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Old 03-28-2019, 06:52 PM   #1
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Brand new... 1997 7.3L E-350. $7500. (Ambulance)

12,000 miles. About as close to "Brand new" as you can get.

https://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/d...852147421.html

My only hesitation is I don't know how hard it would be to rip the high top off and put a pop-top on it.

Not sure how "Serious" I am about it since I already have a project of my own.

If it is what he says it is, looks to be a smoking deal.



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Old 03-28-2019, 07:03 PM   #2
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That would be a great start for a project van....
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Old 03-28-2019, 07:07 PM   #3
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Had it been a regular-roof XLT van and not an ambulance, I wouldn't have posted here, I'd be buying a plane ticket...

Everyone in California has the same van listed for $7K.... with 300+K mi, rust/beat to crap, & no options.

I'd also mention that in CA that I believe 1997 & older diesel vehicles are smog exempt.
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How is it possible to put on 545 miles/yr or 46 miles a month? One tank of gas lasted the owner almost a year ...Curious if any fluids have ever been changed.
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Old 03-28-2019, 09:21 PM   #5
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How is it possible to put on 545 miles/yr or 46 miles a month? One tank of gas lasted the owner almost a year ...Curious if any fluids have ever been changed.
Oh it sat a ton, no doubt about it. It will have needs.

That said, when the Expedition Portal 7.3 Ambo-nut crowd gets wind of this there's gonna be an all out riot.

Surprised it's still listed.
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Old 03-28-2019, 09:26 PM   #6
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Oh it sat a ton, no doubt about it. It will have needs.

That said, when the Expedition Portal 7.3 Ambo-nut crowd gets wind of this there's gonna be an all out riot.

Surprised it's still listed.
Even though buying an ambulance was biting off more than I was willing to chew, I have given it a serious thought about buying it, driving it to CA, and selling it for $20-25K. I bet it would actually get that much too, seeing how desirable a minty fresh, no-emissions, no-smog 7.3L EB E-350 is.

Probably needs all fluids replaced, new hoses, and new tires though. Maybe new batteries, just depending.
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Old 03-29-2019, 05:17 AM   #7
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Agree with the comments. I wonder how many hours it has?
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Old 03-29-2019, 05:53 AM   #8
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Wow... yeah... if I didn't already have a diesel van (and more project vehicles than I have room and time for), I'd be figuring out how to get it home now. Personally, I want a raised roof so that is not a negative.

I think one of the hard parts about an ex-ambulance for a camper-base is accepting the need to essentially gut the entire interior although chances are a bunch of things like the electrical system could be repurposed.
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Old 03-29-2019, 08:42 AM   #9
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Another option. 7.3L ambulance, 69,000 miles, asking $11K. No affiliation.


I like the service body style with the exterior compartments, a side opening door, and what looks to be a flat roof if someone were to add a pop-top. Pretty poor departure angle however.




https://www.firetruckmall.com/Availa...-350-Ambulance




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Another one I have seen on the Denver CL over the past few months. Been up for awhile so not sure what the deal is but for anyone wanting to dig, could be a good option -- not mine

https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/...826359261.html
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