1976 GMC G3500 SWB 4X4 Van For Sale - $2,500

This Van Has Been Sold

A classic & rare, short wheelbase 4x4 van. Runs great! La Mesa, CA (San Diego County)

Call or text Rich @ 619.957.2478 or email rich@slacksyndicate.com

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It's with a great degree of sadness (and dissent from my wife & kids) that I've decided to sell the family camping van, the ultimate Baja & desert camping machine, Vanadu. We are moving to Australia for a year and probably taking the long way home through Southeast Asia, so this van will help fund a new vehicle on that adventure.

I purchased this van in 2006 after looking for over two years for a short wheelbase 4x4 van. When I finally found it, I booked a plane ticket to Northern California the very next day and drove it home, where it was dubbed Vanadu. Since that time Vanadu has shared in making many happy memories on surf and camping trips to Mexico, Anza-Boreggo Desert and San Diego County.

Vanadu is unique in that it's a short wheelbase 4x4 van, which is very hard to find. It's got about 70,000 miles on a new motor, and 100,000 miles on a rebuilt transmission. The 4x4 conversion was done by Pathfinder, and the van was originally issued to Pacific Bell for line maintenance in snowy regions of Northern California.

All the trips to the beach have taken it's toll however, and several rusts spots have taken hold, which you can see in the gallery below of the most recent photos. The interior overhead lights need replacing, and the tint on the windows has started to peel. The heater works great, but the AC not so much. The 2/60 AC works very well ( roll down two windows and drive 60). The van runs great otherwise. It just had a recent rebuild of the Edelbroch 600 cfm four barrel carburetor. This van was just smogged on (5.22.12) and I was told it passed with ease, which has been the case since I've owned it. I installed two new bench seats that fold down into a bed in about 30 seconds. The van's booted with 4 nearly-new 265/75 R16 (32")BFGoodrich All-terrains (these alone are worth $800).

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Vanadu Photos - Various Trips




Recent Vanadu Photos

This photo set was taken 5/21/12 to show the rust spots that have infected Vanadu.

Although old & rare, this van runs great and will take your family and friends and all your gear to many beautiful places inaccessible to 2wd or low-clearance vehicles.


1976 GMC G3500 SWB 4X4 Van For Sale - $2,500

This Van Has Been Sold

A classic & rare, short wheelbase 4x4 van. Runs great! La Mesa, CA (San Diego County)

Call or text Rich @ 619.957.2478 or email rich@slacksyndicate.com