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Old 04-16-2015, 07:10 AM   #1
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1995 EB SMB 88k miles on CL in Michigan $14,900

Not mine, but looks like a good deal for someone looking to get into a SMB for a reasonable price.

https://annarbor.craigslist.org/cto/4981000232.html



Spring is here and the open road awaits - this beauty is your call to adventure - Sportsmobile style! This van is a gem - a rare, lightly used Sportsmobile conversion that my father owned for 15 years with quite low miles and in immaculate condition inside and out. It has never seen road salt and was garage stored at the fair grounds every winter. (no body rust - 2 small dings in the rear) New vans like this cost 40 - 50 grand (or more). This one has a lot of life left in it and is a great deal for the price.

Features include:
5.8L V8 (351 CI) (~13 mpg)
35 gallon fuel tank (over 400 mile range)
4 wheel ABS brakes - brakes in great shape and lots of tread left on the tires
AC works great (engine AC - no secondary AC)
Cruise control, AM/FM stereo with cassette
2 rotating captains chairs up front
Pop top penthouse with sleeper
Removable bed for pop up area with ladder
Couch / bed in main area (called a Goucho by Sportsmobile)
8.5 Gallon water tank & 6 gallon grey water tank
Propane Furnace and hot water heater (110V)
Shower stall and brand new portable marine type toilet (still in box!)
Refrigerator / freezer (AC & DC) (Norcold DE 541: 3 cu ft / 0.4 cu ft)
Stove (propane - 2 burners) & sink, cabin lights, fan
6 gallon propane tank (25 lbs)
full sized spare and jack
took kit and hand tools provided (and hoses and cords)
all manuals, and detailed service record of all maintenance
2 owners - my dad for the past 15 years (but he only put on 32,000 miles!)

Lots of work has been done over the years by my father, and a lot more recently by me. (I have receipts for all work - also have Carfax.) This car is ready to hit the road - every thing works, and everything has been checked. (And I mean everything.) Work done includes:
Dad's work:
8/8/2002 64,700 - serviced differential - added fluid
5/1/2004 69,000 - new tires
07/20/05 71,087 - new sway bar bushings
08/17/06 recall 05S28 - jumper harness for speed control
05/07/08 new turn signal / wiper stem switch
06/13/08 recall 08S01 - fused jumper harness
07/08/11 new aux battery
05/13/13 new Sears DieHard battery
06/14/13 new air springs added and suspension height checked

My work:
11/10/14 86,560 - new plugs - Motorcraft platinum SP-501 ASF32P
11/10/14 new FEAD belt - MasterPro K061025
11/10/14 new wiper blades
11/14/14 trans fluid change - Aamco
11/14/14 new hood light switch & socket
11/15/14 brake fluid change and bleed
11/15/14 (I ground off the lip on the edge of both rear drums)
03/27/15 oil change, radiator coolant flush & full chassis lube (6 pts)
04/01/15 new fuel filter installed
04/03/15 tire rotation and balance (Belle Tire)
04/10/15 new rear shocks (Belle Tire)
04/10/15 checked all bulbs and locks and door handles
04/11/15 filled propane tank and lubed spit valve
04/12/15 flushed and filled water system - tested all including hot water
04/14/15 (Butman) Ford brake and brake line inspection - all green
04/14/15 installed new indoor / outdoor temperature sensor
04/15/15 brand new hard wired CO / LP alarm installed (with added switch)

You won't find a better maintained vehicle than this - my father was meticulous and very contentious, (And I've worked my butt off on it also.) Give me a call - your driving adventure awaits!
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Old 04-16-2015, 04:21 PM   #2
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Re: 1995 EB SMB 88k miles on CL in Michigan $14,900

Looks like a very nice rig.....!

One word of caution to a new buyer however ---

It appears that the tires on this van are 11 years old (based on the service records/dates that the seller has provided in the advertisement.) Seller indicates tires were replaced 5/1/2004, and that he subsequently *balanced/rotated them* earlier this month. No indication of any newer tires being installed since 2004.

Even with low miles, any tires much over 6 years old are not something to keep rolling any distance on safely....11 years is absolutely pushing it.

Just an immediate cost to be aware of for anyone considering this otherwise-awesome-looking SMB!
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Old 04-27-2015, 12:37 PM   #3
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Re: 1995 EB SMB 88k miles on CL in Michigan $14,900

After almost three years on this wonderful forum, and a lot of wishing, I am now the proud owner of this machine!

Looking forward to learning even more from the years of experience on this site, and meeting up with some of you on the road!

Happy Trails,
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Re: 1995 EB SMB 88k miles on CL in Michigan $14,900

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After almost three years on this wonderful forum, and a lot of wishing, I am now the proud owner of this machine!

Looking forward to learning even more from the years of experience on this site, and meeting up with some of you on the road!

Happy Trails,
Noel
Congrats Noel!


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Old 04-27-2015, 01:09 PM   #5
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Re: 1995 EB SMB 88k miles on CL in Michigan $14,900

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Re: 1995 EB SMB 88k miles on CL in Michigan $14,900

Awesome!
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Re: 1995 EB SMB 88k miles on CL in Michigan $14,900

And you know what's really cool? The seller thanked me for posting it here and getting him the sale, and sent me a gift card for Longhorn Steakhouse!

Good karma all around...
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Re: 1995 EB SMB 88k miles on CL in Michigan $14,900

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And you know what's really cool? The seller thanked me for posting it here and getting him the sale, and sent me a gift card for Longhorn Steakhouse!

Good karma all around...
That is really cool.

And welcome to the gang Noel! Nice van.

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Congrats, looks clean and nicely taken care of. Oh the fun awaits! Have you named the SMB yet?
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