1997  special "sport" model Dodge Caravan has complete "Rollx" brand mobility conversion
8
5,000 Miles
Current Price: $
13,900
THIS CERTIFIED VEHICLE INCLUDES WARRANTY: 6 MO/6,000
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 (extensive investment in cosmetic rejuvenation is in addition to this $3,000)

Special and rare "sport" model has a long list of extra/optional features and benefits (plus, for a van, it looks very cool)

Rollx is a fine, privately owed company that has been doing quality conversions such as this for about 30 years

 

 

Options and Equipment

THE VAN: This one is what the factory named the "Sport" model.  As such, it is one of the most uniquely equipped and nicely optioned minivans of the era. This is true for cosmetics and function. This model begins with having sharp crisp- white paint (grey interior) and color-matching adjustable roof rack, plus fancy color-matched 16 inch factory wheels and fog lights.  And it has a nice array of comfort and convenience features such as power windows, locks and mirrors, and also tilt wheel, cruise control and a nice factory stereo system. Throughout, it has extra goodies, features and benefits that make it appear and function better than the common, standard models. Some of these items are: anti-lock brakes; rear ventilation; awesome "infinity" sound system; wireless remote; and more 

GOODIES: custom stripes

MOBILITY:  When new, this was converted by one of the major, national conversion companies, named Rollx. In case you don't know of them: Rollx is a fine, privately owed company that has been doing quality conversions such as this for about 30 years. This has the package of features that most folks are looking for in a side entry, lowered floor minivan. Here's that list:

* Deeply lowered floor, which begins immediately in front of the rear seat, and extends to directly below the dash area. This smooth, solid, level floor provides ease of movement anywhere in the mid-section of the van, and also in the front area of the van, if you remove the front seats via the quick release mechanisms.

* Quick release (and easy to move) front seat assemblies, in case you want to park wheelchair in either front location

* Power operated ramp which extends out from the passenger side sliding door

* Power operated side sliding door

* Power operated "kneeling" suspension causes the rear of the body to lower several inches, which makes the ramp angle more gentle, and thus easier to load and unload.

* multiple locations for securing a wheelchair 

* multiple locations of switches which operate the mobility features of...ramp, door and suspension.

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

With the exception of a few thousand miles, this has had only two owners. One of those had it for 6 years and the other for 9. Most of its life was spent in a dry, rural, mountainous part of Arizona.

 

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: major mobility systems service; major refresh of transmission components (partial rebuild); motor mount; wipers; oil and lube; water pump; coolant flush; ABS system service and repair 

Recent: full set of quality tires; front brakes

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.

* Dodge Caravan is and always has been a direct cousin to the Plymouth Voyager and Chrysler Town & Country.  They are virtually the same vans, only with different misc details between them.

Summary of this Gem

Side entry, lowered floor minivans equipped such as this one are the most popular and highly sought after of all wheelchair vans.  And this one is in a "sweet-spot" of combined age, price, miles and features. This van represents a super overall "value", because its a lot of nice, capable van for a price many folks can afford.  And of course, as with each van I offer, it is in beautiful condition inside and out, and is "Certified", which includes a warranty.

 

Very gentle ramp angle, due to kneeling suspension which makes body very near the ground when in load/unload mode.
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deeply lowered floor creates comfortable entry clearance and interior headroom
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super clean and comfortable
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ramp does not block view when stowed
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another view of deeply lowered floor
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super sharp and sporty due to rare "sport" model. as it came from the factory
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drivers rear
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rear
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passenger rear
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each van I offer has a unique plaque indicating its "Certified"
 restoration number
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clean, sharp and tidy from every angle
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passenger front
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front view
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both seats are easily removable, if you want to park a wheelchair in either location
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 these buttons control the operation of power door, power ramp, and kneeling suspension.
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nice miles, a fraction of average for this year
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fancy "infinity" sound system from the factory
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strong 3.3 motor gets decent MPG, well into the 20's
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some cargo area remains behind rear seat
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color-matched, adjustable roof rack is part of the "Sport" package
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notice the special footrest area, which is at the same height as an unmodified

 van would be
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 this special sound system, has a couple of amps, many speakers, and more goodies
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lots of space in here, with new carpet
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simple handle, when released, allows easy removal of either seat assembly
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rear ventilation with separate controls
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Rare factory model was only created for a couple of years and not many were produced
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the Rollx  company has been converting/creating wheelchair vans for about 30 years. They are sold all over America via factory direct buying.
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This footrest is at same level as an unmodified van
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slots for attaching anchor straps
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 this is an anchor slot in the open floor area
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example of anchor strap attached to floor, firmly secured into one of the slots
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 these tires are virtually new
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custom graphics really set this one off...sharp, modern
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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.