Have you ever tossed a buck in a vending machine for a bag of pretzels, and they magically caught a pack of M&M's on the way down? That my friend, is called a 'twofer'. Throughout history man has sought out the twofer, not out of some inherent cheapness, but because of the pure adrenaline rush that comes with getting something for nothing. Today we have discovered the ultimate twofer.
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Either one of the vehicles you see above would be incredible to own: the VW Transport Bus for it's retro quirkiness, and the 1964 Porsche Formula V Open Wheeled Racer for it's minimalistic straight pipe awesomeness. Luckily today, after over 50 years of separation, the dynamic weekend racing duo has been reunited into one – likely ridiculously expensive – package.
The original pickup that transported the Porsche had been lost to a junkyard somewhere deep in Germany, so the guys behind this project scoured the globe to find an existing truck from the same model month to restore to factory glory, and full functionality. No expense was spared getting it up to speed, including a few modern upgrades tossed in for good measure, including ABS breaks to keep it up to Autobahn standards.
Now down to the cream filling. The Porsche/Formcar Formula V was actually based around a VW Bug's engine, spitting out a little over 40 bhp. Initially the racing community scoffed at the anemic specs, but that scoffing quickly turned to applause when they started dominating the Formula V circuit thanks to ultralight engineering. Some of the greatest drivers of the 60's and 70's honed their skills on these things, and there's no reason (other than that gaping hole in your wallet) that you shouldn't follow in their footsteps to hone in on the perfect throwback thursday.