sexta-feira, 19 de junho de 2015

Scorzè Corse Opel Sport Service van

I found these photos of a restored Bedford CF service van from the Italian Scorzè Corse Historic Team.

These following photos of this Bedford before the restoration are from Pierluigi Codato's facebook page. I don't know much about this van in particular, but judging from the roof-rack it already had mounted, it could have been a genuine assistance van from back in the day. They were very popular support vans for racing teams in Italy in the 70's and 80's. Since they are racing classic Opel's it makes sense to choose a CF (they were badged as Opel Blitz in some northern European countries). The decal design was inspired from a Dutch Opel Sport Service fleet as you can see in a old photo below.

quinta-feira, 18 de junho de 2015

For sale: 1972 Custom Bedford Camper - UK

Classified Ad price: £1,550.00

Location: Walsall, West Midlands, United Kingdom
"mk1 bedford cf custom camper van 1800cc starts and drives 5 speed gearbox body work been brush painted in tidy condition 4 berth no tax or mot got to be trailered away not long been off road buy it now £1,550 o.n.o"
eBay item number: 151707974575

terça-feira, 9 de junho de 2015

For sale: Bedford CF 250 Mini-Artic - UK

Take a look at this rare 1985 Bedford CF2 Mini-Artic. It's in excellent condition with only 21,000 miles. You also get the original Lynton trailer. Makes you wonder if these were actually any good at hauling anything with that 2.3L Diesel engine. You can use it as a race car transporter just like Team Best Racing.did.

"This is a 1 owner from new mini artic it has only covered 21 k from new its a opel deisel and starts and runs well. the cab is very tidy and the chassis has been repainted some time ago it has a new mot we have not touched the box other than connecting it on and towing it back to our work shop. this was used to transport news print to Europe in its early life and then stood for many years local to us. This is so rare now days and would make a really good race car transporter or mobile catering unit shop ect. may split if there is interest happy bidding."

Classified Ad price: £5,995.00

Item location: Radstock, Somerset, United Kingdom

Ebay item number: 121664155130

segunda-feira, 8 de junho de 2015

Custom CF Archive: 8 wheeled camper van

Here are some old photos from the original owner/builder of the 8 wheeled camper van I posted yesterday.

"I built this in the mid 80's, it went through many stages, there is another half van added in length,  four xj6 axles the rear axle has its crownwheel removed for less drag,  third axle drives, and both front steer , with two power steering racks and pumps,  racks were linked with an enclosed motorcycle chain.  never wore tyre's. power was from a 5.2 dodge v8  auto... inside was fully kitted out with  hot+cold water on tap , shower ,toilet, fridge, cooker, grill, tv, and  double bed/ dining  area.  had  more pictures but the buyer borrowed them and  never brought them back,  i will load more if i find any..."