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Pick of the Day: Peace, love and a ’77 conversion van

This 1977 Dodge B200 Sportsman was done by and for Good Times


The Pick of the Day is being promoted by its private seller as “an incredible ’70s collectors van!” Indeed, there were some amazing conversion vans done back in that bygone and groovy era, and the seller notes that this is “one of the last remaining Good Times conversions, intact with the maker plate.”

This 1977 Dodge B200 Sportsman conversion was done by Good Times, Inc. (not to be confused with the Good Times Van Co. launched in 2018 in British Columbia, Canada), which did van conversions in Arlington, Texas, from the early 1970s and on through the 1980s. 

“Original groovy orange shag carpet, beautifully preserved peach velour seats, and rare tinted bubble windows,” the seller notes. “All four front seats swivel 360 degrees and can face each other for seating around a table (it is set up for two tables but they are not included). 

“The backbench seat folds down into a bed and there are two back closets. The perfect boogie van for your summer road trips!”

The seller said recent work includes a rebuilt carburetor, fuel filter, oil change, ignition, brake repair, etc.

The van has a V8 engine, presumably the standard 318cid, 150-horsepower V8, linked to an automatic transmission. The seller reports the not-quite-80,000 miles showing on the odo is the original figure.

The seller notes this is not a perfect vehicle, and includes photos showing various dents and dings and “a few small rust spots,” adding that “AC, window sealants and skylight need some TLC,” and installing a new water pump would be a good idea.

Still, “highly respected local mechanic confirmed that it runs great, hits all eight cylinders. He also informed us that the transmission was replaced at some point in its life.”

So, the seller, located in Santa Rosa, California, is “looking to find a good home for this shagadelic piece of history!”

The asking price is $7,200. Peace, out. 

To view this vehicle on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


  1. Had one of these back in the day, ran great, no problems but the doors didn’t fit the body, 3/4″ gap
    in top and bottom, was entered, no breaking as the gap allowed a hanger to enter easy..no sign.
    But was a great van, converted in Elkhart, In

  2. I’m looking to buy a caprice classic Landau 1976…if you have come across one please let me know cash in hand

  3. I’m looking to buy a caprice classic Landau 1976…if you have come across one please let me know cash in hand

  4. Had a van like this in 1979. Lived in it for 4 years while I went to college. It was a great way to save money plus it was better than sharing a room with roommates.

  5. i have a 1973 b200 with the original 360ci that i will be selling soon. Time to reduce the rolling stock They are a lot of fun

  6. In ’76 I bought a Surfer Van that was converted by Tripper Vans in Napa CA. It had a 318 with headers and a Holly Economaster Carb. I drove it for 60K Miles and never had a problem with it. I sold it in ’80 to a man in Vallejo CA. Never saw it again, but it was one of the best ‘cars’ I ever had.


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