2002 Ford rare "Chateau" with very extensive mobility conversion
146,000 miles (one owner, mostly highway, see below) 
Current Price: $14,900

Note: warranty is valid in each of the United States, excluding Alaska and Hawaii

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Highlights of This Van:

Ø  apx. $2,000 of new and very recent mechanical service: details below (extensive investment in cosmetic rejuvenation is in addition to this $2,000)

Ø very hard to find package of features allow some folks in wheelchairs ability to be fully independent of assistance. Less than 10% of full size wheelchair vans have this level of mobility features

Ø Looks, feels and operates as if it were a fraction of its actual age and miles. If a person did not see the odometer, one would never have a clue of its 146k

Options and Equipment

Helpful Preface: This van has a very ideal history, which goes far toward offsetting the fact that it does not have low miles. Notable positives: has had one owner since new; serviced extensively over the years at the Ford dealer where it was purchased; owner was financially comfortable and was capable of investing into its careful care; majority of the miles were easy highway miles, as he used it to drive between his business and home, which were apx. 30 miles apart, each way; Carfax report and receipts nicely document fantastic care since new. Please consider that this superb history, combined with the warranty that will be included, can provide peace of mind. It is also notable that many Ford vans of similar nature reach 300 and even 400 thousand miles, without need for any "major" repairs.


Began as a 1/2 ton, standard length model, with nearly every possible option, due to being the top level and rare "Château" model.  First, this special model has the power and convenience items found on the most common model (XLT) such as: power windows, locks and mirrors; tilt wheel and cruise control; chrome bumpers; etc. Plus, due to being "Chateau" model (less than 1% of all production) it has features such as: upgraded 5.4 motor; auto with overdrive; special dark tint windows; quick release rear bench seat; power drivers seat with extra power and manual adjustments; both front seat are captains chair design; extra storage; leather steering wheel; vented large side window; special factory striping; fancy wheels; overhead console with temp and direction; special interior lighting; and more.   

GOODIES: when new, this was converted to being a cruising/touring style. This included features such as: moderately tall, contoured roof; extensive extra ceiling lights; custom TV and video unit in mid-ceiling; front and rear overhead storage areas. This van also has a unique feature in that it was lowered 2 inches. This was a great idea that the owner had, because it made it handle better, and due to the lower center of gravity, the van leans less when loading


when new, this van received one of the most extensive packages of mobility-focused features I have seen in a wheelchair van. Here is the list:

* lift with tri-folding power platform, which allows easy passage of able-bodied folks when lift is stowed

* power swinging side doors with special mechanisms to allow manual use if needed, and they operate in a special manner that is helpful and uncommon.

* Wireless remote control to operate side doors and lift (there are also manual switches inside and on rear, below taillight

* turning seat base. mounted under drivers seat. This allows extreme travel for/aft and also allows seat to turn apx 100 degrees, allowing certain folks to transfer between seat and wheelchair.

* hand controls of a common and adjustable nature

Special flooring system in middle area: This is my favorite improvement on wheelchair vans, which is very helpful to the person in the wheelchair and able-bodied folks as well.  I actually consider this feature to be an improvement that most wheelchair vans ought to have, old or new. You see, if you pay close attention to how floors typically are in personal use wheelchair vans, you will notice that they are usually not actually solid, smooth and level.  Rather, they are somewhat lumpy, bumpy and not as easy to maneuver a wheelchair on as they can be. This is because the factory metal floor of a van is not actually smooth, it has ridges and contours...plus a carpet pad which wheelchair wheels sink into a bit, creating resistance to maneuvering. This vans floor was improved by removing the existing carpet and pad and then installing a sheet of wood directly over the lumpy, bumpy, contoured metal floor.  And so it becomes a smooth, solid, level floor. And then, in this van, there was commercial carpet installed which covers the wood.  This material is shallow, tough, and easier to clean than standard carpet. Overall, this special flooring package notably improves the interior use of the van as it makes maneuvering a wheelchair so much easier and more secure feeling.

Dimensions, capacity and specifications:

Please feel free to email or call me with any such questions. I will gladly assist with anything you wish to know. I have discovered that due to the unique way each person evaluates, measures and expresses their needs, I can be most helpful regarding this subject if we communicate directly.

History of Ownership

One mature owner since new. Was used for driving up and down the highways in the 'Portland area, going to and from his business and home. He only sold this to me because he decided to buy a brand new van, due to wanting a 2014 style van, rather than the radically changed 2015 style Ford van. He was happily using this until the day he took delivery of his new van, then selling me this one.   


This vehicle is 'CERTIFIED': There are a combined 76 mechanical and cosmetic aspects  included in the Wheelchair Van Oasis "Certification" process.   A foundational step of the rejuvenation process is when each vehicle receives an extensive inspection by an objective, independent  third- party service and repair facility.  Suggested service, repairs and improvements are then performed by various professional specialists.   The  result is your assurance  that each of the 76 aspects  meets  or exceeds the condition level of good, or satisfactory

For details regarding list of 76 cosmetic and mechanical aspects, please click here.

Each van does of course have various elements which exceed the promised level of good, or
satisfactory, which the "Certified" program assures.  Some are brand new improvements performed during rejuvenation.  And others are obvious service or repairs performed recently, prior to my ownership.  As for those, I only list here those positives which are certain, based on my either having a receipt, and/or due to being obvious to the inspecting-mechanic.  I refer to these as  "NEW OR RECENTLY SERVICED ASPECTS".  

New: improved video/audio system; repair seatbelt; power mirror switch; service throttle body; major front brake job; service rear axle; repair remote system; lube, filter, oil service; air filter; cooling system flush; heater hose replace; lift service 

Recent: rear brakes; battery; 

Approximate retail value/cost of above-listed items: $2,000

 (extensive investment in cosmetic rejuvenation is in addition to this $2,000) 

Carfax Report Summary

(Carfax is a widely used database which indicates the history of a vehicle including accidents, prior owners, etc.)

Nothing notably negative or unusual: no frame damage...no airbags deployed...no structural damage...no "red marks"...no major accident.

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* Each of my vans has a superb paint sealant as the final step of the extreme detail. If you were to have a professional apply a treatment the cost would be several hundred dollars.

Summary of this Gem

Folks often contact me looking for a van such as this, which has the ability to provide full independence for some people. Contrary to what may seem logical, very few wheelchair vans actually provide features needed for a person to load, drive and unload themselves. This van provides so much. Plus, its gorgeous and in super overall condition.   



folding platform allows easy passage of able-bodied folks in and out when lift is stowed
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handle for extra seat removal
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this platform is plenty large enough to accommodate most users and their wheelchair.
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adjustable hand controls can suit many users needs
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rare Château model is extra attractive.  Based on every observation possible, most people would guess that this van has well under 100k miles. It runs, drives and functions as amazing as it appears. 
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Château model has many cosmetic and functional benefits and advantages over the other 99% of all Ford vans that are not this special model
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this extra seat is a factory option from Ford. It can be removed in a couple of minutes via a quick release handle underneath
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drivers seat has special turning mechanism under it to allow it to turn, allowing some folks to transfer from wheelchair in and out of it in order to drive with hand controls (see it turned in the video on this page)
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rear ventilation system
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custom video player and TV in ceiling area
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super headroom and ceiling has custom lighting
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* I apologize for any unclear photos. At times, the conditions make a clear photo impossible.

If you would like more information or to see and drive this vehicle,
please call Rick at 541-973-7377.