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1987 Ford Custom E350 Turbo Diesel 5th Wheel Hauler-One of a kind-The Best!

1987 Ford E-Series Van for sale in Fountain Valley, California, United States

Condition: Used
Item location: Fountain Valley, California, United States
Make: Ford
Model: E-Series Van
Year: 1987
Mileage: 90,200
VIN: 1FDKE3011HHA67428
Color: Tan
Number of cylinders: 8
Fuel: Diesel
Transmission: Automatic
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Ford E-Series Van 1987

Up for sale is one very rare Ford E350 custom dually 5th wheel hauler. Built in 1987 by National Coach, t is a Landmark package custom bodied van/truck. There were a couple of manufacturers of similar vehicles in the era like Centurion, ut the National was the best built. The reason is simple.. National normal builds ambulances and other commercial vehicles. This truck was built and sold new in Southern California, here it has been well cared for all it's life. It is actually built on a commercial Ford cutaway R/V style chassis. So, t is actually much sturdier than a regular van. These vehicles were designed and built to be the ultimate 5th wheel haulers of their time. Very low production. This is number 42 out of I believe around 100 give or take by this company. They came in a few different configurations in both body style and interior. The beds were custom made and of very high quality. There were a lot extra little details incorporated into the manufacture of these custom coaches.
This truck, s stated, as been a very well cared for Southern California truck it's whole life. It has never been used to haul a 5th wheel or any heavy loads. It was fully optioned with the 6.9 liter diesel engine with aftermarket ATS turbo added as part of the conversion. The engine has a low 90K miles, ut has had a valve job, pgraded HD head gaskets, nd ARP head stud conversion done in the last 20K miles Bullet proof. This a very expensive, ut common conversion done by for diesel owners who are in the know about the 6.9L and 7.3L diesels. It also has had the Ford upgraded injection pump installed sometime not too long ago. Recent work to the truck includes:
Complete fluid service and filters on the whole vehicle
New top of the line HD shocks for the Ford HD commercial chassis
Completely rebuilt A/C system to modern 134A standards- Everything from the compressor to the expansion valve, tc. and every seal in the system. ICE COLD!
K&N custom air filter
All new fuel filters
New belts
Newer hoses-cooling
Newer radiator-HD 4 core
Complete new brakes on all 4 corners in the last 4K miles
New tires (6) in the last 5K miles
Upgraded free flow muffler in the last 2 years
New headlight switch
New stereo and speakers (sounds great!)
Etc.Etc.Etc.
The Gear vendors unit was recently upgraded with the digital multi reader and new controller to the tune of just less than $2,000.00. Has a foot controller also to manually shift the unit when not in auto mode. Works properly...
This truck has been always adult senior owned and babied. It has been garaged 95% of it's life and it shows. The dash pad is perfect as it has been covered with a custom carpeted removable cover since 1987. Beautiful original custom Landmark interior package with optional hidden strip mood lighting. The interior appears just about new with the exception of the driver's seat which has some wear on the bolsters on the entrance side due to just sliding in and out of the coach. Everything on the interior including gauges, ighting, adio, tc. is working perfect. Has a fully functioning electric trailer brake controller which is wired to the trailer hitch and to the custom 5th wheel plug in the bed. The inside is a definitely beautiful.
The exterior sports it's original paint and is in very nice condition for it's age. Nice and shiny, ut a professional polish would make it new. Never has been wrecked or damaged. The body is straight and very clean. All Exterior lighting works 100%. It came with very nice bed railing, ustom lockable storage boxes built into the side of the bed, ull running boards, ustom chromed wheels, hrome rear mud flaps, ustom rear bumper, ear slider window, ustom side sliding windows. custom tow mirrors, ed rails for a sliding 5th wheel unit, lass 5 hitch, tc. All of this was factory on the conversion.
The chassi, would say is more of a 2 ton commercial style. I have a 1987 EMC Starfire 31 foor R/V (looks like a Lincoln motorhome) and it sits on this same chassis, nly stretched. So, his truck is way overbuilt for it's purpose. But, t rides very well. The undercarriage is very, ery clean and shows pride of ownership and superb service and care. Since this truck was used most of it's life to drive from Orange County, a Palm Springs or the local mountain resorts like Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear lake and on occasion tow a small aluminum boat to the local lakes for bass fishing, t never has been driven hard or abused.
I am selling this truck for my good friend who is over 70 years old and no longer has the ability to enjoy this rig. Since his ownership (he is the 2nd owner), t has always been stored inside and driven on occasion for pleasure mostly around Newport Beach, A. I recently sold he and his wife's little Triumph and the sale of this truck is part of his continued down sizing and simplification process due to advanced health issues. I have driven this truck about 60 miles on a very hot So. Cal. summer day (over 100 degrees), nd I can tell you that it performed flawlessly. The A/C will freeze you out, he engine and driveline and ultra smooth and the turbo diesel has more power than I remember my Excursion turbo diesel having. It is so comfortable and easy to dive that you really have no need to stop. The overdrive works wonders keeping the engine RPM's down to a modern car level, llowing better fuel economy. A truly unique and beautiful vehicle to drive and enjoy. I found that it turns more heads and gets more thumbs up driving down the street than I could ever imagine. This truck is truly one of a kind both in it's physical rarety and condition. Most of these were used and abused. This truck has been more than well cared for and never abused.
To replace this truck today with just a standard Ford, hevy, r Dodge would be upwards of $70,000.00 !! and would have no where near the style and uniqueness that this truck has. I have personally owned and towed with many diesel trucks over the years including very new ones and I will tell you this is on par with a new HD diesel truck both in chassis strength, ure diesel power and torque, nd comfort.. and the best thing.. no smog test o this truck! I had to smog test my excursion, o no modifications were allowed, With this truck, ou can do as you please and there is no government entity to tell you otherwise... It will also outlast a new truck due to it's simplicity in mechanical injection, imple wiring, nd ease of service. Don't miss out on this one of a kind rig. You will NEVER find another like this... period... I can sum it up in two words..
SIMPLY OUTSTANDING!!!

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