Die Straße: Enterprising Owner Turns C5 Audi Allroad into Pickup
European A6 Variant Looks Ready to Haul
Die Straße | noun | dee STRAHS-eh | German for “the road” | Other translations: El Camino
That definition above neatly describes the photos a Reddit user recently posted. Snapped in his neighbor’s yard was this, a first-generation Audi Allroad sans roof, C-pillar, and D-pillar. That’s right. An Audi El Camino.
Although details are scarce, a writer at Worthly contends that the odd pairing actually makes good sense. The Allroad, which is located in the United Kingdom based on the yellow plates on the car, could be perfect for a country farmer or outdoorsman. Thanks to its nimble size and newly rugged loadspace, an Allroad pickup could almost be an ideal hunting vehicle, acting as a poor man’s Land Rover.
Plus, the Allroad has a standard air suspension working in its favor. While time has proven the system isn’t always reliable, it does enable ground clearance of more than 8 inches, and it also provides automatic load leveling for when the converted pickup is hauling whatever flotsam and jetsam a countryman might need.
The conversion looks pretty clean as well, with an interesting half-dome roofline and well-finished bed. The spots where the rear doors were blanked out look a little fishy, but overall, the Allroad’s blistered fenders, rugged bumpers, and protruding rocker panels look surprisingly good in pickup form.
What passenger car would you choose to convert into an El Camino, Die Straße, La Route, or Dōro? Around our offices, we think we’d like to see a Nissan GT-R pickup-ized.