terça-feira, 15 de agosto de 2017

Bedford CF: Sliding Side Door

Here are a couple of old Bedford CF press photos with the rare sliding side door. The slider was a factory option but for some stange reason it's very rare to find a CF that has one. Maybe there were way too expensive? I don't know. These particular photos are from the italian market, as it has the side blinkers on the front fender. You will also notice the newer dashboard on a CF1 which means it was a 1980 transitory model. When the facelift came out there were still CF1's in factory so they upgraded those.

segunda-feira, 7 de agosto de 2017

Misadventures: Full Pilot Episode

Two Kiwi losers travel New Zealand in a beat-up Bedford van in search of alternative people and inspiring locations.

segunda-feira, 31 de julho de 2017

For sale: 1972 Bedford Blitz - Finland

This rusty 1972 Blitz is for sale over in Finland for only 500€. It looks like it's been sitting in the guys backyard for some time but it does look like it's worth fixing up. 

Location: Janakkala, Kanta-Häme
"Myydään Bedford Blitz projetiksi tai varaosaautotsi ei purettu kaikki osat on tallessa paperit on käynyt viimeksi vuosi sitten ruoste vikaa on korissa"

Link: https://www.nettiauto.com/en/bedford/cf/8995045

sexta-feira, 28 de julho de 2017

Vauxhall Approved Accessory

Yes, it's true. Back in the day, sunviosrs were optional "de luxe cab" features on the early CF1's. You had to either order them when you bought the van new or buy them later at a dealer. Can you believe it?
In the photo above, someone was able to get a hold of one still in the original box.

segunda-feira, 24 de julho de 2017

The most expensive Bedford CF2 van?

Ok, so it's time to reflect on this ebay auction that went down a few weeks ago. I posted this auction here and over the following days started seeing the bids climb in a sort of a bidding war. £10,400.00 has to be a new record for a Bedford van!

Over the years I have seen a few mint examples struggle to sell for a decent amount on ebay. This van back in 2011 comes to mind. Another mint CF was listed at £8,991.00 back in 2011 but I don't know if it ever sold. A year later another great CF sold of only £1,500.00...

Ealier this year a immaculate CF2 was listed for £5,995.00 and a pick-up CF has been available for £10,000.00 for the past 6 months. Have the classic car collectors finally found interest in the CF? Does this mean that it has now become economically viable to restore CF's to original stock condition?
With so many CF's scrapped over the years and heavily customized, the numbers of original vans have finally reached a level that is starting to push the value way up.

Conclusion: Original stock CF's are now more valuable than customized CF's. If you have an old CF that your thinking about fixing up, you now have to think twice about modifying it or restoring it back to stock form.

sexta-feira, 21 de julho de 2017

Bedford "Centaur" - Custo Mania Magazine 1986

On the cover of CustoMania Magazine (September 1986) we can see "Centaur", a customized Bedford CF from the UK. This van actually was on ebay in 2010 with a slightly different paintjob and wheels. I don't know if it sold or what happened to it. I haven't seen it online since then.

Source: Facebook

terça-feira, 4 de julho de 2017

A venda de peixe nas Caldas da Rainha

Encontrei esta foto numa reportagem publicada há dias na Gazeta da Caldas. Podemos ver aqui uma Bedford CF1 entre as rivais Transit MK1 e Transit MK2. A foto não tinha legenda, mas pode assumir-se que é de início dos anos 80. O local é a actual Praça 5 de Outubro nas Caldas da Rainha, a "Praça do Peixe" na época onde funcionava o mercado do peixe.
Os mercados de peixe eram um dos sectores onde as CF eram populares em Portugal, como evidência esta foto e o próprio catalogo português da Bedford CF: "aumenta a produtividade... reduz os custos... dá mais lucros".

quarta-feira, 28 de junho de 2017

Ebay: Immaculate Bedford CF2 van - UK

Here is one of those opportunities that come around once a year. It's hard to imagine but imaculate CF's are out there and this week is your chance to buy one! This CF2 has only 16500 miles and looks like it just came off the show room floor. Completely stock, original paint, a true time warp. The bidding war has already started. It won't go cheap but it's well worth it.

"We'll here we, go I'm selling my totally original Bedford cf2 van I've owned for over 20 years, it's been dry stored for all that time it's never had an m.o.t from new, as it was took out of use befor it got to 3 years old, full service history all by the same garage it was supplied by, its on its original tyres and the spare as never been on from new, I could go on and on the best thing to do is call me it's is one of the last ones built so it's got the 5 speed gear box, never had any work no towbar  no resprays all original,"

eBay item number: 182634230024

Location: Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

terça-feira, 27 de junho de 2017

Vende-se: Bedford CF250 de 1979 - III

Finalmente colocaram umas fotos recentes desta CF no anúncio que está online há uns meses. As fotos que tinham inicialmente eram de 2013 quando foi restaurada e colocada à venda. Na realidade está num estado um pouco pior do que as fotos anteriores faziam querer. Podemos ver ferrugem aparecer nomeadamente nas portas de trás. Dai também a razão da baixa de preço, que agora é de 3.500€ negocíaveis.

"Furgão Bedford CF250 de 1979 pronta a andar com IPO
Precisa de reparação de chaparia
Motor reparado a 2000 Km
Bomba injectora completamente reparada
Todas os extras homolgadas no livrete"
Apúlia E Fão, Esposende
Link: www.olx.pt/anuncio/bedford-cf2-van-furgo-IDAlH53.html

sábado, 24 de junho de 2017


"#essexwhips if it's good enough for your nan's house it's good enough for a van edition. ."

Source: instagram.com/essexwhips

sexta-feira, 23 de junho de 2017

The Beast

"Vanning aficionado Brett Birch is the keeper of a particularly wild animal – a survivor custom Bedford van known as The Beast. And if you reckon the outside looks pretty wild, just wait until you see what’s inside."

Source: www.streetmachine.com.au/news/1706/street-machine-july-2017

quinta-feira, 22 de junho de 2017

For sale: Bedford CF 350 V8 - South Africa

Not much info or photos on this CF. It looks like a good restoration project if your in Gauteng, South Africa.
All the custom work has been done already. It has a Chevy 350 V8, Jaguar suspension, several body mods. No idea on the interior but it probably needs redoing also. R20,000 gets you this van, contact the seller in the link below.

Link: www.junkmail.co.za/motoring/classic-cars/gauteng/other-gauteng/ford-bedford-350/65551214

quarta-feira, 21 de junho de 2017

sexta-feira, 2 de junho de 2017

Vends: Custom 1977 Bedford CF - France

The French really knew how to customize vans back in the day. Take a look at this highly customized 1977 CF. A true survivor. The paint has faded away but you can still see the cool mural on the side. Half gull wing doors, crazy port windows, air scoops, sun visor, running boards, fender flares, spoiler, roof rack and ladder, mag wheels... so much stuff going on here! Take a peak at the interior, it looks crazy as well.
The owner has started to do some reapirs, the engine was rebuilt and it has a new clutch. If you were looking for something like this here is your chance, it's for sale in France.

Prix 3 600 €
Ville Tilques 62500
Année-modèle 1977

Link: www.leboncoin.fr/utilitaires/1133849681.htm