January 27, 2023

Hard To Find Camper, 1966 Ford Econoline Super Van

Hard To Find Camper, 1966 Ford Econoline Super Van

Hard To Find Camper, 1966 Ford Econoline Super Van For Sale

Found this ultra-rare camper van based on an American vintage van that was offered for sale by the owner, was listed on craigslist for $29,999 located in Orange County, California.

This first generation of the Ford E-series, commonly known named Econoline or Super Van was a range of full-size vans manufactured and marketed by the Ford Motor Company in 61-67. Originally the Econoline was designed as a replacement for the Ford F-Series panel delivery (cargo van) then two other models were available, a passenger van and a pickup truck to compete directly against the Chevrolet Corvair van, Volkswagen Transporter, and Dodge A100 on that time.

As offered here is very unique, a 1966 Ford Econoline Super Van E-series that has all camper amenities inside. It's hard to find today, especially in this condition, its age, and its specifications. It has unusual factory specifications, the wheelbase has a 90-inch extended, a heavy-duty undercarriage upgrade, and a fiberglass high top.

Engine, 1966 Ford Econoline Super Van

This is not the default engine, it has been replaced by a new one, upgraded to a larger engine capacity with a warranty included. Brand new 300ci 4.9L inline six-cylinder motor that has a 7-year warranty. Claimed more horsepower and is one of the most durable engines ever made by Ford and a favorite of many American truck enthusiasts.

Interior, 1966 Ford Econoline Super Van

The interior looks well in photos and seems to have been completely restored, fitted with a lot of recreation vehicle amenities into it. We don't know what the original looked like the same way or vice versa because this one is so obscure In the world of vintage campers. However, the interior looks cozy.

Cam Pact high top camper van

A little-known factory high-top camper conversion manufactured by Cam-Pact, as we know Westfalia on the Volkswagen Transporter is a big name at that time till today. But if you want a camper van that looks unique and more intense vintage scent, this Super Van would be perfect to consider.

Detail by owner

Van is in Southern Oregon
If ad is up it’s available

I have for sale a truly one-of-a-kind classic van.

This is a 1966 Ford Econoline Supervan with the Extended 90 inch wheelbase and heavy duty undercarriage upgrade. The van has a fiberglass Cam-Pact high top. Yes this is a factory feature- A truly rare upgrade. The fiberglass high top was manufactured by Cam-Pact out of Nokomis,Florida. Cam-Pact manufactured fiberglass camper tops and teardrop trailers in the 1960’s.

The van was manufactured in Lorain, Ohio in March 1966.
The odometer shows 11,750 miles
Less than 200 miles on the new 300ci 4.9L motor

Mechanical features:
The van was recently upgraded from a 240ci to a brand new 300ci 4.9L six-cylinder motor that has a 7 YEAR 100,000 mile WARRANTY. Yes thats SEVEN years. There are 6 years and 10 months remaining on this transferrable warranty.
The Ford 300 inline-six is one of the most durable and reliable Ford motors ever created. It is a favorite among enthusiasts and is a part of American truck culture. Those who have owned a Ford 300 know that it’s legendary due to its durability, impressive torque outputs, simplicity of design, and longevity. Simply put, they’re just hard to break. Used in tractors, UPS vehicles, dump trucks, and in this case, a classic one of a kind van.
It has a single barrel carburetor and a C4 3-speed automatic transmission. The automatic transmission is another factory upgraded feature of this van that contributes to its rarity.
Gears: 1st=2.46, 2nd= 1.46m 3rd=1.00, R=2.20
New remote trans cooler fan w new fan mounts. The fan can be set manually or will turn on automatically
new motor mounts
new thermostat
new valve cover
new valve cover gasket
new oil cap
new oil filter
new thermostat housing
new water pump
new ignition switch
new air filter
fresh fluids
The van has a new aluminum Champion radiator with a Volvo 2-speed fan.
100 amp alternator
brand new fabricated fuel tank with fresh vent line
new heater core
new heavy duty brakes
3,650 pound GVW with a 1/2 ton payload
Rear axel: WCR-R, 8.75” gear, 3. 50:1 ratio, 3050lbs rating
Tow hitch with functioning 12v power hookups

Honestly there are too many things to list as far as what went into this van to get it where it is. If you know anything about classic vehicles then perhaps you have an idea. Just assume that most things mechanically and electronically speaking are new and have been meticulously sourced and replaced.

Interior/exterior features:
Prior to building, the rust on the interior floor was either cut out and replaced with fresh metal or was treated. The entire floor was then coated with por15.
new two-toned paint in a beautiful buttery yellow/beige and white
new windshield and gasket
The van has been upgraded with an anti-sway bar kit for more stable handling
trailer hitch. Tow your toys!
optional spare tire carrier for the right side rear cargo door w Cooper Cobra tire
Upgraded gauge/instrument cluster
upgraded LED headlights and brake lights
10 windows for 360 views!
Six pop out windows, four with screens
Fully functional original “courtesy step” that folds out when the cargo doors are opened. Very cool feature!
new windshield wipers
15in Magnum rims with 5 good Cooper Cobra tires (spare)
Upgraded touch screen bluetooth stereo with speakers throughout including the rear of the camper. Sounds amazing
pop-up roof vent
upgraded high-back captain and passenger seats
teak door handles
fully insulated with hard foam board and spray foam
The fiberglass topper is double-walled for added temperature control
The van comes with a reflective, three layer all-weather cover. A custom cover for a Volkswagen Bus that fits the van
While not in use the van is stored underneath a covered area with the all-weather cover on it. Dry and out of the elements.

Camper features:
Dinette that folds down into a bed
memory foam cushions with custom upholstery. Two-toned with piping
Electric water pump
brand new 2-way fridge
Fresh and grey water tanks
Interior lights throughout including switch-controlled ambient LED strips
ample overhead storage, storage under benches, and in custom cabinets/drawers
durable laminate flooring
custom 7.5 ft c-channel awning
and more.

Electrical features:
120v Shore power w breaker box and outlets throughout
wired for solar
200watts of portable solar w 1500 watt inverter
USB/12v ports throughout
Dual Battery kill switch
Battery isolator has been installed via the alternator to charge your battery and ensure you never drain your starter battery
120v battery charger
Charge your leisure battery with shower power, solar panels, or with your alternator when driving

Seller notes:
You will find the body has minor imperfections. This is not a frame-up restoration. Nothing major. Spare tire carrier caused some dings on rear right cargo door. Other small dings and imperfections visible. All small
the horn does not work
the weatherstripping could be upgraded but does not leak, which is the important part
The van comes with two new modern seatbelts but they need to be installed
Two of the pop-out windows are plexiglass rather than glass, and are fully functional and do not leak however they do have spidering
Underside quarter panels could use attention. Not major

It really is spectacular.
The amount of work it takes to revive a vehicle like this really can’t be understated. There are hundreds of hours into the van interior alone, not including the body and mechanics. For everything you see with your naked eye there are a hundred other small hidden components to source, replace, or fix. That is the nature of restoring a classic vehicle and all of that work has been done for you. There are two binders worth of receipts, notes, diagrams, brochures, etc that come with the sale. There are six years and 10 months remaining on the warranty. Owner transfer permitted.

Freeda is a mix of classic auto history and modern spoils.
Plug in your shore power, pop up your solar panels, or run off your leisure battery for creature comforts no matter where you are. Do it from under the shade of your custom awning. There is room to mount surfboards on the ceiling or get creative and add a custom rack to the fiberglass top. One of the best parts of owning this van and driving it around is talking with all of the people who will approach you and want to know more about it.