Welcome to the historic foundations of America's famous full-sized van, the Ford Econoline (later known as E-150) Van. In the year 2000, the Ford Econoline Van got a tilt-steering wheel. In the year 2008 it got an upgraded grille. We are talking some serious continuity and stability in an industry that thrives on changing knobs to buttons and back again in just 6 months time. There are practical and economical reasons for this longevity in addition to the kitsche-classic humor of the old stand alone van. You can still find a good used Econoline van, though it might not be the precise year you sought.
The last year it was produced was in 2014. Yet with a little searching you can find used Ford Econoline Vans dating back into the 1970's. Try looking for one that costs $2300 today. Used Ford Econoline vans may sell for anywhere from $2000 to $10,000 depending on its accessories, year and condition.
The prior to the 2014 upgrade, the last full redesign happened during the time when George Bush was President of the United States of America. Go ahead and check that bit of trivia. (Not the son, the father. 1989) This is one solid van and one determined company.
It is good business sense to not change something that is working well. But, in addition to this basic fact, many companies used Ford Econoline Vans for their business fleets. Any changes that Ford made in the basic Econoline van rippled through hundreds of company branded vehicles, resulting in significant expense for many of Ford's primary customers. That is why it made good sense for Ford to keep things basic to sustain the business they received from so many commercial clients.
Therefore, the Ford Econoline Van had only minor changes through the years. It remained a cargo van that fit the needs of many clients. It was not until the modern Transit full-size van came on the scene when demand for the old classic van diminished.
From 2008-2014 was the time frame for the most recent Econoline Van. The base model (E-150) was only available in standard length. The E-250 and E-350 were both available with 236 cubic feet or the extended 275 cubic feet length. The standard model offered either barn-style swinging doors or a minivan-type sliding door for the passenger side.
Three engines were used in these Econoline vans. Standard issue was a 4.6 liter V8 with 225 horsepower. The two other options were the 5.4 liter V8 with 255 horsepower or a 6.8 liter V10 with 305 horsepower. All of these engines were accompanied by a 4 speed automatic transmission. You can still find some with a diesel V8 engine.
These engines were replaced in 1997 by a new base V6, two new V8s, or the newest V10. The diesel V8 was still available. By 2004, a new 6.0 liter turbodiesel arrived in the lineup. The last year for the 6.0 Powerstroke turbodiesel V8 was 2010. Yet, most people saw all of these as plain old vans.
Through these years, the Ford Econoline Cargo Van led the sales of the van segment, with essentially unchanged appearance and content. As a used van, the Ford Econoline is still dependable and has a low price target. Even in today's market it is a viable choice. The name was first used in 1961 and the busiest production period was from 1975-1991.
If you need a used van at a good price, go to Baierl Trucks in Wexford, PA to find your Ford Econoline van. The folks at Baierl Truck Depot have been dealing with these vans for a long time and know how to get what you need.
The Baierl Truck Depot in Wexford, is convenient to Pittsburgh,Mars, Butler and Zelienople. Baierl is proud to serve the Greater Pittsburgh Area offering a wide selection of new and used trucks. This has been the place to go for new or used trucks of all kinds for about 40 years. Check it out. This might be your day for a great deal and a touch of useful history.
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