Photos: Insanely Weird Trucks That Make You Go “Oh, My!”
Beauty is purely subjective. One man’s weird is another man’s wow. The only reason the trucks you are about to see exist is that people who commissioned them think they look great, but to the rest of us, they are strange, weird, and out of line.
From Tesla’s wedge-shaped Cybertruck to the 10-wheel monster made to satisfy the needs of a Sheikh, in this list, we’ll have a look at the weirdest trucks that you can ever see going down a road. It’s up to you to decide if they are a treat for the eyes or they just make them sore!
Make me a truck that can plow the fields!
When you are a farmer who loves trucks but finances won’t allow you to buy one, you can come up with something like this. It is a tractor, no doubts there, but the owner can find some solace in the fact that it looks like a truck.
This man might not be able to take this strange vehicle to the drive-thru but it can work the farm and turn some heads when driving to the grain market, so why not?
I want the MOST AMERICAN TRUCK on the planet!
Wrapping your truck in the American flag is one thing, but making one that is the very impersonation of America is another. It is big, in your face, a little bare (shows the engine), and has a lot of oil.
If you are in a Civic and see this thing in the rearview mirror, you make way for it even if it is going 40 and you are at 100, because it is rumored such things can eat Civics.
Do you sell trucks that carry trucks?
There are times when you need a vehicle that can seat everyone and their cousin in comfort while still being able to carry a truck that itself can carry five people, their luggage, and enough supplies to build a small fortress.
If you are ever faced with such a situation in your life, this is the truck you want to commission. It might look strange, but it can get the job done, the job of carrying another truck.
Can those wheels be any bigger, or any more?
Every single one of these wheels costs as much as a new economy car, or even more. And with eight of these monstrous wheels, this thing does look formidable, to say the least.
However, the only thing that this truck has are the looks. You cannot drive it like a normal truck, put any significant load in the bed and the cabin is almost inaccessible. But if you want to drop some jaws driving down the road, this is what you need.
A pickup with a front bed!
This vehicle has got some ground clearance, the body appears to be solid, the wheels seem to be fine, and then there is it…the front bed. How cool is that?
Sure, it would not be the best thing to take to the trail, but it does the job as long as you are on the pavement and looks absolutely cool while it’s at it! Don’t know about you, but I want all my future pickups like these.
I need to look rich hauling logs…
The Mercedes G-Wagon holds a special place in the hearts of off-roaders around the globe. It has earned the reputation of the most capable off-road vehicle with its monster engines and three locking diffs.
However, this thing costs near 200 grand and Mercedes has stopped taking orders for new models until 2025. If you are filthy rich and want to haul logs in the truck bed of the most expensive off-road machine in the world, you are welcome looking weird doing that in this G-TRUCK.
When you want to ride in the open but don’t want a sunburn.
This truck is weird enough, even without the shade thing installed on top of it. It looks like the demon love child between a van and a pickup, to say the least. Then there’s the shade.
One can say that the shade is there to protect the thing from rain but if you look closely, it is perforated, it can’t protect anything from rain. All it can do is provide partial protection from the sun so that the ones unfortunate enough to be riding in the back do not get sunburn.
All my boys ride along to Home Depot!
There are times when you need to take all your family to buy bags of cement from Home Depot. There’s no other vehicle in existence today that can get that done, none but this 6-door truck.
Apart from being a pain to park and consuming ungodly amounts of fuel, this is a pretty useful truck to have. You can seat a lot of people inside while carrying 7-foot-long pieces of lumber in the rear.
It should accommodate my family and my car!
They put really tiny wheels on this thing as if the wedge-shaped front and the ramp on the rear were not enough. This truck serves the people who cannot afford a big motorhome that carries your car inside it.
You can ‘comfortably’ seat your family inside the rather large cabin and put your car on the ramp behind. Drive to the location this absurd thing can go, then unload the car and continue on it. Or maybe you need a car as a backup when traveling on such a thing.
Stretch it and make it capable of towing A LOT!
When you love limousines but Overlanding is life, this is what you commission. Other than the fact that anyone under 6 feet of height would need a ladder to get inside this thing, this looks kinda cool.
Now, apparently, this cannot only talk the talk, but this can also walk the walk. The massive ground clearance makes it clear that there’s no obstacle this thing can’t clear and for those, it can’t due to its unusual length, you have an ATV with you at all times.
A truck towing a Mobile Home carrying an ATV
The previous one was just standing idle, you could let that pass as a wild concept of a designer but this one won’t get that concession. It is in action. This guy is towing a motorhome carrying an ATV behind a truck.
This looks like a total Overlanding package. You tow the motorhome to a location where it can go, unload the ATV and explore the hell out of the wilderness while never being too far away from base camp. A great idea.
A Monster in the making!
This thing does not look like a truck yet, but once it’s completed, it is guaranteed to turn heads wherever it goes. It has the body of a 1960’s sedan, the wheels of a heavy-duty truck, and the engine probably sourced from hell.
If the powertrain they install in this thing is capable enough, there can hardly be any place on earth where this thing will not be able to go. While still looking absolutely strange.
My home and my car travel with me…
This is not a truck, but it is as weird as things on wheels can get. The first twenty or so feet are a normal trailer but behind that is another story. Sure, it is designed to be able to carry your car wherever you go.
They could’ve covered this part to make it look a little normal but they chose not to. Still, it does the job, as long as the job does not include appearing normal.
This ain’t weird (it’s the 50s)!
This might look like a weird overly-round-edged semi, and you’d be right to think that, but it is nothing out of the ordinary. You are just looking at it in a different era, that’s all. This is the way trucks used to be back in the 1950s.
The current owner did get this thing lowered down a bit because the roads back in those days had far too big potholes for such a low semi to be viable.
I only need a cab and sick wheels!
When you spend all your money on getting the sickest possible wheels and realize you don’t have any to install a truck bed or even a fifth wheel to tow a trailer, this is what you get.
Jokes apart, this truck does look cool but the trouble is, it has less cargo capacity than a Civic TypeR and more fuel consumption than a Ford F-450. And you are constantly worried about scratching the wheels when you are driving this thing.
I want a ‘Green’ truck!
It is the era of green vehicles, so why not make a ‘green’ truck. Doesn’t matter if it does like 5 miles to the gallon or weighs as much as an apartment or has the aerodynamics of a refrigerator, it’s green nonetheless…in paint.
The reason this thing looks weird is that it has strange proportions. The body is stretched, there is no truck bed and the wheels really don’t match the character of the truck, and yes it’s painted neon green.
When you order a Super Duty Truck on a tight budget…
Imagine a world where vehicles are made according to your budget. You got less money, ask the boys at the factory to make it shorter and narrower. That’s probably the world this truck belongs in.
It sure has the looks of a super-duty truck but the small proportions of this build make it a cute little thing. While super-duty trucks are supposed to be intimidating, this dwarf of a truck is more of an adorable thing.
We can’t make it any longer (or weirder) Chief!
There can be no explanation of why someone would want a semi with six fuel tanks, three rooms, six silencers, and just 10 wheels. It’s totally unclear what purpose this monster of a semi serves other than satisfying the weird desires of the owner.
We are not certain what’s inside this thing but if organized well it can easily carry a full home and its occupants within itself and still spare room for guests.
Jack it up and install insane wheels, please…
This thing is confusing. The wheels are awesome. The suspension lift does give this truck a menacing look. However, when you add the two things up, the resulting vehicle doesn’t quite add up.
Like, you lift a truck up to make it able to go places, but those low profile tires on the large rims ain’t gonna help with Overlanding and will send every little bump on the road straight to the cabin. That all aside, it looks strange.
Why buy one when you can get two?
This truck is as weird as it seems! It doesn’t have a bed, but who needs that when you can have another truck (I mean, a full-fledged cabin) there?
We don’t know if this vehicle can be driven from the other side and if so, which side would win in a tug-o-war, what we do know is that it does the job – of turning every head while it’s out on the road!
Straight outta Death Race!
This looks like it’s from Death Race, but it is a real truck. It’s not clear if the odd paint job gives it the weird look, the low ride height, or the absurdly large rims. For the truck itself, it is a pretty normal needle nose semi from 70 years ago.
Someone has definitely invested a lot of time and money on restoring this old beauty into something that at least turns head no matter if for being weird.
Just when you think you’ve seen them all!
You’d be forgiven to think this thing is pulling two gigantic corkscrews to pull the corks off two even bigger bottles of champagne, imagine the amount of champagne those bottles will have though.
This thing is called a ‘screw propelled platform’ and is designed specifically to move forward, backward, or sideways on loose snow, sand, and gravel. If you happen to have one of these don’t take it on a paved road, this one is probably not made for that.
I’d like an ATV that doesn’t bathe me in mud!
All-Terrain-Vehicles are cool, as long as you don’t find yourself drenched in the mud or sand flying off the spinning wheels. This is the most elegant solution to this problem, one that has been making life harder for off-roaders for a long time.
You’d surely be saved from the showers of mud or sand on the trail, but if you need to drive this thing on city roads you are guaranteed to get some weird looks.
Is that even legal?
Thankfully the lady is standing next to this monstrosity for scale, to show how tall of a truck this actually is. But the sheer height of this thing is not the concerning thing here, nor the tractor tires it is riding on.
The award for the thing that makes it weird goes to the GOLDEN wheels. Who makes a sick Overlanding monster and tops it off with a set of golden wheels? Maybe because they don’t make the mud stains obvious.
Chassis Articulation is Everything
It’s still not decided if it’s the exhaust on top of the hood or the absence of a truck bed that makes this vehicle appear weird. However, it does earn points for having insane chassis articulation.
Just look at the amount of suspension travel between the two wheels this thing has to offer. It might appear out of place at the Walmart parking lot, but it sure is the king of climbing rocks and ripping trails.
The epitome of Bare-Bones!
There are a lot of bare-bones utilitarian vehicles roaming around. The prime examples of that are the first generation Toyota Land Cruiser and the classic Land Rover Defender, but this is at another level.
They made it as simple as possible and in doing that they even omitted the very thing that makes a truck a truck, aka, the truck bed. Still, you can drive this thing anywhere even though it provides the same protection from the environmental factors as a motorcycle.
It weighs 34 TONS!
This thing is not a concept, it was actually commissioned by Washington D.C. in 1939 and was called the Antarctic Snow Cruiser. To give you an idea of its size, it was supposed to carry a small aircraft on top and had crew compartments inside it.
However, the ill-fated Cruiser had a lot of design flaws, the top of the list is only 300 hp available to motivate this 34-ton behemoth. It was abandoned in 1940 as the US became busy in World War II.
Imagine having to park that in a driving test!
There are pickup trucks, then there are heavy and super duty trucks, then semis, and then there are a bazillion miles of unchartered territory, and then come to the mining trucks. What you are looking at, is called the Belaz 75710.
This ‘thing’ weighs 360 tons dry and can haul another 495 tons, with ease. That is accomplished by a pair of V-16 diesel engines putting out a combined 2,300 horsepower. Thank God these things are restricted to mining sites and don’t roam around on the freeway.
What do you call that, Soldier?
When soldiers return from battle, they bring back exotic prizes, that’s acceptable. But we oughtta put a bar at what’s acceptable. A VW Beetle truck with a 2-foot truck bed is not acceptable.
We’ve seen a lot of weird vehicles on this list but they all serve a purpose. What’s the purpose of this, other than humiliating the veteran standing next to it? Or making children laugh every time they stop next to it at a red light?
It’s not what you think!
This is not the product of the imagination of an eccentric millionaire. There is actually a company that mass produces these things and it is called Sherp, like the animal. This thing is amphibious, meaning it can travel on land and in water, and it is considered the most capable off-road machine.
Not only can it go 2500 miles before needing refueling, but the 3 psi tire pressure (a road car has 30 psi) makes the tires extremely soft and able to tackle any terrain.
Wanna carry a car with style?
It is acceptable to design a vehicle that can easily load a car on top of it and transport it. We need that to carry track cars and broken down vehicles.
However, painting a car carrier neon blue and blessing (cursing) it with the sickest wheels the provider can come up with, is a totally different story. Imagine calling the towing guys the next time your car breaks down and they show up with this.
A VW Minibus-Truck Hybrid
VW’s Minibuses are as cute as buses can get. There’s nothing weird or odd about them, but they are supposed to be ‘buses’ and not trucks. Making a truck out of such a cute vehicle is offensive.
There there are these wheels to top it off. They totally disturb the proportions of this vehicle and earn it the title of weird. The ground clearance is also an issue but you won’t bother scratching that steel bumper, would you?
Didn’t know Beetles can be trucks…
Not gonna lie, this is more on the cute side of things. Beetles are inherently cute, so that gives this one a soft spot. Plus, this appears to have somewhat utility, unlike the veteran’s Beetle-Truck we’ve seen earlier.
It can seat two people in comfort and can haul stuff, if it didn’t have that odd shade type thing in the truck bed, that is the feature that defeats the very purpose of having a truck bed, or maybe it serves a greater purpose?
It needs to have more wheels than I have friends…
It appears that the Sheikh who commissioned this thing is obsessed with wheels and tires. Wasn’t it enough to just have the 10 tires that this thing rides on? Even if it gets a flat, the person who can afford this atrocity can surely call a helicopter to go home.
It is rumored that the person who owns this has a car museum with 3,000 collectible cars in it, amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars. Sheikh doesn’t bother with the price of tires it appears.
Snow on the road? I’ll clear it. With my pickup, of course!
Who needs a bulldozer when you can attach a blade to your pickup truck and call it a day. Gone are the days when snow used to be an excuse for not showing up to work.
If you live in Canada, your boss will be supplying you a blade, attach it to your pickup, clear the road as you go, and make ways for others too. Productivity and efficiency 101. P.S: They are releasing a sedan version of this soon, stay tuned.
Make it as Beefy as possible!
If you want a truck that can haul anything, tow any trailer, and go anywhere, it’s this one. It comes as no surprise that this thing has two ladder steps to help you get in, the surprising thing is that all that height does not contribute to ground clearance.
It is true that you cannot respectfully park this thing in any parking space at the supermarket but having the feeling that you can just ride over any traffic is something to have.
Created by Elongated Musketeer
Okay, there’s no way on earth a list of weird trucks can start with anything other than this, the Cybertruck. Now, Mr. Musk might tell you this is aerodynamic and the exoskeleton is extremely rigid but actually, this man just has a knack for the unusual.
But when it comes from the man who created PayPal and made electric vehicles viable, it’s not weird, it’s out-of-the-box thinking, and the new age of truck design.
I need the fattest tires you can source
Installing wider wheels and tires on a vehicle has an obvious benefit; it increases the amount of grip available and makes the vehicle able to tackle corners at higher speeds. However, there’s a limit to that.
Beyond that, your truck starts to look like this. Now, there’s no doubt this is a capable machine that can negotiate any terrain but those wide tires look a bit out of place, for instance, they stick a foot or more out of the truck and that ain’t a good thing to look at.
When you gotta hit the trail after Prom!
This is a quite capable-looking truck, as long as you do not look at the wheels it is riding on. It looks sturdy, the ground clearance is high enough and it has all the looks of a hardcore track.
The tires, however, do not sit well with the character of the truck. Meaning, these are not exactly the wheels you’d get the best off-roading experience from. It would look ‘normal’ if it were riding on steel wheels.
Where’s the ladder?
This is what you get when you ask for a monster truck but still want it to be a bit sophisticated. The owner of this thing is either a high jump award winner from the Olympics, or has a hidden ladder to get inside this thing.
This might appear odd, but this thing is immensely capable. It can climb any rocks, navigate any terrain and go anywhere you can reasonably need it to go. Those beefy tires don’t only look sick, they are literally unstoppable.