Bluebird Mini-Bird Bus
I can't really claim credit for this one, since my daughter bought it. When my wife and I tally up the "No, she's more like you" attributes, the affinity for unusual vehicles gets tallied in my column. It is built on the Chevrolet P30 step van chassis. This particular one has a diesel engine; both gas and diesel engines were available. I don't think that the blue flames were a factory option....
It does make an awesome expedition vehicle for group (friends and family) tours of the west and southwest US.
The Bus touring national parks and monuments
Night shot of the Bus at White Sands National Monument