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Bedford Coach Bus Race Transporter Motorhome Living Vehicle Italian Job Replica

Sale price: £10,000.00 make an offer

Car location: Salisbury, Wilts, United Kingdom
Sale type: Fixed price listing

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Manufacturer: Alvis
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Bedford Coach Bus Race Transporter Motorhome Living Vehicle Italian Job Replica for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car (2.25) based on 494 votes
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  • Bedford Coach Bus Race Transporter Motorhome Living Vehicle Italian Job Replica
  • Bedford Coach Bus Race Transporter Motorhome Living Vehicle Italian Job Replica
  • Bedford Coach Bus Race Transporter Motorhome Living Vehicle Italian Job Replica
  • Bedford Coach Bus Race Transporter Motorhome Living Vehicle Italian Job Replica
  • Bedford Coach Bus Race Transporter Motorhome Living Vehicle Italian Job Replica
  • Bedford Coach Bus Race Transporter Motorhome Living Vehicle Italian Job Replica
  • Bedford Coach Bus Race Transporter Motorhome Living Vehicle Italian Job Replica
  • Bedford Coach Bus Race Transporter Motorhome Living Vehicle Italian Job Replica
  • Bedford Coach Bus Race Transporter Motorhome Living Vehicle Italian Job Replica
  • Bedford Coach Bus Race Transporter Motorhome Living Vehicle Italian Job Replica
  • Bedford Coach Bus Race Transporter Motorhome Living Vehicle Italian Job Replica
  • Bedford Coach Bus Race Transporter Motorhome Living Vehicle Italian Job Replica

Listed again. Please. I beg you. for the sake of my sanity. stop calling me pretending to be interested just because you want to find out who owns it or where it is so you can come and take pictures. With all due respect. this is a genuine sale and I really don't have time to waste helping you fill in your scrap book of bus memorabilia. sorry. If you want to come and have a look because you are interested in the possibility of buying it. I would welcome your call!

Your chance to own the best classic race transporter motorhome on the market.

The 1967 Bedford VAM 'Italian Job' coach conversion. An original Plaxton Panorama 1 bodied VAM5.

Properly converted by the original coach operator for their accountant to go racing. Then much improved all round by the previous owner who rebuilt the whole thing. Rear door splits in two. top half opens up on gas rams. lower half folds down to form ramp. Inside the ramp is hinged on a central pivot so that it can be set horizontal once the car is loaded. leaving loads of space for spares underneath. There is an electric winch to aid loading. The ramp is designed so that the weight goes onto the rear of the chassis rather than the overhanging bodywork. so no sagging rear end here! The ramp is removable in five or ten minutes with three or four people. I have used extra aluminium ramps to extend the tail ramp and make the climb less severe but it is possible to load without them.

Leyland 401 engine with Turner 5 speed box all in working order. There is a power steering system fitted which is a God send.

Internally the front living area has been fully fitted out with real oak fittings throughout. The main seating/table area folds flat to form a double bed whilst there is a long side bench which forms a single bed if required. The seat foam has recently been renewed but not covered yet. There is a sink unit under the counter. gas cooker. fridge. storage cupboards and cutlery drawer. Two storage units at the front including a wine rack in one. Loads of storage under the seats. The shower has water supplied via a small immersion heater which also supplies the sink in the kitchen.

There are fresh water and grey water tanks underneath. gas bottle storage area.
 
A door leads to the garage area where the immersion heater and main electrical control box are located. There is a proper 12/240v system fitted. running off a leisure battery or plugged into the mains when stationary.

I believe it has mostly been used to transport classic minis (funnily enough!) and whilst I am sure other vehicles would fit. don't count on getting anything much bigger in. I have seen a picture of a VW Beetle going in.

Theres loads of spares and manuals etc.

It isn't perfect so don't expect a concourse wedding bus! It needs a little love here and there but is perfectly useable. The chassis and underpinnings are rock solid.

V5 in my name. Properly registered as a Motor Caravan and plated at 7. 5 tonnes so drive on a car licence. Easily re-plated to 10. 2 tonnes if required.

MOT and tax (free) til June 2014

Loads more that can be said so please ask any questions.

Boring bit. This isn't the sort of thing you would buy without seeing it first so please contact me before bidding. Cleared funds in my bank account before the keys will be handed over.

Contact me on 07885 914465 or email for more info or to arrange a viewing.

PS. I know it's not exactly the right bus from the film. get over it!

 


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Comments and questions to the seller:

from Graham Hill, dated 05 january 2019
Hi, is the coach still for sale?

from Francis Bonamy, dated 06 march 2014
Dear Sir,
I'm interested by your Bedford Bus.
I leave in Bordeaux France
Tell me if your bus is always for sale and your price
Thank you very much for your reply
Francis


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