1999 Mauck MSV 1120S
Offered by Mecum | Kansas City, Missouri | December 4-6, 2014
Uh, what? Basically I was looking through Mecum’s Kansas City catalog going “What’s the most interesting thing in here?” Well this Mauck MSV stole the show in that regard.
Mauck Special Vehicles was an Ohio-based vehicle manufacturer founded by Andy Mauck in the mid-1990s. The MSV 1120S was their prime offering and it was expensive when new, costing over $200,000. It’s essentially a bus, I guess, and it has McLaren F1-like butterfly doors.
Two engines were offered: a 7.4-liter V-8 or a 5.9-liter straight-six diesel. Many of the parts were bought from Ford and GM making repairs much less expensive. Everything else was pretty much customized. The interior of this thing looks like a private jet.
Between 1996 and 1999, just over 100 of these were built, many of them having been shipped overseas or sold to celebrities. Some less decked out versions served as handicapped accessible vans for municipalities in the U.S. Whatever your take on this thing is, you must admit it’s at least interesting. Check out more pictures here and see more from Mecum in Kansas City here.
Update: Sold $50,000.
Lovely looking RV. I’ve seen pics of the Mauck MSV bus, but I’ve never seen one in person. I can see this being used as a comfortable, yet durable school bus to transport students from home to school. Either that, or possibly a city transit bus to transport people to work, or wherever they need to go. For a vehicle like this, I like the use of a Cummins 5.9 Turbo Diesel engine. Or possibly a 6.5 Turbo Diesel engine, similar to that used on the AM General Hummer H1.