1999 Chevy Astro Raised roof
88,000 Actual miles
Current Price: $13,900

Exceptional level of features
Modern conversion: created in 2002
Rare: rear wheel drive, full frame, modern wheelchair minivan for an affordable price



Options and Equipment

THE VAN: Began as a well-equipped LS model, which has the famously reliable, powerful and reasonably fuel-efficient 4.3 Vortec 6 cylinder motor and automatic with O/D.  This one has common full power and convenience features, plus many options such as: 3-way "Dutch Doors" in the rear; dual A/C; upgraded stereo; overhead console with multi-function trip computer; alloy wheels; dark windows; power seat; etc.

MOBILITY:  Note: this conversion was performed in 2002, therefore all components are several years newer than the van.  And the 2002 lift was replaced less than two years ago but has had less than one year of use. 

THE COMPONENTS ARE: tall contoured roof with integrated interior shelf above driver/passenger area; taller sliding door with corresponding roof-notch for increased entry/exit clearance; sliding door is power open/close; floor anchor system with versatile anchor locations; power transfer seat with up/down/forward/back/spin; operating switches on dash and rear 1/4 panel for door and lift; has hand controls if desired; nearly new Ricon lift with an automatic split-folding platform, which allows for entry exit of passengers even when lift is stowed (wonderful feature)

mensions, 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 if we communicate directly.  

History of Ownership

Has been in an upscale area of southern California since new.  Total of three owners.

History of Care

The Carfax report does indicate many times having been serviced at franchise dealership facilities.  As for receipts: I was unable to acquire receipts from the Estate.  As with each van I sell, it currently runs, drives and performs excellent.  And I will add that I drove it all the way from the San Diego area immediately after buying it , and it was just fine, even prior to any rejuvenation 

As part of my 'Rick's rejuvenated'' process for wheelchair vans, each mobility component is inspected, serviced, adjusted and repaired (if needed) by the premium company in this area which exclusively cares for wheelchair vans.

Carfax Report Summary

(Carfax is a widely used database which indicates the history of a vehicle including accidents, prior owners, etc.)

Nothing negative on the report, and a nice fact is that it indicates many times having been serviced at prominent service facilities

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HAS A REAL FRAME: this is a plus and it's accurate to consider this van to be more like a small version of a full size van, than a minivan. What do I mean by that? Astro vans are rear wheel drive and have a traditional frame, which most other minivans do not.  This configuration allows more legitimate potential for towing and is also a more solid (real frame) platform for a wheelchair conversion.  This all translates to a more solid and tighter van.

GROUND CLEARANCE:  Most minivan wheelchair vans such as Caravans, Voyagers and others have very limited ground clearance, but not this van.  Due to the headroom being gained via a raised roof rather than lowered floor (as most mini wheelchair vans are) it maintains its original ground clearance, which is actually more than the other minivans have even before getting a lowered floor.  Be careful, don't buy a lowered floor minivan if you ever need to drive off the pavement, go on a bumpy road, or have any steep angles to drive on...they will scrape and get damaged quickly.

* 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

A rare item:  Super equipped with modern equipment, only 88k miles and Rejuvenated to top condition.  Notably, most minivan wheelchair vans are built on Dodge/Chrysler/Plymouth bodies and achieve their interior headroom via a deeply lowered floor.  That is fine... if you never go off pavement, go over bumps, have much of a load, or go in and out of a steeply angled driveway. This minivan gets the headroom and entry clearance via the raised roof and tall door, thus preserving the ground clearance.  Note: no manufacturer has made a minivan with a true frame and rear wheel drive for several years. 

This photograph clearly shows the notch in roof creating extra entry/exit clearance.
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Another view which makes obvious the generous headroom and entry/exit clearance, plus the raised roof and tall doors.
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Notice power transfer seat which is a high quality Ricon brand which has extreme adjustability up, down, forward, back, and swivel. Notice slotted rail on floor with versatile anchor points.
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Includes modern hand controls which are usable if needed and out fo the way if not needed.
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Drivers' side full view
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Drivers' side rear angle
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Passenger side rear angle
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Passenger side front angle
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Interior front drivers’ side
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Includes upgraded factory installed stereo system with CD, cassette and equalizer.
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This is a photo of the overhead console which includes a multi-functional trip computer.
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Generous cargo area remains behind rear seat. Also, notice various anchors and straps for wheelchair.
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This van includes the optional 3-way gate system referred to as "Dutch doors". This photo shows the ability to open upper portion.
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Folks find that the ability to swing out these two small doors is easy and convenient.
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Key operated switches on passenger side rear panel.
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Passenger side interior.
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This nearly new Ricon lift includes the very desirable automatic split-folding feature which allows for easy entry/exit of passengers when lift is stowed.
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This photo clearly indicates generous headroom due to raised roof.
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This photo intended to emphasize slotted rail with versatile anchor points.
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Wonderful highest quality lift in nearly new condition due to very minimal use.
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Notice tall roof and rear ventilation ducts.
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This photo shows a large shelf which is immediately above the driver and passenger area. This is wonderful storage for miscellaneous items and measures approx 3 feet by 4 feet by 10 inches.
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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.