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Vintage Classic 1960/70's Sprite Caravan FULLY RESTORED shabby chic with Awning
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23 Jun, 2013 16:41:32 BST
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Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, United Kingdom


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Used: An item that has been previously used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of ... Read moreabout the condition
Type: Touring Caravan
Sleeping Capacity: 4 Manufacturer: Sprite
Total Length (feet): 12 Model: Alpine
Width: 6

Vintage Sprite Alpine Caravan with full length awning - Lots of character and ready to go!


Late 60’s/early 70’s model that has been lovingly restored and brought back to life, and is now ready to go out on the road (just in time for summer!).  Over the past year this little caravan has been restored both inside and out.  She has 240v electrics connected to a main fuse box with various 240v plugs, perfect when hooked up to mains on a campsite.  She also has 3 brand new 12v spotlights above the main dining area that work on a battery (not supplied) when no access to mains is possible.  And, as an added bonus her gas mantle lights are fully working (we recommend getting this fully tested) and we will include 2 brand new mantles.


Internally is where this caravan really comes to life; she is bright, airy and cheerful from the moment you step inside.  She retains many of the features from her former years but they have been brought back to life.  The ceiling and walls been re-sprayed using a cream paint, the cupboards, table and worktops have been coordinated in sage green and a light blue, we also added some bespoke spotty handles to some of the cupboards.  The flooring is brand new and consists of vinyl black and white tiles.  The curtains have all been specially made to fit the theme of the interior and again are brand new.  The seat cushions have been matched in a floral fabric with polka dot fabric for the back cushions – all new!


Externally she has been repainted to match the vintage era from which she came.  We have used specialist paints in both off-white and a sage green for the main panel across the middle.  All the glass windows are perfect; they all open and close, plus we have replaced all the window capping and every window is sealed so that it is fully water tight, as is the skylight. Her bodywork is sound and looks amazing with the repaint, she does have a few dings from a past owner but this is to be expected from a caravan that is over 40 years old (nothing affects her use and you can see these in the photographs).  She has a very cool stable door (with working lock and key) that can be hooked open at the top, which is very cute on a sunny day.  When on site you can lower the four corner feet easily using the caravan leg winder (included). The towing lights all work perfectly and there is a spare tyre/jack included in the sale (we hope you won’t need this though :).


The caravan can easily sleep 4 people inside; the large back seating area converts into a comfortable double bed.  The twin seating area at the front converts into a single bed with a bunk on the top.  The original bunk is included in the sale and is in brilliant condition.  There is also a FULL vintage awning that stretches across the whole length of the caravan and extends the living.  In the kitchen area there is a grill with two x gas hobs (you will need to purchase a gas bottle) and a sink that has a foot pump to receive water (all in keeping with the vintage feel).  There is a little window above the sink area, this is very unusual but a lovely touch when you’re washing up! There are also drawers and plenty of cupboards for all your bits and bobs. We have bought a brand new carbon monoxide alarm that is included in the sale.


This little caravan is very light and therefore easy to tow even using the smallest of cars.  She is 12ft long (plus the A frame) and just over 6ft wide. The tyres and brakes are all good. She is a real head turner and always attracts positive comments.


All in, she is a brilliant little caravan!  You are bidding to buy and therefore we require a £100 non refundable deposit via paypal within 24 hours of the auction end time, the rest to be paid by cash upon collection within 3 days of the auction end.  You can come and view this little beauty by sending us a message.


Please note:  We do have this advertised elsewhere so we reserve the right to end the listing. The accessories in the photographs are not included in the sale.  You get to keep all the items listed above.




On 18-Jun-13 at 09:12:15 BST, seller added the following information:

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the huge and overwhelming amount of interest we have had on this caravan we would need to have a £250.00 non refundable deposit via paypal within 24 hours of the auction end time. Please no time wasters, remember you are bidding to buy and not to view, we wouldn't want anyone to miss out :-) we highly recommend viewing the caravan before bidding (please message us to arrange). I also want to clarify in the description, that the seat cushions have been recovered in brand new fabric and backing fabric.

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