1950 Bedford OB Motor Home
Sale price: £90,000.00 make an offer
Car location: Weybridge, United KingdomSale type: Fixed price listing
Technical specifications, photos and description:
The Bedford OB introduced in 1939. with its wheelbase of over 14
feet. was designed to carry 26 to 29 passengers with its 27
horsepower engine. Although only 73 were built prior to World War
II. it reappeared in a largely unchanged form at the end of the
war. continuing in production until 1951. A total of 12. 66 were
produced making it one of the most popular buses of its type. br/>ever.
Bedford co-developed with Duple. the 'Vista' coachwork for the OB
fronted by a classic bullnose design. The ash framework was
reinforced with steel and the floor made from hardwood with
softwood tongue and groove boarding. Geared to reach speeds of at
least 40mph. fast for its day. the OB was remembered by many for
its characteristic gearbox whine. There are known to be just
180 still in existence with just 70 in roadworthy condition.
The amazing transformation of this 1950 OB presented in bronze and
contrasting yellow with ruby red leather interior is perhaps one of
the finest examples of a bespoke luxury motor-home we have ever
come across. From its modern running gear to the American walnut
hand-crafted kitchen. Apple Mac computer and Bose sound system. we
can safely say the 3000 plus professional man-hours taken to
convert this classic bus to such a high standard has certainly not
been wasted and would put any modern-day motor-home to shame.
A 6. 5 ton. 2006 Iveco three litre HDi engine and running gear with
rear air suspension have replaced the original setup. with the
engine having covered just 23. 00 miles under a full service
history. A ten point roll cage and side crash safety bars have been
fitted to offer more modern safety standards with all but the roof
having been re-panelled. We are told that this bus will comfortably
achieve 90mph (if permitted) and would cruise at 70mph while towing
perhaps your classic car to Goodwood. Silverstone Classic or Kop
Hill. thus making you the envy of the paddock.
The sleeping arrangements include a double bedroom with en-suite in
the rear with an additional fold out double in the seating area. br/>there is also a large retractable roof so that you can enjoy the
fresh air or atmosphere when static and plenty of luxury features
to ensure your stay is comfortable. With only 180 Bedford OB's in
existence today with this being the only one in the world being
converted to such a high specification. why would you opt for the
modern alternative. or the stuffy hotel room. Indeed why not sell
the house and spend the summer touring Europe's motoring
A more comprehensive list of extras include; 27" Apple Mac
computer. Bose sound system. solar panels. two rear cameras. two
120a/h gel batteries. two battery conditioners. split charger
generator. 240v electrics. 12v inverter. 120 litre LPG tank. 120
litre fresh water tank. 80 litre waste tank. 70 litre black tank. br/>macerator electric lavatory. Alde full central heating system. br/>Amtico flooring and Textura wall coverings.
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