight,and Speak the truth.
Kind of cool but overblown. Bathroom tiles would be the 1st thing I would throw in the bin.
Probably could have used a standard motorhome with a wheelchair ramp
6mpg h/way and 4 mpg offroad is pretty heavy for long trips
1995 HZJ75 personel carrier
1995 HZJ75 cab chassis (for sale 280000klms)
1988 FJ73 with 1HZ
Yamaha Belgarda TT600R
Triumph Rocket 2300cc
Unfortunately, I'm not surprised that they got so little for the rig. It is just too customized for a very specific need/usage. And I agree...the tile work, although impressive, is extreme and suits only a particular style. I'd certainly think twice before dropping huge dollars on it..I'd much sooner buy a proven rig (MOG, MANN, SCANIA, etc) that has both history and a more generic layout. Just my $0.02.
ps: I'm fully aware that I own a rig that probably falls into the same category as theirs....I love it and that's all that matters for now.
1986 Ford E350 4x4 Quadravan Camper "Boomer"
The Boomer Build Thread
At $48k, you could buy it, rebuild it to your own specs and still have money left over compared to a lot of similar options.
but then you have figure out how to pay for fuel, and fuel, and more fuel.
thats from victoria here. the guy is some designer and his house is just as wierd. it is a very odd looking truck when you see it in person. They left for their big trip and didn't even make it out of town and someone cut them off and he ditched it and needed to fix some stuff! He also brought it out to a mudbog our club put on a few years ago and ran it through. 3' of mud didn't even phase it.
1987 Toyota landcruiser HJ61(sold)
1986 suzuki samurai LWB (SOLD)
2012 dodge ram 1500 4x4 not very overlandish
Back in 01/2007 it was for sale down the street from me. Marked down from 400K to 250K.
"Knowledge without experience is just information"--Mark Twain
Well, after the rig sitting in Buena Park for quite some time at an auction house... it Looks like Monster bought the truck.... this is a pic i snapped down the hill from my house at their Corona CA distribution plant... i just happened to drive by Christmas morning..
I briefly considered buying Draco earlier this year. I visited it at General Auction in Buena Park a few times, took it for a test drive, and spoke at length to its creator, Shahn Torontow.
In the end, I opted instead for a 1968 Unimog 416 DoKa camper.
Without doubt, Draco is exceptionally impressive: that huge 14.6-liter 1,000-pounds-of-torque Caterpillar engine ... luxurious stainless steel, leather, and tile interior ... all the electronic systems, the elevator (which actually is broken now). But it was also purpose-built for a very specific range of requirements, mostly irrelevant to my needs. (It's the perfect vehicle for extended and very comfortable gentle dirt-road travel with a single wheelchair-bound passenger.)
The deal-breakers were its limited off-road capability (no low range, for instance), limited passenger capacity (it seats TWO, and the one bed is tiny), the cost of replacing any of its major components, the 6 mpg HIGHWAY mileage, and its 17.5-ton general unwieldiness.
Trevor Tarr, FRGS
1997 Land Rover D-90
1968 Unimog 416 DoKa camper
CampaATT expedition trailer