More Than A Pretty Face


The Utility of ‘Sport Utility Vehicles’.  It’s no secret that I’m completely obsessed with these works of art, but I don’t own one (yet).  I love the idea of a project, and this would fill that niche.

Instead of the typical street-legal options, what if I went with something a little more utility…for example:

Pop top:

The ultimate tailgater:

A two-door station wagon?:

The ‘team bus’ for the next little league team I coach:

Big time sunroof:

Another tailgater.  Imagine pulling this bad boy up to the Grove?

I couldn’t not include one of these beauties:

You got it:

What do you think?  Where does the ‘street legal’ line end?

Images: Google Image Search



  1. Landy
    10/04/2016 / 8:00 AM

    They don’t have power steering, A/C or get above 65mph – they’re not practical but far from being non street legal. Any old Rover is a joy to drive. Now I miss my Defender

  2. Randy
    10/04/2016 / 10:58 AM

    A good friend of mine hauled a Dormobile similar to the top pic out of a field in BC and did a complete restoration. Double beds up top and down, the back door has a folding shelf that fits a Coleman stove. It is as good as it sounds and I’d be on the hunt for one if it weren’t for the sentimental attachment I have for the MGB in my garage.

    Because a home really isn’t a home until you have a classic British car leaking oil all over the place.

    • Ryan
      10/09/2016 / 8:41 PM

      There is a dormobile in decent shape on eBay right now.
      I just bought a Series IIa. About 3 weeks left before I park it until Spring.

  3. JD
    10/04/2016 / 2:25 PM

    You could always go with a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and a Safari Top from

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