The majority of Chevy Express vans go to fleet buyers and live a rather boring life as a reliable daily driver for painters, carpenters, landscapers and other handymen. This 2013 Chevy Express pre-runner build, which is currently for sale via Exoriccartrader.com, is a far cry from a plain white work van, though.
To be honest, there isn’t much “van” left in this 2013 Chevy Express. Everything from the a-pillar backward has been replaced, with a custom aluminum utility rack and a pair of bench seats occupying the space where the cargo area used to be. A pair of custom green-painted BMW bikes also sit on either side of the bench seats, giving the driver a simple way to get around once they arrive at their destination.
Power here comes from a 6.6L Duramax turbodiesel V8 engine, which is paired with a 4L90E four-speed automatic transmission and an electronic Ford New Process four-wheel-drive transfer case. There’s also custom off-road suspension and 24-inch Fuel wheels wrapped in Mickey Thompson off-road tires for some added off-road capability.
Inside, this van has custom diamond-stitched upholstery, a Pioneer touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and a wildly loud stereo with 16 Kicker seven-inch speakers and Kicker tube subwoofers mounted on each side of the aluminum roll cage/utility rack. A wooden floor, described by the seller as “sea deck flooring” also gives the cabin/rear passenger area a bit of an upscale feel.
A ton of money has been invested in this custom Chevy Express, so it has a rather high price tag of $85,499. It’s also been driven quite a lot, currently showing 104,930 miles on the odometer. The vehicle is currently located in Florida and comes ready for a summer of partying at the beach, but is it worth the steep price tag?