Arts & Entertainment | July 22, 2016 9:00 am

The Ferret Scout 4×4 Is a Modified Marvel From the Past

It seems 1959 was a great year for badassery

 When ferrets get excited, they do a series of hops, leaps and rolls called the weasel war dance.

When the ’59 Ferret Scout gets amped, it doesn’t dance, but it does roll … over anything in sight.

Outfitted with a set of six Toyo Open Country tires in order to show what the max-traction tires are capable of when the rubber meets the off-road, a modified 1959 British Ferret 4×4 Military Scout from Action Vehicle Engineering is the star of a new YouTube from Toyo.

The Ferret — which was driven by off-road champion BJ Baldwin  — easily conquered obstacles like rocks, rivers, logs and sand traps in the clip thanks to its Chevrolet LS V8 engine.

In order to provide Baldwin with a smoother ride, Action Vehicle Engineering gave the Ferret two custom wheels (each of which receieve power from their own hydraulic motor), added a set of King Shocks to the Scout’s suspension and attached a custom-built grappling hook launcher and a winch.

Giddy-up.