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No Regular Camper Van Can Compare to This Insane Custom Chevy Camper 


March 23, 2020 Cars By

If this insane camper looks like something you’d see at the Specialty Equipment Manufacturing Association show in Las Vegas, well, there’s a good reason for that. Iowa-based River City Rods built Brown Sugar, a luxed-0ut and heavily modified 1983 Chevrolet C30 Camper that’s slammed down to the pavement, for the 2019 SEMA Show.

And if you find yourself lusting over it, well, good news: this camper can now be yours. It’s currently up for auction on eBay.

The camper itself uses a 5.3-liter V8 with a four-speed automatic transmission. It can be raised and lowered using its air suspension. Admittedly, it’s more of an ultimate tailgate rig than a vehicle one would use for actual camping; the seller describes it as a “party cabin on wheels.” (Check out some of our favorite camper vans if you’re looking for the latter.)

Brown Sugar won’t go cheap. The bidding is already north of $100,000, with three days remaining on the auction — and the price has not met the reserve. That said, you may be able to make a good chunk of the price back renting it out for bachelor parties and college football games in the future.

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Tyler Duffy

Tyler Duffy is Gear Patrol's Motoring Staff Writer. He used to write about sports for The Big Lead and The Athletic. He has a black belt in toddler wrangling. He's based outside Detroit.

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