Thank you all for your wonderful guesses... From a tank, to a diner, to a train and an above water submarine...somebody said "junked boat" - that was close... An abandoned plane? No... An abandoned ship? No... The abandoned trailer was close too... Well - here it is...it was an abandoned van that was left out in the middle of nowhere off Route 66.
As you can see...the thing has been totally junked...I couldn't even begin to identify the make and model of the vehicle - but I thought it was darn interesting and decided to climb in for a look/photo out the back/side window.
You can see the oval window in the photo on the right (towards the back of the van)...that's the oval window in Apocalypse Now?
Who is this person that spray painted "I AM NAPOLEAN" on the side of this van and did they really mean "I AM NAPOLEON"? I wonder...