You couldn’t call the DUKW ‘sleek’ or ‘attractive’ by traditional standards. As far as automotive design goes, it leaves a lot to be desired. In fact, only the presence of six wheels underneath even hint at the fact that it is anything more than a rusty old fishing boat. But there is something about its no-frills-no-fuss design that’s quite cool. Here is a vehicle built not to turn heads, but to get the job done: the same philosophy that inspired vehicles like the Jeep, Land Rover and Gelandewagen. As you can undoubtedly tell, the DUKW was specifically created for military applications, particularly during World War II and the Korean War. It was based on the US military’s CCKW trucks, and boasted all-wheel drive. It was only produced from 1942 to 1945 but many examples exist to this day, and have found a second life as tourist buses.