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1971 LHD Bay with major works done

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Aug 2, 2014
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Post lockdown ready??? We have been restoring Bessie for about 7 years and don’t have the time to use her. So, she needs enjoying by somebody who can give her the outings she is ready for.
Externally, solid throughout with every part checked, stripped, replaced, painted as required - only 2 years ago.

New rear lower quarters, bumpers front and rear, new panels in cab, living area, spare wheel well, lower sliding door, wheel arches, cab door panels, rear doors - engine cover etc), front panel, sills, sliding door tracks..... solid floor pan with new floor in cab, all underside inspected, repaired and sealed. All external lights, window rubbers, door seals, light seals, wipers, sliding side windows, chrome work, 70/80s spotlights all new and OEM/quality items everywhere.

Internally it is modern for modern camping with cherry RVTec interior, slate upholstery, rock n roll bed, oven, hob, sink, 240v hookup, 12v system, LED lighting, Sony stereo and removable buddy box. Still have the ‘upstairs’ bunk and fittings too.

Mechanically, with between 100 and 2k miles since all this has been done... 1756cc long stroke, 74mm, CB Performance counter-weighted crank for muchos torque!
CB Unitech conrods
110 camshaft
Empi 044 style heads and twin Webber 34 ICT carbs. All newly bored and built, then coupled to a 2.0l high ratio gearbox via new clutch for motorway cruising.

New discs, pads, shoes, CV joints, boots, shocks, gearbox couplings, gearshift bushes, wheel bearings, brake servo and non-return valve, 12v windscreen washer, new brake lines, brake cylinders, and full £3k Red 9 Design wishbone kit for steering and front suspension.

5 spoke white and polished alloys with new tyres
Original keys and locks all round
Detachable tow bar and electrics, sleeping blankets with actual van (incl number plate) embroidered into them,

This van has had everything! I even have the birth certificate!!!

Have spent at least £35k

Looking for £21,500 ono

Texas bus, westfalia roof, insurance valued at £25k.

Great for post Covid-19 UK and later, Europe social distancing hols!

Located in Leyland, Lancashire


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