1989 Gmc Safari/astro Gt Passenger Van 3-door 4.3l V6 on 2040-cars
Mount Clemens, Michigan, United States
This is a rare Safari GT shortie van without the rear side windows and has louvers. It has a digital instrument panel. It has only 138,000 original miles on it. GM only made a few of this model and I always thought it was a good looking van. It would make a great project to customize. I have owned this van for almost 15 years. I always was going to install a 350 v8 engine which I understand could be done with little work. It has been my 3rd vehicle for use when I needed to tow a trailer or do some work. But I just don't need it anymore and being retired don't need the extra vehicle and insurance cost.
I bought the van with 95000 miles on it and shortly after I got it I had a new long block installed, so the engine has only 38,000 miles on it. As you can see, I don't drive it much. Only 38000 miles in 15 yrs. The transmission was rebuilt about 15000 miles ago, so it has a fresh drive drain and good bones.
I hope someone buys it and fulfills my dream to restore it to its original glory. This year she turns 25 years old and in Michigan she qualifies as a antique for license plates. The van is for sale locally and I reserve the right to cancel the Ebay ad if it sells locally before the end of the listing.
Thank you for looking and good luck bidding.
GMC Safari for Sale
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