Up front, some of the changes could be considered, shall we say, challenging, for some die-hard fans of the car on which this is based. Nods to Drogo’s ‘62 car are in full effect, though. The nostrils and the bonnet bubble are both quintessential Breadvan touches. Out back the rear lights of the original car have been retained, albeit in a new layout in line with the remodel. There are also new protruding quad exhausts, very much in the classic jutting style but with tips borrowed from modern models.
Overall, we love the idea… but parts of the execution could take some getting used to. Not that it matters. We, nor you, nor anyone but that “true admirer of an Italian brand” can have it and there’s no word yet on whether others are planned, or have been commissioned. Whether a briefcase to activate an arsenal of lawyers akin to that in which the President of the United States keeps his nuclear codes is optional, also hasn’t been confirmed. We suspect that might be retained by Niels van Roij Design. Much like how Ferrari keeps its Corsa Clienti cars mostly on-site.
What do you think of the Neils van Roij Design Breadvan Hommage? Would you buy one if you could? On a completely unrelated note, we’re off to look at GTC4Lussos in the classifieds.