If you’ve ever wanted your very own Genki Mobile – complete with Manapult cannon – Deep Silver is auctioning one off. This slightly-remodelled 1956 Ford F-100 is lifted straight from the world of Saints Row: The Third, and it’s being sold for charity.
The truck has just over 80,000 miles on it, and while it does have a working cannon, the “Manapult” actually fires t-shirts, not people.
Introducing the Genki Mobile – a full blown, fully customized replica of the infamous Genki Mobile from the worldwide video game hit, Saints Row The Third.” Meticulously restored inside and out and used only a handful of times as a promotional vehicle by the video games publisher THQ, Inc., this classic truck sports completely restored tufted faux-leather interior with an original dashboard with added retro gauges – complete with easy to use touch controls for an awesome pneumatic T-shirt cannon built into the back of the truck. The cannon raises and lowers with the touch of a button, and has safety measures so that you cannot accidently use/fire the cannon while the truck is operational. Fully street legal [currently registered non operational] and with tags. there is no mistaking this truck for anything but the embodiment of pure awesome.
The truck also has a stereo and hefty outside PA system, so you can “address the crowds you are sure to attract”. Under the hood, the picup has a brand new V8 engine (installed in 2011), brand new automatic transmission, disc brakes at the front, drum brakes at the rear, as well as custom wheels and tyres. And then there’s that fibreglass Genki head…
Want it? It’s been posted to eBay, with a starting bid of US$7,500.
Proceeds from the auction are being given to Wings for Life, a non-profit research foundation that funds “world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe aimed at healing the injured spinal cord”.
At time of writing, it seems nobody’s terribly interested – there are no bids recorded – but the auction’s still got more than a week to go, slated to close on December 13.