Craigslist Find: 1964 Ford Econoline Ready to Take You Away

Brothers and sisters, hearken unto me, and I will share with you a tale of a holy wagon gone on before.
The first-generation Ford Econoline was more of a me-too car than an industry changing truck, but it was innovative in a number of ways. For example, the engine sat behind the front axle, rather than behind the rear axle. According to the internets, the Econoline took some inspiration from another Ford vehicle called the Thames 400E. Ironic, isn’t it, that the Econoline was spun off a British van, and the successor – the Transit – is a British design.
But enough about that – what about this old church van?

This is an original 1964 Ford Econoline Van. It looks to be pretty much complete and has a nice patina. You could clear it and leave it original, or restore it. It looks to be complete and has some rust. It will roll and pull up onto a trailer, and we will help you load it, once it is paid for. It has a 6 cyl. motor and manual transmission. Does not run and drive. There is no title for this van. These are getting hard to find in any condition, and we are not asking much for it. There is a bunch of stuff inside of it, for dry storage that does not come with the van, we will take it out before you pick it up.

Call me crazy, but this picture looks like something off an early Black Sabbath album.
For less than $1000, this vaunted van can be a part of your life. While you might not be filled with the spirit, I bet this van is, by the looks of it. Is it valuable? Maybe not. Is it awesome? Most assuredly.
[Source: Springfield Craigslist]


  1. “Dry storage” sounds like…an idea for this van. Asking 1000$ for this tempting package though – why not add another zero or two?

  2. This looks like another project for that olelongrooffan. Marcal, you guys are in the same neck of the woods now. Hmmmm…

  3. “pretty much complete”, “some rust” , and “nice patina” are not phrases I associate with $1000 leaving my possession. Also, I can’t tell if that is a home-made two tone or the mold line from a flood that thing has endured.

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