Vans

Kei With a British Accent: 1960 Ford Thames Freighter

One of the hottest sub-segments of the collector car hobby is Kei trucks.  These tiny trucks and vans, usually from Japan, are illegal to import when new but can be brought here once they reach 25 years after production… more»

Military Ambulance: 1965 Willys Jeep M679 Project

The M679 was a military variant of the FC-170, a “Forward Control” Jeep by Willys. In this case, it used a van body with two cabin doors and no side windows, fitted for use as an ambulance. We’re told… more»

How Many Vintage Vehicles Can You Identify?

One man’s junk is another man’s treasure is a maxim that we can all understand.  However, if you are tasked with marketing vintage vehicles that just happen to be sitting in what suspiciously looks like an old junkyard, can… more»

BF Auction: 1990 Plymouth Voyager LX Turbo

The rise of the Minivan sounded the death knell for the traditional Station Wagon, and it is easy to see why they were a success. The Minivan offered impressive passenger space, enormous versatility, and excellent fuel economy at a… more»

Camping Find: 1970 Volkswagen Westfalia Type 2

The Type 1 was Volkswagen-speak for the famous “Beetle” which became one of the world’s best-selling automobiles in the second half of the 20th Century. The Type 2 was the VW Bus which would be known under a variety… more»

Real Barn Find: 1970 Ford Econoline E200 Van

Going back nearly 20 years ago, the seller of this 1970 Ford E200 says the van was backed into a shed and left there untouched until just recently, which leads me to wonder why somebody would park a functional… more»

One-Owner Project: 1964 Volkswagen Type 2 Bus

The Type 2 VW Transporter hit the scene in 1950 and is still around today in one form or another. Also known as the Kombi, Vanagon, Microbus, or just plain Bus, these vehicles had their air-cooled engines mounted in… more»

First-Year Game Changer: 1984 Plymouth Voyager LE

I’ve been around long enough to witness the introduction of two rather revolutionary car categories. And both spearheaded by Lee Iacocca. The first was the Ford Mustang, the original pony car, which came out in 1964 when I was… more»

Almost 4×4: 1973 Chevrolet G20 Camper Van

Yearning to plunge into “van life” – with an Austin Powers twist? This might be the perfect vehicle, here on facebook Marketplace, a 1973 Chevrolet G20 camper van, listed for $27,900. Most of the work to convert it into… more»

Three Owners! 1966 Volkswagen Kombi

This VW bus has stories to tell. Its first owner was a funeral home. Painted green to match the rest of the funereal livery, its chores were limited to hauling flowers. So they say. Next, it was discovered in… more»

Post-War Deliveries: 1949 Dodge Route Van

After World War II, American business picked up across the board as things that had been in short supply in the mid-1940s would slowly come back around. That likely led to the development of the Dodge Route Van, a… more»

Last of a Dying Breed: 1960 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery

The Sedan Delivery dates back to the 1920s, but as a full-size offering from Chevrolet, 1960 was the last year. It essentially was a Biscayne 2-door station wagon with sheet metal where glass would otherwise have been on the… more»

Out of the Barn! 1962 Chevrolet Greenbrier Camper

Based on the new Corvair with its rear-mounted, air-cooled engine, Chevrolet expanded that product line to include a truck/van platform. The delivery version was called the Corvan 95 (for its 95-inch wheelbase) while the passenger version was the Greenbrier…. more»

Time Capsule: 1988 Dodge Grand Caravan

There are serious van camper conversions, usually built from full-sized vans, with little kitchens (galleys), sleeping accommodations, and some even have bathrooms. Then there are weekender-type van conversions, such as this time capsule 1988 Dodge Grand Caravan high-top by… more»

Kansas Field Find: 1969 Dodge A100 Balboa

The seller says that this 1969 Dodge A100 Balboa van camper was rescued from a field in Kansas. It appears to be in great condition, it looks like they did a nice job of bringing this one back and… more»

Tiny Utility Van! 1989 Nissan S-Cargo

The S-Cargo was a small utility van with retro styling that was built by Nissan in Japan between 1989 and 1991. It was designed for the home market and only about 8,000 of them were produced across three model… more»