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1966 Ford Econoline extended cargo van

Make: Ford
Model: E-Series Van
Type: extended cargo
Year: 1966
Mileage: 73,921
VIN: E16AH878693
Color: Blue
Engine: 200 cu in inline six
Cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Blue
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: San Bruno, California, United States

1966 Ford E-Series Van Additional Info:

I purchased this van in 2008. It had three previous owners. It was originally owned by a fire dept. in Washington State and was used as a utility vehicle for transporting extinguishers and similar gear. When it was retired in the '80's, one of the fireman bought it with the intention of making it into a hot rod. It sat in his barn, on blocks, for over 20 years. It was then purchased by the guy who sold it to me. He owned a VW restoration place in Southern California. He fully restored it and was using it to transport VW parts to various car shows for sale. He decided it was probably better for his business to use a vintage VW bus for this, so he sold the van to me. I used this van nearly daily for several years, traveling all over Northern California in it. I make independent films and used it for a camera-ship, mobile dressing room and prop transport. It even starred in John Howard's short film, "Vanstock" (searchable on Youtube). It's been a great vehicle and I've really loved owning it. In 2011, it was running a little rough (needed new points). I decided to install electronic ignition. Literally while I was working on it in the driveway, the pressure relief valve on the transmission went. I took a short break from working on it and within a month one of the tires went flat from cracks in the sidewall. I put the van on jack stands with plans to do the work in a couple of months. Things happened and a lot of life got in the way. The van sat on jack stands since then. I am now getting divorced and selling my house so than van has to go along with several projects I just will not be able to get to in time. She will need to be towed or transported in her current state. She will need at the very least to have all fluids drained and replaced, a new battery put in and the electronic ignition install completed. The distributor parts are in, I have the coil (still in the box), and ignition switch wire still needs to be connected. I just put four new Guardsman tires on her that have zero mileage on them. The 73,921 mileage on the odometer, I believe is the true complete mileage on this vehicle. It is in amazing condition for a 1966. There is very minimal rust. A little on the right rear roof rain rail (see pictures). Under carriage is extremely clean. She has a frame for a trailer hitch (which also reinforces the rear). She has commercial license plates and registration is current. No radio, no heat, no A/C. This is the way they came. Any questions email me. If you are into cinematography it is interesting to note this is also the same year and model van cinematographer Fouad Said used, as a custom equipped camera-ship and transport, to shoot all the international footage for the television show "I Spy" from 1966-1968. He received an Emmy for that work.