Overland Classifieds :: 2006 Ford E-350 4WD Sportsmobile

If you’re looking for a truly capable 4WD van for long-term remote travel then you can’t go far wrong with the Ford E-350. These vans offer generous interior living space despite a modest external footprint, long-lived motors and drivetrains, and impressive capability They also enjoy a wide array of aftermarket parts, accessories, and services. Sure, these vehicles are not especially economical or refined by modern standards, but these negatives are offset by the plethora of benefits. Consequently, the E-350 is one of the most popular vans on our forum with recent examples including this 2010 Ujoint 4×4, a 1997 Econoline 4×4, and a 2010 MG 4×4. If you’d like to see how this platform can be outfitted for travel then check out the Alpha Van and Ultimate Adventure Van build on the Driving Line YouTube channel. Alternatively, see Daniela Wagner’s expedition-ready E-350 4×4 as it explores Africa and Saudi Arabia. Today’s 2006 offering showcases a pop-top roof, premium modifications, and a desirable Sportsmobile 4×4 conversion.

From the Seller:

“[The] immaculate and legendary RB-50 layout interior [is] in near perfect condition; [it] sleeps 3-5 people. [This is] the absolute best layout for these vans. Tons of storage. The RB-50 is an incredibly useful and functional layout built on the unstoppable E-350 Super Duty 4WD platform. This van has been an incredible travel partner! We’ve traveled all over the West in it and it’s been our cabin and beach house in some of the most amazing scenery. From the Pacific Ocean beaches of Mexico, California, and Oregon, all over the Sierra Nevadas, and down to the deserts of the Southwest, to the ancient seabeds of Utah and the wild West of Montana and Wyoming, it’s eaten up everything in its path and never once complained.”

2006 Ford E-350 4WD Sportsmobile

The E-350 is fitted with an exceptionally reliable 6.0-liter Power Stroke diesel that produces 235 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque. A legendary engine is matched with excellent all-terrain capability thanks to a 4WD conversion from Sportsmobile. This uprates the E-350 with 4WD, high and low range, DynaTrac Dana 60 front axle, Dana 60 semi-floating rear axle, Warn locking hubs, and custom Old Man Emu shocks (these have since been replaced with Fox shocks). It can be optioned with both front and rear lockers. Inside comforts include:

  • Kenwood audio system
  • Captain’s seats
  • Air conditioning
  • Power steering, locks, and windows

Distinguishing Features

  • Propane furnace and water heater
  • Aluminess rear bumper with storage
  • Fox shocks
  • Method Racing wheels with Toyo A/T tires
  • Baja Designs lighting
  • House batteries with 200 amp-hours power rating and Zamp solar panel
  • Fiamma awning

This 2006 Ford E-350 4WD Sportsmobile is listed for $87,500 and is currently located in Clovis, California. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.

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