A lovely (very rare in the UK) Retro-styled 40ft American RV.
CAT V8 TURBO DIESEL engine in the back, with Allison auto-box.
No Tax or Test, and requires easy DIY type work to use on the road again.
Please write me an email for full details of the condition, and story about the sad life of this lovely machine!
It has been sat in my garden for the last 10 years or so, whilst i have been overseas, so will be a great bargain for any DIY mechanic to restore.
The outside bodywork and paintwork are reasonably ok, just require valeting. However, the interior requires a thorough cleaning and really a complete renovation/modernisation, depending upon your personal taste.
Obviously if you are serious about purchasing the vehicle, it would be best coming to examine it yourself.
It is in a poor condition from being unloved for many years while I was overseas, so I will not sell it to anyone who has not been to examine it.
Please do not make me an offer without first viewing this lovely machine.
I don't know much technically about vehicle mechanics, and i'm not that way inclined, so unfortunately cannot give you very much useful information.
Also (I’m sad to admit) I haven't laid a finger on it since i bought it, over 10 years ago !
It is exactly in the condition it was after importation, nothing has been touched on it.
Before i drove it here from near Manchester airport, I had the engine oil changed by a mechanic as a sensible precaution (they said it was very clean, though one never knows when it was last changed).
It now needs new batteries.
The ones that were on are not up to the job after being stood for many years - but batteries are easy to change and not too
All i know, is that everybody tells me the Caterpillar V8 TURBO DIESEL engine, is the best in the world (after a Gardner diesel which i believe are now no longer manufactured).
The Allison automatic gearbox is a very common one and ultra-reliable, as most American stuff is.
It has Air Suspension all round, which gives a much smoother ride than my Cobra RV, and full-size genuine "Alcoa" 22.5"
alloy wheels (same as English trucks & buses i am told), so
it's easy to get tyres for it in the UK.
It always started first touch of the key before (as a Caterpillar diesel should) even after being left alone here for over 12 months at a time, and drove fine.
However, I had a mechanic come from Manchester last year, to replace all the rubber belts (fan, alternator, power-steering and air compressor etc) only very sadly, when he went back for the parts, it was discovered that he had a Brain Tumour, and was admitted to hospital whilst back there.
He has fortunately recovered now, only I feel too guilty to ask him to return and complete the job of belt replacement!
He has been instructed not to work again and take life easy from now on, so I feel that he should be left alone to do exactly that.
I have not yet looked around this locality for a suitably skilled
mechanic to replace the belts yet, although if you are a “DIY” type mechanic chap, you will probably be able to do it yourself quite easily.
There is obviously no tax or test on it because it has been sat here all the time I have been enjoying myself in Thailand, and never been used on the road.
No sorn either (which saves a lot of messing & nosey-parker Government intervention), because it has never been registered in the UK.
I was informed many years ago, that it is a pointless waste of time and money registering a vehicle until it is ready for the road, so I decided not to register it until we had finished the restoration of it and it was imminently ready for use.
I have the correct paperwork details for it, and the receipts for the Customs duty payment which was made upon importation, so it will be ok for you to register it with the DVLA yourself, once you decide you are ready to do so.
Taxation rate would be private - the same as a normal car, and probably cheap to insure as a classic vehicle.
I was going to "cross that bridge when i came to it", after my girlfriend had completed the interior alterations & renovation.
My beautiful Thai girlfriend has long gone, although my lovely RV remains in the garden!
Now it is covered in green algae and leaves, so needs a good clean!
I am very sad to part with this RV, but I cannot take it to Thailand with me!
PS: The pic was when it arrived here.
Please look at my other adverts too, because everything must be sold - i am going back to Thailand to retire.
Please reply by email in the first instance, because my mother has recently died, and I am not into answering the telephone just yet.
Thank you - Richard.