Post by Negative Creep on Jun 11, 2012 19:15:48 GMT
Also to big for the scanner. Since I don't speak Japanese it is lost in translation, but there doesn't appear to be much in the way of modifications to make it into a van. Anyone shed any light on these?
Post by spottedlaurel on Jun 12, 2012 13:34:33 GMT
I know who you bought these from! He had a really good batch of them 2-3 weeks ago which I was lucky enough to get some of. Also got a few extras by trading some Jaguar brochures with him. I did have a bid myself on this batch...
As I understand it, ‘van’ is the more basic version of an estate model intended primarily for commercial use, whereas ‘wagon’ is the posher model more for private use.
I’m not sure whether they got the panel van versions of small estates that we saw here, or maybe not so much anyway. The use of something with windows for commercial purposes does make sense, especially in a crowded urban environment, as the visibility is so much better.
pannel vans up to the 80's had no side windows but are in the 3/4 ton to 1.5 ton range. with a minimum of a 2.8 liter engine.
when i grew up transit van size was normal in most english brands. by the end of the 70's nissan-toyota had good vans with diesel options and GM-Holden conversion kits. mazda and mitubishi had very good vans from the 80's.most with seat fitted.
toyota had corolla wagon,nissan had a B11 sunny van,mazda had bongo.
most reps in australia used wagons to get the rear side door and better front seats. often the painted over the rear windows or fitted security bars.