What a story this is. This van was one of the most popular vans of the 70's. It was originaly built in Ohio by Hooper. It was on the cover of several magazines back in the day and appeared at many car shows. At some point it's popularity waned and it fell into a state of disrepair. This is where the present owners Jim and Lucy come into the picture. They are long time vanners with one of the oldest van clubs going, Three River Vans out of Pittsburgh. With some help from their friends they have over a number of years been bringing this amazing van back to it's original splendour and maybe even better. We'll have the full story here soon. Pictures taken by a number of vanners notably GupEboy, Gary, Superbeast, Wookee and others.

Radical custom van Nautilus

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