I’ve long been obsessed with the idea of cab-forward or cab-over designs. Essentially, van-like designs where the driver sits above or even in front of the front axle. I’ve even imagined cab-over supercars. What I didn’t know what that my fever dreams were once realized, long ago, by a Romanian in Brazil. Yes, there…
This is a Chevy Low Cab Forward 4500HD. As far as uninspiring car names go, this slots somewhere between the Ford Model A and Toyota Van. I think it’s beautiful.
As a lifelong devotee of the concept of sitting on your engine, I was delighted to hear the news that Chevy is getting back into the “low cab-forward truck” business. I was a little less delighted to find that instead of some exciting new cabovers to scrutinize, they’re just slapping some bowties on Isuzus. Oh well.
Lee Iacocca spent much of the 1980s bitching about import cars on TV and imploring that his K-cars were better than anything that came from Germany or Japan, let alone Ford or General Motors. "If you can find a better car, buy it," he told people. Sometimes they did.