terça-feira, 3 de março de 2015

For sale: 1983 BEDFORD CF 250D - Netherlands

Bouwjaar 1983
*2.3 diesel
*Grijs kenteken
*Afgelezen KM stand 71240 KM (geen tonnenteller)
*APK 20-07-2015
*CV op afstandsbediening
Lakwerk niet mooi (gerold)
Z.g.a.n banden.
Super grappig busje voor weinig!!
Prijs is zo mee, zonder inruil (normale prijs € 1150,-)

Noordwolde fr, Friesland

Link: www.speurders.nl/overzicht/autos/klassiekers-en-oldtimers/bedford-cf-250-2-3d-bestelbus-1983-999-149313006.html

domingo, 1 de março de 2015

1971 Swedish Bedford CF

This is the first custom CF I see from Sweden. On the exterior no major modifications, except the two-tone paint job, truck mirrors, custom taillights and the rear doors converted to lift-gate.
The standout feature in the interior has to be the dashboard! Not as complex as the one in Sack Time, it looks like something out of an old Russian tank. Lots of gauges, lights and toggle switches on that instrument panel! Then you got some 70's brown vinyl covering the rest of the dashboard.

Source: http://autoshite.com/topic/19317-bedford-cf-1971/

sábado, 28 de fevereiro de 2015

"Birdy" Bedford CF

Check out this 80's customized Italian Bedford CF. It's got the full fiberglass body kit including the quad headlights and sunvisor. Chrome tubular roof rack, GMC mirrors, chrome modular wheels, triple side exhaust, bubble window deflectors and a strange roof aerial. I don't have any interior photos but I'm pretty sure its fully customized with shag as you can see on the dash board.

One thing is certain, Italian vanners love murals. The back doors on this van have been removed leaving a large canvas for a mural and the image painted is from the 1984 movie Birdy.

Source: https://forums.finalgear.com

sexta-feira, 27 de fevereiro de 2015

BARN FIND Custom Bedford CF1 - UK

This "barn find" was on ebay a couple of weeks ago but I only spotted it now. It sure wasn't on there for long.
I wonder if it will be restored or just stripped and destroyed...

"BARN FIND bedford cf mk1 1981no engine or gearbox rotten as a pear v5 present still got loads of good parts on it must be of some use to somebody was customised side loading door full set of alloys big on back smaller on front feel free to ask me any questions you may have"

Item location: Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom

Ebay item number: 321661022020

terça-feira, 17 de fevereiro de 2015

General Motors Truck & Bus Operations UK

A few years ago I found a couple of photos online of what looked to be some sort of Bedford CF2 concept or facelift prototypes. They both had a 2-tone paint job and modernized aspects but one was setup like a dayvan and the other like a passenger van. The photos (below) looked like press photos and were labeled "Copyright Vauxhall Archive" but I had no other information on those two CF's... and I still don't.

I was pleasantly surprised when I spotted these new photos, taken January 1st 2015, at the Vintage Stony Stratford Vehicle Show! This CF (C517 FTM) is neither of the ones shown above. It seems to be the passenger version but has the color scheme and front bumper/grille of the other van.
Thanks to high quality photos we are able to zoom in and see the small lettering on the side: "General Motors Truck & Bus Operations UK".
If anyone has some information on these vans, leave a comment below.