Top 10 Unusual and Amazing Modified Vans

Back in the 90’s it seems everyone was modifying their cars and I will always remember the words of a blog that is no longer available for linking to, but the words went something like this: “These people are not just modifying their cars, this is a stand against society, they use ordinary family cars that their mums use to do the daily shopping and make them into their very own works of art! It is their own little stand against the World around them.” And it seems over in Japan a new stage in this art form is starting to materialise…

 


Top 10 Unusual and Amazing Modified Vans


 

Batman themed Modified Japanese Van
Batman themed Modified Japanese Van

10 – Batman

With over the top fiberglass wings and body kit this Batman inspired van is a great example of things to come. None of these top 10 are photoshopped, they are all real and all very fast, being often used for street racing.

Donald Duck themed Modified Japanese Van
Donald Duck themed Modified Japanese Van

9 –Donald Duck

With a striking orange colour, detail cartoon scene and a large Donald Duck on the rear end this is one stand out van! But it is the extreme body modifications that make it cool.

Bonby Nuts themed Modified Japanese Van
Bonby Nuts themed Modified Japanese Van

8 – Bonby Nuts

With this one you start to get the whole idea behind them, these are not just extremely modified vans, more expressions on their owner’s personality, a drivable personality.

White Modified Japanese Van
White Modified Japanese Van

7 – Plain White

Even the plain white styled work vans are not safe from the modifications, all of these remind me of a manga cartoon, or maybe the Power Rangers over the top style.

Modified GMC Van
Modified GMC Van

6 – Orange GMC with wing doors

This one is located in California, USA! It goes to show that these extreme van modifications have indeed been around in some shape of form for a while now. With a microwave, refrigerator, TV, and bed, this is one tripped out van.

Star Wars-themed Modified Van
Star Wars-themed Modified Van

5 – Star Wars

Seen at truck shows all over the USA is this rather impressive Starwars themed van, originally it was inspired by the Japanese modified vans, but it is a true winner in its own right.

Pirates of the Caribbean Van
Pirates of the Caribbean Van

4 – The Black Pearl

Owned by Master of the Seas (Around Kent anyway) Capt nuttynik Lawson is the simple amazing custom designed van, with Pirate themed style both inside and out it is rather impressive indeed and often seen around the custom car and van shows.

Pokémon themed Modified Van
Pokémon themed Modified Van

3 – Pokémon

Ever wondered how much Pikachus van insurance is? Well, I have no idea, but I would image it is a fair bit because this custom built van looks like one very cool pimped out van!

Disney themed Modified Van
Disney themed Modified Van

2 – Disney

Very much the same style as the Pikachu one in number 3, as with most of these vans they are all “Bosozoku” inspired custom vans that were popular in the USA in the 70’s.

VanGo themed Modified Van
VanGo themed Modified Van

1 – VanGo

This amazing van has apparently been doing a tour of the custom van shows all over the USA for years.

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  4. you missed out on the grand daddy of all custm vans … google cosmic cruiser ,, heavy metal, metal storm , nautilus , flying eagle .

  5. Once again, you have made me say “What?!” as I scroll through the photos. You have a very interesting blog here and I look forward to my daily trip into the world of oddities.

    I still need to find that post with cats in shoes…..

    Leslie

  6. I am reminded of that Transformers. My son loved those things, but he would have nightmares about them and wake up having fallen out of the bunk beds. that’s what some of these really cool rides remind me of..though I am waiting to see if any grow arms or legs.

  7. Interesting, but some of those don’t look street legal (or at least wouldn’t be street legal in the States!) One of those didn’t even fit in the parking space! I respect their talent and love the modifications, but I couldn’t! I like cars that fit in the lane and parking spaces! LOL. That was fun, I had my jaw hanging open for most of it!

  8. I went to search for them on Google Images just for fun and found a couple. Trekkie vans seem a bit more popular. Maybe the Whovian van owners are more afraid of being exterminated by Daleks? 😉

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