1997 Dodge Caravan top-level LE model: complete power operated IMS/Braun mobility conversion
Miles: 65,000 (Actual, Total Miles) (will be sold in "CERTIFIED" condition, with warranty)
Current Price: $14,500

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Highlights of This Van:

*apx. $____________ of new and very recent mechanical service: details below
(extensive investment in cosmetic rejuvenation is in addition to this $_____________)

* Highly equipped with most-extensive mobility conversion by premium convertor, Braun

* Has very desirable and uncommon option, which is the upgraded 3.8 motor

Options and Equipment

This white van with grey lower-body trip and grey interior, began as a top trim level Grand Caravan, with optional 3.8 liter 6 cylinder motor and automatic with overdrive. This one is an LE (luxury edition) which very few wheelchair-access Caravans are. It was the top trim level at the time, which in addition to popular power and convenience features such as power windows, locks, mirrors, tilt, cruise, power rear vents and more...this one also has extra features such as: upgraded interior materials and exterior trim; body-colored bumpers; special LE striping; tinted glass; Sliding door on drivers side; power drivers seat; dual heat and A/C; high-power infinity sound system with CD, cassette and equalizer; forward overhead console with direction, MPG, temperature, etc; leather front seats; rare and desirable anti-lock brakes (ABS); factory 16 inch alloy wheels...and more. This van is about as fancy and well equipped as a minivan at the time could


Tinted windows reduce glare and heat (plus they look nice too)

This van was built by one of the two most significant companies at the time, which bought brand new vans and then converted them. This one was made by one of the pioneers of the lowered floor minivan industry, IMS, which is now a division of the industry leader, Braun. Here is the long list of its mobility features:

* Deeply lowered floor (11 inches) which is level all the way to the dash and creates nice entry clearance and interior headroom

* Power ramp, which can be operated with wireless remote, or switches in multiple locations

* Power sliding door on ramp side

* Removable front seats, in case you want to park a wheelchair in either front location (drivers seat would take apx. 30 minutes to remove, passenger seat, only a couple of minutes.

* Many locations to insert anchor straps in front, middle and rear of floor area

* I am adding BRAND NEW commercial-grade flooring material. This is a rubberized vinyl flooring which is now being installed in many new wheelchair vans. It is extremely durable and very easy for a wheelchair to turn and maneuver on.

* This has "kneeling" suspension, which allows the van to lower some toward the ground in order to make the ramp angle extra-easy. This feature can be turned off or on with a toggle switch, it's your choice.

* Power operated drivers-side turning seat, allows extreme range of travel fore/aft and up/down as well as turning, in order to greatly assist some folks who want or need to transfer in and out of their wheelchair in order to drive.

* Includes 4 wheelchair anchor straps

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.


Has had only two owners, both in Oregon, which includes the person I bought it from who owned it for the majority of its life.


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

Here are the new and recent items:

New: Lube/oil/filter; serpentine belt; transmission service; new wireless remote system;
Recent: 4 Tires; front brakes and rear brakes

Approximate retail value/cost of above-listed items: $(info coming soon)

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 airbags deployed...No damage leading to such report notes as salvage, totaled, etc...no "red marks" on the report...no major accident...no lemon history...no odometer tampering...no derogatory remarks on the state-issued title

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* Dodge Caravan is essentially the same as a Chrysler Town & Country and Plymouth Voyager. They are all close-cousins and contain apx. 95% same components

Summary of this Gem

Very low miles and nearly every feature available on a wheelchair accessible minivan of this era. This one is an affordable gem.

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Super sharp, fancy model, with many options

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Leather seats

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Power ramp is long enough and wide enough for most wheelchairs


Deeply lowered floor, as indicated by the big ledge in front of the rear seat

Easily removable front passenger seat, for parking wheelchair there

Overhead console has features such as: outside temp; direction; avg MPG; distance to empty; etc

Upgraded stereo, leather steering wheel, easy to operate controls

Front seats have leather and the drivers seat has special mechanism allowing seat to have extreme travel up and down, front and back, and most notably, it turns.

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Less than 10% of all Caravans had this upgraded 3.8 liter motor (3.3 is the norm) which is a noticeable improvement when driving

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This fancy "LE" model is quite attractive, with features such as alloys, two-tone paint, tinted windows, etc.

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Has factory power seat controls, plus it has a special base (cost apx $5,000 when new) that moves very far fore and aft, plus tuns apx 110 degress, to allow some folks to transfer in and out of it from their wheelchair

New commercial-grade rubber-like flooring

* 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.