1989 Shelby Van

Yes, you read that correctly — There was a Shelby Dodge B250 Safari Conversion van

In 1989 there were a number of Shelby Dodge B250 vans built by Safari Vans, a van conversion company located in Southern California. Not much is known about these vans other than as with the Durango in 1999, it was a licensing deal. 

The Shelby van was a cosmetic package only. No mechanical modifications were made. It came with the regular production Dodge truck throttle- body fuel injected 318, similar to what was used in the Shelby Dakota.

The vans were white with blue stripes that wrapped around the entire vehicle. Special graphics included “Shelby” decals on the lower side panels and “Fuel Injection” decals on the front fenders. A Shelby medallion was displayed on the front hood and the wheels had Shelby center caps.

The rear-door-mounted spare tire cover had a large “C/S” logo. The interior included the leather-wrapped Shelby signature steering wheel, Shelby logo embroidered on the captain chairs both front and rear, throw-rugs with embroidered Shelby logo, and a Shelby “Limited Production” numbered dash plaque.


No information is available on the number produced. Sources say that there were licensing fee issues between Shelby and the van conversion company making it difficult, if not impossible, to obtain an exact number.

The Shelby vans were relatively uncommon when new, and surviving examples are extremely rare today.


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