Craigslist Find: 1974 Custom Metallica “Hit the Lights” Party Van


“Vannin and the van craze have become huge in the past few years,” begins this Craiglist post for the “Hit the Lights” Mobile Medical Metallica van. Have they? News to me, but DAMN, this thing is badass and I wouldn’t mind vannin’ around in it.

The tricked out 1974 Chevrolet G10 started its life as a “small town fire department ambulance” and has many of the vehicle’s original trappings including a vintage style light bar, a growler siren, an X-ray machine, CBs, intercom, neck braces, blankets, vests, and even plaster body parts in fake formaldehyde jars. It’s had some modifications, too, with a TV screen on a swivel mounted in the back, “hooker sidepipes” with mufflers that “sound just right,” and custom Metallica decals adorning the body.

The Craigslist post was written by the owner, a Metallica fan who clearly put plenty of love into making this van the ultimate Metallica party vehicle. And for only $7,950 it could be yours! Which, frankly, seems like a bargain. Someone start a Kickstarter and we’ll make it the official MetalSucks party bus.

Thanks to friend o’ MS Morgan M. for sending this in.

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