Tuesday, October 24, 2006

First Mini-Van

The first Mini-Van debuted in 1972. It was the Brubaker Box, named after its creator, Curtis Brubaker. He built the original on a Volkswagen Beetle body. The only entrance is the one you see in the photo.

The Brubaker Box never became a commercial success. Even though Curtis Brubaker received positive feedback at the Los Angeles International Motorsports Show, making this custom car was difficult. Brubaker had to buy whole VW Beetles, take them apart to retain only the parts he needed (such as the chassis) and sell off the rest of the parts.

Source: Roadster Street Rods: The Brubaker Box

Photo Credit: Embug.com

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