This Is How I Want To Go Everywhere

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Truck YeahThe trucks are good!

Is it slow? I don’t care. Is it unreliable? We’ll sort it out. I want it, with our without those useless golf clubs. Possibly without.

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This is a Fiat 238 camper van parked in somebody’s garden in Nürburg. It’s also roughly the third Fiat 238 I’ve seen since I know what a wheel is. These vans are rare beauties.

The Fiat 238 is based on the Autobianchi Primula, Fiat’s experimental front-wheel drive car. That fact alone and its rare nature means that showing up in one today makes you look way sexier than the beardiest hipster driving a VW Bus in a hundred miles.

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And yes, of course you could have one in a double cab pickup configuration!

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What would be the point otherwise? That’s right, it’s fantastic!

Photo credit: Fiat, Máté Petrány/Jalopnik

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Contact the author at mate@jalopnik.com.

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DISCUSSION

I’m a big fan of the rear-engine Fiat 850 Familiare. It shares it’s number with a bunch of longitudinal front-engined, rwd cars so I don’t think it’s the same platform under the van.

It’s like a tiny italian VW Bus. It’s quite a bit smaller than that 238 so not as good for camping.

Also has one of the weirdest spare tire placements of all time: