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1963 Ford Econoline Van Camper -RARE CAR - Custom Made

  • Location: Cardiff by the Sea, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: E-Series Van
  • SubModel: One in the World
  • Type: Van Camper
  • Trim: e-100 vintage trailer rear
  • Year: 1963
  • Mileage: 9510
  • VIN: e10th428637
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 2.8 170
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

1963 Ford E-Series Van e-100 vintage trailer rear Description

1963 First Generation Econoline Custom Built Camper Van v6


This is a "one in the world" van. It was custom built rear like a vintage trailer. The van has lived in Southern California all its life (based on what I know). It lived in Long Beach, CA (it had a Long Beach College sticker, and was found in a yard in San Diego. I don't know anything more other than that it was very well built. It doesn't leak, and has louver windows that all work with screens. The seal above the cab was replaced recently and sealed. I assume you could have it polished like a vintage trailer. I have had it for a year + and built out the interior myself. I have instagram @freedomvessel with lots of images and video. Also on Youtubehttps://youtu.be/jWEM1RzN4bE

The Van:

-It has a nice running v6 2.8 170 Cubic inch engine that was just all tuned up and a

- new exhaust and muffler

-milage is unknown, but odometer reads 09510

-new valve cover gasket, carburetor tune up, exhaust manifold gasket, fuel pump/filter

-fuel gauge and temp gauge isn't working (I think it is dashboard wires)

- lights, wipers, ect. all work

-bluetooth USB stereo mounted on lower area, original radio still in, but disconnected

-doors lock, have keys

-driver side window seals all new, have the rubber for passenger side (haven't got to it)

-brakes were gone through and in good condition

-new tires 195/70R15

-Cragar rims

-heater isn't connected (Southern California is my excuse;)

-starts right up an runs great, drives straight

-3 speed manual stock transmission - “3 on the tree”

-has seat belts in the front but not in the camper area

-all of the “front” of the van is stock and original econoline van

-glove box interior box is not the right fit (try ebay:)

-exterior was painted to match original color 8 months ago

-pretty much rust free for the most part

-new windshield seal and top window seal on camper above windshield window


The Camper:

-The unit was custom built on an Econoline, it is very well done, everyone is amazed especially metal workers. whoever did it was very talented

-you can plug the van in, using the cord that is on the passenger side of the van (see picture)

-no leaks

-louver windows all crank open with new screens

-new roof vent with fan

-roof racks for surfboards

-LED interior lights

-voltage gauge with USB and 12v chargers

-plugs into outlet at campsite or at home, had two outlets one under kitchen in rear one on wall

-top area for storage or perhaps sleeping a child, hold the cushion and wood for lower bed extension. the table also goes up there

-lower bench has hatch access and face cabinets. pulls out to be a double bed

-has a table that hooks to the wall and can be stored on top area

-upper cabinet for storage

-Kitchen - pump sink, No stovetop, but I use a Coleman on the countertop

- pull out drawer with cooler in it (cooler not included, I love that cooler;)

- pump sink

- cabinets for storage and utensil drawer

- stowaway floor compartment in rear (beach towels, wetsuits, or camp stove, etc)

- new vinyl floors

- 3 board surf rack in rear that can be remove with 2 screws (fits up to 6'6 board)

- ceiling is about 6ft high, I am 6'2 and have to tilt my neck just a little to stand up

- rear speakers

- new foam, but I didn't upholster because I figure the new owner might want to choose fabric, the red covers are bed sheets

- no seat belts in rear, but you can get creative and install on you own if you choose

- lights and fan connected to auxiliary fuse box that runs to main battery

- freshly painted interior

-basically the van was just finished with a full custom renovation and hasn't been used much, so it's like new

-the length of the whole van is about 18ft and about 8 ft tall


Why sell it?

I have a Shasta vintage trailer and my wife and I just bought a Sprinter, we have two young boys and we originally bought this to make a beach mobile. I really enjoyed building it out and I've never driven a vehicle that get the attention like this one. We decided, we want to have the Sprinter because our family lives in Nor Cal and Montana, so we wanna jam up there often....for that the Sprinter suits us. I also just love vans, and saving old campers. This one was a big project and I am proud to pass it to a righteous new owner. I am happy to Facetime or send any additional photos or answer questions. 760-908-nine 88five


Title is in my name and clear.