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Driver heads out in wacky vehicle that drives ‘backwards’ with its roof four inches above the road


Man with an upside-down van! Driver heads out in wacky customised vehicle that drives ‘backwards’ with its roof just four inches above the road

  • Coby, from Michigan, has customized a 1985 GMC van so it drives upside down
  • The red van, which is only four inches off the ground, also drives backwards
  • The wacky design was created by gutting the inside and rebuilding the van

By Sam Baker For Mailonline

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This is the bizarre moment three people clambered into an apparently overturned van – and then drove off in the topsy-turvy vehicle.

The surreal footage features a 1985 GMC van which has been customized so that it drives with its roof just four inches above the road surface. 

The clip, filmed in south-east Michigan, shows the three people enter through the back doors of the vehicle as the person filming comments that they are just ‘going out for a ride in the van’.

A customized red 1985 GMC van drives upside down and backwards along a driveway in Michigan

The wacky vehicle is the brainchild of a man called Cody who shows off his creation at parades and car shows

However, as the engine growls into life the entire van starts moving – despite being upside down.

Even stranger is the fact that the driver’s seat is in the rear of the van so it also appears to be moving in reverse.

All is not as it seems though as a second video posted on social media explains how the wacky van works.

The upside down 1985 GMC van is the brainchild of a Michigan man called Cody who works for 545 Lawn Care.

The interior was gutted and the vehicle was flipped over to create the upside-down van. New concealed wheels were installed through the roof so it sits just four inches above the road

To create the crazy vehicle, the van has been gutted inside. Holes have been cut into the roof so that four new tires could be slotted through, leaving a clearance of just four inches above the ground.

Then new seats were installed by bolting them to the roof which now acts as the floor. 

Blacked out glass has been fitted in all the old windows to hide the work that has been carried out on the interior. 

Side panels were removed and fitted back onto replacement hinges that open vertically to create gull-wing doors. 

The vehicle is road legal and is driven during parades and car shows. It was being driven on Memorial Day in the video.


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