Once in a while we see something that is so overly restored compared to the value of the car that it grabs our attention and won’t let go. What would drive someone to go to such lengths with something as unexceptional as a ‘70s era passenger van? The answer assuredly has to include a huge helping of pure automotive passion with sides of personal nostalgia and neurotic perfectionism, all with a dash of craziness for good measure. Combine those traits with a little extra throw-away cash and you get the nicest 1972 Ford Club Wagon we’ve ever seen.
The seller says that everything on the van has been rebuilt and restored using new or reconditioned parts including the original 302 cu. in. 5.0L Windsor V8, upgraded C6 automatic transmission and Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor with Petronix electronic ignition. Cosmetically, this thing is absolutely perfect with laser-straight panel gaps and an engine bay and undercarriage that are mind-bogglingly flawless. We love the that the seller chose a Viking Blue with Wimbledon White paint scheme per the 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 FIA racing colors because…well, because it’s a Ford after all!
We could go on and on, but when it comes down to it, we challenge you to find a nicer example currently for sale. Once you realize that’s not possible, and you decide you want the best van on the market, we suggest you pony up for this amazing opportunity.