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1997 Ford E350 Club Wagon 6.8l V10 Very Nice Clean Clean Low Miles 14 Passenger on 2040-cars

Year:1997 Mileage:136054 Color: Red /

Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States

Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States
Body Type:Extended Van
Vehicle Title:Clear
Engine:6.8L V10
Fuel Type:gas
For Sale By:Private Seller
VIN: 1FBJS31S1VHB71742 Year: 1997
Make: Ford
Model: E-Series Van
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Trim: E350 Club Wagon
Options: CD Player, CD/MP3 Player, Class III Hitch, Reese Brake Controller
Drive Type: 2WD
Safety Features: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag
Mileage: 136,054
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Windows, Dual A/C & Dual Heat
Exterior Color: Red
Interior Color: Gray
Number of Cylinders: 10
Condition: UsedA vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.Seller Notes:"It has some dings, scratches and small dents typical of the age. There is spot of worn carpet at the back and a stain on one seat. The seat belts have some stains."

This auction is for my E350 Extended Club Wagon V10.  It is in very good condition for its age and low miles for a 97 vehicle, most of it highway. I have never driven it in winter during the 9 years I have owned the vehicle, so the body is in very good condition and not rusty.  During all the time I owned it, the rear three seats were stored in plastic bags in my attic, as I used the van to carry boxes of items.  l towed a medium sized trailer about half a dozen times a year up to 2009, when my friend bought a larger trailer and we used his tow vehicle and trailer instead. It tows very well.  It is very smooth and stable on the highway and when not towing gets about 15mpg at normal highway speeds. It is also quiet for a heavy duty vehicle.

It has new Kumho 16" 6ply tires with less than a thousand miles on them and new front shocks as of last fall.

I have owned the van for 9 years and it has been extremely reliable and never stranded me. The engine and transmission work as they should with no problems.  I have always maintained the van carefully.

It has dual A/C and dual heat, which both work perfectly.  All options work.  I just put in a new Reese brake controller.

The driver's seat is in excellent condition and not torn or flattened out...and the interior overall is very good as you can see from the photos.  There is a small bad spot of carpet in the very back and one of the rear seats has a stain...there are of course, other small stains, small dents and scratches consistent with age.

This vehicle is of course, a used vehicle and is sold as is, with no warranty.  Prospective buyers may contact me to test drive the vehicle or to arrange for an inspection.

I have started the bidding very low. You will be very unlikely to find a similar vehicle in this good condition.

If you win the bid, we have entered into a binding agreement for the sale of this van.  Winning bidder must send $500 by paypal within 2 days of the end of the auction. This is a non-refundable deposit.  The remainder of the purchase price must be by cash when you pick up the vehicle in zip code 60004.  That should be within 7 days, but I am willing to discuss other options.

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