Clark Kent Cortez Motorhome - Vintage Class A Camper - GM V8 Gas - FWD Auto (1977)

Sale price: US $11,500.00 Make an Offer

Condition: Used Year: 1977
VIN : 32mh40677res7021 Mileage: 115368
Fuel Type: Gas Slide Outs: None
Sleeping Capacity: 4 Leveling Jacks Included: No
Water Capacity (Gallons): 11-20 For Sale By: Private Seller
Type: Vintage Motorhome Air Conditioners: 1
Make: Cortez Model: Kent
Awnings: None Vehicle Title: Clean
Length (feet): 22

Joshua Tree, California, United States

Vehicle description

1977 Kent Cortez Motorhome
Extremely rare, the Cortez was the original "van lifer" vehicle long before the modern craze. It was built super solid by the Clark forklift company as a luxury camper with all-steel construction and a suspension that gave it a Cadillac-like ride. Our tez, dubbed the "Clark Kent Cortez" served as a popular AirBnB rental at the gateway of Joshua Tree National Park for about a year.
It runs and drives but has been sitting for several years. I last took it on a trip to Mammoth Lakes in the summer of 2018. It always started up and ran strong. That said, it should be looked at as a project, and it needs to be gone through by a mechanic before the next trip. It could make a short trip, but for a longer trip buyers should plan to transport the camper by tow. It has been on “non-op” status with the DMV for the past 3 years. I’m happy to start and run the engine for interested parties, but cannot allow any test driving.
Some of the mechanical issues I noticed before parking:
a slow transmission fluid leak
a minor coolant leak – radiator may need replacing brakes were strong, but could always use checking tires have plenty of tread but have some sun cracking
Other non-mechanical issues that need to be addressed:
cracked holding tank and needs new toilet (I used a cassette potty) leaking propane furnace (the ventless blue flame works great) leaking propane fridge (it’s a super nice dometic 3-way, but none of the ways works) 4,000 watt Onan generator runs fine but has a field problem (my plan was always to replace it with a solar genie) Upholstery is in good condition but a 70s shag chocolate style that some may not appreciate ???? Surprisingly little rust for this vehicle, which is known for rust, but there are some problem spots that will need attention The transmission shifter needs to be adjusted as the gears do not match the dash display (the transmission works fine, it’s just hard to know what gear you’re in until getting used to it) Leaks in the roof that I’ve been unable to locate Both roof a/c and engine a/c need to be fixed or replaced.
What’s in good shape:
Upholstery/carpeting/flooring Stove and oven Fresh water plumbing: sink, bathroom & shower. Hookups for city water or 25 gallon tank via water pump 2 water heaters: one propane heater for shower and a dual water heater for the sink that works off 110v and engine power Wood cabinetry, though some sun fading on the kitchen drawers Tow package with ball Suspension is very smooth Manuals and mechanic receipts for lots of past work Windows and doors Quality insulation in the walls and ceiling, so stays nice and warm in the winter All exterior lights Roof vents and fans Deluxe snow chains with self adjusting technology Passenger double-seat flips around to face either the road or the dinette, and also lays flat to make a bed Rear couch seating converts to beds 10 gallon propane tank 30 amp cord for grid hookup
The Clark Kent Cortez is located in Joshua Tree, California. Please message me with any questions or to set up a viewing. Thank you