1969 Dodge A-108 Xplorer 21 Camper Van $4300
The Dodge A-100 Van/Pickup was a popular Mopar competitor to the VW Van and Ford Econoline. The A-108 was a long wheelbase version available from 1967-70 used primarily for camper conversions. This 1969 Dodge A-108 Xplorer 21 Camper Van is for sale in Lincoln, Nebraska for $4300 via craigslist. (Thanks to tip from DT reader Andy L)
This A-108 looks in remarkable shape given the low asking price and proudly wears a dual tone lime-green/white paint scheme. The engine (a 318 cubic inch 5.2 liter Dodge LA series V8 putting out 210 horsepower into a 3 speed automatic) is located low and under the driver for a cab-over style setup, so expect funky handling to match the hill climbing ability of a horseless carriage. You will get in other peoples way on mountain roads.
Inside this camper is equipped with a bathroom, sink, fridge, AC, heater and sleeping accommodations for four hippies. It still looks nice on the inside and not like the typical crime scene that most cheap used RVs tend to be. We’ve wandered into a few RVs in junk yards and auction houses and immediately regretted it – but this one looks free of pestilence.
This still looks like a good deal but we’d be sure to thouroughly inspect any Nebraskan campers for signs of the tin worm. A late 60s Dodge won’t rust like an Italian but it certainly should be thoroughly checked at this price. But even with some rust it is still a smokin deal for a vintage camper like this.
Looks like it was previously $7500
RARE Dodge Van . A-108 . 1969 Xplorer 21 .. Camper RV – $7500 (Novi, Mi)
Offered is a beautiful example of a rare innovative van.. The Dodge 21 Xplorer Van was the first conversion type camper van. Dodge sent fifty ( 50 ) A-108 vans to Frank Industries ( Mr. Frank ” The Father of RV’s ) in Brown City, Mi. where he and his sons extended it and converted it.
This van was ordered with most all the options.. 318 cubic inch, Dodge LA series V8, 210 horsepower, 3 speed automatic trans., under dash air conditioner, steel bumpers, extra battery and much more.
It has most all the amenities as a big RV.. stove , refrigerator 2 sinks , water system , closet , 6′ 3 ” bed , nice carpet ( original )..
And it fits in the garage…
Check out the specs at http://www.xplorer21.com/
51,000 original miles… rust free, straight, starts up and drives like a champ. doors close solid.. can’t say enough about overall condition… it sat in a hay barn for 35 years.. Always garaged. Since day one!
Since rescued it has had the fuel tank cleaned, fuel lines and filters replaced, brake system replaced, radiator flushed and filled.. And much more…
Could use some new tires ( have put 1000 miles on these in the past year though ) and ..the original stool in the bathroom has been removed. They reportedly were not reliable or practical…………….. Most were replaced with Porta-Potty type units…. couple of wear spots inside.. can be seen in pics.. Glue fix, probably . that’s about it….Everything else is in great shape
Things NOT original… Roof top air conditioner ( which works on its own 110 hook-up and is needed when parked in the summer )..rear spare tire mount. ( which beats having to crawl underneath the rear ). Antenna bracket.. Some of the green line exterior paint seems to have been repainted.. All else is in excellent original condition…
The mechanic that checked it all out said that drives like a 3 year old van… NOT a 45 year old vehicle.. WOW
One of the members from a Early Van Group stated that it was….
1 of 50 made in 1969 ( first of 2 years ) before body style change..
1 of 15 or so running down the road.
1 of 4 in excellent to almost mint condition.
He seemingly had been researching the “survivors” as he termed them for quite some time..
It is a real head turner and puts a smile on most peoples face as soon as they see it!
Please call for more information 248-797-04_12
Please DO NOT email… Serious inquiries only !
Phone only please… Thanks, Paul