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View Poll Results: Surprised at the limited responses so I'm wondering if I'm a bit too high on price.
$48,000 0 0%
$45,000 0 0%
$42,500 2 13.33%
$40,000 8 53.33%
Keep it. 5 33.33%
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Old 03-18-2019, 12:04 PM   #1
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SOLD: 2003 RB 7.3 SMB Penthouse top 4wd 89,700 miles $50,500obo

FOR SALE: 2003 Short body E350 XLT w/Quigley 4wd 7.3 Powerstroke.
Code name: Ahhnold
89,700 miles: parked till sold.
Asking $50,500: title in hand. Free test drives with purchase..
Great shape.

Sportsmobile pentouse top with minimal build out: house battery w/new charge isolator, 2 reading lights and the 2 lights in the top: all LED, USB charger/house batt Volt meter/12volt plug panel.
Interior seating: swivels for both driver (not yet installed) and passenger (installed). Also replaced the 2 rear bench seats with Chateau package removable captains chairs for 2nd row and folding bench for 3rd row. Top, canvas, and the flexi windows are in "like new" shape. Includes curtains for lower windows and poptop windows have the standard SMB shades.

XLT package so power windows, locks, & cruise. Has an outside thermometer in overhead console. Tinted windows, cold A/C, nuclear hot heater. Rear A/C & heat too.
New custom made front hitch tire carrier (3 point mount). P-coated black. (This was built for this rig, not a modified Curt/other product).
New custom true rock sliders, not nerf bars. Made by Rocky Road Outfitters for my Titan but didn't like how they fit and looked so I had them modified then welded to frame. Work perfectly on Ahhnold as a side step and have a grip tape strip across top so you don't haphazardly check to see if gravity is still working. P-coated black.
New custom 4” exhaust from turbo back with FTE resonator and Magnaflow 4” muffler. Great flow, no drone, near factory noise level.
New dual AGM batteries.
Front axle just fully rebuilt with new u joints, bearings, seals, balljoints, axles checked and balanced, brake pads & rotors. Warranty for 2 yrs/24k. New rear pads too.
New Agile Offroad RIP kit including new Fox 2.0 shox F&R, new front springs, new Fox steering stabilizer, Sway bar spacers. Ride is great, the Agile guys know what they're doing.
New Hydra programmer with custom tunes for economy (clean) or smoke show. I generally run "optimized stock" and get about 17mpg hwy and passing power is a non-issue..at any speed.
New Ultra Gauge: monitors every sensor in the truck through OBD port. I have display setup with RPM, Boost, and corrected MPH but you can set it up with multiple gauge pages and to display pretty much any sensor in the truck.
New HID headlights in factory housing. Went for brightness not bling.
5 Raceline 16x8 wheels all with 285 75 e-range Goodyear Duratracs with about 7000 miles.

Previous owner did a repaint on parts of the body and shows about an 8 of 10. Interior is immaculate, dynamat everywhere so the ride is nice and quiet. Its a 7.3 you can actually talk to eachother in without yelling.
Engine and trans are tip top. Its had a ton of recent maintenance including new water pump, pulleys, oil pan, A/C compressor, oil temp & pressure sensors. Comes with a few 7.3 spares that are common problems for these engines: GP relay, GP controller module, Cam sensor. All Motorcraft. New Gates HD serpentine belt too.

Located in Golden, CO
Selling to fund my Datsun build & business...and maybe a Whipple charger for my new F150...

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Old 03-18-2019, 12:23 PM   #2
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More pics!
Ugh, not sure why some turned sideways..
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Old 03-18-2019, 02:27 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by MattMoo View Post
...Free test drives with purchase...

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SMB-less as of 02/04/2012. Our savings account is richer, but our adventures are poorer.
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Old 03-18-2019, 02:38 PM   #4
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When you put 89k in the header it kinda looks like the price. I would suggest putting "miles" after the 89k and the $50,000 ask in the header.
Nice looking van. If I were in the market I'd have a look.
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Old 03-21-2019, 02:04 PM   #5
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bump for price drop $49,000
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Old 03-21-2019, 04:47 PM   #6
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I think the toughest part about pricing this van is that the interior is just standard. This thing is perfect fi you are looking for a family hauler that can sleep some kids. Most buyers in the $50k+ range are looking to camp and want some camper gear. I think the price is more palatable a little lower, but that's always true. Stick to your guns, these rarely sell fast.
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Old 03-21-2019, 08:56 PM   #7
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I sold my 2001 Quadvan 7.3 with 130k that was built out quite a bit more for $32k. I guess maybe I was low.
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Old 03-21-2019, 10:26 PM   #8
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First: Nice ad, nice van, good luck with sale

Second: You're worried about lack of responses and worried about price after 3 days? These things just don't move that quick, even with the 7.3l. Think about your average pool of buyers. Too old to get a loan for so large cash is needed. Takes time.

Third: I voted for $40k because it was the lowest number because you seem to be in a hurry. Bigger hurry, less profit.

Don't get me wrong, I'm like you. When I get a vehicle out of my system I want it gone yesterday. I've done it something like 150 times now. I feel your pain.

Good luck!
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Old 03-22-2019, 11:08 AM   #9
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I voted for keep it. As far as the price goes, seems a little high based on the minimal build out and lack of aluminess goodies. In my browsing experience vans that are going for $50k plus have full interior buildouts and all the aluminess gear (bumpers, ladder, tire carrier, etc.)

Also, as others have stated, you are looking for a very specific buyer with a lot of cash on hand. Even if the price was more appealing I think it might take some time to sell.
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Old 03-22-2019, 11:36 AM   #10
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I voted 40k as it was the lowest number up there. Seems like everyone thinks their homemade conversion is worth 50k+ on Craigslist these days, but also seems like the folks voting with their wallet think otherwise thus why I keep seeing the same vans over and over and over and over listed.

That said, folks go ga ga for the 7.3 and it only takes one buyer so maybe you can leave it on the market for a few months and see if someone bites.

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