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1973 Mk1 Ford transit Glendale For Sale

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  • £20,000 As stated
  • 1973
  • Alford
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Price £20,000 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Camper Vans
Make Ford
Model Transit
Year 1973
Mileage 100,000 miles
Country UK
Region Scotland
Town Alford
Telephone 01975 937021
Seller's phone number is protected behind a forwarding service
Status Private
Date 13-Jan-2021
Ref C1302799
The time has come to sell my beloved “Glenda” not one for the original purists out there she looks pretty original outside but inside she is all brand new. She is a 1973 mk1 transit Glendale coach built motor home. I know the plate makes her a 1968 but previous owner tried to find out why with no success. MOT and tax exempt as I registered her as a historic vehicle, although I MOT her every year for piece of mind I purchased her over 2 years ago and have spent some serious time and money on her, starting with replacing all corroded floor/steps/sills/door skins etc, front spring hangers replaced all chassis corrosion plated with 3mm plate where required, new 3mm front crossmember fabricated and fitted. Front panel, scuttle panel and bumpers blasted before painting, wings and bonnet are fibreglass, windscreen removed and frame replaced at the usual lower sections, all painted at a professional paint sprayer at great cost, basically all rust was removed before paint. Got the original stickers recreated and installed. Never had welding to rear chassis as this is solid, has all been wax oiled underneath to keep in good condition. Wheels were all removed blasted, painted satin black and treated to a set of 7 brand new tyres. While the front was off for blasting the engine was serviced new water pump and timing belt done, new starter motor, new alternator the radiator was fully recored. The engine is a 2.5 diesel from a 93 transit i was told when I purchased it. 2 bucket seats on swivel bases were fitted just to be different, new black perforated roof cloth fitted and I’m not a walnut lover and as the dash had a few holes in it i covered all the walnut with carbon effect wrap, stereo fitted with 7” fold out screen with sat nav, rear view camera, Bluetooth etc. New soundproofing and floor carpet, new reproduction door cards too.

Then work started in the rear she had been leaking and everything smelled damp so she was stripped right back to the plastic outer walls all wood removed. Any rotten flooring was removed and replaced, was fully sealed on the inside and outside with sikaflex 512, new skylights fitted and 2 coats of rubberised paint over the entire roof, all internal framing was replaced with treated wood all brand new wiring installed both 12v and 240v. All new split charger/ wiring with a master on/off switch so you know nothing has been left on when you are not using her. New leisure battery fitted last year new fuse box and earth block, has a battery charger so when plugged in at campsite it charges the leisure battery. Led lights installed. Then double foil insulation installed then all covered with 3mm plywood, then covered with 4 way stretch carpet. Seating/bed area at rear was made with all new foam and coverings. Bed above cab has new made to measure foam for bed. Brand new seats c/w seatbelts was purchased from a transit minibus that was converted for wheelchair access, these we fitted behind the rear seats for travel, they were placed in the middle of the chassis for maximum safety there is 2 x 2 angle iron framework welded to the chassis to secure these seats down, I wasn’t going to have my kids travelling in the back with no seatbelts, these seats fold down and up out of the way when not in use and can be completely removed in seconds if not required. A tailor made furniture kit was made and installed with all new appliances in the kitchen, fridge is a crx65 if I remember right, I know I went for a bigger one rather than the smallest it is 12v only to save messing about with the gas. Toilet fitted with all new appliances including electric flush toilet, cassette hatch cut so easy to empty from outside, fold down sink and vanity unit, shower fitted too, all plumbing fittings hoses etc are brand new, all clad on the inside with white cladding for easy cleaning. Vinyl flooring laid. Proper gas locker for a 7kg bottle installed and all gas to boiler, hob and oven installed by qualified installer all have separate gas shut offs. Rear windows are tinted with the static type tint so easy to remove if needed but as the windows are so large we wanted a bit more privacy. There is a fiamma awning it’s not new but I don’t think it is that old I have removed it last year and power washed it and it’s all good, it is only a roof with 2 legs but goes up and down in minutes. I have a folder of pictures of the work done and my wife compiled an account of what she knows I spent.

There is a diesel heater installed, it did blow air but never got hot and when I removed the cover all the wires came off the terminals as it does not have a terminal block and I’m not sure what wire goes where and I never went any further with this as I never planed to go away when it was going to be so cold I would need a heater so it’s there maybe just needs someone to sort the wiring and give it a service.

So basically you are buying a brand new motor home inside on a mk1 transit that is ready to go. She is not fast she will do 60mph sometimes but 50mph is good but hit a hill and she will slow down more, but what a great way to see the countryside. She is nearly 50yrs old after all.

She gets appreciated where ever you go. We have only used her a few days since she was completed, it is as new in the back only selling as to be honest my kids are now too old to enjoy it being 14 and 16 wish I had done it 10 years ago so its just sitting on the drive in the way really. I know I will never get what I have put in to it but better to cut my losses and move on.

It’s cost me £130 a year to insure.

I’m sure I have forgotten lots, I would prefer viewing but that’s your choice everyones opinion is different and I have tried to be as honest as possible, I am up in Aberdeenshire. She is ready to go she starts first time no issue at all and I would have no issues driving her 100s of miles, you would just need insurance and drive away once payment has cleared. She won’t leave my sight until funds cleared sorry.

Any questions please message.
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