Did a Ruthless Conspiracy Crush The Forward Control Jeep Van?

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Why wasn't the Brooks Stevens-designed 1958 Forward Control Jeep ever mass-produced? Why? One glance at the prototype makes it obvious that it would have sold more than VW Transporters, Corvair Greenbriers, and Econolines put together! We can only assume that Powerful Forces conspired to keep total production to just the three that were built. Thanks to UDMan for the tip! [Hemmings Auto Blog]


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@Maymar: nope, the stow-n-go space under the floor prevents a drive shaft to the rear.

but we should be careful about talking up a Jeep minivan or Chrysler will spin off a Jeep Voyager in a heartbeat... can someone photoshop a seven bar grill onto a Caravan?