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The surveillance vehicle is a gray 2006 Ford Econoline E-250 van.

A fully equipped Spy Van the NASA is currently offered at a ridiculous price. This is a gray one Ford Econoline E-250 Transporter from 2006.

The surveillance van is from the car dealer Chicago Motors for sale, specializing in handpicked police and government vehicles. The price: 26.795 US-Dollar (24.630 Euro).

cameras and monitors

At first glance, the price may seem high for a car of this vintage, but one should not forget that the vehicle also has over pop-up cameras, close-range cameras, two-way radios, audio and video recorders, and multiple monitors in the interiorhas.

When the car was purchased new, it had cost well over $100,000 with this equipment. However, Chicago Motors does not give any details on the functionality of the equipment.

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The mileage shows just tight 3.000 Kilometer (1,863 miles) to. He probably spent numerous hours idling. Typically, such vans are placed near the observation site and then left idle to provide a constant power supply for air conditioning and technical equipment.

The transporter has one V8-Motor with 5,4 Liter and is therefore not particularly efficient. In the city, consumption is 14 mpg – that’s about 17 liters per 100 kilometers.

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Rebuilt by order of NASA

Such vans are usually used by authorities to shadow suspects and places where access is later to take place. They are notorious in the USA as “FBI vans”. They are also used for espionage by the US secret service, for example in front of embassies of countries with which there are strained relations.

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The van offered here was made by Innovative Surveillance Technology in Florida on behalf of the NASA department Protective Services rebuilt. The responsibilities of this department include according to the US agencysuch as enforcing “state and federal laws and administrative regulations,” providing “emergency medical care,” and providing “fire and rescue services.”

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