The Top Ten Cars for Judgment Day

If you're not ready to get Judged this weekend, don't worry. We've got a list of ten commenter-chosen cars that should still be around to get you to where you need to be if you're not one of God's-chosen.

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The Top Ten Cars for Judgment Day


10.) Volkswagen/Studebaker Bus/Tank

Suggested By: Triborough

Why It'll Save You: If you can get it running and it doesn't light itself on fire, you're all set. Hippies have lived in the wheeled cousins of this thing for decades, so of course you'll have no problem surviving the second coming in one.

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The Top Ten Cars for Judgment Day

9.) Ford F-150 SVT Raptor

Suggested By: $kaycog

Why It'll Save You: Any excuse to jump a Raptor, end of days or not, is a good thing.

The Top Ten Cars for Judgment Day

8.) Plymouth Fury

Suggested By: Goggles_Pisano

Why It'll Save You: Read, courtesy of Goggles_Pisano:

"Jeremiah, chapter 32, Verse 37:

'Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, whither I have driven them in mine anger, and in my Fury, and in great wrath; and I will bring them again unto this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely...'"

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The Top Ten Cars for Judgment Day

7.) Lamborghini LM002

Suggested By: Kate's Dirty Sister

Why It'll Save You: It looks like a Humvee, it handles like a tank, but it's got a Countach V12 up front. And it'll keep you moving around inconvenient obstacles like deserted church buses and the buildings that they came from. If you've got a lot of stuff to take with you, may I recommend the one-off wagon version?

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The Top Ten Cars for Judgment Day

6.) Plymouth Acclaim

Suggested By: B-Sel

Why It'll Save You: According to commenter B-Sel, Acclaims are the car of choice for the godliest folks among us. When their souls make that trip upstairs this weekend, there should be a ton of these things lying around and ready to roll.

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The Top Ten Cars for Judgment Day

5.) LeMons Porsche 944

Suggested By: W123D Sedan Roadster

Why It'll Save You: It's already appropriately decorated. I'm just not sure if I'd want to be stuck on earth until the end of my days with a $500 LeMons 944.

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The Top Ten Cars for Judgment Day

4.) Koenigsegg CCX

Suggested By: Rapture_Rising

Why It'll Save You: Because if you're going to be sent through the gates of hell, it's best to do it backwards and on fire in a Swedish supercar. And because a commenter with the handle "Rapture_Rising" recommended it.

The Top Ten Cars for Judgment Day

3.) Herkimer Battle Jitney

Suggested By: Joel Lingenfelter

Why It'll Save You: Is it a fictitious vehicle created solely for its role in 1999's Mystery Men? Or was it actually created through a military research partnership between the United States and England in the 1950's? Was it based on a GM Futureliner? Does the giant magnet inside it make it a pain to drive in civilized areas? Frankly, I don't care. It's big, it's loud and it's "the biggest non-lethal fighting vehicle ever built." Thank you Dr. Heller.

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The Top Ten Cars for Judgment Day

2.) Anton Impulse Viking

Suggested By: teknoboy66

Why It'll Save You: If the hype on the Anton Impulse site can be believed, not even Earthly destruction can stop the Viking. It's like a Hummer that doesn't suck. Water hazard coming? No worries. Hit the water running and use those comically huge wheels as paddles to power through waves at speeds of up to nine entire miles per hour. On land, bring six of your closest friends along as you battle off other non-believers.

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The Top Ten Cars for Judgment Day

1.) Soviet Ekranoplan

Suggested By: Shamoononon

Why It'll Save You: When all of the believers' cars litter the highways and byways of the world this weekend, just glide over them in your immense tribute to Cold War-Era Soviet engineering. Carry a whole bunch of other non-believers with you, or a couple of nuclear warheads. Just make sure you've got some other craft with you, either boats or airplanes, to act as your spotters. Quick maneuvers in the Eraknoplan were notorious for making it dig its wings into the cold Russian ground.

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