Before Land Rover was using cameras to turn their trucks transparent, they were making battle-ready taxis to carry people around the post-apocalyptic hellscape that would be the year 2139.

This was far and away my favorite futuristic movie machine from our Answer Of The Day, and warrants revisiting if you didn't catch the video this morning. It's hard to imagine it coming out any more ridiculous. That face, the door, the wheels!

That Time Land Rover Made A Futuristic Taxi For Hollywood

Philipp Bashall of the Land Rover Club seems to know more about these things than anyone, here's what he had to say:

In the year 2139 few vehicles are left on earth, one of them driven by Judge Dredd, a cartoon caracter from the 2000AD Comic. The only safe way to travel in that violent world is in armored taxis- built by Landrover.

So for the Hollywood movie "Judge Dredd", starring Sylvester Stallone, several 101's were equipped with a futuristic fiberglass body. Design work was done by Gordon Sked and David Woodhouse, the vehicles were built by Land Rover. After the movie was finished almost all vehicles were bought by Philipp Bashall and are for sale. The vehicles are not road legal as they are but can be easily made to. All the 101's mechanical parts are retained. This is a hot, noisy vehicle- but what a headturner!

The interior isn't changed except for the one prototype used for interior shooting. Access is quite difficult and there are some other shortcomings like noise, heat and no ventilation. And no reclining seats- so forget about driving to a Disco

I guess the main takeaway there is that the temperature and sound level inside the vehicle makes for an all-around less-than-luxurious experience. Sounds like fun!