1999 Ford Full independence capability --premium brand lowered floor conversion--WORLDS BEST LIFT
58,000 miles  (by one owner)
Current Price: $18,900

THIS CERTIFIED VEHICLE INCLUDES: 12 MONTHS/12,000 MILE WARRANTY
Note: warranty is valid in each of the United States, excluding Alaska and Hawaii
  

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Highlights of This Van:

  apx. $2,200 of new and very recent mechanical service: details below (extensive investment in cosmetic rejuvenation is in addition to this $2,200)

This is in the top 3 of the nicest vans I have offered here!  It has ideal history, rare and desirable features, top-notch build-quality, and much, much more.

This gem would compare favorably to many vans priced at $30,000. The only difference would be a few years of age.  

 

Options and Equipment

THE VAN:  This van began as a 3/4 ton (hard to find as a personal use wheelchair van) with famously super 5.4 liter "Triton" motor. It has full power and convenience features such as: windows; locks; mirrors; tilt; cruise; heavy-duty rear ventilation; factory alloys; CD stereo; fancy chrome bumpers; and more 

GOODIES:  As part of its conversion by industry-giant Braun (VMI) this van received an extensive package (named "Liberty") of comfort, convenience and functional items, such as: strong, functional side steps and wheel flares; tow package (almost never used); large side windows with vents; fancy graphics and exterior trim; real wood interior trim; fancy, multiple-choice interior lighting; overhead console; rear bench that power folds to a bed; and more

MOBILITY:

Most folks don't know that although Braun and its subsidiaries build large numbers of minivan wheelchair vans, they don't create very many full size vans.  My guess is that the main reason why is because they are notably more costly than a van converted by an independent shop. And it takes a long time to get one. You see, when Braun/Vmi designs and creates a full size wheelchair van, they hold nothing back. When comparing this van to the 90% that are built by independent shops, there is no question that this van is superior, in many ways. When you closely consider this van, it shines in regards to function and cosmetics. As for its extensive mobility features, here is the list:

* power opening side sliding door

* has quality brand and style of hand controls

* super rare and handy quick-release captains chair in the middle of van, along drivers wall. This can be removed in a minute.  

* Braun UVL (under vehicle lift), which is the absolute best of the best of wheelchair lifts. These lifts are in less than 10% of all vans, which is due primarily to the fact that they are so darn costly....apx $11,000 installed price ! This unique style of lift creates no door blockage, has a long/wide platform, has no rattles, has capacity of 800 pounds (most lifts in personal use vans are 600). I get calls and mail often from folks who say they will only buy a van with one of these lifts in it.  As a result, there are people who have waited a couple of years to find a nice, low mile WC van with this lift, in this price range.

* Lowered floor, which goes all the way to below the dash, on both sides! Few vans have this design. Its amazing how much difference the entry clearance and interior headroom is increased by this feature. When looking at the depth of the ledge in front of the rear seat, it may not seem like its lowered very much, but it results in HUGE benefits to the user. For one thing, it allows enough space under the steering wheel if a person wants/needs to drive from their wheelchair. And of course, it makes the side entry overhead clearance and interior headroom sufficient for most people and their wheelchairs.  

* Incredibly well designed quick-release front seat mechanisms. It only takes a minute to get either of them in or out, if desired or needed.

* various anchor points in the floor, for utilizing anchor straps

* has wireless remote control to operate the power slider and lift. Also has controls on dash, by door and hidden by rear taillight. So much versatility...

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 had only one owner. I acquired this from the same retired woman who custom ordered it brand new.

The owner babied this van, such as garaging it since new. This van runs, drives, appears and performs like a van only a few years old, truly...its amazing.

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". This van was taken such excellent care of that it needed less care than most vans to raise it to the "Certified" level. Here are the new and recent items:

New: A/C system serviced; lube and oil; serviced rear differential; serviced power door and lift

Recent: transmission serviced; power steering system serviced; fuel filter replaced; 4 tires

Approximate retail value/cost of above-listed items: $2,200

 (extensive investment in cosmetic rejuvenation is in addition to this $2,200)

 

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.

* Ford vans comprise about 70% of all personal use wheelchair vans. Beginning in the late 90's, until mid-200's they are almost the same vans, with few notable changes.

* realize that when the floor is lowered, that creates extra entry clearance. This van has enough entry clearance and interior headroom for most folks.   

Summary of this Gem

This is an incredibly rare van. Not only for its very low miles and being one owner, but because it has the full independence capability that fewer than 5% of all full size wheelchair vans have. Plus, its been garaged since new, taken super care of...and the list of wonderful facts goes on and on. This one is a real gem!

 

 


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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.