One thing we’ve noticed about the Storyteller Overland community over the years is that many of you love knowing your van’s backstory.
“My van is number seven off the production line!” “My van is the first ever Beast MODE!” “My van is one of only 17 Retro OG MODEs!” These are all statements we’ve heard you guys say loud and proud, and we love that you’re all interested in what makes your van one of a kind.
With that in mind, we did something special this year. We ordered a handful of red and black chassis from Mercedes-Benz – only 25 of each color – and designed some limited edition graphics to go with each color. We’re calling these vans the Vandit and the Van Torino.
Dillon Hollingsworth, Senior Industrial Designer at Storyteller Overland, said the design team started out with 50 or so different concepts for the limited edition vehicles.
“What seemed to stick was trying to tie some sort of graphic history to the unit, like iconic vehicles or things that are well-known in the automotive space,” he said. “We were looking at famous automobiles in Hollywood, and that’s how we landed on Starsky and Hutch’s Striped Tomato and then the Smokey and the Bandit Trans Am.”