In the 1930's Eccles Caravans of Birmingham built motor homes on many different motor chassis, such as Austin, Morris, Chevrolet, Vulcan but to name a few, all were individually built to the customers requirements.
This particular motor home was built on a Chevrolet Chassis which was supplied new from Hendon London.
Built in December 1930 as a motor home for probably a titled owner, in the 1960's it was relegated to being used as a fish and chip van,until it was restored back to its original specification in the 1980's and has attended many rallies since including the London to Brighton run for commercial vehicles. The motor home is powered by a straight six cylinder stove bolt engine with a four speed gearbox which was only available on commercials as cars had a 3 speed gearbox. There is also a spare later 6 cylinder engine which come with the vehicle.
The motor home sleeps 2 people and has a cooker and a sink and a wardrobe, with beautiful Art Deco lights throughout and lots of cupboard space. all curtains and upholstery are included in the sale. The same model motor home is featured in the 1931 book Caravanning and Camping by Ward.
This really is a very unique and rare vehicle and very useable to stay in at shows or for a holiday and probably the last Eccles bodied motor home in existence.