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GLEANED – Mazda Bongo

GLEANED – Mazda Bongo

First published 2011-07-24  As you may have read previously, we’re all for a Mazda Bongo. They are rare, look happy and have a crazy name.   Unfortunately they’re few and far between these days thanks to their penchant for rust, catching fire and people like Australian movie director George Miller. This beautiful breadvan would surely be one of the best unrestored examples left in the country. The yellow machine is described as a 1977 model; however, this original Bongo shape…

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GLEANED – 1972 Ford Econoline – Mystery Machine

GLEANED – 1972 Ford Econoline – Mystery Machine

First published in 2011-04-19  Australia’s van market has always suffered from a lack of big, Yank-style, bonneted vans, which makes this item Gleaned from Gumtree a real pearler. The Aussie van scene has always forged its own path; for both tradies and surfies from the 1950’s right through to the 1980’s, the only real choice (aside from the ubiquitous VW Kombi) was a ‘sedan delivery’-style panelvan. Based off the popular Holden or Ford sedans (or more correctly, their commercial coupe…

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GLEANED – DKW Auto Union Van – UPDATE

GLEANED – DKW Auto Union Van – UPDATE

First published 2011-03-18 We were going to start our Gleaned section out with a freaky, custom built Holden Torana wagon, but then we noticed the advert was from 2009. Can it. So how’s this item instead? Currently on eBay, this DKW van was sent to us by a reader (ok our only reader thus far) with the subject line ‘Officially the coolest thing in the world’. He may be right; weirder and rarer than a Morris J van and probably…

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