Rare 1986 James Cook Mercedes Westfalia Campervan RHD

4 berth, RHD, 85000 miles, MOT 12/07/2018



….1986 James Cook Mercedes Westfalia Camper4 berth, RHD, 85000 miles, MOT 12/07/2018 We have owned this unique classic Mercedes Westfalia RHD camper for the last 6 years, enjoying many adventures with our 3 kids and are now selling, reluctantly, having outgrown it as a family. The prestigious Westfalia conversions are specific to Germany and thus seldom seen outside Europe. With this van being a Mercedes right hand drive model it is very rare and probably the only one in the UK. The original purchaser sourced the vehicle direct from Mercedes in 1986 with RHD but with the sliding door on the offside to enable Westfalia to convert it. We have a copy of a Campervan magazine from 1987 featuring this very vehicle in an article detailing the owners campervanning exploits since WW2. The base vehicle is a Mercedes 307D. This has a 2399cc om616 diesel engine with a 5 speed manual gearbox. The engine is famed for its durability and with the mileage at under 85000 miles, the engine has barely been run in. It is a reliable, well loved and well maintained vehicle. The van can reach 70mph on the motorway. Driving on steep roads is possible with full use of gears. A previous owner undertook a full windows out respray in Mercedes white (original colour was beige).Campervan features6 forward facing seats in driving mode (rear four are lap belts)Sleeps 4 adults – 2 in the roof bed and 2 in the fold out bedSafety net and foldable ladder for top sleeping bunkShower/toilet cubicle with sink and recessed bathroom cabinetPorta Potti toiletAwningRear purpose built aluminium chequerplate box for your typical campsite itemsPlenty on internal storage with loads of cupboards and a wardrobeTV/DVD combo with extendable aerial2 ring gas hob3 way fridge (refurbished with gas/battery and AC options all working)Gas water boilerEberspacher diesel heater. Recently fully serviced but currently suffering from an electrical fault100w Solar panel on roof charging the two leisure batteriesBuilt-in fresh water tank with water level sensorGrey water tank – underslung with drainLPG gas tank – underslungSwivel driver and passenger seats with adjustable armrests4 built-in jacks for van stabilisationBike rack for 2 bikesSurfboard/ski rackExtra security locks on all 3 doorsSmall safe for personal belongingsCarbon Monoxide detectorLPG gas detectorUseful accessories for overnight stays included in sale eg hook up leads/european adaptors/entrance step/porta potti trundle wheel/water hose etcOriginal paperwork and MOT/service/works history (MOT due 12/07/2018, we are confident it will pass with no major issues)Collectors items stored in van eg original hubcaps after replacement, spare or removed parts, nostalgic paperwork Recent mechanical workBrand new clutchNew exhaustRecently changed fuel filtersEngine professionally tuned with valve clearances set correctlyGlow plugs replacedReplaced glow plug control unit Fusebox stripped down and connections resolderedFan belt adjusted ImprovementsInstalled new odometer. Old odometer kept for mileage reference.Installed security system (camera/audio/GPS tracker)Installed combination LCD TV/DVD player and lockable bracketReplaced worn blinds with heat reflecting blinds and midge-proof nets.Installed 3 UK AC power pointsInstalled extra ventilation fans on fridge to improve performanceHeadlight warning signal100w flexible Solar panel and Solar MPPT controller and LCD controllerTeleco Teleplus X2 TV Antenna – multi directional aerialTV signal amplifier and signal direction detector Maintenance ItemsBodywork has some areas of rustNew owner habitation check recommended (last checked 6 years ago)Sliding door sometimes sticks – nylon roller needs replaced for smooth closingBlower doesn’t workShower room hot tap is temperamental Payment OptionsBy electronic transfer (Faster Payment System or BACS) or cash deposited to a branch of my bank.

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