When a person needs to haul their gold bars around, what better way to do that than with a 1967 Kaiser-Jeep Panel Delivery! This ex-Fort Knox vehicle is on craigslist with an asking price of $6,995 and it’s located in Melrose, Massachusetts. The seller says that they may be flexible on price, which is always a good thing.
Ok, maybe it wasn’t used to haul gold bars around at Fort Knox, the seller says that it has a history of being an “audio visual vehicle” there. So, maybe it was used to haul film-strip projectors around (kidding). Do any of you know what an audio visual vehicle would have been used for at a facility like Fort Knox? These Jeep panel delivery vans are super rare and even with the high asking price this would be a great project vehicle. You would be almost guaranteed to have thee only one in town.
The Panel Delivery van models had side-opening rear doors, or “barn doors“, as they’re commonly known as. This particular example was refurbished about 20 years ago but, unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, the engine seized 10 years ago so it’s been sitting inside in storage ever since. Maybe it’s a good thing that it has been out of service for that long and supposedly inside in storage. Although, the photos were taken of it outdoors, soooo… hmm.. I’m assuming that the seller bought it from someone who bought it from someone who bought it from someone, etc.. They mention that it came from an owner in Indiana so who knows how long it has been out in the elements.
The owner mentions that this one will need work, and they mention that there is probably bondo in the body. The interior looks pretty decent, no? 1968 was the last year for the delivery panel van and the seller has both 1967 and 1968 listed so they’re not even sure which year it is. There are no engine photos but the seller has “8 cylinder” listed so it must be AMC’s 327 V8 with around 250 hp. In 1968, Buick’s 350 V8 most likely would have been under the hood, if I’m not mistaken. Have any of you seen this model before? Wouldn’t this be one unique vehicle to own?