CraigsList: No Bank Account DefCon for a RevCon Hauler?


RevCon is one of many RV companies and while I won’t pretend to know much about Recreational Vehicles, I will say that this very early, very modified Oldsmobile Toronado-based 1973 RevCon on Chicago CraigsList makes an interesting combination.


As best as I can tell, some RevCons had six-wheels, but those based on the Oldsmobile Toronado with the front-wheel-drive Olds 455 setup weren’t among those. They were, however, branded as an extremely luxurious RV at the time through what might be considered a giant load of crap a bit of advertising hyperbole. And I am at least 90 percent sure an open flatbed trailer grafted to the back of the RV body wasn’t on the original options list. But would you just look at it?

I would personally have a hard time justifying the drive to see any RV without just a few more pictures of the interior first. That said, the few glimpses at the RevCon’s interior show a pretty spartan setup. That’s not necessarily a bad thing if you’re buying it to use as a crapcan or an trail-vehicle hauler where you’re just gonna be defiling the upholstery with hooptie gear-oil stains.

And we sure appreciate the optimism of a 140 mph speedometer.

And all that said, you’d have a hard time finding any tow rig cheaper than $4,500, assuming you have the temerity to try hauling something with the front-wheel-drive RV. So is it a bargain or what?
[Chicago CraigsList]

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4 responses to “CraigsList: No Bank Account DefCon for a RevCon Hauler?”

  1. smalleyxb122 Avatar
    smalleyxb122

    Well, the craigslist ad is down to $4k. I will be slightly disappointed if this is not someone’s LeMons tow rig next season.

  2. outback_ute Avatar
    outback_ute

    You would want to have a good hard look at the chassis construction, surely there must be a lot of flex, but an interesting concept.
    They are still relatively new in the US, but a Fiat/Promaster motorhome chassis would be a better starting point.

  3. mdharrell Avatar

    Probably still just as well that my driveway won’t accommodate anything wider than 7’3″.

  4. neight428 Avatar
    neight428

    Whoever dies in that thing when it crashes need to have their obituary posted here.

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