1958 Daimler Ferret APC is the Best Paintball Gift of 2017

If you’ve been looking for a last-minute gift idea for the paintball enthusiast in your life, how about something way over the top? I present, for your consideration, this fully operational 1958 Daimler Ferret Armored Personnel Carrier … that’s been converted to fire paintballs.

I know, I know- this is a green car site and there is nothing environmentally friendly in choosing an APC to get around a paintball field over, say, an off-road Motoped or a Realtree camo mountain bike that you pedal yourself. I hear you, but let’s call this an example of extreme re-use and call it better than building a fresh paint ball tank out of new raw materials. Which is, in fact, also a real thing that you can buy.

The paint’s green, too, which is nice.

For the moment, this paintball APC is a one-off built by “an eccentric Brit” with too much enough time and money on his hands. It’s probably fair to say, however, that making the right offer could get this little beastie delivered just in time to surprise your favorite paintballer for Christmas. On a more realistic note, this is just an awesome build, and you can learn more about it by checking out the photo gallery, below, or heading over to the original article at Silodrome, which includes a brief history of the Daimler Ferret, and even more kicka** PC pictures. Enjoy!

 

1958 Daimler Ferret Paintball Tank

Source | Images: Silodrome.

 

Jo Borrás

I've been in the auto industry 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the IM network. You can also find me on Twitter, at my Volvo fansite, or chasing my kids around Oak Park, IL.