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Overland Classifieds :: 2000 Ford E-350 Sportsmobile RB Agile 4×4

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of 4×4 converted E-Series vans, and I’m not the only one. The E-350, in particular, is a very popular vehicle platform for overland builds, with recent offerings including this $86,000 2009 4×4 Full Conversion, an $82,000 1999 7.3-liter Diesel XLT, and a heavily modified $119,000 2008 Quad Van 4×4.

So, what makes the E-350 so desirable? The engines and drivetrains are very long-lived (particularly the 7.3-liter Power Stroke diesel), OEM and aftermarket parts and accessories are readily available, and 4WD conversions are offered by various companies, including Quigley 4×4, Quadvan, Ujoint Offroad, and Agile Offroad. Additionally, thanks to the E-350’s boxy dimensions, it’s big enough inside for a full camper conversion yet compact enough to drive daily, park in town, and navigate backcountry trails.

Today’s example is one of the nicest to date, featuring an Agile Offroad 4×4 conversion (considered by many as the best of the bunch), premium modifications, a professional Sportsmobile camper conversion, pop-top roof, and is priced at just $66,500. If you’d like to know how the E-350 performs as a round-the-world expedition vehicle, check out Daniela Wagner’s Adventures in Saudi Arabia.

From the Seller:

This is a very rare opportunity to own one of these, as Agile Offroad only converted a limited number of vans. These E-350s are coveted for their off-road abilities and on-road driving manners. The ride quality compared to Quigley, Quadvan, UJOINT, Sportsmobile, Advanced, and all the others is night and day. Conversion was completed at 185,000 miles, meaning all new axles, a transfer case, and a transmission rebuild were 30,000 miles ago. I have every receipt from the time the van was new, and it has been garaged its entire life. I am the fourth owner. Runs like a Swiss watch, shifts seamlessly, and drives comfortably with no wobble or wandering.”

2000 Ford E-350 Sportsmobile RB Agile 4×4

The E-350 is fitted with a 5.4-liter Triton V8 motor that produces 255 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. A powerful, albeit thirsty engine, is mated with excellent all-terrain capability thanks to a 4WD conversion from Agile Off Road.

The company states, “Install our custom, long travel, Dana 50 Twin-Traction Beam 4×4 conversion on your E-350! The finished product is neither a monster van nor an overdone urban-assault vehicle. What you’ll wind up with is the best designed, riding, and performing 4×4 van both on and off-road.” In order to make this possible, they transform E-Series vans with components that include a Borg Warner 1356 transfer case with electronic shift, Dana 50 TTB front axle with Warn manual locking hubs, Dana 60 rear axle with an ARB air locker, Fox 2.0 custom-valved shocks and custom springs, and more. Inside, this E-350 benefits from a professional camper and pop-top conversion from Sportsmobile.

Distinguishing Features

  • Agile Off Road 4×4 conversion
  • Sportsmobile camper conversion
  • Rigid Industries lighting
  • Starcool air conditioning unit
  • Norcold fridge
  • Two 100-amp-hour batteries with a Trace Industries inverter
  • Freshwater tank, 15 gallons

This 2000 Ford Sportsmobile RB Agile 4×4 is listed for $66,500 and is currently located in Denver, Colorado. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.

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