OG Minivan: 1989 Dodge Grand Caravan SE

The daddy of the modern minivan was built on a modified version of Chrysler’s K-Car platform with which it shared engines and much running gear, but the backbone was something that Lee Iacocca and Hal Sperlich called the T-115 platform…which was just a beefy version of the K-car. The Chrysler minivan was billed as an alternative to the station wagon and many years later we know that it completely replaced the wagon (and is now being superceded by the 3-row SUV…but that is a story for another time) and today’s example is shockingly well preserved. Find this 1989 Dodge Grand Caravan SE offered for $5500 via facebrockyates massageplace. Originally found on Jalopnik.

From the seller:

1989 Dodge Grand Caravan SE Minivan

St Johns, MI · 6 days ago · 


About This Vehicle

Driven 107,000 miles

Automatic transmission

Exterior color: Silver · Interior color: Grey

Very good condition

Seller’s Description

See article in Jalopnik – World War II Veteran’s Former 1989 Dodge Grand Caravan Is Absolutely Beautiful

First generation of the practical family mover. Seats 7. 

Ready for summer.

All original equipment is functioning including A/C.

Original paint.

Replaced or repaired in the last 2.5 years:



Shocks and struts


CV boots

Timing Belt

Headliner fabric

Comes with:

Mopar left front turn signal

Chrysler technician shop manual

Hayes manual

Owner manual

Original dealer labe