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.
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