1994 Ford Château (rare, very fancy) has very lowered floor and desirable style of side-entry lift
98,000 Miles
Current Price: $11,500


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Highlights of This Van:

Ø  apx. $1,800 of new and very recent maintenance/service: details below  (extensive investment in cosmetic rejuvenation is in addition to this $1,800)

Ø This rare "Chateau" van has a long list of options and features, some are functional and some cosmetic.  Please read the details below.

Ø  Appears to be a gorgeous, immaculate "normal" van, but then when you open the side door you see, this is very much a wheelchair access van...



Options and Equipment

THE VAN:  is a 1/2 ton standard length model.  Has the famously fantastic 5.8 liter engine (small V8/351 c.i.) and automatic with overdrive.  Is equipped with a very long list of features including common convenience and comfort features such as power windows, locks, mirrors and tilt, cruise, etc.  And because it is the rare Chateau model , this van also includes very many additional features such as: highly adjustable drivers seat; power lumbar adjustment on both front seats; special-design of front seats are more comfortable and supportive than standard model; rear seat folds flat to a bed; dark mirrored/tinted glass; rear heat and A/C with roof ducting; additional interior and exterior trim features such as heavy-duty chrome bumpers, upgraded fabrics, additional interior lighting; special metallic paint; larger fuel tank; upgraded front center console; rear audio controls; and more

GOODIES:  custom alloy wheels; custom accent stripes and body side protection moldings; wonderful "Alpine" audio system


*  The middle section of the floor has a uniquely engineered design that resulted in 6 inches (8 is maximum possible in a full size van) of increased entry and interior dimension. Notice in the photos that unlike most low-floor full size vans there is not a distinct ledge in front of the rear seat, but rather, there is a sloped area.  This results in a maximum balance of having super body integrity, while having plenty of space to maneuver the wheelchair, as you benefit from the flat area of the lowered floor as well as the sloped rearward section of it . 

*  This lift by "Crow River" (a division of industry-leader, Braun) is of the single arm style, which allows for super access in and out of the front seat area due to not having a post directly behind the front seat. Also, because this has what is called a bi-fold platform, you can easily fold the platform in two parts which allows generous access to the interior via the side door, even when the lift is stowed.

*  Has anchor-points in the forward and rearward areas of the lowered floor, allowing for positive securing of the wheelchair

NOTE: because of the quality engineering and design, this may appear to have a standard, common entry headroom clearance.  However, there is actually 6 inches of extra clearance not only when inside, but also at the side entry point.

 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

All ownership except the most recent couple of years was by a couple of different families in Washington state. The folks I bought it from here in southern Oregon owned it for about two years but drove it only a few thousand miles.


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".  As for this vehicle:

New:  ABS system maintenance; wiper blades; cruise control service; air filter; oil and lube; transmission service; front brakes and rotors; front shocks; rear shocks; repair and service wheelchair lift

Recent: Quality tires (less than 5,000 miles ago); 

Approximate retail value/cost of above-listed items: $1,800

 (extensive investment in cosmetic rejuvenation is in addition to this $1,800)


About Carfax report

("Carfax" is a very widely-used database which indicates historical details of virtually every automobile in America)

Regarding Carfax reports on vehicles offered here at Wheelchair Van Oasis: the vehicles I offer for sale here at Wheelchair Van Oasis have none of the following derogatory details or information listed on the Carfax report:  salvage;  junk;  rebuilt;  major accidents;  fire;  flood;  hail;  lemon;  not actual miles;  total loss or salvaged;  frame damage;  structural damage;  airbags deployed;  odometer rollback

You are assured that none of the above details exist on the "Carfax" report of this vehicle or any vehicle offered here.   

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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 similar treatment the cost would be several hundred dollars.

Summary of this Gem

One of my goals here at W.V.O. is to not only offer Americas only "Certified" wheelchair vans priced in the teens, but to also make available (when possible) "Certified" vans priced below the teens.  I am happy to offer this highly-equipped, gorgeous wheelchair van to you at this affordable price.

Notice the deep ledge directly behind the front seats.  This is the most obvious sign of a lowered floor.  The original floor height is the level where the seats are mounted.  The floor being lowered adds 6 inches clearance not only when inside, but at side entry also.
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Rests smooth and solid on the ground, ready to easily load and unload as needed
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Folding platforms are a very helpful feature, as they allow an able-bodied person to go in and out when lift is stowed.  Notice that the single-arm lift design (no lift post blocking the passenger seat) allows for the front passenger seat to go for and aft AND also fully recline
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Super comfy, large seats and notably nicer than the seats on all models except this special model
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This van is absolutely immaculate in every regard...even more sharp than my usual high level.  The paint and overall condition seems like it could very easily be that of a van half this age! You would be amazed at the appearance of this van, which looks even sharper in person than in photos.
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Drivers rear corner
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Heavy duty, chrome rear step bumper is part of the rare "Château" package
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Passenger rear
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Many people would not notice that the body is actually raised a couple of inches, which helps accommodate for the lowered floor, and yet there remains generous clearance underneath the van
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Drivers front angle
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Special seats in this rare model are a bit larger, more supportive, more adjustable and more comfortable than the seats in all other models.
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Has a very nice "Alpine" CD stereo system with upgraded speakers.  Simple controls for front and rear ventilation
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These $600 tires have only a couple thousand miles on them
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The passenger and drivers seat have a power lumbar adjustment
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Platform is large enough to accommodate most users.  Easy movement on and off the platform due to very smooth, level transition. Also, peer inside and see how the lowered floor transitions as it nears the rear seat
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One of the versatile features of the "Château" model is that the rear seat folds flat to a bed.  Other Ford models don't have this ability.
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much space remains behind rear seat for storage
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Large composite headlights cast lots of bright light
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This is the main tower of the lift, which has switches to control the lift, in addition to switches on the cord/cable which extends several feet.  There are also emergency override switches here that allow operation even if certain aspects have a glitch.
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These switches are on the arm of the unit and allow the person in wheelchair to raise and lower themselves, should they so desire
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Power lumbar adjustment is on each front seat
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Has standard power seat adjusters, plus a couple extra for maximum comfort
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Very nice sound system with "Alpine" CD unit and extensive features...sounds nice
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Center console on front of van is able to accommodate two drinks and has convenient small shelf too
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includes original manuals for the van and the lift
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Plenty of lowered floor space to park and maneuver most wheelchairs, while having 6 inches of extra headroom due to low floor
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Plenty of room for even large wheelchairs, as this is a medium size wheelchair and there’s much free space around it. (I am 6-1 and 260 and I fit well in this wheelchair) Although it may not appear as such due to an optical illusion, there is apx. 2 feet between rear of this wheelchair and the rear seat.
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This simple control operates all movements of the lift
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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.