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1999 Ford E-450 Super Duty Used By FBI Up For Auction

Law enforcement has a long history of using various types of Ford vehicles for all kinds of reasons, ranging from modern-day rigs like the Ford Mustang Mach-E to the plain-old Ford E-Series surveillance vans that are quite popular in movies and TV shows. Every so often, we see an ex-FBI vehicle pop up for sale, but few are quite as cool as this one – a 1999 Ford E-450 Super Duty up for grabs at Bring a Trailer that was indeed owned by the Federal Bureau of Investigation until the seller acquired it earlier this year.

1999 Ford E-450 Super Duty FBI - Interior 001

As one might imagine, this Ford E-450 goes far beyond what one might see in a typical surveillance van, as it’s been treated to an expansive array of modifications. From the outside, it looks something like a mix between a camper and a box truck, as it’s fitted with a roll-out awning, power connection ports, a ladder, and storage lockers with a diesel generator inside, but it still seems a bit plain with its boring white paint and regular old steel wheels.

1999 Ford E-450 Super Duty FBI - Interior 002

The same goes for the front portion of the cabin, which is just stock E-Series with gray cloth and few frills, save for air conditioning, power seats, locks, and windows, along with cruise control. However, the rear compartment is essentially a portable office complete with a fridge, work surfaces, household power outlets, a fire extinguisher, two ceiling-mounted ventilation fans, storage cabinets and drawers, and a control panel for the generator and climate control system.

1999 Ford E-450 Super Duty FBI - Exterior 002 - Rear Three Quarters

Power for this cool rig comes from the venerable Ford 7.3L V8 Power Stroke diesel, which was factory-rated to produce 235 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque. Thanks to a Quigley 4×4 conversion kit, it sends power to all four corners – including dual rear wheels – via a four-speed automatic transmission. Truthfully, while it’s a cool piece of law enforcement kit, we can certainly see someone turning this E-450 into a camper of some sort, as it’s already halfway there, however.

We’ll have more cool vehicles for sale soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford E-Series news and around-the-clock 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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