Junkyard Treasure: 2008 Volkswagen R32 Astroturf Armageddon Version

Junkyard Treasure: 2008 Volkswagen R32 Astroturf Armageddon Version



It’s not frequently that I have definitely no suggestion what sort of car I’m viewing as I stroll the rows of among the car graveyards I frequent, since also the wildest glue-gun-assaulted art car normally reveals some form of its initial form. Oh sure, some perplexing English monster (such as an Alvis Combat Vehicle or Hillman Husky) could slip right into a U-Wrench backyard from time to time, however mainly I see acquainted equipment. Today’s Junkyard Gem was a full secret at very first glimpse.

Junkyard Treasure: 2008 Volkswagen R32 Astroturf Armageddon Version

After that I saw the Immortan Joe– design VW badges as well as VW wheels as well as figured I would certainly located a hideously breached Jetta or something.

Junkyard Treasure: 2008 Volkswagen R32 Astroturf Armageddon Version

Once I identified the Rocky Mountain Rambler 500 patterns (tough to make out on Astroturf however likewise related to the inside), I recognized much more regarding this auto. We saw a Pirates of the Caribbean– themed Acura RL 3.5 that ran the 2000 RMR500, in the exact same junkyard last loss, as well as this R32 participated in that event.

Junkyard Treasure: 2008 Volkswagen R32 Astroturf Armageddon Version

The R32 is a special-edition, high-performance Golf that ought to be adequately beneficial to prevent this destiny at age 12, so I was doubtful that I was taking a look at an actual R32 right here. The auto’s VIN states it’s an actual one, which suggests it began life with a 250- equine VR6 as well as a six-speed handbook … however all the yummy R32 things is lengthy passed currently. My hunch is that it came to be a salvage-titled gutted covering, possibly after being taken, as well as somebody pasted sufficient economical VW components back in to make it a jogger.

Junkyard Treasure: 2008 Volkswagen R32 Astroturf Armageddon Version

The Rocky Hill Rambler 500 includes lots of dirt-drivin’ in pitch-dark Colorado places, so the group mounted this unpleasant light bar.

Junkyard Treasure: 2008 Volkswagen R32 Astroturf Armageddon Version

The Immortan Joe/Lord Humungus appearance is solid right here.

Junkyard Treasure: 2008 Volkswagen R32 Astroturf Armageddon Version

I could not obtain the hood to open up, so probably the initial R32 VR6 still lives below the artificial speed heaps (though I can not think somebody would certainly have tugged the hand-operated transmission however left the excellent engine behind).

Junkyard Treasure: 2008 Volkswagen R32 Astroturf Armageddon Version

It’s environment-friendly. Extremely environment-friendly.

Taking a look at video of the RMR500’s course from in 2015, I can just wish that this auto still had its 4Motion system effectively.

Junkyard Treasure: 2008 Volkswagen R32 Astroturf Armageddon Version

Resale worth on something such as this is reduced, extremely reduced, so I anticipate to see even more RMR500 makers in Denver-area backyards.

Relevant video clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjAKV-N03 ws




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