CC Outtake: AM General Postal Van – I Want A Purple Cube Too

(first posted 11/18/2011)    Anyone whose been here longer than a few days knows I have a thing for boxy vehicles, as well as practical ones. And multipurpose ones. And odd ones. So yes, this purple box caught my attention at Home Depot one day. How could it not? And I’m falling for it already.

This AM General ex-postal van is about as close as it gets to being a cube on wheels. Has there ever been a vehicle whose width was so close to its length and height?

Oh yes, I can think of one. But things can be taken to an extreme, even in France. I’ll pass.

Anyway, there’s just something endearing about a vehicle this short with so much room. Perfect really, for me, as my old-house maintenance vehicle. Keep the tools inside; big enough to haul a hot water heater, or whatever. Rack on top for lumber. I’m liking this more and more.

The right hand drive might be a bit off-putting, but its not like I’m going to be passing folks. And one can get out at the curb so nice and handy! Where do I find one?