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RealRides of WNY - 1993 Eurovan

October 6, 2019

RealRides of WNY - 1993 Eurovan

This 1993 VW Eurovan MV Westfalia was probably sent across the pond by the German manufacturer hoping to relive the VW bus salad days of the 1960s-70s (on the brochure cover was a photo of the original Type 2 van). Although a solid, somewhat handsome vehicle, the Eurovan never achieved the quirkiness of the old VW bus, nor the following of (by now) aged hippies and their families. Nevertheless, here it is, seen a couple of summers ago on the West Side of Buffalo. The MV was the uppermost model, and came with a fold-down table, removable center seat, curtains, and a rear bed. Westfalia added a pop-up top and a refrigerator, giving it that “park it and go to sleep” quality missing from today’s minivans. The Eurovan doesn’t look all that “mini” as it’s pretty tall (even before popping the top), but VW told us that they were shorter lengthwise than a Toyota Sienna, Dodge Grand Caravan, or Volvo station wagon. They didn’t sell very many on this side of the ocean, so it’s always interesting to come across one, and this one looks pretty-well taken care of.

Jim Corbran, RRofWNY

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