Location: Financial District, California
Asking Price: $49,500
- Model Year: 2000
- Odometer: 70,665
- Engine: 6 Cylinders
- Transmission: Automatic
- Seller Type: Private Owner
- Name: No Longer Available!
- Phone: No Longer Available!
- Email: No Longer Available!
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70,665 original miles. Bought new. In embarrassingly pristine condition. (embarrassing? It betrays my ocd instincts. Some men play golf. My hobbies are doing the laundry, vacuuming, and cleaning things. Yeah, I’m a bore.)
Meticulously maintained by a patient of my wife’s — a man who builds cars from scratch. (guy’s brilliant.) never driven in winter. Absolutely no rust. Not a scratch. Not a dent. Never in an accident. (the buyer can phone rob, our mechanic, and get his assessment.)
We’ve driven this thing to newfoundland (twice — yeah, take the ferry), the pacific nw, the sw. Fabulous traveling vehicle; a dream to drive. Cruise control. Approx. 20 mph highway. Air conditioning.
Neither my wife nor I is overweight; hence, the padding in the two front seats and rear bench-seat is in perfect condition. This means, too, that the bed mattresses are still firm.
Chassis by vw, quiet yet powerful v6 audi engine with overdrive, pop-top and interior camping equipment by winnebago.
Sleeps 4 (2 double beds), apt.-size fridge (runs on plug-in or new rear coach battery or propane), 2-burner propane stove, pop-top, propane furnace (when camping), running water, front seats turn around, 2 tables, lots of interior lights, lots of cupboard storage space, awning, new side-wall reinforced tires. Plus my wife’s ingenious invention: a nylon-fabric, rear shower/privacy stall (no patent pending).
Color, white. All the eurovans imported to america were white.
Everything works. (the fridges on these vehicles tended to be temperamental on propane at high-altitude. We had our fridge replaced by the manufacturer, so it works perfectly at high altitude. Moreover, we had our mechanic remove the fridge, a year ago, and clean out all the carbon deposit. Hence, it now works like new.)
My wife (a physician) and I (retired rutgers professor) are the only ones who have used this van. No kids and no pets have ever been in it. Thus, no animal hair, no allergens, and no milkshake or candy spills and other mishaps from children. No cigarette smoke (we don’t smoke).
It gets better: we never wore shoes inside the van — always socks. Upfront, yes, we wore shoes on the rubber floor mats. Yet, no one has ever stepped a shoe-shod foot on the carpet in the front cabin. The result being that the carpet is as pristine today as it was when we bought it off the showroom floor!
Why are we selling? We’re done with our exploring, vagabonding, camping days. We sell it with some sorrow, hopefully to a good home.
Along with the usual camping features that come with these winnebago-outfitted vehicles (enumerated, above), we added a double kayak rack (yakima). Included in the sale are two or three backup water pumps (for the camper, not the engine), a front end bra (for bugs), and several extra neon lights.
A few words re. Our asking price. Eurovans are a collector’s item. Vw and winnebago stopped making them many years ago. If you check the premier website for eurovans (gowesty.Com) and look at what they sell refurbished eurovans for — over the past 2 years, in the $50k and $60k range — you begin to appreciate our price. Click here: http://www.Gowesty.Com/vehicle-sales-history.Php.
Incidentally, when gowesty does all that refurbishing and rebuilding to used eurovans, it means the vehicle was hammered or otherwise misused. Ours has remarkably low mileage and was never beaten up. What I’m saying is that a savvy buyer tries to avoid a refurbished eurovan, and goes for one with original, pristine equipment. A lot of what gowesty calls refurbishing (my word, not theirs) is superfluous — whistles and bells.
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