Just when you thought that the automotive world had nothing left to offer this week, I bring you this. It’s a 2002 Subaru WRX with what I would call “tank tracks”, instead of wheels. Now, I know what you might be saying “I already saw one of these in the Ken Block video, so it’s not cool anymore…“. Yea, I know, but Ken Block’s wasn’t able to be bought either. This one most certainly is. Just imagine if you added an external roll cage and some spot lights to the roof. Not only would you be ready to take on a pack of rabid wolverines, but this car would instantly be a force to be reckoned with in our Zombie Apocalypse vehicle collection. No doubt!
The seller says:
“This WRX literally floats through the deepest of snow as its ground pressure is only about 1.25 lbs per square inch. It handles great and turns very well. Its also amazingly quick! The car includes decent tires and wheels. When you don’t need the tracks, you can put the tires back on and use the car as a daily driver. It takes about 30 minutes to remove the tracks and put the wheels back on.”
So if the vampires, zombies, and cyborgs don’t end up attacking, you can swap the summer tires back on in less than an hour, and take a leisurely ride through the country roads to get an ice cream with your family. Is buying this car your destiny in life? Does 196,000 miles in a turbo Subaru make you nervous? Is $17,500 cheap for an AWD turbo snowmobile? Well, those are questions that you are going to need to sleep on tonight. Until then, this Subaru WRX Tank will be waiting for you on eBay.
With the Mayan calendar running out later on this year, we all may find ourselves battling the undead sooner than we initially expected. During this time, Mad Max-esque vehicles will be our only hope for travel. We’ll obviously need the basic zombie apocalypse survival vehicles, along with the search and recovery vehicles. Then there’s today’s wheels of choice, designed strictly for zombie hunting. Okay, maybe it wasn’t built for hunting zombies per se, but it was definitely built for hunting. The vantage point. The gun racks. The spotlight. The full staircase for your convenience. It’s all there folks, ready for zombie attacks. Granted, everybody know that zombies know not to mess with Aerostar-Suburban double deckers, but hey, you may catch a few here and there. The clock is ticking, are you ready to battle the undead in the zombie apocalypse?
At the recent monthly swap meet I spotted a derelict looking, rusty wrecker. It instantly reminded me of the steampunk zombie apocalypse survival vehicle that we had talked about a couple of weeks ago, and it easily sucked me in for a closer look. From every angle this thing was an absolute monster. It had enough leaf springs to haul the heaviest of loads, enough steel to thwart off that nastiest zombies, a single headlight for creeping around, and perfect patina to keep things ugly. If I didn’t have so many projects, I would have loved to have taken on a new toy like this. No, I wouldn’t clean off any of the rust. I would just get the truck mechanically sound, and ride crusty. Literally. Who doesn’t need a classic wrecker in their driveway? “You want to take the wrecker today?” “You’re darn right I do.”
There has never been, nor could there ever be, a more suitable zombie apocalypse survival vehicle. Technically speaking, this is a Tucker armored snow vehicle. It has what appears to be a Dodge V8, a manual transmission, and 1 spare seat for a friend. 4 wheel track steering is fully functional, and it is armored from top to bottom.
Whether you are looking to take your Steampunk swagger to a whole new level, or survive the all-but-certain zombie apocalypse, there is, and can only be, one vehicle up to such a challenge. Just ask yourself, do you want to be battling zombies in your busted cavalier or are you going to be be saving lives with steampunk style? Buy it now on eBay for $13,995 or the zombies will win. eBay Item # 380354878683
Special Thanks to Todd for the Tip!
UPDATE: “monkeyfett8” on Reddit/r/autos pointed out that it was used in “The Last Airbender” movie by M. Night Shyamalan. Images can be seen Here and Here.