La Aduana: Not Your Average 2004 Sportsmobile

It many not seem all that unusual from the outside, but this is probably the most interesting Sportsmobile we’ve seen in a looong time. A 2004 EB/E-350 4×4, this van only has 59,000 miles on the odometer and appears to have been loyally maintained and cared for. The 6.0 liter V8 Diesel is a highly desirable power plant for these vans and it does include a few extras the typical overlander would appreciate. The heavy duty bumper is paired to on-board air, and a rear jerry can rack. So far nothing too unusual, right? Well, read on….

Surprise! I bet you didn’t expect that interior, did you? To each their own, but it does look a little bit like something Willy Wonka and a troop of Teletubbies would absolutely love. If nothing else, it’s fantastically creative and a perfect antidote for beige.



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Christophe Noel is a journalist from Prescott, Arizona. Born into a family of backcountry enthusiasts, Christophe grew up backpacking the mountains and deserts of the American West. An avid cyclist and bikepacker, he also has a passion for motorcycles, travel, food and overlanding.