1994 Chevy:  special, custom configuration for carrying many people and chair/s
61,000 total miles !  (Plus...now significantly rejuvenated/restored/updated)
Current Price: $
14,500
THIS CERTIFIED VEHICLE INCLUDES WARRANTY: 6 MO/6,000 MILE
Note: warranty is valid in each of the United States, excluding Alaska and Hawaii

 

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Highlights of This Van:

  apx. $3,000 of new and very recent mechanical service: details below (thousands were invested into cosmetic rejuvenation and new flooring system, in addition to this $3,000)

Modern lift has special feature which allows easy entry/exit when lift is stowed

looks, functions, feels and drives as if it were a MUCH NEWER van

 

Options and Equipment

THE VAN:  This began as an extended body one ton which would have originally had seating for 12 or 15, and now carries up to 9, plus 2 or more wheelchairs.  It has the small 5.7 liter V8, rather than the big one which uses much more gas.  Also has the optional overdrive transmission, which helps very much to reduce fuel consumption and reduce engine sound when driving.  Due to its intended use (read history of ownership below) it was ordered with the highest trim level available called the "Beauville" package.  This high level of features is extremely unusual in extended body vans.  Therefore, this has features such as: glass tilts out for venting on each of the side glasses and rear barn doors; fancy bumpers and grill, wide side moldings and fancy wheel well trim; deeper carpet and side panel upholstery; upgraded bucket seats with integrated headrests; generous level of power and convenience features such as windows, locks, cruise, tilt, stereo, upgraded interior lighting and more.  

THE GOODIES:  Two-tone paint and custom striping package; new, modern wheel covers; very large storage bins in front and rear areas of the roof (see photos)

MOBILITY:  The components which make this a wheelchair van are very rare to find in a well-equipped and attractive large van such as this.  Rarely can you find a van which has this combo of being attractive and well-equipped and also being able to carry a versatile mixture of people in chairs and those who are not.  As for the specific mobility aspects, these are the components:

*  Modern-era (only apx 10 years old) Ricon lift with a super feature called a "power split-folding platform".  This feature allows for able-bodied folks to easily enter and exit when the lift is stowed.  This style of lift is rarely found in long-body vans and is awesome, as it makes the van so much more user-friendly than a solid-platform lift.  See this in the photos and video.

*  Tall roof (but quite contoured, so its not ugly) with very tall and wide side doors. This allows more entry/exit clearance than all but a few wheelchair vans

* Many locations in floor area to anchor one or more wheelchairs.  Depending on if you leave one or two of the rear seats in the van and what size the wheelchairs are, this van will accommodate between 1 and 4 chairs.  And it could do so while carrying as many as 9 total passengers.  As you see and read, this is an extremely versatile van....without being the unwieldy size or having the gas usage of a wide mini bus.

*  New flooring and sub-flooring material: As part of my updating process, I had a specialty shop install new wood sub-floor (mounted on top of the metal floor) and also the latest and greatest flooring material which is currently being installed in many new wheelchair vans.  The combo of the plywood underlayment with rubber floor is smooth, solid and super!  This rubberized vinyl product is durable and also provides a little bit of grip, which is good for chairs to drive on and people to walk on.

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

This was bought new and configured into a versatile wheelchair van for a very unique application: with the exception of its most recent apx. 5,000 miles, it was used by a tour company that takes people on local, small group tours after they had disembarked from a cruise ship.  It was specifically used and only used when someone on a tour was in a wheelchair, otherwise, the tour company used a typical passenger van or mini-bus. This is why it has such low miles. The tour company replaced this with a new, similarly equipped van.

Certified

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.

The tour company that owned this, as with most professional carriers, took very nice, routine care of this.  And as you learn here on my website, my process is to have each van extensively checked out and serviced, repaired and maintained as needed, leading to being "Certified".  With such low miles, the mechanical condition was quite good when I bought it.  Now, after my rejuvenation process, this van performs very excellently, as if it were a much newer model. 

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".  As for this vehicle:

New: power door lock unit; new fuel tank parts; wipers; cooling system flush; misc interior lights; lift service

Recent (apx. 5,000 miles ago): rear brakes; extensive transmission service, including some new parts; wipers; tie-rod ends and suspension/steering alignment; New heavy duty, top quality Interstate battery; extensive A/C servicing; tires

Approximate retail value/cost of above-listed items: $3,000

 (extensive investment in cosmetic rejuvenation is in addition to this $3,000)

 

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.

You Might Like To Know...

* you would have a very hard time finding a vehicle that is not a mini-bus which is as versatile and capable as this one.  It's ready for whatever combination of carrying passengers in or out of wheelchairs you may have.

* IDEA: this has so much space in it that it could pretty easily be used for camping.  There is plenty of space to sleep and to haul supplies with one or both of the rear seats removed.

* It's a wonderful thing that when this van was special ordered (when gas was cheap) they decided to get the smaller motor AND overdrive transmission...which gets a bunch more MPG than the big motor and no overdrive.  These 5.7 liter Chevy motors are famous for their combination of power, super reliability and getting decent MPG.

* 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

If you need to haul some combination of people who are in chair/s as well as a number of people in seats...this van may be just what you need.  And aside from having amazingly low original miles, now that it has been through my very extensive rejuvenation process, it is now in wonderful, "Certified" condition.

 

Wonderful life, appears and functions as if it were nearly new.
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I replaced the previous solid platform lift with this wonderful, newer model, in order to allow folks to go in and out when the lift is stowed, rather than being blocked in by the lift. 

NOTE: due to careful , efficient placement of the lift, there is enough space between the seat and the lift for small/medium size people (and most dogs) to go in and out even when lift is being operated.
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Wow, that's a huge amount of floor space.  There are many choices and much flexibility as to seating and parking wheelchairs.  Surely, this will accommodate a good number of people, and wheelchairs, at the same time.
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Super tall roof is fully carpeted for insulation and sound benefits. 

These two rear seats accommodate 7 people, with 3 point belts for 4 and lap belts for 3.
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Super tall doors and notch in roof creates fantastic entry clearance, which is wonderful for any helpers and able-bodied folks who are going in and out
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drivers side
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drivers rear
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passenger rear
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passenger side
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front view
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This van is very comfortable.  Has fancy seats with integrated headrests, due to the fancy "Beauville" package (most fancy model available)
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This lift is only about 10 years old, and has only had a few years of use, which is obvious when you see the amazing condition of it.  For example, the decking of the platform has original paint and appears to have hardly ever been driven on.
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this van feels and looks cavernous inside...because it is!
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Super storage area above front area. Its apx 5 feet wide, 3 feet deep and a foot tall
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Super storage area above rear area. Its apx 5 feet wide, 3 feet deep and a foot tall
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Very comfortable
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VERY few one tons vans were ordered with this option package.  And almost zero long-body vans had it. This is a super rare van, for that and other reasons.
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Brand new stereo with CD, and it has an accessory jack in front
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Amazingly low miles
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Gauge package is nice to have
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Another rare, sweet feature:  when this was made, the average cost of fuel was $1.11 and so not many people were concerned about getting better MPG via having overdrive, and so they did not spend the extra money. This makes the RPM's much lower and thus, the van also runs much quieter than it would without overdrive
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A classic, nice looking cabin area.  Again, much benefit is gained by having the fancy "Beauville" package.
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There is about 18 inches of space behind the far rear seat.
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Yes, anti-lock brakes
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Simple, common, easy
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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.

 

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