Żuk - beetle Nov 30, 2007
Żuk - literally "beetle" - is a truck manufactured in Lublin, Poland between 1958-1997. I can't speak for its performance, but the look of it greatly enhances the atmosphere of walking around in Poland. Some are vans, some are pick-ups, (some are DJ booths). Look for them & enjoy. :)
"The Żuk came in a range of body styles and, rare for a van, had independent front suspension. It was very angular, with a number of wide channels running along the side of the body and a completely flat windscreen/windshield. After about ten years in production the front of the cab was restyled, from then on the distinctive side channels no longer continued around onto the front to meet the grille. No further changes were made, except to a minor change to the number of vents located above the headlights.
"The Żuk was a favourite of farmers, and a common place to find groups of them was at any local market when they were used to transport crops from the fields to the farmers own stalls. The Polish postal service (Poczta Polska) used large numbers of Żuks painted in a dull orange colour, and local fire services used them as personnel carriers or even as mini fire engines in country districts."
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