Volvo semi truck conversion for sale for $6,500
The previous owner used the platform to transport a car for drag racing.
September 18, 2023 in 4:10 PM ET
This custom 1984 Volvo semi-truck motorhome combines living space with a platform capable of towing heavy loads. It’s currently on Craigslist for $6,500 in Parma, Ohio. Motor1.com reached out to the owner to get more details about the cool design.
The base car is a large Volvo platform with a six-cylinder turbodiesel engine. The listing notes that the truck “runs great” and claims it receives service every year. The back can be attached to a gooseneck, tow bumper or pivot hook turnbuckle. The truck allegedly completed a trip from Maryland and South Carolina last year.
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The owner reports that the living section in the back is a custom build from the previous owner. He and his wife used the truck to tow a drag race car and travel.
The space is not luxurious, but it is fully equipped. There is a seating area with two bench seats that fold to form a bed, a wall-mounted TV, a sink, a microwave, a toilet and a shower. Water tanks hold 80 gallons. A propane heater keeps things warm. The truck has an inverter and electrical connection for shore power. It would be a good setup for a weekend at a drag strip or staying overnight during a road trip.
The seller notices problems with the car, such as a small amount of water damage on the floor. The driver’s door handle is broken.
The photos on the original Craigslist listing (linked below) are low resolution but show some other viewpoints. There is a door at the back to enter the living area. The back section has indoor/outdoor carpeting, which means anyone can use it as a small porch when camping. The small ladder provides easier access when getting into or out of the car.
We first discovered this mobile home during an episode of the series Motor1.comRambling About Cars podcast, check it out below: