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1978 Dodge Tradesman 200 (3/4 ton) undercover police van (party, camper, boogie)

  • Location: San Mateo, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Dodge
  • Model: Other
  • Type: Van Camper
  • Trim: custom
  • Year: 1978
  • Mileage: 73388
  • VIN: B21BE8X188917
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: 318 CID V-8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

1978 Dodge Other custom Description

1. 1978 Tradesman 200 (3/4) ton van. It was a former undercover police/surveillance van from the central valley. Original California car (not rusted out). It's a basic cargo van that has been converted. The van runs and drives but could benefit from a tune-up and likely some fresh fluids. It has been carpeted with a bench and workbench inside. It is chock full of surprises and cool modifications including; a CB radio setup (don't think it currently works), police band radio/scanner, black out windows/shades, custom AC unit designed to run off a few deep cycle-cell marine batteries (daisy-chained together), a door to separate the cab from the rear of the vehicle, and best of all.....a periscope that comes out of the rear vent. It is also wired for 110 power inverter.

2. Pretty straight vehicle. Original California car and low mileage so it's not all rusted out. The front buckets are thrashed from the central valley heat though, and will likely need to be recovered or replaced.

Everything seems to work on it, but I haven't done much driving in it since it is not currently registered or insured. This van would make an awesome undercover PI van, party van, camper van, hippy van, surfer van, boogie van, classic 70's van. I have another one already, and with two jobs, and school, I don't have a lot of free time to convert a second van. I may consider a trade for a 4x4 pickup/4x4 van, or similar, Suburban, Bronco, Scout, Jeep etc. May also consider for a sport touring motorcycle. This is the last year of the desirable "street van."

Vehicle is also being posted locally (SF Craigslist: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/cto/d/1978-dodge-tradesmanton/6773752683.html) and may be sold locally prior to auction ending. If there are any questions, contact me and I'll do my best to work with interested parties.