Identity Crisis: 1966 Ford Econoline Super Window Van – Sold!
March 23rd Update: this 1966 Ford Econoline Super Window van we first featured January 21st has a fresh post with the price lowered from $8,700 to a firm $7,900. Good Luck with the purchase!
Part of the fun of running GuysWithRides is being humbled every day by just how much we don’t know about old cars. Today’s example listed here on the Jersey Shore Craigslist but located in Scottsville, Virginia is this 1966 Ford Econoline Super Window Van. At first glance, we thought since this has windows, this would be called a Falcon Club Wagon. However, it appears that’s not the case as we do not see the typical “Falcon” script mounted underneath the side mirrors. If you know the difference, please let us know by commenting below. The current caretaker is now asking $7,900 firm for their cab-over van and a quick check of the printed NADA Classic, Collectible, Exotic, and Muscle Car Appraisal Guide confirms that asking price falls within the “Low”, “Average”, and “High” retail value range of $3,525, $6,325, and $11,550, respectively.
Further confusing us is this current description on Wikipedia for this generation of Econoline and Falcon vans” “Introduced alongside the cargo van in 1961, Ford introduced two passenger variants of the Econoline (branded as part of the Falcon range). Alongside the Station Bus (branded as both a Falcon and Econoline), Ford marketed the Club Wagon. While the Station Bus was largely intended for commercial/fleet use, the Club Wagon was marketed as an alternative to station wagons. A five-seat configuration was standard, with an eight-seat configuration offered as an option.“
Regardless of what this rare van started life as it appears to be a solid southern example that’s never received any exterior modifications yet benefits from a modern four-wheel disc brake conversion and the installation of three-point seat belts. In addition to the solid bones of this example, the current caretaker provides a number of spares to help with your decision on turning this van into whatever your vision leads you to. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s slightly revised description:
“A very cool 66 Ford window van in great shape . Rebuilt engine , all around disc brakes . and many more extras .
Runs the way it’s suppose to , straight down the road , will do 70 mph, Captains chair that reclines for a drivers seat , Two Pop out windows on each side , Four way flashers , all gauges work , 15″ wheels , and tires . Full size spare , two extra 15″ wheels . 3/4 size bench seat , and full size bench that folds down to bed. Both not bolted down. Both original front seats included . Padded dash, and glove box door, Cigarette lighter for charging , and cigs.
240 cub. inch. six cylinder engine (rebuilt), comes with a extra engine . Three speed on the column , new clutch , good exhaust,
Five good tires . Van is from the south , no rust . Never been cut or altered . Drives great ! Serious inquires only please . Please leave e-mail address , or cell number . Located in central Va. Possible delivery , for extra cost . $7,900. firm
Do you the difference between this Econoline Window Van versus a Falcon Club Wagon? Please comment below and let us know!