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Old 01-31-2016, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Portland
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This has more or less been an on-off quest I've had for nearly 5 years, but after I discovered the 'auto' forum here, I decided I could try getting advice from some of you people.

Anyways, the vehicle in question that I am looking for (and get ready for this), is a

2000 Chevrolet Express / GMC Savana Tiara Diamond Executive Conversion

Here's a few pics in case any of you don't know what it looks like
http://dojyo.com/blog/van/20masa/1_1.jpg
http://dojyo.com/blog/van/20masa/1_2.jpg
http://dojyo.com/blog/van/20masa/1_3.jpg
http://dojyo.com/blog/van/20masa/1_4.jpg

I know that in this day and age, conversion vans are rather looked down upon, but this particular type of conversion van (the Diamond Executive model, which I think was the top of the line model throughout most of Tiara Motor Coach's lifespan) has always had a special place for me - I don't know if it's because I've always been a fan of the Chevrolet Express / GMC Savana, or the fact that this is probably the nicest van conversion out of all van conversions from the 'classic' era that I've seen, but in either case, it's been something that I've just been dying to get - except there's only one problem

I can never seem to find one

Unlike say, an Explorer model or even a Universal (which is from the same era), Tiara vans are very hard to come by - especially those from the 1996-2001 era. The Diamond Executive models are even more hard to find - and the few that I've seen for sale are in other countries such as Japan or Denmark (I think I’ve only seen a couple for sale listed in the U.S.). Granted, they probably cost the equivalent of a Rolls-Royce Phantom when they were new, but does anyone have any advice on how to find one of these things?
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Old 01-31-2016, 01:41 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX USA
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Try calling either one of these places, they should be able to help

Conversion Van Land Home - new and used custom luxury conversion vans – Conversion Van Land
https://www.classicvans.com
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Old 01-31-2016, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Portland
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I've actually visited both of those websites more than once...
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Old 01-31-2016, 02:06 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX USA
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I've actually visited both of those websites more than once...
Don’t see what you’re looking for? Give us a call at (877) 370-8333
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Old 01-31-2016, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Portland
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That's... not exactly what I was looking for, but okay
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Old 01-31-2016, 03:53 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX USA
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That's... not exactly what I was looking for, but okay
What more do you want? Where you expecting some one here to have one and want to sell it to you? You asked for advice on how to find one. That is a number of a place who specializes in vehicles like that. If they don't have one, maybe they can find one for you.
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Old 01-31-2016, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Portland
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What more do you want? Where you expecting some one here to have one and want to sell it to you? You asked for advice on how to find one. That is a number of a place who specializes in vehicles like that. If they don't have one, maybe they can find one for you.
I see. I was hoping I could get some advice as to where to look, such as sites or places, etc...
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Old 02-01-2016, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Portland
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Anyone else have any ideas or thoughts?
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Old 05-03-2016, 09:55 PM
 
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I have one, being sent from Japan to New Zealand (currently in Japan). 1996 with 37,000 miles.
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Old 05-05-2016, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Portland
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I have one, being sent from Japan to New Zealand (currently in Japan). 1996 with 37,000 miles.
Really? Would you say that they are more common in Japan? (From what it looks like, they seem to be)
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