Find Of The Day: It’s A Veep Thing, You Wouldn’t Understand…

…and we barely understand it either.

Looking for a VW that doesn’t look like a VW? Want a Jeep, but with a lot less horsepower? Or offroad ability? Well, this week’s bizarro Find Of The Day is for you.

When the original Volkswagen Type 1 was created, one of its many unique engineering features was a body that bolted to a floor pan with a central spine. If you removed the thirty-something bolts, with the help of a few buddies, you could take off the entire body, fenders and all. Some clever people noted this, and started making their own fiberglass replacement bodies and sold them to the public. The most well-know was Bruce Meyer’s Meyers Manx dune buggy kit. But there were dozens, if not hundreds, more kits that took came in all shapes and sizes. Most were distinctive and unique.

And then there’s this kit.

We’re not sure why you’d want to spend your hard-earned money to take a simple, rear-wheel-drive Bug and make it look like a Jeep, but yet, this exists. You could call it a Jug, or a Jeetle, but apparently it’s called a Veep. And it’s…certainly something.

Do you find standard Jeeps to be too big? Does that CJ-7 you’re eyeing up have too many seats? Not sure you’ll need all that complicated four-wheel-drive running gear? Well, it’s time you took a look at this 1968 Veep.

Sarcasm aside, this kit car is quite the looker. It’s well-executed and in very good condition. And it will definitely get attention no matter where you take it.

So if classic Jeeps are out of your price range, take a look at this ’68 Veep on eBay. The seller’s asking $6800, and it’s located just outside of Portland, OR.