1995 Chevy + Ultra-Lux "Explorer" brand cruising/touring conversion + wonderful mobility features 
71,000 Miles
Current Price: $13,900

THIS CERTIFIED VEHICLE INCLUDES: 6 MO/6,000 MILE WARRANTY

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Highlights of This Van:

  apx. $3,000 of new and very recent mechanical service: details below (extensive investment in cosmetic rejuvenation is in addition to this $3,000)

Includes brand new flooring system which is a wonderful improvement over most wheelchair vans, even many new ones.  Details below

Please look closely at these photos and read all about this amazing van.  Sure, it is a bit of a "classic" in terms of its vintage, but it lacks nothing regarding features, style and function...

 

Options and Equipment

THE VAN:

it began as a 3/4 ton (notably more capable than a 1/2 ton, with little adverse affect) with the famously powerful, reliable and efficient 5.7 (350) motor, with automatic and overdrive. With a nice list of comfort, convenience and appearance features such as power windows, locks and mirrors, tilt and cruise; stereo; heavy duty chrome bumpers; quad headlights; and more

GOODIES:

As a new van, this was converted by what was at the time (and has now weathered the recession) a luxury-level conversion company named "Explorer".  This had what most folks would refer to as a "touring" or "Cruising" conversion.  Primary features include the following, and there is much more: fancy leather seats with power drivers; rear bench has power adjustments; moderately tall, contoured roof with two small skylight windows in the front; large windows with vents; extensive custom moldings, graphics and accessories; custom wheels; roof storage rack ; fancy rear tire carrier; front and rear ventilation; extensive audio/video system; various storage bins, compartments and areas; fancy upholstery, carpet and fabrics; rear clothing rack; POWER  REAR SUNROOF (super cool and rare);  extensive lighting custom throughout;  much real wood throughout; and more and more...

MOBILITY:

* Braun lift (top brand) with awesome power tri-folding platform.  This automatically allows easy access for able-bodied folks in and out of the side entry area when lift is stowed. Notice in the photos this lift shows almost no wear as it has had little use.

* Has wonderfully modified tall doors (all steel mod's) and corresponding roof notch.  This creates substantial additional clearance when going in and out of the van, to the benefit of person in wheelchair, as well as making it much easier for everyone else when going in and out.

* This has a feature which I love, which I have never seen in a van before: has narrow-profile (suitable for most adults and kids) jump seat (with seat belt) along drivers side wall. This creates a super space for a person to ride (possibly an attendant to the person in wheelchair) while not taking up much of the floor area where the wheelchair maneuvers. And notice in the photos how this seat also has ability o fold down and open up to create various types of storage. 

*  Includes my NEW mid-van flooring system: this is my favorite cost-effective improvement on wheelchair vans, which is very helpful to not only the person in the wheelchair but able-bodied folks as well. I consider this feature to be an improvement that most wheelchair vans ought to have, old or new. You see, if you pay attention to how floors normally are in full size wheelchair vans, you'll notice that they're usually not solid, smooth or level. Rather, they are somewhat lumpy, bumpy and not very easy to maneuver the wheelchair on.  I greatly improve that, by removing the existing mid-van carpet and pad and having cabinet-grade wood put directly over the metal van floor. And then there is a fantastic type of commercial carpet which is used to cover the wood. This material is very short pile, super tough, and easy to clean. And so, this van has this new flooring circumstance, which notably improves the interior use of the van.

* includes several anchor points for the floor, which you can have installed in the exact locations of your choosing.

  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

Has been in dry, rust-free central and northern California for its entire life. Has had total of 3 owners.

 

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.

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 locks serviced; washer sprayers; accessory serpentine belt; oil and lube; transmission service and flush; water pump; cooling system service and flush; heater service; vacuum system service; service lift; major A/C system parts and service; battery; wiper blades

Recent: all 4 brakes as well as the tires are each 70%-80%.

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...

* 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.

* please look at the photos and read closely as you check out this amazingly-equipped, luxurious and feature-laden.  Wow, the list of features, goodies, accessories, and luxury and convenience features is very long. 

Summary of this Gem

To recreate this amazing 3/4 ton van, using the same "Explorer" company and also a wheelchair van convertor, total cost would be around $60,000-$70,000!  Sure, its a bit of a "classic", but it looks, feels and functions as if it were a van of only a fraction of its actual vintage.

A great photo of the special doors and roof modifications
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Yes, there is a seatbelt for this neat seat
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Notice the generous space for entry/exit which is created due to the tri-folding platform.  Folding into three parts (happens automatically, with push of a button) creates about two feet of entry space
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Flaps on inboard and outboard ends of platform automatically fold up and down, ensuring that your wheelchair wont roll off, until you want it to...
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Another view of this gorgeous interior.   Notice the special lighting in the ceiling.
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Another nice photo of the new floor package.  Notice that there is much space between the jump seat and the entry doors.  Plenty of space to park and maneuver even large wheelchairs.
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Classic styling in a sharp package
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Rear tire carrier keeps that full size spare handy (nice to have, especially on a 3/4 ton rig)
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What's not to like...
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From every angle its clean and sharp
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Notice the tall doors (made all from steel, not cheaper fiberglass) and corresponding roof-notch. Adds major clearance for enter/exit.
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I love the classic, sturdy, clean lines of this vintage of van
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Very fancy, even in the rear area, with real wood, and bins, etc
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When platform is expanded, it is large enough to accommodate most wheelchairs.
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Has lots of nifty, luxurious, classy details, such as this embroidered name on the fabric
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When at floor level, platform is easy to roll on and off of.
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Surprise, the bottom portion of jump seat even has storage space inside of it.
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This is a super nifty jump seat! It takes up very little width in the van, yet is big enough to accommodate an adult, easily. And it has a cup holder in the backrest when folded down.
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Wow, check out how gorgeous this view is!  There is much to see her, with thick wood, bins, audio video components, and yes, that is a sunroof you see in the rear roof area!  A super feature I have never seen before.
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Power sunroof works great. Helps get air in, and heck, its darn fun too! :)
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More, more, more...
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Everywhere you look, or feel,  inside this van is awesome. It looks nearly new in here, wow.

Super note about brand new floor package:  The restoration of this van includes what I consider to be a feature every full size wheelchair van benefits greatly from. However, very few vans have this feature, not even current new ones. What is it?  The original pad and carpet were removed, and replaced with solid wood underlayment, and then covered with a special carpet I have chosen for such projects.  This creates a very solid, secure, smooth and level surface to maneuver the wheelchair on. This package is FAR superior to the floor in most wheelchair vans.  Also, the super tight nap carpet is very easy to clean, so durable and creates almost no rolling resistance.  This package makes this van and others I offer much nicer than other vans in real-life, daily use. 
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These power controls are mounted in the rear interior side panel area.
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Notice the audio/video equipment area, with nifty roll-up doors. Also notice the two skylights for extra light and atmosphere...neat and cool!
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A nice array of original manuals and documents
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Wow, check that out. This van is very, very nice in every way.  Yes, it has lived a few years, but now that it has been restored and refurbished, it is gorgeous and every single feature and item works well.  This van has many years of quality life and service ahead, for your benefit and enjoyment.
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Leather... luxurious, soft, wonderful leather.  Rear seat has power adjustments. 
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Simple, useful gauge package.  And such low miles.
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This is an overhead panel that is above the front drivers area.  Switches control items such as various lighting, audio/video/etc

AND, one switch controls the rear power sunroof too! 
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Classy, classic, fancy...
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Pop the hood, take a look
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Your driving seat has been restored and is comfy, very adjustable and supportive.
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Armrests on both front luxury captains chairs
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More control switches mounted in front overhead area
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This shows the sunroof in open position and also the rear roof luggage area.
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Explorer is one of the few brands of conversion companies who remain strong, after decades of creating top-level touring/cruising vans.
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3/4 ton vans such as this have the extra capacity you want and need if you want to tow a serious load.  Plus, under normal unloaded conditions, this van wears better, and handles the daily workload better.  It does so because it has many components which are stronger, better engineered and capable than a 1/2 ton van.
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This was the very top level  (content, features, materials) package which Explorer offered in this year.
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Clean, sharp, classic...
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Notice those two skylights...that's cool, don't you think?  It sure is unusual, and more expensive to build than a solid roof.  (and no, there is ZERO signs of any leakage, they are water tight)
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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.