Inspired by the success of the GM Motorama and the designs of Bill Mitchel this automaker decided to enter into the busy concept car show circut of the 1960′s. Commisioned in 1964 to custom rod builders Mike and Larry Alexander it’s half van half pickup body was designed by Herry Bentley Bradley. Unveiled at the 1967 Detroit Autorama it won the coveted Riddler Award for top design and custom. It’s rakish from windshield was borrowed from a 1960 Ford Falcon station wagon rear tailgate.
Based on a very plain van its engine was moved from between the seat to midway in its pickup bed. Entering this custom truck was by lifting the front windshield and entering thru the front hinged body panel. Its rear tailgate was also from a Falcon wagon and it’s side exit exhaust panels were 1964-65 Mustang taillight bezels. Powering this one of a kind concept car was a very off the shelf six cylinder engine.
A three speed manual transmission was shifted by a custom shifter and linkage by Hurst. It was such a senesation on the show circut that model maker AMT made a production run of 5000 make yourself models. They sold out in six months. After the second year its maker did not renew these show circut lease. This one of a kind concept vehicle ended back in the hads of the Alexander brothers who sold it to custom car Guru Al Davis Sr. As with most concept vehicles it fell from sight for decades. In 1998 Al Davis Jr. took it out of storage and had it restored. That story for another time. What Auto is This ?? The idea for this story came from our friend Jose “The Rican Wrench”