Over the years companies like Sportsmobile have fine-tuned their E-Series 4WD conversions and can subsequently transform this iconic 2WD commercial vehicle into a bonified overland rig. So, what makes this platform such a desirable choice for travel? First and foremost, you simply can’t beat a live-in vehicle for extended trips away and the E-350 provides generous 4-season interior comfort. It’s not the biggest rolling home but this ensures that driving around town and on trails is relatively painless. Another benefit is the availability of OEM and aftermarket parts, accessories, and services. In short, these vehicles are very customizable with the only limitation being your imagination and possibly your wallet. If you’d like a better idea of how the E-350 can be outfitted for adventure then check out the inspiring builds from Timberline Vans, Ujoint Offroad, and Josh Evans. Today’s low-mileage (78,000 miles) 2008 E-350 Sportsmobile 4×4 is one of the most impressive examples we’ve showcased and features extensive premium modifications (including a limited-slip differential in the rear and a front locker), a dependable Power Stroke diesel motor, pop-top roof, and a well-equipped camper interior. Further still, it’s sold with an assortment of accessories, tools, spares, and camping equipment.
From the Seller:
“This Sportsmobile is a unicorn, having been owned by Expedition Portal members since the beginning and being specified exactly for overland travel in remote terrain. Extensive accessories include a front ARB locker, dual winches, 35-inch tires, Aluminess bumpers, and much more. With only 78,000 original miles, this is a Sportsmobile ready to drive around the world.”
2008 Ford E-350 Sportsmobile 4×4
The E-350 is fitted with a 6.0-liter Power Stroke engine that produces 235 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque. A long-lived diesel motor is matched with impressive all-terrain performance courtesy of a 4WD conversion from Sportsmobile. This uprates the Ford with a heavy-duty 4WD system, Atlas transfer case with 3.0:1 low range, rear limited-slip differential, Dynatrac ProRock 60 solid front axle with ARB AirLocker, Warn selectable hubs, Old Man Emu suspension, and more. Inside the E-350 balances these rugged credentials with driver comforts that include:
- Air conditioning
- Power steering, windows, locks, and mirrors
- Garmin GPS
- Captain seats
- HAM 2M and CB Radio
- Cruise control
- Old Man Emu leaf springs and shocks
- Electric lifting roof with integrated bed
- Heater and hot water
- National Luna fridge
- Fiamma awning
- Water tank (almost 36-gallons total)
- Aluminess front and rear bumpers (with front and rear Warn winch), rack, ladder, and rear storage box
- Hella lighting and tire pressure monitoring system
- BFGoodrich A/T tires
- Camper interior
- Full-length fly rod holder
This 2008 Ford E-350 Sportsmobile 4×4 is listed for $98,000 and is currently located in Prescott, Arizona.
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