Vans are all the rage these days as a large number of people are looking to get outdoors, live wherever they choose to park that particular night, and just simply enjoy #vanlife. There are plenty of converted vans out there for sale these days as a result, but few of them are likely as capable off-road as this rugged-looking 2013 Ford E-350 Sportsmobile 4×4 currently up for grabs at Bring a Trailer.
The Ingot Silver 2013 Ford E-350 Sportsmobile certainly looks the part, with big Bushwacker fender flares, aluminum bumpers, Hella off-road lighting, a rear-mounted cargo box and tire carrier, rock sliders, a brush guard, and American Racing ATX 17-inch wheels wrapped with meaty 35-inch BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A tires.
But those bits and pieces aren’t just for show, as this Ford E-Series van has some serious equipment underneath as well. That list includes a Dynatrac ProRock 60 front axle with Warn manually locking hubs and an ARB air locker, Fox shocks all around, a limited-slip rear differential, and an Atlas II dual-range transfer case to help it traverse even the toughest terrain.
This beastly van is powered by a rather brawny engine as well – Ford’s 6.8L Triton V10, rated to produce 305 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, which flows to either the rear all four wheels via a five-speed automatic transmission. With just 33k original miles, the van certainly has a lot of life left in it, too.
The interior, unlike the rest of the E-350, is not heavily modified and is essentially stock with just a rubber floor mat, auxiliary gauges, and a storage box added. There’s plenty of room for activities in the cargo area, however, including a full RV-type conversion, which is something we saw on a pricey 2013 E-350 4×4 that crossed the auction block not too long ago.