/ /

1978 FORD ECONOLINE "CRUISING VAN"

1978 Ford E-Series Van E-150

Make: Ford
Model: E-Series Van
SubModel: Chateau
Type: Standard Passenger Van
Trim: E-150
Year: 1978
Mileage: 125,509
VIN: E14HHBD1632
Color: Black
Engine: 351 Windsor 2-Barrel
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Fremont, Nebraska, United States
Extras
Air Conditioning
Cassette Player, Custom Cruising Van option from Ford
Enquire

Description for Ford E-Series Van 1978

I am selling a "Yard Find", original Ford Econoline E-150 short van. It has the rare "Cruising Van", and Chateau options, with original paint, stripes, and blacked out trim. I bought it from the second owner, after he had the engine rebuilt 60K miles ago, and drove it into his yard 10 yrs. ago. He didn't provide any paperwork proving the rebuild, and I have not tried to get it running, but it is all there under the hood. It has a 351 Windsor 2 Barrel, with a C-6 automatic transmission, air conditioning, and a switch for factory fog lights (but they weren't there when I bought it). I have provided pictures of the VIN tags, that if you decode, will show it as a special ordered van. The original interior paneling, and side portal windows are all present. There has never been any body or paint work from what I can tell, and the drivers side has rust from behind the front tire, to the back bumper. Both front doors have rust holes in the bottom, and there is rust in front of both rear wheel houses inside. Both front seats will need recovered, but I think the door panels can be cleaned and saved. The passenger side is less rusted, with the area under the sliding door being solid, and one rust hole in the rocker panel under the passenger front door. The frame is not rusted or broken (from what I can see without a hoist). The bumpers are straight, and rust free. Email me with any questions. As you can see by the close up photos, I am not trying to hide anything, and want the buyer to know what they are getting. Replacement panels, and most all of the parts to restore this van are easy to find on this site, and in many salvage yards or vendors. I am only selling because I have found another project.