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    The mystery machine '67 WINDOW VAN- - $1000 (Powell River, B.C. Canada)

    The Mystery Machine '67 WINDOW VAN- $1000 (Powell River, B.C. Canada)

    https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/...561290507.html
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    Price is good, but I don't think low miles means squat on a 50 year old vehicle. I'd rather swap a drivetrain into a clean body.
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    low milage under 80 ooo miles
    I don't know why people feel compelled to put these kind of obvious falsehoods in their ads. A van does not get to that kind of condition in only 80k miles LOL!!!



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    More like 180,000

    I wonder if a speedometer repair guy could tell how many times the odometer had turned over? I think over 100'000 miles would be common for the engines in these vans. As for a thousand dollars for this thing, well it would have to be in your own area already because travel and pickup costs add up quick. Even then, you'd have to need the parts that are left for another van. As for building that one, Vanner68 is right on target about the body. That one is pretty crusty and the front end hits are going to take a lot of work. Looks like food for the sawzall to me. They could have posted more pics of the van. (We got three shots of his thumb out of 7 pics.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by 108VanGuy View Post
    I wonder if a speedometer repair guy could tell how many times the odometer had turned over? I think over 100'000 miles would be common for the engines in these vans. As for a thousand dollars for this thing, well it would have to be in your own area already because travel and pickup costs add up quick. Even then, you'd have to need the parts that are left for another van. As for building that one, Vanner68 is right on target about the body. That one is pretty crusty and the front end hits are going to take a lot of work. Looks like food for the sawzall to me. They could have posted more pics of the van. (We got three shots of his thumb out of 7 pics.)
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    I donít know if this is accurate or not but I can Remember someone told me if the numbers didnít exactually line up side by side on the odometer that meant the odometer was over 100,000 miles . Like I said that is what I was told years ago.

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    Cool

    Older 5 digit speedometers can really help people to miss lead people when posting adds.
    I heard just the opposite.That if the numbers on the odometer did not line up correctly.Some body has been in there rolling the numbers back.You really need to look at other things that you can't do buying Vans. vehicles on line.
    Brake peddle wear is just one place to look.A 80,000 mile van's brake peddle should look decent.
    A peddle with the ridges worn flat show a lot of wear.The over all condition of the vehicle also comes into play.
    Worn carpet /rubber floor mats are also good signs of high mileage.Even drivers side arm rests on high mileage vehicles can and will show wear
    Sorry this one looks like she has lead a long hard life....
    Its a "van thing". A life style you have to live to understand!!!!

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    80,000/50 = 1600.

    1600 miles per year.

    133.3 miles per month

    4.5 miles per day.

    That's assuming continuous use over 50 years.

    Reality- 80,000 miles in the first 10 years, sitting idle and occasionally moving for the next 40 years.

    Not the best way to keep a mechanical system alive. Odds are, press this into daily use and things will break.
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    and every time they took it for a drive the hit something. lol
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    with the age and condition, milage doesn't mean much! back then, 80k is where stuff wore out. depending on its use, it 'could' be real milage. I had several trucks that would never exceed 1500 a year and often closer to 500.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrinaman View Post
    with the age and condition, milage doesn't mean much! back then, 80k is where stuff wore out. depending on its use, it 'could' be real milage. I had several trucks that would never exceed 1500 a year and often closer to 500.
    LOL, my 86 Dodge has averaged 1 mile per year since 2007.
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