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1993 Chevrolet Astro EXT

1993 Chevrolet Astro EXT in Glavnaya Doroga, Non-fiction TV, 2006-2019 Ep. 6.01

Class: Cars, Van / MPV — Model origin: US

1993 Chevrolet Astro EXT

[*] Background vehicle

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rjluna2 US

2011-05-09 14:02

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Looks like European version due to repeater at the front fender and darker amber tint on sidemarker/parking light/turn signal light assembly :think:

Exiv96 BE

2011-05-11 00:24

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rjluna2 wrote Looks like European version due to repeater at the front fender and darker amber tint on sidemarker/parking light/turn signal light assembly :think:


Well spotted, but those "conversion vans" were not readily exported and sold in Europe. It's probably a US-spec Astro, privately imported to Europe (maybe Scandinavia or Holland) and quickly modified to conform to local rules. Sometimes just painting the side markers in black did the trick.

rjluna2 US

2011-05-11 02:12

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Ahh, good to know :king:

ingo DE

2011-05-11 14:10

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Exiv96 wrote
Well spotted, but those "conversion vans" were not readily exported and sold in Europe. It's probably a US-spec Astro, privately imported to Europe (maybe Scandinavia or Holland) and quickly modified to conform to local rules. Sometimes just painting the side markers in black did the trick.

Naah, I'm not sure about that. There are some existing Link to "suchen.mobile.de" and the very few Astro's, I've seen here in the past, had also these "European spec" details and were obviously not US-spec cars, which were left here from US-servicemen or so. Though there were indeed Astros, coming to Europe on this way. And several of them were offered via www.vebeg.de from the US military. Just last year there was a bunch of them for sale, together with some Tauruses, Escorts, Tempos, Econollines, etc. - all US-spec with US-registrations (so an official import was required).

ingo DE

2011-05-11 14:13

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:wow: US ambulances: Link to "www.vebeg.de"

antp BE

2011-05-11 15:15

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Like the (newer) Chevrolet Express, used as Ambulance in Belgium & Netherlands, like this one I spotted two years ago:

[Image: image0018z.5531.jpg]

Strange to have some of these, as usually that role is played by VW & Mercedes vans.

Sandie SX

2011-05-11 15:26

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Same here: /vehicle_387761-Chevrolet-C-3500-1995.html

Indeed, in Casualty all the Ambulances used to be American Chevy Vans but we don't have any of those on the Casualty page here.

tonkatracker US

2011-05-11 17:11

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I am not sure if the Astro was ever exported to Europe but I know the Express was (but I have never been able to find out when and where) The only reason I know it was is that when my Express was rear-ended I opted to replace the standard rear bumper with an Export-Only rear bumper with rear fog lights...

A picture of my van:

[Image: vanrear.th.jpg]

ingo DE

2011-05-11 21:17

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tonkatracker wrote I am not sure if the Astro was ever exported to Europe

Hmm, the German Wikipedia says only something about the the export to Japan and that it was really popular there, though it was only available as LHD.
But: here are some, if you see the mobile.de-advertises, and a few dozen is quite a lot for a model without any official import... O.k., at some advertises is noticed "US-Zulassung" = Us-registrtion", but not at all of them.
UK-import: Link to "suchen.mobile.de"
annother: Link to "suchen.mobile.de"

-- Last edit: 2011-05-11 21:20:48

Lee Richards US

2011-07-13 06:38

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1985-1994

Lateef NO

2011-09-17 15:40

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1990-94, it has slots below the grille.

rtsbusman1997 US

2013-12-23 22:42

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1991-1994 Chevrolet Astro EXT.

Gamer DE

2016-06-13 17:06

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1993 by plate.

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