Turbonique -the rocket powered turbo rear axle- came about in 1962 in Orlando, Florida, a stone's throw from NASA rockets, by Gene Middlebrooks, a Nasa subcontractor on the propulsion system for the Pershing missile program, looking for new business.
Oh yes, I did it, bought a BJ!
We are talking Toyota BJ40. If you were thinking something else you are a pervert.
Anyway, it's not that I need another one to save but the opportunity was just too tempting to pass, Yea yea, aren't they all?
They took the ol'Jeep and made a duplicate.
Here's a question: Imagine yourselves deep in Amazonian jungle or African savanna with closest people hundreds of miles away. Would you rather be in a British made Land Rover with Lucas electrics or Toyota BJ40 with an indestructible Diesel engine? Just
First time I learned about this 1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 W187 Sports Saloon Conversion was over 15 years ago. The legend has it was converted with Lancia B20 influenced body relatively early in its life due to an accident.
SubTropolis, in Kansas City, active limestone mine until the 1950s. Later turned into storage and business facility of various companies. The constant temperature and humidity year-round are ideal for redundant stuff...like Ford Mavericks : )