Every so often, a car turns up that, for some reason, has never really seen the light of day, but to find such in a commercial vehicle is near unheard of!
This is a 1988 Bedford Astravan 1.3L Mk2 finished in Nordic Blue with cloth upholstery and it is somewhat sensational, a workaday commercial vehicle that has never carried a load, nor done a hard day's work in its entire life, the mileage is just 79 from new by its one and only owner.
The van was bought new in 1988 by a builder in Bedfordshire, who picked it up from Vauxhall/Bedford main dealer Stevenage Car and Commercials and drove it home. Apparently he then went through a sudden downturn in business and quickly changed career, without ever using the van for work.
The condition is truly incredible! the exterior is perfect and original as are the seats and carpets - the load bay is completely free of dings, dents or marks, nothing has ever been in there!
The vehicle has its original supplying dealers number plates and livery, the literature pack is compete and the V5 and original insurance certificate are both present, the van has never had a MOT test. Also within the vehicle file is the original vehicle order form and the spare keys.
This van was build by Bryan Whitby Engineering Ltd Crewe for a prestigious park up in the City of London. It has never done street work. It has a side freezer and chiller at the back. Very few left.....