What makes a Supervan?

18 Sep

ford transit super van one

This early Ford Transit was produced with a very powerful engine and special suspension and tyres for a good handling and fast machine.
Being old and crumbly, myself, I can actually remember as teenage petrolheads discussing this very same van in the school playground over a copy of Motorsport or Motor. Some asked “Why?” ,”Who wants a Supervan?”
Some of us, like myself, thought that this was an innovation, bringing brand interest to it’s commercial market. The start of white van man era???? I for one, being a keen Kart driver, wanted, with a passion, to drive it
You can still buy an uprated Ford Transit for your plumbing or building business.(If you can afford the insurance) But the interest in unusual and modified vans is still very much alive and kicking!
With fuel so expensive, I think that differentiating your own van from the herd can now be a little different than just a bigger engine and 0-60 time.
What makes your van (of any manufacturer) a Supervan?
STOP PRESS. Have a look at Stefaan’s comment below ! WOW


2 Responses to “What makes a Supervan?”

  1. Stefaan September 19, 2013 at 9:50 pm #

    this is a van,http://youtu.be/q-1HPd1L84I .

    • Dinkum September 20, 2013 at 4:23 am #

      That is awesome! What an excellent contribution! I want one. Love the glowing turbo castings. Love the idea. Love it ! Hope it has brakes to match and perhaps a parachute too. Many thanks, Dinkum > Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:50:56 +0000 > To: dvickers1955@hotmail.co.uk >

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