VW dealer salutes 80s TV show, The Fall Guy.
Auto Wichert, a Hamburg, Germany, Volkswagen dealer, has created a Colt Seavers Edition Amarok. Worthy tribute or better yet, has “The Fall Guy” achieved cult status in Germany?
It sure seems a build like this should have happened here in the states. After all, The Fall Guy was an American TV show that relied heavily on the stunt jumping abilities of one tricked out 1980 GMC Sierra Grande 4X4.
Quite possibly, we could be witnessing the birth of another cult following similar to David Hasselhoff’s Knight Rider and his nearly indestructible car, KITT.
Hasselhoff has, in his past, somehow captured the hearts of Germans by having a short -lived entertainment career in Europe. Lee Majors, star of The Fall Guy, never quite captured as much attention. At least not as the shows stuntman-turned-bounty-hunter character.
We can, for a moment, compare the two TV shows. Both starred dashing young Hollywood heroes who relied heavily on their vehicles. But we can stop right there. The shows diverge quickly and making a comparison becomes, ahem…pointless.
But this truck is interesting. As I mentioned, the original TV series relied on the services of GMC pickups. Why is the tribute truck done up by a German Volkswagen dealer, using the Amarok?
The Amarok isn’t even a “heavy” truck and will probably never be available in America. And to top it off, the conversion from standard Amarok to testosterone pumped Colt Seavers Edition is 51,695 € or very nearly $63,000. That’s some serious cash. But that cash gets you a custom Fall Guy paint scheme, some serious off-road rubber and a front push bar. No doubt a set of