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This rare camper netted a good haul in Monterey. Monterey Car Week auctions often have an eclectic, fun selection of vehicles to bid on, but the 1955 Porsche Tempo Mikafa was perhaps one of the most unusual options this year. The aluminum-bodied camper was estimated to sell for as much as $150,000, but once the hammer fell at Mecum it actually netted $187,000. While Porsches general elicit quite a bit of excitement among collectors and enthusiasts, this one was a bit of a wildcard. The unrestored Tempo Mikafa Sport Camper is one of only three ever made.
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What does affordable mean? Well, for starters Hellwig (and its build partner, California-based Old Steel Fabrication), started with aXLT. This truck represents the middle of the Ranger lineup, which also is sold in work-truck XL and fancier Lariat trim levels. In four-wheel-drive, crew-cab guise, the Ranger XLT stickers for $35,490—not bad. To that base, Hellwig added a Yakima bed rack and awning (about $1000, per our internet skimming), a Tepui Hybox roof tent ($2899), and a Bed Slide (about $1000) that holds an ARB fridge (another $1000) and a Trail Kitchen (another few hundred bucks). Tally that up, and the Hellwig-fettled Ranger overlander costs about $45,000.
Of course, if you'd like your camping Ranger to look like this, you'll need to spend a few more dollars. Hellwig also had an Icon Vehicle Dynamics suspension installed (figure on a few thousand dollars), plus 35-inch Falken off-road tires, 17-inch Icon Alloys wheels, a Rigid Industries light bar, T-Rex metal grille, and Bushwacker fender flares. Oh, and the paint job is custom, too. We could take these upgrades or leave them, but what counts is that Hellwig has created a realistic, easily replicated project truck and is putting it on display at the SEMA show, which typically deals in the outrageous, outlandish, and unattainable. So, what are you waiting for? If you own a Ford Ranger and dig the outdoors, here is your roadmap to adventure.
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DIY RANGER PICKUP CAMPER PART 1
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