1973: Toyota Station Wagon Turns into RV


With more and more Americans having to sleep in their cars, it is too bad that Toyota never put this into production. In case the copy is too small:

"Toyota recently unveiled this jazzy-looking station wagon at the New York auto show. The station wagon (bottom photo) opens into a roomy camper (top). Toyota calls this 186-inch-long car the RV-2. It seats four, and stores in any garage. But the clamshell canopy can be unfolded anytime you’re parked, and there’s enough room for the passengers to eat and sleep inside. Beds, table, and chairs store neatly inside when not in use.

Unfortunately, there are no definite plans to produce this unique RV, but it’s interesting to see auto manufacturers cooking up some attractive new ideas. " ::Modern Mechanix

I suppose there may well be a run on Pontiac Aztecs or old Volkswagen Westphalias. Or you can get a modern version from TreeHugger Hero Jay Baldwin- the Quickup Camper.

Other Options from TreeHugger:
Bicycle Winnebago — Exhibit B
Living Is .Be Whatever That Means
1939: The Trailer Grows Up

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