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Very Clean 1996 Ford E-150 Conversion Up For Auction

With the popularity of camping soaring in recent years, we’ve seen more than our fair share of converted vans pop up for sale at various internet auctions and rake in big money, including a 1995 E-350 and 2008 E-150, to name just a couple. Now, yet another cool, converted Ford E-Series model has surfaced for sale at Cars & Bids, this time a super clean 1996 Ford E-150 conversion van with loads of amenities inside.

Vanworks 1996 Ford E-150 Conversion - Interior 001

Converted by a company called Vanworks, this 1996 Ford E-150 has just 38k original miles on the clock and looks as good as new, with near-flawless Glacier White paint, 15-inch wheels, running boards, and some blue graphics that are quite indicative of what many of us remember seeing rather frequently during this time period, when converted vans were everywhere.

Vanworks 1996 Ford E-150 Conversion - Interior 002

What really matters here is what’s inside the box, however, and there’s lots there to take in. The green interior is in immaculate shape with cloth upholstery, second-row captain’s chairs, lots of wood trim, a power-folding rear bench seat that converts to a bed, an AM/FM/cassette radio, cruise control, air conditioning with rear air vents, and full cabin overhead lighting, along with power windows, locks, and mirrors.

Vanworks 1996 Ford E-150 Conversion - Exterior 002 - Rear Three Quarters

Power for this comfy family hauler comes from the naturally-aspirated Ford 5.8L V8, which in this guise was originally rated to produce 205 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque, which flows to the rear wheels via a four-speed automatic transmission. With few bones to pick here (other than some old tires that need to be replaced), it’s easy to predict that this 1996 Ford E-150 will attract heavy interest – and likely a decent amount of money – when this particular auction is over.

We’ll have more cool auction finds to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford E-Series news and continuous Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. crabbymilton

    Those were good solid vans. I had a company issued ’95 version. Had the 300 6. Had over 188k but it was just getting old and due for replacement in 2006 with some problems.

  2. John

    I grew up in the back of a conversion van i wish they would make a comeback

  3. rangerdanger

    It has

  4. John sS

    Our store sold hundreds of these van conversions, then around 2001 Ford Credit stopped leasing them when they capped the residual at a max of $8000 and the dealer markups disappeared.

  5. crabbymilton

    They actually never went away. Just not sold in huge number as opposed to years ago.
    Nothing against full size SUV’s but full sized passenger vans are a great value for a larger family. They do well in airport/hotel transportation but for whatever reason, not too many people like them as family vehicles.

  6. philip tilley

    Lovely, but why a dark blue stripe outside and green interior, they should be the same colour in my opinion.


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