The Super Van was re-built for the movie "Super Van" in the early 70’s. It started out as the Love Machine in the late 60’s, made out of a Dodge Sportsman Van. Super Van was example of the ultimate in futuristic motoring with solar energy.
The 318 cubic inch engine and automatic transmission were not changed, but the undercarriage was beefed up with Bilstein Shocks, for added stability and performance. The body was modified to establish a basic belt line from which fore and aft dual vertical arches (that house quad mercury tubing safety roll bars) act as air foil spoilers at the very top, which provides added high speed control. The grille bars are of "V" type to accent the body line, with K.C. quartz lights for full flood road illumination, behind the outer bars. The rear grille-bumper assembly is unitized with chrome face and colored offcast to match the front grille bars. U.S. Steel sheeting was used to from the aerodynamic sculptured body panels. Polaroid charcoal tinted glass is used at vision areas throughout the vehicle except for the center rear section, in which adjustable louvers were installed, matching the louvers along the very top of the side windows. The right side master door glass lifts like a gullwing and the body door section at that points lowers for easy entrance as well as to unveil the elegant plush interior.
A six foot U shape boudoir sofa is the center of the entertainment console area, using a new flamboyant blue and orange burnished cotton material. The interior utilized Van Stuff accessories, with Perkins seat panels and Cole snack trays for added luxury pleasures. Musical sounds from a Craig stereo flow through quad speakers and dual 40 channel CB units. Wild music bars transform the tones to visual colored lights. A plastic servateria slides our for easy access to refreshments. The number two compartment contains a monitor phone with intercom system. In the center, a Panasonic colored television and video units offers another choice of entertainment. Another compartment houses a Panasonic recorder for all taping and playback. Solar Power and electric panels by Sensor Technology, Inc., and PDC Labs, have solar battery and electronic system. A unique computerized lighting circuit with switches, actuates the electronic system to provide more battery power from the solar cells.
The exterior finish color is coordinated by the concept of Burnt Orange Sunset Pearls of Essence, and then blended to a bright sky blue candy, sprayed in 40 coats of lacquer. Then hand rubbed to a high lustre. Lazer stripping beams in prisma tapes and metalflake extends up on the fore and aft arches. The final touch are the G60 Formula Stock tires mounted on 10" Appliance wire mag wheels.