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author photo by Doug DeMuro August 2017

The Ford Econoline van is generally not an especially exciting vehicle. It's a van, it hauls people and cargo, it does what it's supposed to and life goes on. Except this particular Ford Econoline, which I happen to think might just be the coolest van for sale on Autotrader. Other than that Mazda5 tattoo parlor I showed you last week.

I'll start with the obvious: it's black. There aren't many black full-size vans, and I've never really understood why. They all seem to be white, maybe so you can print corporate logos on the sides, or maybe because it's cheaper to make white cars than black ones. Either way, black adds a certain element of "coolness" to the whole thing; a certain sinister look that makes it seem like you're an FBI agent driving a team of other FBI agents to investigate some sort of important matter.

And then, the next most obvious thing: it's a dually. In pickup parlance, this means it has four rear wheels instead of two; the "dually" term comes from the fact that it has "dual" rear wheels on each side. And you've got to admit, with the dual rear wheels, and the black paint, and the roof rack on top, and the black wheels, this thing looks mean. It looks like a vehicle they would've used to star in the "Men in Black" movies.

"What's so unusual about a dually?" you might be wondering. Well, a dually pickup is pretty common -- but Ford didn't actually make any dually vans. This one was converted to its current state, presumably using pickup parts. Dually-converted vans are pretty rare, but they're not unheard of. Most people who make the conversion do it for high-speed stability, as the van's tall profile can be subject to crosswinds -- but the added rear wheels help minimize that issue.

If you're interested, this van is offered by a private seller in South Florida with 39,000 miles for $24,000. You'll look a lot cooler than everyone else who's driving a full-size passenger van.

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