It’s kind of amazing how popular this type of VW Type 2-ish truck design was in the 1960s and 1970s, and how it’s hardly seen today, at least in the US. It’s such a good design! This Fiat 238 is a lot like the VW one, down to the under-bed locker and three fold-down sides. Here you sit on the engine, though, which does have some packaging advantages. Man, I like this design. Too bad we’re all so adverse to front-end collisions.
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Cabover. The term for this is cabover. Unseen today mostly because it is dangerous AF due to no crumple zone.