The Espace was actually conceived in 1977 in the Chrysler Design
Studios in Coventry, as a one box styling exercise codename Supervan.
Whilst it started off as my own skunk project - it only became an
official programme once I had presented it to Dick Macadam - the
then Chrysler Director of Styling.
A number of full size feasibility models were produced during the
following year, but when the (renamed) Talbot UK operation was
wound up the programme and all the models were given over to Matra
as a going concern.
Matra I know, always made claim to to dreaming up the Espace, but
that wasn't the case.
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