1998 Ford has fancy touring/cruising conversion PLUS deeply lowered floor mobility conversion for easy wheelchair access
ONE OWNER!!!! - Miles: 78,000
Current Price: $12,900

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Highlights of This Van:

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

Options and Equipment

This began as a half-ton standard length (not long or short) model with famously great small V8 (4.6 liter) and automatic with overdrive. It began with popular power and convenience features on the nice XLT trim level, such as: power windows, locks and mirrors; tilt wheel and cruise control; alloys; chrome bumpers and trim pieces; upgraded interior and exterior accents, etc

Touring/Cruising conversion
When new, this received a very fancy conversion which includes such features as: large windows with vents and screens; running boards with integrated wheel-opening flares; rear seat which folds flat; interior real wood trim; additional interior lighting; rear ventilation; special striping and graphics; etc.

When new, this van received a major conversion to enable easy, safe, comfortable wheelchair access. The features of this package includes these primary features:

* Side access Wheelchair lift with folding platform that allows access for able-bodied passengers when the lift is stowed (in other words: lift does not block side entry when it is stowed)

* Deeply lowered floor in middle section of the van. Approximately from immediately behind the front seats, back to directly in front of the rear seat, this floor has been modified substantially, making it deeply lowered. This creates not only generous headroom when inside the middle of the van, but it also creates comfortable entry and exit clearance for the person in the wheelchair, and any helpers or passengers using the side entry.

* Extra/optional seat: this seat in middle of the van matches the two front seats. It is easily removable in 5 minutes or less, by simply unscrewing 2 large knobs that attach the seat to the floor.

* New flooring: This is my favorite improvement on wheelchair vans, which is very helpful to the person in the wheelchair and able-bodied folks as well. The floor has now been greatly improved as the original carpet and pad were removed and the metal floor was covered with a special rubber-like material. This is awesome, as it is tough, attractive, easy to clean, and super for maneuvering the wheelchair on.

* 4 anchor points for securing the wheelchair

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.


I believe this is the first time I have had a wheelchair van more than 10 years old that has had only one owner. Yes, there was a married couple that bought this new, when the husband became paralyzed due to an accident. I bought it from the widow of that man after he died.


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: Info Coming Soon. Call for details.
Recent: Info Coming Soon. Call for details.

Approximate retail value/cost of above-listed items: Info Coming Soon. Call for details.

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 accidents...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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This apx. body style of Ford vans began in 1992 and was extremely similar through 2007. Therefore, to the average person, this looks like a van much newer than its 1998 age.

Summary of this Gem

This one-owner beauty will be a super van for someone who wants and needs the benefits of a lift and additional clearance and headroom, without the overall height of a tall roof van. This will go into most parking garages, carports, garages, drive through windows, etc...and yet it accommodates the person in a wheelchair very nicely. Plus, this van doesn't look like a wheelchair van, which for many folks is a welcome bonus!

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Very fancy touring/cruising conversion and beautiful color

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Lift platform folds into two parts (as shown) to allow able-bodied folks to go in and out while lift is stowed.

I am 6-1 and 310 and I can pretty easily fit through this space, which is created by the lift platform being folded in half, as it is designed to do

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Lowered floor creates 54-inch entry clearance and 58-inch headroom inside! (exceeds most low floor minivans)

Cozy and well equipped

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This ledge behind the front seats indicates the flowered floor

The original floor height is what you see at the top of this ledge. The custom lowered floor level is where the black flooring is

Attractive interior details

Rear seat easily folds flat

This seat is a rare option found on few mobility conversions. It can stay in or easily go out. Is intended for a person to sit in who is in the "attendant" role, helping the person in wheelchair. Of course it can also be an extra seat for anyone in the family.

Plenty of space beside this middle seat (which is easily removable) for most wheelchairs

Nice-size cargo area behind rear seat

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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.