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.
NO RESERVE SO START BIDDING :-) GOOD LUCK
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.