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Rare Vintage RV, 1968 Ultra Van Motorhome

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Rare Vintage RV, 1968 Ultra Van Motorhome for sale

Found a unique RV that was built in the late 50s by professional aircraft designer David Peterson. He created this RV when he couldn't bring the boat during the RVing season because pulling a travel trailer. In 1959, the Chevy Corvair was offered on the market and he buy one to take in a large garage he rented previously, and four months later the first Ultra Van was born.

Rare Vintage RV, 1968 Ultra Van Motorhome

A Corvair has evolved into a class A motorhome with about 3,000 pounds in weight, 22 feet long, 8 feet wide with full 6’2″ stand-up headroom, a total of 8′ tall from wheels to the top. It has all amenities as usual Class A RV had, including a large bedroom in the back, a full galley, a bathroom, etc. Finally, David Peterson can bring his boat during the RVing season.

Similar to airplane construction, the Ultra Van is built as a true monocoque structure, without chassis, all constructed with aluminum ribs covered with riveted sheet aluminum all around the body also fiberglass shell for the aerodynamic front and sloppy rear, with those bumpers are made of foam.

As you've seen here is one remarkable example of the Ultra Van mass production version in limited quantities by Ultra Inc. Believed only about 376 units ever built ended in 1970, and this one of them was released in 1968 being offered for sale on Craigslist for $21900 in San Diego, California. It could be a remarkable example of the rare Ultra Van still in existence today.

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Seller Says
We are listing this car for the owner (private party). It is privately owned and titled - NOT owned by a dealership.

1968 Ultra Van #389
22' long 8' wide 8' 8" high, 3,400 lbs.
Covair power train- 2speed hydromantic transmission 3.68 differential.
Passenger windshield cracked since restoration 1996-1999
94,000 miles since complete restoration.
36,000 miles on rebuilt 110hp. Air cooled engine.
Instrument panel working order except gas gauge which is ½ off.
Steel front A -frames, air shocks, tie rods, ball joints new 2013.
On board air compressor for air shocks.
Front seats turn into double bed.
All new carpet 2013.
Lexan scooping roof air vent.
Fresh water 4 gallon tank with pump, drinkable.
Fresh water tank 30 gallon, for dish washing and showers.
Gas tank 30 gallon, regular gas.
Refrigerator ammonia, LP gas & electric.
Built in battery charger.
Gray water 30 gallon tank refurbished 2012.
Black water 30 gallon tank new and epoxy lined 2012.
LP gas stove with electric microwave and conventional cooking.
LP gas wall heater works but we use Eden pure electric heater.
Toilet grinder type.
Waste pump new 2013 has 40' discharge hose.
Electric fuel pump new 2013.
2014 2,000 watt pure sine inverter.
LP gas 6 gallon water heater.
Bilge fresh air fans 2 units in motor compartment.
Carburetor water injector system.
Safety cables on motor mount locations.
Batteries mounted in battery boxes.
Trailer hitch 1500# rated.
Flag poles 3 units with stand and flags.
Alternator heavy duty.
New tires all around.
New Attwood 6 gallon gas water heater.
Extra items- R&L windshields, motor110 hp, all contents, tools , 2 jacks Hoses.
Will include all non personal contents (additional parts and tools).


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