If you are over the age of 25 years old, you might remember the MTV show that ran from 2004 to 2007 called “Pimp My Ride”. The show featured rapper Xzibit and showed the rapper along with the group at West Coast Customs (seasons 1 – 4) and Galpin Auto Sports (seasons 5 – 6), taking vehicles that were worse for wear and fixing them and customizing them into some kind of outlandish customized vehicles. The show took place hot on the tails of the first two Fast and the Furious movies, so customization of vehicles was at an all-time high in the United States and Canada.
One of the people featured on the show named Laila, had a 1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager Expresso that was selected to be on the show. It was featured in the 7th episode of the 6th season of the show which you can watch the full episode on DailyMotion.
Since then, 12 years have passed and the van has exchanged owners a few times. It’s latest owner is a popular YouTuber “Tavarish”, who bought the van for $850. The van had been sitting for 4 years and has a lot of things that need to be fixed up, on it.
Although he was expecting to take 24 hours to get it back to working order with his buddy Jared, it actually took them two full days to get this “pimped up” ride back on the streets with the help of Advanced Auto Parts.
We also find out, that this isn’t the original van that was shown on the show as many of the vehicles were beyond repair and the show replaced them. Instead, this is a 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan powered by the mighty 158 horsepower 3.3-liter V6 engine, which definitely needs some tender loving care (TLC).
While the Chrysler minivan has been one of the most popular vehicles ever in North America with 15 million vehicles sold as of this year, this is one specific minivan you won’t soon forget. With a denim interior, aftermarket body kit, a dozen TV screens throughout the vehicle, 5,000 watts of stereo equipment, and a purple and pink exterior paint scheme, this van will either be the ultimate soccer mom vehicle or a vehicle that will haunt your nightmares.