1947 DeSoto 9 Passenger Suburban (1)
The original Mini Van.
This big DeSoto arrived just after WWII and was produced virtually unchanged through mid year 1949. It was designed as the ultimate in stylish transportation for hotels, airports and large families. It's unique for the time folding seats allowed for several combinations of passengers and cargo just like todays Mini Vans and SUV's.
This particular DeSoto was featured on the 70's sitcom Happy Days as the Cunningham family car.