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I have owned this van since 1972
I have owned this van since 1972. I am a retired Ford transmission tech, factory trained. I have done all the work myself. I built the trans but the engine is a Blueprint Engine crate motor.
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That is a pretty unique combination, you have to be a real motor head to appreciate it, I love it. It is real hard to put a value on, because it is a unique setup. Years ago I wound up with a short school bus with a blown 502 big block Chevy in it. To the average person that couldn’t appreciate a blown big block in a hot rod it was the ultimate red herring, but many motor heads could appreciate it, still most of them wouldn’t put out any money for it. Until one day, some one saw it that had deep pockets, and wanted it. They offered me twice what I realistically thought it was worth, and it was sold. Any way so what is it worth, to many not much, that inst what you want to hear. To motor heads that don’t fully appreciate it, it is worth a lot more, basically because of the value of all the goodies. Then to the few it is worth a lot more the people that can truly appreciate a hot van. So the crowd you need to pay attention to, are the ones that can enjoy a hot van. Cosmetics are real important when it comes to it's value, and I don’t know all the particulars there. It sounds like it is pretty sharp. All things considered it should bring, 10 to 15K, to the right buyer. That being said at an auction you would probably take a beating. It is the type of vehicle that you would want to put up where it could be seen nation wide, to sell it if you decided to sell it. Places like ebay, or the autotrader would be good choices. Go over all of this and if you have any more questions at all, I am here to help. Good luck with it, have a great day, and Thanks for using Just Answer.
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