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70's van options and names #729005
October 17th 2017 11:01 am
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I've been reading about vans and have a few questions.

I bought a '78 shorty panel a few weeks ago I'm restoring.

It has the name "Bauville" on the passenger side dash.
I've seen "Sport Van", Rally Van" and Nomad vans from chevy.

What, if any is the difference?

Last edited by frscke1; October 17th 2017 11:28 am. Reason: If its about it goes in the Chevy section
Re: 70's van options and names [Re: Lettercraft] #729018
October 17th 2017 7:50 pm
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Hey Lettercraft, Welcome to the site!

The "Beauville," denotes a trim level which indicates a the top of the line optioned Van offered by Chevy. A Chevy van may be a "Sportvan," but may also have the "Beauville," designation as well, along with the associated upper level trim and options.


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Re: 70's van options and names [Re: Lettercraft] #729021
October 17th 2017 9:54 pm
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The Sport van is the base model.........

The other types are made from the sport van depending what trim level was ordered.


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Re: 70's van options and names [Re: Lettercraft] #729054
October 19th 2017 12:52 am
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nomad has cooler side markers and logo ;)

Re: 70's van options and names [Re: Lettercraft] #729060
October 19th 2017 8:45 am
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My Van does have A/C and an auxillary gas tank. Maybe it's the door panels.

I'll have to check out some of the other vans and compare them.

Back in the day, an ash try was white wall tires were an add on.

Re: 70's van options and names [Re: Lettercraft] #729063
October 19th 2017 10:01 am
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Anyone know the trim level on a GMC Rally STX ? Mine has side windows and two rows of bench seats.


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