Polish up those pocket protectors and fire up those plastic, battery-powered lightsabers, this is one cool van! This is a 1979 Dodge B200 Star Wars tribute van and it’s on Craigslist in Lago Vista, Texas, just northwest of the state capital of Austin. The seller is asking $6,000 for this super cool van. Thanks to Barn Finds reader, Jason, for tracking down such an out of this world ride!
If you owned this van you would immediately be given the highest honor from your local Star Wars chapter: a 21-gun salute with a BlasTech DL-44. The Dodge B200 van itself looks nice but the seller says that it has “some rust spots but nothing major”. I don’t see one speck or fleck of rust at all. With only two exterior photos, they mention for anyone interested in the van to search the internet for “Star Wars van”. But, Mother of Kwath, it seems incredibly odd to me that they wouldn’t even pull the van out and take photos of the other side. Here’s one photo of the back that I found on the internet search, and one of the driver’s side. You can see that the actually-pretty-cool headlight covers are now AWOL and there is no mention of them at all. The seller also mentions that some of the graphics are starting to peel, probably from the hot Texas sun and/or reentry or space debris. It’s wearing Ohio license plates, so maybe it was in a rust area for a few years? The true answer is somewhere out there in a galaxy far, far away.
Who in the name of the great prairie winds would even know how to operate that space-age instrument panel?! Wait, that’s just a standard 1979 Dodge Van dash with an tach added on top. The seller says that the interior “needs cleaned”, and by that of course, well, you know what they mean. There should be enough room in this van for the whole festooned bunch of role-playing kindred spirits for trips to those Trekkie conventions (kidding!). It even has a small refrigerator in the back that unfortunately has cooled its last diet Fresca, unless you add a bag of ice when you fill it with refreshments. I don’t want to go all base delta zero on the seller, but no engine photos, either? This mystery engine has been rebuilt but they don’t even say whether it’s a six or eight-cylinder! But, it does have a mere 2,500 miles on it, “about 1500 was one long trip I took to make sure it worked.” This van would be nice for a custom van fan and especially for a Star Wars collector. Do you think there’s enough info here to whip out your cosmic checkbook for this tribute van?