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July 24, 2000 – Fourth generation Dodge Caravan begins production
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July 24, 2000 – Fourth generation Dodge Caravan begins production

Since Lee Iacocca introduced the Chrsyler minivans for the 1984 model year, the vehicle has earned a reputation for being among the best kid shuttlers around. Quickly copied by Ford and GM, it's hard to beat the timeless designs of Chrysler, Dodge and Plymouth vans. However, as time goes on, designs change. On this day in 2000 the fourth generation of the Dodge Caravan began to roll down the production line in Windsor, Ontario, the same plant the first generation was built at. Above: Lee Iacocca introducing the new Plymouth Voyager and Dodge Caravan in 1983Top: Fourth generation Dodge Caravan The 2001 Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country had been in development since 1996. Besides looks, the biggest change to the vehicle over the previous generation was its actual size, as it...
Dusty & Rusty – 1974 Chevy G10 Show Van – $2,500
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Dusty & Rusty – 1974 Chevy G10 Show Van – $2,500

Man, the '70s were a wild time. I think. I wasn't there. If I had been, I hope I would have been cruising in something like this 1974 Chevrolet Shorty Van. As the former owner of a 1983 Chevy G-Series van (the Kangaroo Pouch), I can say confidently, these are sweet. Heck, Chevy pumped 'em out of the factory virtually unchanged for 25 years because they knew how good they were. If you'd bought a first year third generation Chevy van in 1971 and traded it in for a last year third gen in 1996, you may think you're driving the same rig. OK, maybe that's a stretch, but Chevrolet had a winner with this funky people hauler. Which brings us to our featured vehicle. This Chevy G10 shorty van, listed on Craigslist outside of Des Moines, Iowa for $2,500, is a puzzle that needs to be put back toge...

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