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2000 Chevy Astro: This is an ultra-rare wheelchair van of the highest order...because this is a AWD/4x4 wheelchair van with extensive mobility conversion
MILES: 80,000
(will be sold in "CERTIFIED" condition, with 6 month, 6,000 mile warranty)
Highlights of This Van:

Thousands invested, at wholesale cost, into new and recent mechanical and cosmetic care, upgrades and customization:

* In addition to being super rare due to being an all wheel drive wheelchair van, it is extra super rare because it has the ability for some folks in wheelchairs to load, drive and unload, with no assistance

* Very attractive van, inside and out. Check out the custom interior colors and sharp exterior details

Options and Equipment


Began as a nicely equipped model, which has the strong, reliable, and relatively fuel efficient,4.3 "Vortec" 6 cylinder and automatic with overdrive. This has "all wheel drive" and so anytime you need it, its there ready for you. There is no lever to shift, no buttons to push...when you need that extra traction and control, you have it! Has a nice list of comfort and appearance features inside and out that make it user friendly, comfortable and attractive, such as: power windows and locks; tilt wheel and cruise control; special tinted windows; CD stereo; captain's chairs with armrests; alloy wheels; etc.

Note about 4x4/AWD

This is currently an All-Wheel Drive. If for some reason you want or need to have a high/low range, via a transfer case, that is possible. Most professional mechanics could utilize used components to install a transfer case and other items needed, to add a high/low range.


Early in its life, this van received the conversion making it into a wheelchair van. Very notably, this has the features that allow some folks in wheelchairs to load, drive and unload, with no assistance. (as did the most recent owner) Here are the major components of the mobility conversion:

* Moderately tall roof with front contour: this adds a great amount of interior headroom and capacity (even above the front seating area, not only in the middle and rear) and the contour helps greatly with reducing wind noise, getting good MPG, and reducing the wind buffeting associated with some tall roofs.

* Tall rear doors and corresponding roof notch: this is a necessity for some folks, as it greatly increases the entry and exit clearance at the edge of the roof. Even if you don't require this, it sure makes going in and out easier for all users, no matter if in wheelchair or not.

* Wonderful lift: this is the two-post design, which creates a great sense of stability when riding on the platform, as compared to the single-post style of lifts. And this style of lift is the more reliable than single-post.

* 4 anchor points: these secure the wheelchair. If desired, they could be moved to specific locations of your choice, in 1-2 hours, by a minimally skilled mechanic.

* Power rear doors: this has the special power openers on the rear doors, which allow them to swing open with a button push, from outside or inside the van.

* Custom forward ceiling area: usually in tall roof vans, there is a flat ceiling above the driver and passenger which causes very limited headroom in the front seat area. As you see in the photos, this van has had that forward area designed so that there is no flat/horizontal ceiling above the front seating and so it has generous headroom in the front. This enables a nice transition for some folks to go to/from wheelchair to driver's seat, without headroom being a problem. And this feature also makes it much easier than a typical van, to transition from the middle of the van, into the front passenger seat.

* RECENTLY ADDED FLOOR SYSTEM: as part of our transformation process, this received the type of special floor we have been known for, which eliminates the original carpet and pad, which is on top of a corrugated and thus lumpy, bumpy floor. We added plywood on top of the steel floor, and then added commercial grade vinyl/rubber flooring on top. This created a wonderful, durable, solid, level, smooth surface that is awesome for maneuvering a wheelchair on and is also very easy to keep clean.

* Due to customization, either front seat can be removed, and a wheelchair can park in that space.

* RECENT ADDED FLIP AND FOLD SEAT: in order to create a very versatile, flexible interior circumstance, all of the middle and rear seats were removed, and all of the floor hardware that held them as well. Then a special seat was added, as you see in the photos. This seats two people, or it can be flipped up out of the way, only intruding about 12 inches into the interior area when not in use. For a rig that is considered in the minivan class, this has a nice amount of interior space, largely due to this special floor and custom seat project. It doesn't have quite as much interior space as a full-size van, but it's close.

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 wheelchair-person evaluates, measures and expresses their needs, I can be most helpful regarding this subject if we communicate directly, rather than writing dimensions here.

About "Certified" level mechanical and cosmetic condition

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.

Each of ours vans 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 our extensive rejuvenation. And others are obvious service or repairs performed recently, prior to my ownership.

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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For a rig that is considered in the minivan class, this has a very nice amount of interior space, largely due to this special floor and custom seat project. It doesn't have as much interior space as a full-size van, but it's not much less than that. Its very similar to a classic, "shorty" model of full-size van

Summary of this Gem

We are happy to offer a very special van such as this. This is a rare, unique and special van, for many reasons. It may be impossible to find even one other 4x4/AWD wheelchair van anywhere near this price, with low miles, that has as many features, overall condition and sharp appearance as this one. This van truly is a...one-of-a-kind.

Amazing condition! Could easily be mistaken for being a fraction of its actual vintage.

Amazing condition! Could easily be mistaken for being a fraction of its actual vintage.

Notice the tall doors, notched into the tall roof. Those extra inches of headroom are substantially helpful, critical for many folks in wheelchairs

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This is called "stowed". Notice the power arms mounted on the doors. These open and close the doors, with switches to operate them

This is called, "floor level"

Generous platform length and width, will accommodate nearly all power wheelchairs

This corded control box operates the lift, as does the red exterior switches on the quarter panel

Lots of floor space

This photo shows the front passenger seat installed.

Plenty of space to park even a large wheelchair in this front passenger area, or driver area)
Driver's seat can also be removed, if you want/need to park wheelchair there.

Comfortable for two people and when not in use, folds quickly, nicely out of the way

Seat intrudes into the floor area less than a foot when stowed

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Total of 4 anchor points (can be moved nearly anywhere) and 4 easily adjustable straps

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* I apologize for any unclear photos. At times, the conditions make a clear photo impossible.