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Danny Michel Buys B.C. Star Trek Boogie Van

02/18/2015 11:04 EST | Updated 02/19/2015 11:59 EST

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Sometimes an offer is just too sweet — or should we say Trekkie? — to pass up.

Such was the case for well-known Canadian musician Danny Michel when he found out that a custom 1978 GMC van, airbrushed with images from "Star Trek," was up for grabs.

The van previously belonged to a Vancouver dad and was first put on sale last summer. But at long last (and after some insurance issues), it was sold to Michel, who is a Juno Award and Polaris Prize nominee.

“Everyone was laughing [at it], but I looked a little closer and I realized that this was a great vehicle,” Michel told CBC's "As It Happens" host Carol Off. “It sat in storage for 33 years and it has 25,000 kilometres on it. I just thought this is kinda too good to pass up.”

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The vehicle was painted by Canadian artist G.S. Roy and comes complete with diamond-quilted red velvet upholstery.

Ontario-based Michel wrote in a Facebook post that he wants to take the van on tour and film a musical web show in it.

Can we come?

See photos:

Star Trek Boogie Van For Sale, Vancouver

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