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The Toyota station wagon “recreational vehicle” that never happened

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The Toyota station wagon “recreational vehicle” that never happened

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The Toyota station wagon recreational vehicle that never happened, Popular Science 1973.

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.

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4 thoughts on “The Toyota station wagon “recreational vehicle” that never happened

  1. BigD145 says:

    I wish it had happened, but only if they’d lengthen the bed. My own ’91 Toyota wagon is far too short for me. I can’t even sleep in it diagonally.

    I don’t know about the mirror on the hood, but it is a nice looking car.

  2. Thinkerer says:

    Great Scott!! This is the next step for the DeLorean now that we have the flux capacitor problem solved!!

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