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Old 03-11-2005, 01:01 PM   #103
Steve M.
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Cool VW Vanagon

The sixties had the original VW Microbus, the seventies had the second-generation, single-windshield Bus, and the eighties got the VW Vanagon! THis is a 1985 model.

The Vanagon - its name is an obvious cross of "van" and "wagon" - was more angularly styled than the previous Transporters but actually more aerodynamic. Despite its sharp looks and quirky engineering (it still had a rear-mounted aircooled engine), the Vanagon never really caught on, and it was almost completely forgotten when Chrysler introduced its first minivans in 1984. The Vanagon lasted through 1992.
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