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Tanshanomi October 29, 2010 Mystery Car 21 Comments


While flexing my Google-Image-Fu in search of something totally unrelated, I was stopped in my virtual tracks by these photos from an Icelandic web forum. (Yes, Iceland. The ease with which we we can slide around on the interwebs’ earthwide tentacles still amazes me sometimes.)
So what is it? Well, um…

It’s some sort of Mercedes body on a Jeep CJ2A chassis. What sort of Mercedes? Why does it exist? What makes Iceland so cool (no pun intended)? If you can read Icelandic, perhaps you can explain it to us. But I am not sure this can be explained. But then again, who needs one for something this awesome?

SOURCE: jsl210.com

  • http://www.hooniverse.com JeepyJayhawk

    I have no idea what is going on here, but it seems awesome to me. I do hope the four pot isn't still forcing that uphill. Anybody figure out what donated parts for the rest of it? Other than bondo.

    According to google translator it is a merc, Russian Jeep, and early CJ glued together. There is a page dedicated to it at http://torfaera.is/spjall/viewtopic.php?t=1042&am

    Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 20:05:54 Post subject:
    Little updeit
    Stolen without permission of http://www.hafsteinnreykjalin.com/?p=8

    Quote begins
    "This SUV A-628 we bought dad, John Reykjalín, I 1 / 3 and Dad 2 / 3 when I was 16 years, this was called the Agricultural and came with his mower, which was much used in making hay in the country but unfortunately lost. When I went to sea and later learning he was in constant use dad. I am prepared to take him to 50 years in March 2006.
    I studied it and took exams 23rd April '57, then 17 years, the cost of a liter of petrolini 2kr. and 27 ounces, I saw in my journals from this era. I bought a 1972 Ford Maverik sports car in America for my dad (was sailing in America), and thereafter dvínaði his interest in Willýsnum, machine finished. I then began work on re-building it, and add, at home in the garage.
    Now he is with upptjúnnaða Chevy 350 cc engine, with Útboruð punched and stamped hot knastás, 350 automatic transmission, New prosess millikassa 205, at 12 "br. wheels, 38 "tires, big windshield and a piece of M.Bens '65 car, along with the dashboard than the Willys dashboard in place. Dana 44 with 4.10 hásingum Nospin locks front and rear, cots Range Rover, Mitsubishi Bronco ask and sweet. So I just finished putting the air pump system, which enables me to pump the tires, after the launch of the excessive, maybe down the pound. ..
    I'm told to be ready this optimum grip over 50 years and stated that he has never been better.
    I have traveled on it in the mountains both in winter and summer, the longest train Tyra trip was Vik, the Nýjadal north and east along the glacier, fyir Ódáðahraun a sand storm and Herðubreiðalindir, only run off him some pústurrör otherwise noted significant … … .. Foreigners have quite particularly like to shoot pictures of him. They just sucked him. "
    Quote ends

    My friend suggested me this when I put Willys Willys spekuleringar a "personal message" on MSN. These are her close relatives referred.

    • Number_Six

      I'm thinking it's got an SBC 350 with hot knastás. I like it a lot but I'm simply not going to suck him.

    • Alff

      I hope you all won't think worse of me if I confess I just suck him, too.

      • http://www.hooniverse.com JeepyJayhawk

        I'm not even sure what that means..,.

  • http://www.thecollegedriver.com Black Steelies

    "Cirka 25-year-old design is still in use. "

    "More pictures here."

    via google translator, but idk when this design was ever used before

  • tonyola

    Wow. Just wow. The front part of the roof is from a fintail Mercedes. The rest? Who knows?

  • Matt

    Found another thread here: http://torfaera.is/spjall/viewtopic.php?t=1042&am… . Translated quote about its origins below

    "This SUV A-628 we bought dad, John Reykjalín, I 1 / 3 and Dad 2 / 3 when I was 16 years, this was called the Agricultural and came with his mower, which was much used in making hay in the country but unfortunately lost. When I went to sea and later learning he was in constant use dad. I am prepared to take him to 50 years in March 2006.
    I studied it and took exams 23rd April '57, then 17 years, the cost of a liter of petrolini 2kr. and 27 ounces, I saw in my journals from this era. I bought a 1972 Ford Maverik sports car in America for my dad (was sailing in America), and thereafter dvínaði his interest in Willýsnum, machine finished. I then began work on re-building it, and add, at home in the garage.
    Now he is with upptjúnnaða Chevy 350 cc engine, with Útboruð punched and stamped hot knastás, 350 automatic transmission, New prosess millikassa 205, at 12 "br. wheels, 38 "tires, big windshield and a piece of M.Bens '65 car, along with the dashboard than the Willys dashboard in place. Dana 44 with 4.10 hásingum Nospin locks front and rear, cots Range Rover, Mitsubishi Bronco ask and sweet. So I just finished putting the air pump system, which enables me to pump the tires, after the launch of the excessive, maybe down the pound. ..
    I'm told to be ready this optimum grip over 50 years and stated that he has never been better.
    I have traveled on it in the mountains both in winter and summer, the longest train Tyra trip was Vik, the Nýjadal north and east along the glacier, fyir Ódáðahraun a sand storm and Herðubreiðalindir, only run off him some pústurrör otherwise noted significant … … .. Foreigners have quite particularly like to shoot pictures of him. They just sucked him. "

  • http://www.thecollegedriver.com Black Steelies

    I found a garbled explanation of its origins plus a bitchin' pic by following some links and employing translator again
    EDIT: nvm pretty much everyone else posted the explanation already

    <img src="http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/2219/239044735158340b6206cs8.jpg"&gt;

    • http://www.hooniverse.com JeepyJayhawk

      I like the pic here, almost linked it in. Some black steelies would look good on it…

    • Number_Six

      I think this calls for a Hoonexcursion over there to hang out with this dude.

  • P161911

    So it appears to be part Williys Jeep, Part M-B 220, and part possible "Russian Jeep", probably a GAZ. It appears to have a Chevy 350 and turbohyrdamatic too.

    I got this translation from later down in the first thread: This is true, Sveinn. Dashboard is made of 220 and it runs on top of the Willys dashboard. Furthermore, the outer edges of the wings back of Russian jeep.

    There was a debate later about the GAZ/Russian part.

  • Mr_Biggles

    Hmm. Vin Bud store in the background. I keep trying to tell people we should be able to score some bud at the liquor stores here.

    • Number_Six

      Vin Bud = Wine Buddy in Icelandic

      • acarr260

        I like the other version of reality better…

      • Mr_Biggles

        So much more welcoming than "LCBO".

        • DeadinSideInc

          The Liquor Control Board of Ontario welcomes you to our clean stores.

  • http://roadworkuk.blogspot.com Rust-MyEnemy

    The exposed firewall at the front of the Fintail section, just above the hood surface; prime real-estate for an Air-Grabber.

    • http://hooniverse.com/ Tanshanomi

      I was thinking along the lines of a quartet of flush-mount pencil-beam projector lamps, but yea, that would work too.

    • facelvega

      Yeah, right now that one zone is the only bad line on the project. It actually looks better than a stock jeep. The two-tone paint helps weave the sections together, but generally it's the massing of the whole car that improves from the gawky original.

  • http://www.hooniverse.com JeepyJayhawk

    Good, we can be friends.

  • dmilligan

    That's a really cool FrankenJeep, no pun intended. The top is a thing of genius and I love the look those tires give it.

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