Why go for a new Pacifica when there's this?

In times of social distancing and stay-at-home orders, campers and caravans are becoming increasingly popular. We’ve seen literally hundreds of offers for smart homes on wheels but today we have something a little bit different to share with you. 

This is a 1988 Mitsubishi Delica, or just Mitsubishi Van, that's up for sale. And while it’s obviously not transformed into a livable camper van, it could serve as a very good foundation of a future project. Or, alternatively, you can just enjoy driving it in its original condition.

According to the seller, “it runs and drives well and has had a ton of recent mechanical work,” while also being in a better visual condition than most of the Delicas on the market. Nearly everything works as it should and that’s something you don’t usually expect from a car with 234,000 miles on the odometer. But, after all, that’s a 1980s Japanese vehicle, which speaks for itself.

Under the boxy body, there’s a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter gasoline engine, which is a reliable and relatively common mill. It has recently been fitted with many new components, including a water pump, timing belt, thermostat, accessory belts, spark plugs, fuel filter, fuel injector connectors, and many others. The four-cylinder unit is mated to a four-speed automatic gearbox, sending power to the rear wheels.

Gallery: 1988 Mitsubishi Delica for sale

The seller honestly admits there are a few bad points to the car, including the engine's rough idle and a “Maintenance Required” light on the dash. Apparently, the owner has spent some time and money chasing down the problem but the vehicle’s older OBD connector was an issue.

With everything said, the asking price is $5,000, which sounds pretty fair to us.