I LOVE that. The shades, curtains, I miss those vans. My parents were terrified of the mpg and prominently noted that Chevy had driveshaft vibration issues regularly with these. We had several friends with them… and sure enough they had mechanical issues, like the driveshaft, or more commonly the burden of running the A/C on impossibly hot summer days while daily driving them in traffic. So they bought a 4spd VW vanagon, suspecting it would be “better.” Ok we actually really liked the VW. But yeah, I always wanted one.
in high school I had a friend with a single mom… 4 kids in the house. They had an old modified econoline with 4 swivel captains chairs. My parents would fund the parts and I’d regularly “borrow” it to change the oil, ATF, and other basics. I absolutely loved driving it around, or being a passenger. Being 2 tone brown with some old purple window tint, it got pulled over a lot when it wasn’t in its natural town where everyone knew who it was. I think it met a sad death of thrown rod. It had many, many miles on it by then.