That's right, I've given up on Craigslist and started shopping for vehicles in the Abandoned, retired and rusty...old relics thread! At least I know exactly what I'm getting. Er...well somewhat know. It all started when inmate @Thumpism(Stephen) made this post in that thread.... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "This A100 has been planted here for years. Looks like the house has been sold, so I wonder what will become of the van. " ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A little background... I've owned three Chevy vans over the years, a 1979 1/2 ton cargo(no windows), a 1979 1 ton shorty Pathfinder 4X4 conversion that had been paneled and carpeted on the inside and taken to shows by the original owner... and a 1994 3/4 ton cargo I converted into a nice camper. I've been looking for another van since I sold my last one a few years back. Everyone seems to thinks their ragged out 280,000 mile POS van is worth a fortune due to the "van life" BS. Anyway, I've been looking for something older(and reasonably priced). Something easy to work on! I was having no luck with the normal vehicle sales sites. When Thumpism made the above post I replied back, "Location?". He messaged me the address. I looked on that Counties GIS map(interactive tax map) and found out who the owner was. I contacted him and left a message. Within ten minutes he called back. We spoke for over an hour. It's a 1967 Dodge A108(van), the long wheel base version of the A100(short wheel base)...not to be confused with the A100 pickup. It was the owners, fathers van, who purchased it new. He took it to the dealer or other service shops for all of the servicing. He drove it until he passed away in 1978. The Son drove it less than 100 miles a year from then until December 2000 when it needed an inspection. He had new brakes and a clutch installed sometime not too long beforehand. It failed due to the windshield glass(plastic inside) fogging up. He wasn't into vans and only kept it due to sentimental reasons, so instead of putting more money into it...he parked it, luckily on pavement. Where you see it in the photo above is where it sat from December 2000 until March 2019. He said, over the years he'd had numerous people asking about the van but never wanted to part with it. But now they were getting ready to fix the house up and put it on the market. He said, "I just want it to go to a good home so I'll tell you what, I'll just give it to you."! Needless to say I was there two days later with a trailer! Remember, I'd only seen that one photo but who can refuse free? This is what it looked like when I got there. Mold, moss, rust stains, rust and lichen covering a good portion of the outside. It was looking a little rough around the edges... The previous owner(on the right) and I, shaking on the deal! He told me the speedometer quit working some time before he parked it but it should be under 150,000 miles. Stay tuned!