February 4, 2015

Where No Van Has Gone Before

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Space. The final constraint.

This 1978 GMC van was custom painted by "well known Canadian artist" G.S. Roy and remained in one Ontario family until 2012, when the current owner, a Vancouver dad, bought it. He is now selling it because, "(we would like to shrink the family vehicle stable a bit as we now have two small boys and no time)".

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It appears to be in immaculate original condition, with a few thoughtful upgrades and repairs. "Currently I have a bench seat with quick release function installed behind the captain's chairs (for my kids; the original swivel 'buckets' did not have seatbelts)." Basically everything that's not chrome or airbrush is covered in red velvet. "There is also a pump sink, icebox, and bed in back with curtains...you guessed it...red velvet." You know, for kids.

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While the mural on the driver's side shows the USS Enterprise firing phasers at an alien planet from an episode I don't immediately recall, the passenger side, the one with the sliding door, the one facing the preschool or daycare dropoff curb, has Commander Spock and a colleague promoting the Federation's enlightened policies regarding working moms and breastfeeding.

20 more photos and a detailed writeup: 1978 GMC G15 Custom Star Trek 'boogie' Van - $9500 (east vancouver) vancouver.craigslist.org via dt reader jeff]
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