Boystown, Chicago, Illinois.
Sunday, August 13, 2017.
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The Owner Probably Doesn’t Own Any Stocks In Defense industry.
Great catch and what a cool vehicle. I hear these Vans are reasonably reliable and have a bit of a cult following in the U.S for their reliability, but they are getting thin on the ground even in Oregon.
Hard to believe but these vans also have a bit of a cult following in….JAPAN !!!
The current issue of Car&Driver has 1 or 2 pictures of these Dodge vans racing on mountain roads and/or as DRIFTERS…. just pictures, little added commentary.
Every time I see one of these vans I have to tell myself “NO, not while you already own 1 gas guzzler.” But, so, hard, to, resist….
How crazy is it that Dodge vans (only Dodge? Why?!) became such a trend…
Chevy Astro vans also have a cult following in Japan.
Interesting and well done paint .
Are these known rusters ? .
Yea, they rust pretty badly in Central New York and I think worse than the G20, Express, and Econoline.
Yes, although they were not horrible given the early 1970s body engineering that these were saddled with through the end. They were considered reasonably decent against rust compared to contemporary Fords and Chevys in the 70s, but by the 90s when the others had improved so much, the Dodges were still pretty much the same.
Nice find! I thought Chrysler did a great job of modernizing the exterior of their full-sized Dodge vans, given their basic design is over 45 years old. Even the wheels on this one echo the look of 70s slotted mags. Nice mural too. Like the rest of the van, the artwork looks current, with an ode to the 60s/70s.
A slight forward rake would be a neat touch…
I find it hard to reconcile “Peace” with “Ram”. 🙂
I still harbor a Jones for one of these. Someone in my neighborhood still has a Ram Wagon from the mid 90s. I really need to go slip my phone number under his windshield wiper . . . .
These really did modernize well, Chrysler’s 70s fuselage design language was basically photo-90s jellybean so all it took was a mild facelift and blobby taillights. The Econoline and Chevy vans didn’t age near as well into the 90s
Interesting concept though, a hippie van that gets 11mpg
Oh, yeah, I’ll say it. I’m really diggin’ in! It’s so groovy! That guy (or gal) really thinks outside the box.
And also with you!
As always a great shot of an interesting vehicle.
Thanks Mr. Dennis
It makes me think of the threes company episode where Chrissy got caught up with the fake swami.
Wonder if he drove his harem around in something similar.
PBWY and PTL (peace be with you and pass the loot!)?
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