Wagon Wednesday: 1998 Mauck MSV Limo 1120s

Mauck MSV Limo

Few weeks back a friend of mine sent me picture of a vehicle just like the one pictured above. He had no idea what it was, and neither did I. I tweeted and Facebook’d asking what the heck it was, but the responses were guesses at best.

Thankfully, there is Hooniverse and its awesome weekend editor to answer all questions on the weird, the rare, and the obscure vehicles. The Mauck is, essentially, a business Lear jet for the road. With the original price of around $200,000, it is absolutely shocking that only a few were sold. 

Now here is your chance to own a [sc:ebay itemid=”200942834222″ linktext=”Mauck of your own for less than $70,000 from eBay Motors”]. Could it be just be weird, obscure, and 1990’s futuristic looking enough to fetch that money?

Mauck MSV Limo 2

From the ad:

This 25 ft long,  just under 8 feet tall (not counting satellite dome) low-floor configuration that permitted nearly 6.5 feet  of headroom), and 8 feet (2.4 m) wide vehicle is driven by rear (pusher configuration) GM 454 cubic inch (8.4L) 8 cylinder gasoline engine mated to GM 4L80E heavy duty truck transmission driving Ford 9″ custom-designed Currie Industries differential. Mileage average is about 11 mpg depending on terrain and driving habits, 35-gallon tank. Driver and passenger area partition separated with door.
Air suspension, Alloy wheels, dual climate controls, remote start, remote entry, two way remote alarm, key-less entry, power windows, power door locks, power brakes, power steering, heated power mirrors, cruise control, a reverse camera, ice bin, wet bar, hot/cold water dispenser with sink, waste basket, 26″ 12v LED tv, in-motion KVH Tracvision satellite TV dome and direct TV reviver,  DVD/MP3 reviver, VCR, Sony amplifier, Bose 4.1 audio system with Acoustimass 10 Series II Subwoofer, Sony CD/radio receiver with sub woofer in driver area, on-board intercom, Onan Vommercial 4500 watt on-board generator, 120v outlets, Trace Egenearing 2000 sine wave inverter, transfer switch, roof top AC, shore power connector, marine search remote controlled light, LED back up lights. New brakes, new exhaust, new oil inter-cooler hoses, new gas pump. For more info,  Please click here, for more Wikipedia information.

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Mauck MSV Limo 3

Sounds like the seller knows as much as I do about this thing.

The exterior looks good in pictures. Are those Grand Cherokee taillights? Is that a Saturn steering wheel?

Inside it looks like a weird incomplete conversion with minivan bench seats. Still, I like this thing and after some improvements I totally would drive it cross-country with my family, especially if it had a Cummins turbo-diesel and not the 454 big block. I like the one Jim wrote about a lot better, which shows that the damn thing has potential.

Mauck MSV Limo 4


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31 responses to “Wagon Wednesday: 1998 Mauck MSV Limo 1120s”

  1. Devin Avatar

    Grand Cherokee taillights!

    1. ˏ♂ˊ mzs zsm msz esq Avatar
      ˏ♂ˊ mzs zsm msz esq

      And the bench seats are the second rows from third gen Chrysler minivan!

      1. frankthecat Avatar

        I have one of those sitting in my garage!

        1. Chris Woodside Avatar
          Chris Woodside

          If you have a MAUCK RV is yours for sale?
          E-mail me at: Allard62@aol.com

          1. frankthecat Avatar

            Uh, I meant I have this:
            <img src="http://i.imgur.com/0nKGxwq.jpg&quot; width="600">
            …the second row seat out of this specific minivan:
            <img src="http://i.imgur.com/LNyhxc3.jpg&quot; width="600">
            sitting in my garage. If I had the money to waste on a useless executive RV, that money would be invested elsewhere. Sorry.

      2. Manic_King Avatar

        Wtf these people were thinking when replacing original, -probably green leather- sofas (like in Jim's post linked above) with those Chryco seats in $70k bus…..

  2. Larry Forney Avatar
    Larry Forney

    Those front doors are insane.

  3. Toxic Avenger Avatar
    Toxic Avenger

    Might have been an executive type taxi / limo ? Kind of useless for much else.

    1. CJinSD Avatar

      There was one kicking around San Diego about a decade ago. It was a party bus, which is the opposite of an executive limo in my opinion. I was pleasantly surprised by the somewhat utilitarian interior of this one, as the slimy porno-palace look of the other Mauck featured by Hooniverse makes me want to remain standing and not touch anything until I can leave the vehicle. Gross.

  4. JayP2112 Avatar

    What Would Elvis Do?

    1. ˏ♂ˊ mzs zsm msz esq Avatar
      ˏ♂ˊ mzs zsm msz esq

      Fly one of his two jet planes!

      1. JayP2112 Avatar

        Likely. And give one of these to all his pals?

        1. ˏ♂ˊ mzs zsm msz esq Avatar
          ˏ♂ˊ mzs zsm msz esq

          And then shoot at it some with them!

          1. JayP2112 Avatar

            Graceland is a magical place.

  5. Alcology Avatar

    Where do you sleep? I'd need to do some slight modifications to this beast. Pretty cool though.

    1. frankthecat Avatar

      Table in the dinette probably folds down, and the seats fold flat to make a mattress. Pretty standard RV fare.

  6. schigleymischke Avatar

    We all thought that teal green color was great in the 90's.

  7. stigshift Avatar

    Buddyamine had a Mauck V…. Fuhgeddaboudit.

  8. nofrillls Avatar

    Also known as a camper.
    Otherwise, it's righteously weird–right-down to the green cockpit.

  9. BigFatGeek Avatar

    Passat B4 headlights/turn signals?

    1. Jim Brennan Avatar
      Jim Brennan

      No. If you read my post that Kamil linked to, you would see that the Headlamp/Turn Signal part came from the Ford Aeromax Semi.
      <img src="http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/chris_hall/ch_ford_aeromax_reimer.jpg&quot; width="600/">

      1. BigFatGeek Avatar

        Ah, gotcha

  10. labcoatguy Avatar

    It looks like a classic Saab 900 sedan on a Mengele-mixed hormon cocktail.

  11. C³-Cool Cadillac Cat Avatar
    C³-Cool Cadillac Cat

    If I'm gonna go truly hideous motorhome…I'm gonna do it this way:
    <img src="http://www.rvweb.com/rvimgs/eldorado_motor_corp/1087593585686/1986_starfire_exterior.jpg"&gt;

    1. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
      Peter Tanshanomi

      You obviously know how to do this.

      1. C³-Cool Cadillac Cat Avatar
        C³-Cool Cadillac Cat

        Eldorado Starfire. Only a handful made, which wa OBVIOUSLY too many, but there are like a few still around.
        I've seen one of these, and that was more than enough. Saw it before I knew it existed, otherwise…this is pre-Internetz, summer of 1986.
        Ironically, in the same part of town I saw around the same time-frame, a Renault R5, a Renaul Alpine, and an Aston Martin Lagonda.
        It was near Ross Perot's 'hood Dallas, Midway & Forest lane, for the locals), which ain't hurtin' for money…or poor taste in pretty much everything.
        I lived kick-ass 'hood adjacent, but drove a '67 Dodge A-108 passenger van.

  12. Van_Sarockin Avatar

    1. It's a van. Or are you blind?
    2. It's crazy money.
    3. It's got one of the cheesiest interiors I've ever seen.
    Good concept; horrible execution.

  13. ChasG Avatar

    At first glance, I thought it was a modernized ZIL 118
    img src="http://autotour.org/kartinki/zil-118.jpg&quot; width="600">

  14. ChasG Avatar

    Whoops – that should be <img src="http://autotour.org/kartinki/zil-118.jpg&quot; width="600">

    1. Vairship Avatar

      I need one of those!

  15. Jason Carpp Avatar
    Jason Carpp

    Lovely looking bus. I’ve never seen one in person. 🙂

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