1978 Ford Econoline Boogie Van

1978 Ford E-Series Van

Technical specifications of Ford E-Series Van 1978

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Great Falls, Montana, United States
Make: Ford
Model: E-Series Van
Year: 1978
Mileage: 12631
Vehicle Title: Clean
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Car description

For sale by owner
1978 Ford Boogie Van.
Located in Calgary Alberta Canada. -Ebay does not have provision for people with multiple residences.
Van is exempt from all import export restrictions. .
-Plus... It is domestic built and 60 years old (antique status). -Pleasedo not ask me what is required to get it into the States. Answer is nothing.... once again, it is exempt.
Truly spectacular condition. remarkable in every regard. The paint, although dated back to the '80's, does not have 1 single solitary chip. There's not a single scratch. There's not even 1 swirl mark from improper washing. It is a dark blue with loads of clear. The clear is so shiny it looks wet. It is perfect right through every nook, cranny, crevice, and from every angle. There's no clever dealer touch-ups, or salesman like polishing. There is not a mark on any chrome, trim, marker lenses, or well... anywhere. This is the real deal. It still has the perfect original windshield, with dated inspection sticker. Do I dare use the words excellent or mint(???). Until 6 years ago, this van was still owned by the 85 year old gentleman that bought it new way back in 1978. I can proudly say this van has never been left parked outdoors. Not in my ownership, and not in his (as far as I know). Please look at the pictures closely. Everything about this van is incredible. There are receipts to document every single mile and every single service back to the Ford dealership from the day it was bought new. I believe that anyone would be super hard-pressed to find another van like this. I've tried to find a price and looked at comparables for a bit. None that I've seen come even close; certainly none that "need upholstery", or "can use new paint". I don't have a TV show, I'm not a salesman with a polished routine. I am a home designer/builder. Cars are my hobby and we have a small micro collection. Sometimes, in order to make room for a new find... something's got to go. Our young kids are going to be so sad about this one. They LOVE the van. Jay Leno once said, A true collector has to occasionally sell a piece or two. It's tough to let go but, I understand.
Fast forward to price. While we were looking for a basis for a reserve price, or buy-it-now, we found a couple comparables, including one from a large "primate" company. We're a private seller, and cannot think of a way to compete. Oh wait, maybe I can...... We decided to place this vanUNRESERVED.
Goes without saying, this can potentially be a big risk. As such, we kindly ask you please bid fairly, bid honestly, and be genuine. (It would really really be lousy to make a gesture like this, then get stiffed by a non-sincere deadbeat).
Details etc...... As stated, this van is being soldUNRESERVED. Starting price is 250 dollars. Asides from helping arrange your shipping, I have no time to take 99 more pictures, or have 2-hour long conversations. Questions from genuine buyers are welcome and I will try my best. I won't be taking any additional pictures so please don't ask. If you know what you are looking at, you know what it is and can see my description is an honest one as can be. It's probably a misnomer to say I don't care about price, but I am knowingly sacrificing dollars to put more emphasis on a hassle-free and quick sale. As such, I am not going to get into long drawn out discussions as to whether it's a 5/10 condition, or 8/10. Let's just call this a 1/10. Perspectives vary so, for ease of sale, please disregard everything else and assume this Econoline is an awful wreck salvage-value project vehicle that is needing everything. My goal is to avoid insincere and zero-feedback bidders who will not follow through with their commitment. My other goal is to find somebody genuine, who will really appreciate how much fun they will have with a boogie van like this.
Also, very important....review our feedback please.....Each is for a 40+ year old vehicle!

During our relatively short tenure on eBay, we've figured out2 very important things arecommunicationandprocedure. We have a little procedure. Our little procedure focuses on communication. It goes as follows:
  • After auction, we ask for your buyer's information.
    • You supply.
  • We fill in transfer papers and scan/send to you.
    • You confirm spelling and information correct.
  • You go to your bank, and send funds.
    • We validate receipt.
  • We begin on shipping,
    • ...keeping you informed every step..
  • You receive your classic Show Van.
  • You leave us another fabulous feedback,
We're not interested in Paypal or deposits... I realize I'm somewhat the anti-salesman and have taken intentional strides to heavily under-represent this vehicle. That's fine. Of importance to us right now is a smooth sale to a genuine buyer. If you are bidding, please be serious as I am and understand our adherence to this little system/procedure. It's to help both of us. If, for any reason, you cannot adhere to this procedure, please let us know BEFORE BIDDING. OR,....IF YOU HAVE ZERO FEEDBACK OR ARE NEW TO EBAY YOU MUST CONTACT ME BEFORE BIDDING.Otherwise, I will cancel your bid.

DELIVERY:...to most states and destinations is in the $1500+ range. Please keep that in mind. Budget for at least this amount. Texas and Florida, and other far southeastern states, are obviously a bit more at minimum $2250-ish. Any required inspections, certifications, registrations, paperwork, or anything else are the buyer's responsibility. I don't know the rules in each particular state so, am selling as per Alberta rules. My wife has become pretty good at setting up shipping and, is happy to assist. Rest is up to you. Payment is by bank transfer, US account to US account. As stated, I don't ask for Paypal. Once payment is received, everything else is ready to proceed from there. I believe putting this car unreserved will easily make up for any shipping costs. Somebody is likely to get a heck of a deal.
PICKUP:....not really recommended. See our procedure. I'll elaborate. It's a nearly 40 year old van. I can't be responsible for everything. Old vehicles are unpredictable by nature. I'm not the seller that'll tell you that I wouldn't hesitate to drive it across the country. I”m not, and I won't say that. I just simply will not risk someone being unhappy.

CALLS:If you'd like to speak over the phone, I'm happy to hear from you. Please write and we'll make arrangements.
If you are fromOVERSEAS,please know we have shipped long distances several times. We are happy to assist. Since beginning to narrow down ourinadvertent collection a couple years ago, we've sold to England, France, Germany, Holland, Slovenia, as well as theMiddle East and New Zealand. If it says anything about what kind of sellers we are... We have sold 6 (six !!) to one gentleman alone in Holland, 2 to another, and 2 to one fellow in England.

And, well...... Ibelieve that covers everything.

Kindestregards, good luck, and happy bidding!

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