#vanlife

So you wanna live that #vanlife? Sure, you could get a VW like everyone else. Or, you could get a Euro market alternative for a fraction of the price. Here are a couple of our picks. The prices listed put the cars at your door anywhere in the continental US with a clean US title in hand.

Renault Master 2.5 Diesel
Bunk beds in the back, a double bed in the middle, and a bathroom. 
Ready for a family vacation or just a weekend away
$37,000

1989 Mercedes 209D Reimo
More rugged than a Westfalia with many amenities and a nice seating area
Low KMs in very good condition
$17,000

Mitsubishi L300 4x4 Camper
Granted it's not the prettiest, but with 4x4 and a 2.5l diesel engine, this little Mitsubishi will take you anywhere
$15,500

Rompin in the Cabbage Patch

Rompin in the Cabbage Patch

This car is the reason we went to Poland. One year ago, we found it in the depths of the Polish equivalent to Craigslist. The seller, Kristoff, actually responded to our inquiry, which was a miracle in and of itself, but the bigger miracle was that he had a good friend in Chicago that he told us to call to ask questions about it since he did not speak English. We talked to her and the car sounded perfect: safari-ready, 4x4, manual, and none available in the States. We usually operate out of Holland on our buying trips, but we decided spending a month of winter in Poland sounded like a really good idea.  

Czech this out

Czech this out

As importers of rare and sexy grey market vehicles, we tend to import cars with a strong demand in the US, or at least with brand familiarity. But as our European safaris have taken us farther and farther east, we’ve come across some interesting Eastern Bloc cars, which are a whole different kind of unique.

Here's Why You Should Want This: Lancia Delta HF Integrale 8V

Here's Why You Should Want This: Lancia Delta HF Integrale 8V

If you're here, you already know about the true automotive icon that is the Lancia Delta. Lancia used the 8V model to compete for a number of years, and it won a World Rally Championship in 1988. It is the grandfather of all modern rally cars, one of the first to have a 2 liter engine, turbo, and 4WD.