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You're looking at this 1984 Ford Econoline Van for the same reason everyone else is giving it a longer state, too. We all have some memory attached to these Ford haulers. Maybe it was your family vehicle or even large enough to be used for a baseball team road trip. So there's an emotional attachment to this from first sight, and then you remember the V8 power and versatile features that keep a van like this useful in the modern era.
Part of a good classic is having a good story. So we're told this two-owner Ford likely was first used as a Church van. The license plate on the front is a reminder that it has spent all its life thus far around Mount Airy, North Carolina, and if you're a fan of The Andy Griffith Show, you'll know that this is his hometown and the basis for Mayberry. So this Econoline feels like it has a true classic vehicle soul. The two-tone tan and brown have the right period-correct style, right down to the earth-tone stripes separating the colors along the body. The finish is part of this Econoline's overall tone. You will find areas that can be improved inside and out, and the value price will certainly allow you to budget for that. But what we find appealing is how stock and correct it is right now for that true nostalgic feeling. And more than just memories, we like these Econolines for their usefulness. Built on the same chassis as the F-Series trucks, the tow hitch on the rear is quite helpful - as well as handy extras like the driver's side step bar and wide towing mirrors.
The badging on the outside says this is a Club Wagon XLT. That's especially important to note when you look inside. It means this one was made to carry plenty of people and do it in comfort. You have three rows of seats, all finished in comfortable cloth upholstery, and there's still plenty of room behind the third row to carry everyone's gear. You'll even appreciate the little things like working factory AM/FM/cassette stereo and dome lights running through the large interior. This is even a factory A/C vehicle, but it will need servicing to blow cold again. Plus, a solid driver-ready feeling comes from nice details like the classic/grippy steering wheel and individual buckets seats up front.
The heart of this Econoline's useful appeal is the 302 cubic-inch V8 under the hood. There are plenty of ways to unlock serious power from them if you want to create a custom cruiser van, but just like how this hardy powerhouse remains quite stock and eager. It has a deep well of torque that's always useful. Part of the handiness also comes from its easy driver nature with power steering, power brakes, front discs, and an automatic transmission with overdrive.
What we like about this van are its possibilities. You can rent it out for a period-correct movie, outfit it to be a retro-cool camper, or maybe you need to carry everyone and all their stuff. There's a lot of potential when you have a very vintage van offered for an affordable price. Call now!