It was roughly half-a-century-ago that campers and conversions experienced a marked influx in popularity, with a growing number of outfits turning their attention towards modifying, outfitting, and converting these mobile dwellings. And while we’ve seen plenty of beautifully-executed customized campers in our time, we’ve never come across anything quite like “Brown Sugar” from Davenport, Iowa’s River City Rods & Fabrication.
The elaborate build started out as a 1983 Chevrolet C30 Camper that would be displayed at the 2019 SEMA Show, with the main idea behind the project being to try and deliver a show vehicle that could hold its own against the crowd of builds born out of half-million-dollar budgets that lined the floors at SEMA — a feat the team accomplished in spades. The Chevy now rides on a complete air ride suspension — with a heavy-duty Watts Link rear end — that has been brought down so low that when the suspension is lowered, the front cross-member actually comes to rest on the tarmac. Powered by a brand new LS 5.3L iron block V8, the build boasts an enormous amount of upgrades and custom work, including new wheels, bodywork, and a wildly-involved livery. The fully-customized and well-appointed interior of the vehicle is equally bonkers, too. With SEMA in the rearview mirror, this incredibly unique ride is now on offer from Grand Rapids Classics for $179,990.