Ford’s whacky but cool 1970 Kilimanjaro concept was designed with safariing in mind. To that end, it was painted beige and slathered with simulated leopard skin paneling. To keep from getting stuck in the wild, it was four-wheel-drive. If it did get in a jam, there were dual winches up front. Steps built into the side provided access to the roof and spare tire.
The rear side and half-roof swung open to allow Kilimanjaro passengers an unhindered view. It was also equipped with rifles to fend off ferocious animals that might have seen passengers as lunch wagon items.
The Kilimanjaro was based on the second-generation Econoline, not the most attractive van. That generation was introduced for 1969 (one model year late, due to a union strike) and lasted through 1974.