segunda-feira, 24 de junho de 2024

Auction: 1972 Bedford CF250 - Australia


This Bedford CF250 has been refinished and refitted as a custom ‘restomod’ in 2016, which included a full engine rebuild, various custom parts and an eye-catching livery.
It is powered by its original rebuilt 2.8-litre Holden ‘Red Block’ inline-six, driving the rear wheels through the original ‘tri-matic’ three-speed automatic transmission.
This CF van has been with the seller for eight years, and has been fitted with a vast number of custom parts, and finished in a distinctive hand-painted rock’n’roll-inspired livery which was airbrushed by Wayne Harrison and includes references to rock bands AC/DC and Van Halen, as well as Meat Loaf’s legendary hit song Bat out of Hell.
The odometer indicates 12,916 miles, though this is not warranted.


The vehicle is finished in red with a distinctive rock’n’roll-inspired livery which was airbrushed by Wayne Harrison and includes references to rock bands AC/DC and Van Halen, as well as Meat Loaf’s legendary hit song Bat out of Hell.
Inside, it features two red cloth-trimmed imitation Sparco front bucket seats with a third situated in the centre and behind the front seats, all featuring black accent panels, while there is black carpet throughout, black vinyl door cards, and red Alcantara trimming in the rear.
It rides on 14-inch Cheviot jellybean mag wheels fitted with Mastercraft Avenger tyres, and housing four-wheel drum brakes with correct master cylinders.
Alterations include a Ford 9-inch differential with 2.9 ratio for highway driving, the Cheviot jellybean wheels, a fibreglass bonnet, correct replacement lock and windscreen washers, and a replacement wiring loom.
Further changes include Thrush USA side pipes (cosmetic only) with a stainless-steel exhaust, a Pioneer AVH-X 5700 DAB radio head unit with Bluetooth and iPod connectivity, a reversing camera, RCA connectors and 12-volt connectors in the rear for connecting a record player, six speakers, door sound deadening, DynaMat and DynaLiner soundproofing throughout the floor, walls, doors and roof lining, LED ceiling downlights, rear strip lighting, front cabin red LED under-dashboard floor lighting, two batteries including a deep-cell AGM battery for running interior lights and power, a built-in trickle charger and 240V power inlet for when stored, and a custom professional towbar.
Accompanying the sale is a selection of period-correct books, and photographic evidence of the van that documents its history back as far as 1977.


Please refer to the photo gallery to assess the exterior and interior condition.
The seller notes the van has sustained light damage through its life, some of which is shown in photographs accompanying the sale, and it has been repainted several times.


The latest service was carried out in May 2024 at an indicated 12,000 km by Straight 8 Garage. The work comprised of an engine oil and filter change service.
Prior to this, the seller notes the engine was reconditioned fewer than 10,000 km prior to sale, since which it has been regularly serviced.


This Bedford CF250 Van retains its original Holden running gear, but has been treated to a comprehensive cosmetic and mechanical overhaul, and now presents as a head-turning ‘restomod’ which combines its 1970s styling with a truly unique rock-based paint job and a host of new components such as an up-to-date infotainment system, and a vividly retrimmed interior. Offered for sale by its current owner of eight years, it would make a striking addition to any collection, as well as an attention-grabbing promotional vehicle or weekend companion, perfect for cruising to various car shows and events, or for visits to rock festivals."

Bayview, NSW, Australia

Current Bid ... A$10,250