For someone with a serious case of 1960s nostalgia or just with a love of being seen, this replica of the Thunderbird 2 could be exactly what you need. It's currently on sale in the United Kingdom for £34,995. You could even go camping in it.

Thunderbirds was a UK-born science-fiction television series that originally ran from 1965 to 1966 and for many years after that in syndication around the world. It was about a family who used wild vehicles for international rescues. What really set the show apart was that all of the characters were marionettes, giving them very weird looking movement.


Thunderbird 2 was the team's massive air transporter (see it in action in the clip above). This builder took a 1994 Toyota Previa MPV and created an eye-catching replica. The custom body is all metal and wears a vibrant shade of green paint with yellow highlights. The windscreen is gone, and there's now an array of tiny windows in front. A little wiper sits above two of them. Fairings hide the front and rear wheels, and three fake jet exhausts point out of the back.

A gullwing door on each side allows entry into the cabin. The interior is entirely green, which might be taking things too far for our eyes. The rearview mirror is now useless because the rear window is gone. The seller reports there's a rearview camera, though. A bed in the back lets the new owner take this weird rig on longer adventures. A roof-mounted DVD player and sound system provide some entertainment while camping.

The powertrain remains the Previa's stock setup of a mid-mounted 2.4-litre four-cylinder and automatic gearbox. The rear shows number plates suggesting this odd machine is road legal. 

Source: Total Headturners via Silodrome