Looking for an adventure-ready, customized expedition vehicle? Look no further! Today's find is this meticulously upgraded 1998 Stewart and Stevenson M1078, complete with a thoughtfully built-out S-280 shelter. This one-of-a-kind vehicle is now available for purchase and is located in Carbondale, Colorado.
Upgrades and Features:
Since acquiring this vehicle in August 2018 with just 14,xxx miles on the odometer, the owners Brian and Christina have spared no effort in enhancing its capabilities and comfort. Some of the notable upgrades and features include:
- Custom S-280 Shelter: The shelter boasts an interior measuring L 11'6" x W 6'9" x H 6'3" with aluminum foam sandwich panel construction, 2" foam insulation core, and includes several amenities such as a WeBoost Cell phone signal booster, 600w solar panel setup, 300 Ah 12v Battle Born Batteries, 3000w Victron Multi Plus inverter/charger, 1800w dual burner induction cooktop, 12v isotherm freezer/refrigerator, 12v Elgena hot water heater, and more.
- Mechanical Enhancements: The owners have taken care of the essentials with upgrades like new Goodyear MV/T 395/85R20 tires (installed Jan '21), LED headlamps, rebuilt starter, new air compressor, upgraded haldex air cleaner, and numerous oil changes with new filters.
- Comfort and Convenience: Brian and Christina have sound-deadened the cab, added a custom 80/20 roof rack with two 36" light bars, installed a keyed ignition, and even repainted the interior dash black for a sleek look.
- Additional Accessories: The sale includes a wealth of accessories like 4 tire chains, a WEN 56235i Super Quiet 2350W Inverter Generator, extension cords for the generator, truck-specific tools, Ford center jump seats, NATO style 5 Gallon Diesel Jerry cans, a 48" Hi Jack Lift, Kelty Noah's Tarp 12 with 4 poles, and several replacement small parts.
Known Issues: Please note that there are a couple of known issues: a cracked front timing cover with a slow oil leak and a broken driver-side exterior door handle.
This 1998 Stewart and Stevenson M1078 with the S-280 shelter conversion represents a unique opportunity for adventure seekers, overlanders, and anyone looking to embark on unforgettable journeys. With its extensive list of upgrades and accessories, this vehicle is ready to take you on the road less traveled.