Seven Vehicles to Survive the End of the World

Ellie Dyer-Brown, 3 months ago

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WhoCanFixMyCar discusses which vehicles could help you survive the end of the world.

Humanity has always speculated about the possibility of an apocalypse, and luckily for us, no end-of-days predictions have come true yet. But if they ever did, you'd need one hell of a vehicle to survive. Here are our top picks (with a few modifications, of course).

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The Marauder

Cadillac One

Toyota Hilux 1988

Land Rover Defender

Oshkosh Wheeled Tanker

Action Mobil Desert Challenger

Bugatti Chiron


The Marauder

Marauder

The apocalypse has arrived. Buildings lie in ruins, and there’s no telling who’s a friend or enemy. You need something to keep you safe and secure – the armoured Marauder, to be precise.

With its ability to carry loads of up to 4,500kg, accommodate ten people and withstand bullets, mines and other explosives, this is the vehicle that will get you where you need to be in one piece. It can also be fitted with night-vision devices to help you navigate the darkness and reach a respectable 74mph.


Cadillac One

Cadillac-One

Just because the world has ended doesn’t mean you can’t travel in style. And even the post-apocalyptic world needs a leader, so if you think you can handle the job, get hold of ‘The Beast’ or Cadillac One.

Made for the President of the United States, this luxury limousine has bomb-proof steel plating, bulletproof glass, Kevlar-reinforced tyres and, just in case anything does get through all that, can hold a stock of your blood in the boot. To top it off, it has night-vision cameras and can suppress fire and withstand chemical attacks.


Toyota Hilux 1988

Toyota-Hilux-1

If films and TV shows have taught us anything, it’s that the end of the world will be full of destruction: pitfalls, hostile characters, inhospitable environments and unpredictable events. It's a shame there’s nothing indestructible out there… or is there? Well, actually, yes.

The inoffensive, humble 1988 Toyota Hilux can and has survived the worst life can throw at it. It’s been submerged in the ocean, crashed into a tree, set on fire and placed on top of a tower block, which was then demolished, as shown on Top Gear (watch here). This farmer’s favourite is a pickup truck, so it has the added benefit of carrying goods or people in the back.


Land Rover Defender

Land-Rover-Defender

You need to travel the mountains, deserts and crumbling ruined cities in search of fuel, food and water, and most cars have keeled over and died on the roadside.

But not the Land Rover Defender. This iconic motor is simple and durable, with many cars made decades ago still on the road today. Plus, they can be adapted into almost anything you can imagine – tow trucks, military transport vehicles, mobile ambulances, caterpillar vehicles, fire engines, snow ploughs and rural police cars.


Oshkosh Wheeled Tanker

Oshkosh-Wheeled-Tanker

Water and fuel are scarce now that society has broken down, and what better way to survive and have a powerful bargaining tool than owning a tank full of the good stuff?

The Oshkosh Wheeled Tanker can carry 20,000 litres of fuel or 18,000 litres of water, is armoured to protect you, and the off-road tyres mean you can take it anywhere. It also shares common parts with other vehicles, making it easy to repair and keep on the road.


Action Mobil Desert Challenger

Action-Mobil-Desert-Challenger

Your home has been destroyed or taken over by dangerous vagrants. Instead of fighting back, take to the road with the Action Mobil Desert Challenger, an 8-wheeled, 4-axled, 30-ton motorhome built to travel wherever you might want to go.

With its oriental-furnished living room, kitchen with stainless steel units, walk-in fridge, onboard electricity supply, shower and washing machine, you won’t think twice about your old residence. Plus, it can hold 660 gallons of petrol, so you don't need to step outside for a long time if you don't want to.


Bugatti Chiron

Bugatti-Chiron

Zombies are everywhere and are not the slow ones you remember from TV. You need to get away and fast. Luckily, you own the 261 mph, 1,479 bhp Bugatti Chiron.

This super speedy car can hit 186 mph in 13.6 seconds, and its four-wheel drive gives you an advantage on crumbling roads. Nothing will get you away from impending doom quicker. Yes, the apocalypse has happened, but it’s not the end of the world. Well, maybe it is, but with these vehicles, you needn’t go down with the rest of society. Whatever the situation, there’s a car that will help you survive.


Back in reality, your car probably isn't as invincible as the ones mentioned in this guide, so it's important to take good care of it. Whether you're looking for servicing or repairs, we can help you find the right garage at the right price.

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Written by Ellie

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Ellie is WhoCanFixMyCar’s Content Writer. She has a BA in English literature from Durham University, a master’s degree in creative writing, and three years of experience writing in the automotive industry. She currently drives a Suzuki Swift.

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